Determination of SARS-COV-2 in wastewater and sludge from wastewater treatment plants delivering to the Venice lagoon and possible bioaccumulation in bivalve molluscs

Università degli Studi di Padova
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The objective is the determination and quantification of SARS-COV-2 in wastewater collected in different wastewater treatment plants flowing into the Venice lagoon. The waters entering and leaving the plants, the sludge, as well as the possible persistence in the lagoon waters and the possible bioaccumulation in organisms residing in the Venice lagoon will be analyzed. The research activities will consist in sampling activities and in the subsequent molecular analyzes based on RNA extraction and subsequent analysis by qRT-qPCR.