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Measurements of SARS-CoV-2 and target concentrations in wastewater near Cincinnati, OH, from May to October 2020.

Metadata Updated: May 4, 2023

This dataset contains the raw droplet counts resulting from of ddPCR or RT-ddPCR of nucleic acid extracts from wastewater. The wastewater was collected from three different sewersheds in Southwest Ohio (Mill Creek WWTP, Taylor Creek WWTP, and a sub-sewershed, Lick Run). ddPCR counts (positive droplets and total droplets) are provided for the following targets: N1 and N2 (SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid genes), crAssphage, PMMoV, HF183 (all fecal indicators), and OC43 (an RNA spike-in from a cultured coronavirus). Other metadata (pH, flow, temperature, TSS, CBOD5) are provided where available.

This dataset is associated with the following publication: Nagarkar, M., S. Keely, M. Jahne, E. Wheaton, C. Hart, B. Smith, J. Garland, E. Varughese, A. Braam, B. Wiechman, B. Morris, and N. Brinkman. SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring at three sewersheds of different scales and complexity demonstrates distinctive relationships between wastewater measurements and COVID-19 case data. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. Elsevier BV, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, 816: 151534, (2022).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: See this page for license information.

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Metadata Created Date May 4, 2023
Metadata Updated Date May 4, 2023

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Harvested from EPA ScienceHub

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 4, 2023
Metadata Updated Date May 4, 2023
Publisher U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
Data Last Modified 2021-07-21
Public Access Level public
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Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Environmental Protection Agency > U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
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