Date of Award
Director of Thesis
Dr. Sean Norman
Dr. Burke Dial
Wastewater surveillance has been used for a variety of purposes but, in recent years, has most notably been utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many universities in the United States used it as a means of monitoring levels of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on their campuses. The University of South Carolina, University of Arizona, and University of North Carolina- Charlotte were three such schools. An analysis of data published by these three schools has been used to synthesize a proposed list of best methods to be used by other universities during the reemergence of SARS-CoV-2 or during the outbreak of a new pathogen. Additionally, factors such as supply chain issues and burnout have been evaluated to determine their effects on laboratory efficiency and the sustainability research projects in the midst of a pandemic.
Gosnell, Emily, "Wastewater Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 on American University Campuses: A Comparison of Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic" (2022). Senior Theses. 504.