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Sampling and characterization of bioaerosols.

Authors
Jensen-PA; Schafer-MP
Source
NIOSH 1996 May; :80-113
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00239181
Abstract
Methods for bioaerosol monitoring of fungi and bacteria were reviewed. General principles of bioaerosol collection, three commonly used techniques for the separation and collection of bioaerosols, impaction, filtration, and impingement, and characteristics of several bioaerosol samplers were described. The use of personal protective equipment during industrial hygiene surveys and aseptic handling techniques were discussed as were the effects of environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, and airflow rates on bioaerosol sampling. Other topics discussed included optimal culture media for aerosolized fungi, bacteria, thermophilic Actinomycetes, and other microorganisms, preparation, identification, and enumeration procedures for culturable bioaerosols, and identification and enumeration procedures for nonviable or viable bioaerosols. A list of manufacturers of bioaerosol monitoring equipment and supplies was included.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; Laboratory-techniques; Analytical-methods; Biological-monitoring; Aerosol-particles; Air-quality-measurement; Air-sampling-equipment; Air-sampling-techniques; Personal-protective-equipment
Publication Date
19960515
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Source Name
NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods, Fourth Edition, Supplement 1
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