With every flush, a stream of data for these coronavirus trackers
June 16, 2020
When we think about COVID-19, we usually think of tracking the disease by testing people with long nasal swabs or by taking blood. But researchers are exploring another data source: the sample you flush down the toilet each day.
ASU’s Rolf Halden On New Book ‘Environment’
June 10, 2020
Rolf Halden, who’s best known for his research into toxins and wastewater, including COVID-19, interviewed by Steve Goldstein.
WHAT WASTEWATER REVEALS CAN AID IN EASING SOCIETAL HARM BY COVID-19
June 1, 2020
Over the past 12 years, Halden has led research projects that have employed wastewater testing to improve and protect public health — for example, his team’s efforts contributed to the 2017 ban by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on multiple ineffective and overused antimicrobials after Halden’s team used wastewater analytics to identify these compounds as widespread pollutants.
High-throughput multi-residue quantification of contaminants of emerging concern in wastewaters enabled using direct injection liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
June 1, 2020
A rapid quantitative method for 135 contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in untreated wastewater enabled with direct injection liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry is presented.
ASU scientists searching sewers for traces of COVID-19
May 7, 2020
The City of Tempe, AZ partnered with a university research team to test levels of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and identify hotspots of the virus. The Institute formed a startup company, Aquavitas, for communities to send in samples for testing, and a nonprofit, OneWaterOneHealth, to support wastewater testing in underserved, vulnerable U.S. communities.
Inside Your World: Wastewater helping battle coronavirus pandemic
May 4, 2020
Coverage by WJLA of OWOH and ASU Biodesign’s efforts to battle Covid19 using WBE.
Fighting Coronavirus/COVID-19 with Public Health Data
May 2, 2020
In an innovative partnership to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of Tempe is working with scientists from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute to study the city’s wastewater.
Computational analysis of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 surveillance by wastewater-based epidemiology locally and globally: Feasibility, Economy, Opportunities and Challenges.
April 22, 2020
With the economic and practical limits of medical screening for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 coming sharply into focus worldwide, scientists are turning now to wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) as a potential tool for assessing and managing the pandemic. Dr. Rolf and Dr. Olga, examine the feasibility, economy, opportunities and challenges of enumerating active coronavirus infections locally and globally using WBE.
OWOH and Sustainable Tempe worked on a collaborative project to raise awareness about the environment
Tempe researchers turn to wastewater to track the spread of COVID-19.
April 14, 2020
“You can think of it like doppler radar,” Halden said. “So we are out there from 10,000 feet and surveying the health of the community.”
ASU, UA researchers look for traces of COVID-19 in Tempe and Tucson wastewater
April 2, 2020
Arizona State University researchers in Tempe are looking for traces of COVID-19 in wastewater, which could serve as an early warning system of the virus’s spread in communities.
OWOH – 2019 J.M.K. Innovation prize winner
November 14, 2019
Harnessing the trillion-dollar infrastructure of U.S. wastewater treatment plants, One Water One Health utilizes a technology called wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) to pinpoint harmful chemicals in communities across America and halt their environmental and human impacts.
Environmental entrepreneurs receive national recognition
November 14, 2019
Identified as “a powerful new model for the environmental field,” Professor Rolf Halden’s One Water One Health, an environmental justice organization, launched at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University , has been selected by The J.M. Kaplan Fund to receive an award of $175,000 over the course of three years.