In cooperation with the Institute for Molecular Biology at the University of Innsbruck, we from Wastewater Solutions Group GmbH, have developed a self-sustaining laboratory with the latest, state-of-the-art laboratory equipment that works fully automatically and does not require any calibration.
The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has developed into a global pandemic. To gain reliable and comprehensive information about changes in the total number of infections in determined regions or areas is mandatory for the decision-making process as well as to prove the effectiveness of preventive measures.
Our mobile laboratory, perfectly integrated in a 20 ft. ISO-norm container, guarantees analyses of the highest quality, and provides such necessary data detecting the increase or decrease in the number of cases of corona infections in wastewater by means of RNA detection (genetic information).
Since the RNA of the Covid-Virus is recognizable in the excretions of already infected people, without them already having symptoms of the disease, this is a very accurate possibility of early detection.
The MobiWater® RNA LAB/20 is a valuable supplementary tool for pandemic management.
Wastewater analysis compared to other epidemiological methods has various advantages:
After the RNA (information carrier) of SARS-CoV-2 viruses get into the sewage via excretions, they can be detected up to 4 weeks after infection. Therefore, sewage epidemiology is as an efficient tool for detecting and monitoring COV-19 infections at the population level, in the area of operation or during staff rotations.
During monitoring of wastewater treatment plants, in addition to the analysis of the wastewater parameters from the inlet to the sewage treatment plant (COD, ammonium, nitrate, phosphorus, ...), a daily mixed sample is brought to the mobile RNA laboratory, where the RNA of the SARS-CoV-2 viruses is quantified.
Individual sub-areas from the camp or sectors, like a quarantine area or for external service providers, can be tested additionally to be able to make accurate statements.
We create the possibility to sample up to 4 areas in the camp.