The Effect of Mixing and Free-floating Carrier Media on Bioaerosol Release from Wastewater: A Multiscale Investigation with Bacillus globigii

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Aeration tanks in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are significant sources of bioaerosols, which contain microbial contaminants and can travel miles from the site of origin, risking the health of operators and the general public. One potential mitigation strategy is to apply free-floating carrier media (FFCM) to suppress bioaerosol emission. This article presents a multiscale study on the effects of mixing and FFCM on bioaerosol release using Bacillus globigii spores in well-defined liquid media.


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Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology