SiREM staff contribute to the research article “Demonstrated SARS-CoV-2 Surface Disinfection Using Ozone” that was published in Ozone: Science & Engineering first published online on Dec. 21, 2020.

Jacques Smith, Ph.D., Duane Graves, Ph.D., Phil Dennis, Taylor Aris (SiREM) contributed to the research lead by Savannah J. Volkoff, Ph.D. (Geosyntec Consultants) by providing SARS-CoV-2 genetic testing support. Their coauthors were Trevor J. Carlson, Kelsey Leik, Doug Cuthbertson, Andrew Holmes, Ph.D., Kirk Craig, Bruce Marvin and Eric Nesbit (Geosyntec Consultants).     

Jacques Smith, Ph.D  (US Laboratory Manager), Duane Graves, Ph.D. (US Operations Manager), based in Knoxville, TN with Phil Dennis (Principal Scientist), and Taylor Aris (Laboratory Technician) based in Guelph, ON developed and work in SiREM’s Gene-Trac® SARS-CoV-2: Environmental and Surveillance Testing service area.

The only journal in the world that focuses on the technologies of ozone and related oxidation technologies, Ozone: Science and Engineering brings quality original research, review papers, research notes, and case histories in each issue. The official Journal of the International Ozone Association, publishes research on technologies of ozone and oxidation, including treatment of drinking water and wastewater, water reuse and ozone generation.

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Published Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 has resulted in a global pandemic resulting in the infections of many millions and deaths of well over a million people. The ease of SARS-CoV-2 spread and the infectious nature of the virus in humans has resulted in an urgent need for effective disinfection strategies. Ozone (O3) is a promising disinfectant for SARS-CoV-2 due to its ability to overcome limitations with topical disinfection or sanitation products. In this work, we utilized RT-qPCR to measure RNA from a recombinant mammalian cell product, bacteriophage MS2, and SARS-CoV-2 sourced from municipal wastewater, after exposure to 4.5 and 9 ppmv O3.

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