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Bioaerosols Handbook

1st Edition

Edited by Christopher S. Cox, Christopher M. Wathes

CRC Press

656 pages

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Hardback: 9780873716154
pub: 1995-03-29
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Description

This comprehensive handbook provides up-to-date knowledge and practical advice from established authorities in aerosol science. It covers the principles and practices of bioaerosol sampling, descriptions and comparisons of bioaerosol samplers, calibration methods, and assay techniques, with an emphasis on practicalities, such as which sampler to use and where it should be placed. The text also offers critiques concerning handling the samples to provide representative and meaningful assays for their viability, infectivity, and allergenicity. A wide range of microbes-viz., viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollens, and their fragments-are considered from such perspectives.

Bioaerosols Handbook is divided into four parts, providing a wide-ranging reference work, as well as a practical guide on how best to sample and assay bioaerosols using current technology.

Table of Contents

Preface

Bioaerosols: Introduction, Retrospect and Prospect, J.M. Hirst

Bioaerosols in the Environment, C.S. Cox and C.M. Wathes

Physical Aspects of Bioaerosol Particles, C.S. Cox

Physical Aspects of Bioaerosol Sampling and Deposition, K.W. Nicholson

Bioaerosol Particle Statistics, A.J. Herber

Stability of Airborne Microbes and Allergens, C.S. Cox

Aerosol Generation for Instrumentation Calibration, J.P. Mitchell

Particle Size Analyzers: Practical Procedures and Laboratory Techniques, J.P. Mitchell

Inertial Samplers: Biological Perspectives, B. Crook

Non-Inertial Samplers: Biological Perspectives, B. Crook

Modern Microscopic Methods of Bioaerosol Analysis, K.J. Morris

Chemical Analysis of Bioaerosols, K.R. Spurny

Biological and Biochemical Analysis of Bacteria and Viruses, A. Hensel and K. Petzoldt

Biological Analysis of Fungi and Associated Molds, T.M. Madelin and M.F. Madelin

Aerobiology of Pollen and Pollen Antigens, A. Rantio-Lehtimäki

Outdoor Air Sampling Techniques, J. Lacey and J. Venette

Safety Cabinets, Fume Cupboards and Other Containment Systems, R.P. Clark

Problem Buildings, Laboratories and Hospitals, J.M. Macher, A.J. Streifel, and D. Vesley

Industrial Workplaces, B. Crook and S.A. Olenchock

Bioaerosols in Animal Houses, C.M. Wathes

Bioaerosols in the Residential Environment, H.A. Burge

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety