Jared Ervin to Present on SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater in Water Research Foundation Webcast
Jared Ervin, Ph.D., (California) will present "Understanding the Factors that Affect the Detection and Variability of SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater" in the Water Research Foundation webcast at 1:00 p.m. EDT on March 15, 2022.
Jared's co-presenters are Sunny Jiang, Ph.D., Professor, Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine; Diego Rosso, Ph.D., Professor, Director, Water and Energy Nexus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine; Ashley Green, Environmental Engineering Ph.D. Student, University of California, Irvine; Patricia (Trish) Holden, Ph.D., Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara; Director, UCSB Natural Reserve System; Dong Li, Ph.D., Environmental Microbiologist and Microbial Ecologist, Postdoctoral, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Patricia S. Hsia, Civil Engineer, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.
Jared Ervin is a Senior Professional based in California focused on pollutant source tracking, surface and groundwater quality, advanced forensic tools, and environmental microbiology.
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Wastewater surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 complements clinical testing as a means to assess COVID-19 trends within a community. This webcast will present the findings of the project, Understanding the Factors that Affect the Detection and Variability of SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater (5093). Presenters will detail how wastewater sampling designs impact the quantifiable SARS-CoV-2 genome in both centralized and decentralized wastewater collection and treatment systems. This research found that 24-hour composite samples best represent the trends of SARS-CoV-2 concentrations in centralized WWTPs, and primary sludge samples had nearly 10 times higher concentrations of the viral genome. This suggests that sludge testing could provide greater sensitivity for SARS-CoV-2 detection. The decentralized wastewater management system also has the potential to be used as the access point for wastewater surveillance.
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Learn more about Jared: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared-ervin-b648aa75/