spore trap Articles

  • Variation in fungal spore concentrations of selected taxa associated

    The aim of the study was to determine seasonal variation in concentrations of selected fungal spore types due to meteorological parameters. The presence of spores of thirteen taxa: Cladosporium, Torula, Alternaria, Botrytis, Epicoccum, Stemphylium, Ganoderma, Erysiphales, Entomophthora, Drechslera type, Didymella, Polythrincium and Pithomyces was recorded in Cracow using a Burkard trap. The ...


    By Springer

  • Airborne Ascomycotina on the island of Crete: Seasonal patternsbased on an 8-year volumetric survey

    An 8-year study was conducted on the island of Crete in order to identify airborne ascospores and to determine their seasonal pattern. A Burkard 7-day, volumetric spore-trap was continuously operated in the city of Irakleion – located in the center of the island – from 1994 through 2001. Relatively „high” ascospore counts (20 – 48 spores/m 3) were obtained from mid-spring through ...


    By Springer

  • The MoldSTAT Report

    The MoldSTAT report for spore trap analysis provided by EMLab P&K is a compilation of statistical tests conducted on spore trap data to generally aid in the interpretation of whether the data observed suggests a source of fungal spores from the different locations sampled. The various statistical tests conducted on the data include the Friedman chi-square analysis, the Agreement ratio ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Purpose of Air and Surface Mold Sampling or Testing during Assessment

    As part of determining whether an indoor environment is contaminated with excessive amounts of mold and requires remediation, Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) routinely performs air and surface mold sampling or testing. While there are many types of sampling, IET uses two of them the most: Air sampling using a “spore trap” sampler. Considerable information ...

  • Betula spp. pollen in the atmosphere of Novi Sad (2000–2002)

    Pollen of Betula spp. is one of the main European aeroallergens. The aim of this study was to determine characteristics and occurrence of the Betula pollen in Novi Sad atmosphere, based on 3-year observations (2000–2002), and to compare pollen season start dates calculated by different methods. Pollen samples have been collected by Hirst volumetric method with a 7-day Burkard spore trap. Four ...


    By Springer

  • 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.

  • Side by Side Comparison of the Aerotrap Total Fungal SamplerTM

    ...with Grease Slides, the Aerotrap Total Fungal SamplerTM with Glyceryl Triacetate Cleared Mixed Cellulose Ester Membrane Filter Slides and the Zefon Bio-PumpR using the Zefon Air-O-CellR. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Sorting signals within the saccharomyces cerevisiae sporulation-specific dityrosine transporter, Dtr1p, c terminus promote golgi-to-prospore membrane transport

    During sporulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the dityrosine transporter Dtr1p, which is required for formation of the outermost layer of the spore wall, is specifically expressed and transported to the prospore membrane, a novel double-lipid-bilayer membrane. Dtr1p consists of 572 amino acids with predicted N- and C-terminal cytoplasmic extensions and 12 transmembrane domains. Dtr1p missing ...

  • Case study: Kelleher residence

    Customer Name: Kelleher Residence Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia The challenge: Mr. Terry Gearhart of Virginia Power contacted Steril-Aire to see if it could help in solving mold problems in one of the power company's "energy efficient" sponsored homes. The homeowner complained about moldy odors, black particles and allergy type reactions. Steril-Aire contacted one of ...


  • Mold, Mold Growth and Buildings

    Concern about mold exposures in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for mold growth are present.  The following paragraphs are meant to shed light on mold issues related to microbiology, health and safety, moisture control, ...

  • Steam Vacuum Cleaner for Maintaining Hotel Guestrooms and Kitchens

    A steam vacuum cleaner makes hotel maintenance easier. This machine emits dry steam, which dissolves dirt, and, with the right technologies, can partially disinfect various surfaces such as metal, sealed wood, tile, porcelain, glass, stone, and even mattresses and bedding. With anti-bacterial technologies, steam vacuum cleaners can remove more than 99 percent of harmful germs and bacteria on the ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • The Importance of Commercial Steam Cleaners for Tile and Grout Cleaning

    Commercial steam cleaning machines are used across hotels, homes, restaurants, theaters, amusement parks, malls, airport lounges, and other areas for tile and grout cleaning. Tiles and grout acquire a variety of stains and impurities during the course of the day, particularly in high traffic commercial zones. Common impurities found on tiles include soap scum, molds, water stains, grease, oils, ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Top 7 Causes of Mold in Commercial Properties

    Mold growth within commercial buildings is a common concern for building occupants, as it has been linked to a number of health effects and can be found lurking within the walls and within ventilation systems, oftentimes going undetected for long periods of time. Here are the top seven causes of mold in commercial properties and what you need to know to prevent them. Improper Operation and ...


    By Karl & Associates Inc.

  • Steam Vacuum Cleaners for Maintenance of Public Places

    A clean and hygienic environment in public places is the number one concern for most customers and employees. Maintaining good sanitation is beneficial to the health of these key stakeholders and it creates good first impressions, which in turn, lead to better business. Poor maintenance and a dirty business, on the other hand, can deter customers and disappoint employees. As such, contractors are ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Awareness of Fungi on Wood is Critical to Professionals

    Untitled Document Those who deal with indoor fungal contamination could benefit by understanding more about the biology of common types of fungi on wood and wood products. It may assist in identifying potential ...

  • Best Steam Cleaner for Complete Bacteria Elimination

    The best steam cleaner for commercial applications have three functions: Removing dirt and stains Removing allergens Eliminating germs and pests Dirt Removal Mud spots, sugars, food residue, and stains can be removed more completely by using the best steam cleaner systems, with high temperature and pressure levels. Ideally, the best steam ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • How Can TO-15 Help You Solve Your Next IAQ Problem?

    Untitled Document Have you ever been asked to investigate unpleasant odors in a home or at the workplace? Are occupants developing headaches or a feeling of nausea? ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionella

    Nomenclature Legionnaires' disease a pneumonia caused by any serogroup or sub-group of Legionella pneumophila Legionella pneumonia a pneumonia caused by any species of Legionella Pontiac Fever an acute, self-limiting, “flu-like” illness caused by certain species of Legionella Legionellosis any human ...

  • The toxic legacy of Thailand’s ‘Great Flood’ will remain long after the waters have receded

    This year’s unusually long rainy season has left many part of Thailand, Lao and Cambodia inundated and resulted in the worst flooding crisis in Thailand for at least 50 years. The provinces of the central plains and many districts in the north, east and west of metropolitan Bangkok are now effectively under water. The huge volume of floodwater is such that flood levels are 3 metres deep in ...

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