A framework for modeling the fate and transport of giardia and cryptosporidium in surface waters
The feasibility of modeling the environmental fate and transport of cysts and oocysts of the protozoan pathogens Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium spp. in surface waters is examined. A kinetic and modeling framework successfully applied for fecal bacteria is considered for this application. The model utilizes a mass balance approach and accommodates inputs from tributary loads and sediment resuspension, losses to sedimentation and inactivation and mass transport. Recommendations are provided for the design of a program of field monitoring and experimental studies which would support model development. Requirements for model application are considered within the context of Cannonsville Reservoir, a component of the New York City drinking water supply system. © 1998 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Lake and Reservoir Management
A framework for modeling the fate and transport of giardia and cryptosporidium in surface waters.
Lake and Reservoir Management,
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