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Title Tryptophan-like fluorescence (TLF) - a rapid in-site screening tool for assessing faecal contamination risk in groundwater
Ref no OR/18/058
Author Lapworth, D.J.; Sorensen, J.P.R.
Year of publication 2018
Abstract Faecally contaminated drinking water, a leading cause of diarrhoeal diseases, is currently consumed by an estimated 1.8 million people globally1. Diarrhoeal diseases are a leading cause of death for children under five years old 2,3. The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 calls for universal access to safe drinking water. Groundwater is a major source of drinking water globally—in many regions it is the only source of drinking water in the dry season—and faecal contamination of groundwater remains a major concern. There is now strong evidence for the suitability of tryptophan-like fluorescence (TLF) for assessing the risk of faecal contamination in groundwater. TLF provides a robust and rapid in-situ screening tool to enable more rapid monitoring of drinking water quality to help assess progress towards SDG 6.
Publisher British Geological Survey
Place of publication Keyworth
Series Open Reports
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