culturable air sampling Articles

  • Building Services Management - Air Sampling -

    Untitled Document Maintenance professionals are often the first responders to mold complaints in their facilities. building occupants can be exposed to fungal (mold) ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Measurement, Effect Assessment and Mitigation of Pollutant Impact on Movable Cultural Assets. – Innovative Research for Market Transfer

    The MEMORI project (Grant agreement 265132) was performed in the period 2010-2013. The project was coordinated by NILU-Norwegian Institute for Air Research and included 14 partners, four subcontractors and an advisory end-user group with 8 members. MEMORI aimed at providing the conservation market with innovative, non-destructive, and early warning technology for easy assessment of environmental ...

  • Selecting an Air Sampler for Bioaerosol Collection

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigators should select cost effective, efficient and the highest quality samplingequipment for evaluation of indoor environments. Particle impaction onto an adhesive surface (non-viable) or into culture media (viable) are the most widely used techniques to evaluate the presence and levels of airborne bioaerosols, particularly in non-industrial indoor environments. ...

  • Bioremediation of fuel oil spill at a coastal naval air station in the united kingdom

    Introduction Approximately 1000 gallons of fuel oil had seeped from broken storage tank lines into the soil matrix beneath a boiler house. Oil was subsequently forced from beneath the boiler building by periodic heavy rainfall. The fuel oil migrated down a slope into a farmer"s field causing extensive damage to the vegetation and grazing area inhabited by sheep. ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • Environmental Concerns - Leter to the Editor

    We read with great interest the 'Tips from the clinical experts' segment concerning environmental cultures [January 2004, p. 26]. We are involved with several hospitals that utilize our services for the analysis of environmental samples. Our experience with such samples includes the routine testing of dialysis fluids for a variety of organisms, including Burkholderia cepacia, Sphingomonas ...

  • Interhemispheric transport of viable fungi and bacteria from Africa to the Caribbean with soil dust

    Daily aerosol samples collected in trade winds at Barbados, West Indies, throughout 1996–1997 yielded significant concentrations of viable (culture-forming) bacteria and fungi only when African dust was present. Air masses from the North Atlantic, North America, and Europe yielded no cultivable organisms. The strong association of cultivable organisms with African dust suggests various factors ...


    By Springer

  • December issue of Palas Particular available!

    Read more about newest innovations and developments Topics in this issue: Fidas Frog proves it worth at #MucOhneMief Green City e.V. used the particle measurement system to collect well-founded data Palas to expand product range for discharge systems for aerosol conditioning X-ray neutralizer XRC 049 ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • Strategies for the reduction of Legionella in biological treatment systems

    A community-wide outbreak of Legionnaire's disease occurred in Warstein, Germany, in August 2013. The epidemic strain, Legionella pneumophila Serogruppe 1, was isolated from an industrial wastewater stream entering the municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Wartein, the WWTP itself, the river Wäster and air/water samples from an industrial cooling system 3 km downstream of the WWTP. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of gaseous chlorine dioxide on indoor microbial contaminants

    Traditional and modern techniques for bioaerosol enumeration were used to evaluate the relative efficiency of gaseous chlorine dioxide (ClO2) in reducing the indoor microbial contamination under field and laboratory conditions. The field study was performed in a highly microbially contaminated house, which had had an undetected roof leak for an extended period of time and exhibited large areas of ...

  • Amino acid analysis matrix independent analysis of free amino acids

    Pickering Laboratories specializes in manufacturing of cationexchange columns and eluants for amino acid analysis. No other techniques have been shown to match the reproducibility and sensitivity of this post-column methodology. Advantages of this method, such as absence of matrix interferences, are especially important in analysis of native samples. Pickering provides several options for the ...


    By Pickering Laboratories, Inc.

  • Sick-building syndrome and building-related illness

    Significant health problems linked to very poor indoor air qualityIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor are more prevalent than anyone could have predicted. ...

  • Mold! mold! its everywhere! ...so what!

      Ubiquitous is my big word for the week.  Webster"s definition is “existing or being everywhere at the same time:  constantly encountered.” This describes the situation with molds.  They don"t magically appear or re-incarnate when conditions are right.  They ...

  • IAQ investigators often overlook Bacteria as the Root Cause of Occupant Complaints

    Untitled Document Many investigators have been dealing with mold issues the last few years and may have been overlooking bacteria as the underlying microbial problem. Bacteria ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The Path to Safety for Pharmaceutical and Laboratories: Why O2 Deficiency Monitors May be Required?

    To safeguard against gas leaks in pharmaceutical industries and laboratories, businesses are turning to oxygen deficiency monitors. Learn when, where, and why an oxygen monitor or O2 monitor may be required.  Oxygen Monitors in Medical and Pharmaceutical Settings In the hospital setting, nitrogen gas is ...

  • Peroxygen Mediated Bioremediation of MTBE.

    ABSTRACT: Evidence is mounting, from laboratory and field studies, that oxygen plays a role in the bioremediation of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Our experience with a number of commercial applications of peroxygen, in the form of Oxygen Release Compound (ORCâ), correlates the provision of enhanced aerobic conditions with enhanced MTBE biodegradation. Subsequent laboratory and field ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Ex Situ Biological Treatment for Groundwater, Surface Water, and Leachate

    The main advantage of ex situ treatment is that it generally requires shorter time periods, and there is more certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the ability to monitor and continuously mix the groundwater. However, ex situ treatment requires pumping of groundwater, leading to increased costs and engineering for equipment, possible permitting, and material handling. ...

  • G100 portable CO2 incubator analyser for incubators gas readings

    The Geotech G100, which measures CO2 from 0-20%, is used to demonstrate accurate and repeatable CO2 readings of the atmosphere inside incubators. In just a few seconds an embryologist is able to take a reading from various incubators, all of which will have a different means of sampling the air inside an incubator, without fully opening the inner door and adversely affecting the environment. It ...


    By Geotech

  • Monitoring Environmental Quality

    ' In order to determine the effectiveness of actions to improve environmental quality it is necessary to be able to measure relevant environmental parameters at a level of detail which is accurate enough to distinguish the anticipated changes. However, the establishment and maintenance of monitoring systems is time-consuming and expensive and therefore the scale of such systems needs to be kept ...


    By The World Bank

  • In Situ Biological Treatment for Ground Water, Surface Water, and Leachate

    The main advantage of in situ treatment is that it allows ground water to be treated without being brought to the surface, resulting in significant cost savings. In situ treatment, however, generally requires longer time periods, and there is less certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the variability in aquifer characteristics and because the efficacy of the process is more ...

  • Breakthroughs in testing technology as new global player emerges

    Engineers and developers now have a choice of engine testing technologies following the recognition by the United States Federal Register of the BG3 Partial Flow Dilution sampling (PFD) technology developed by Sierra Instruments for engine particulate emissions, R&D and certification. Building on this news, the Monterey, California - based company has also extended its global footprint this ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

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