Assessment of a shellfish depuration system

Abstract/Aim
This project had the goal to assess the functioning of a shellfish purification system. This evaluation was performed by measuring physical and chemical parameters (established by Portuguese law), as well as microbiological quality and safety assessment of water and shellfish through the enumeration of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus sp. as well as Salmonella and sulphite-reducing clostridia spores.

Keywords
Depuration; microbiological safety; Venerupis pollastra

Partners
Profresco

Coordinator
Maria José Rodrigues – maria.rodrigues@ipleiria.pt | MARE-IPLeiria, Portugal

Funding
40 590€ | IAPMEI :: QREN :: MaisCentro // Duration 2009-2011