Characterization of Feces and Urine: review paper (Cranfield University, 2015)

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Re: Characterization of Feces and Urine: review paper (Cranfield University, 2015)

Thank for this great paper, Dr.Parker.

I browsed through the paper and saw a paragraph on Bacterial Composition (3.2.2) but did not see much about concentration of pathogens in feces. Was it a conscious decision not to list pathogens as part of the feces and urine characteristics? While the paper comprehensively covers other characteristics, I am curious to know the thinking behind the exclusion of pathogenic concentration.

(Please pardon me if I seem to have missed a table or section in the paper)

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Re: Characterization of Feces and Urine: review paper (Cranfield University, 2015)

Hi Sharada,

You're right, pathogen composition is not included in detail. I think that would be another paper in itself! We have focussed on parameters which affect treatability in a conventional sense - e.g. most sewage works consents don't include pathogens.

Sorry not to be more help!

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