Aerobiological Engineering Handbook: Airborne Disease and Control Technologies / Edition 1

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The data and methodologies needed to eliminate building air quality problems due to microbial hazards

The most comprehensive guide available on the subject, Aerobiological Engineering Handbook encompasses everything needed to design and build systems that control airborne pathogens and reduce respiratory hazards in indoor environments. Packed with over 500 topic-clarifying schematics, diagrams, tables, and charts, this hands-on guide will help readers tackle the most difficult airborne problems and build superior ventilation systems or remediate existing ones in commercial, residential, and governmental buildings; healthcare facilities; stadiums and malls; schools; laboratories; aircraft; and animal facilities.

  • Examines sick building syndrome and building-related illness resulting from known, suspected, and emerging pathogens and allergens
  • Includes complete databases for airborne and animal pathogens and bio-weapons to help you quickly identify infection risks
  • Fully describes the technologies for controlling airborne hazards: ventilation systems; filtration; ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGT); carbon adsorption; photocatalytic oxidation (PCO); airborne ozone disinfection; ionization; pulsed light and pulsed electric fields; ultrasonication; and more
  • Explains detection and monitoring methods for air sampling
  • Puts at your fingertips specific design data and tools including methods for sizing filters, UV systems, and other air cleaning technologies
  • Offers detailed information on avoiding and remediating mold and microbial growth problems and managing odors and gases
  • Provides methods and technologies for dealing with airborne diseases such as influenza, tuberculosis, and SARS virus, including all "immune building" technologies that may be used to protect against bioterrorism weapons

INSIDE Aerobiological Engineering Handbook

  • Airborne Disease Control Technologies
  • Detection and Remediation
  • Applications
  • Appendices: Airborne Pathogens and Allergens, Toxins, MVOCs, and Evaluation Forms for Surface Sampling, Settle Plate Sampling, and Air Sampling
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071402453
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/9/2005
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Handbooks Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 900
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Wladyslaw Jan Kowalski, Researcher with the Indoor Environment Center (IEC) of Pennsylvania State University, holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering.

He has extensive experience in the designing and installing of air cleaning systems in commercial buildings and health care facilities. Consulted on numerous projects involving biodefense retrofits, mold remediation, nosocomial infection control, and residential air cleaning systems. He has assisted various equipment manufacturers with the design and testing of UVGI, filtration, ozone, ionization, and other air disinfection systems and provided support for various private, commercial, and government projects internationally. Dr. Kowalski has contributed chapters to the HVAC Handbook (McGraw-Hill) and the HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics (ASHRAE). His first book, "Immune Building Systems Technology," has received wide acclaim internationally and has become a major source book in the field of bioterrorism defense technology.

Dr. Kowalski consults on air cleaning construction and retrofit projects through Immune Building Systems, Inc. (IBSI) of New York, and speaks at international conferences on issues related to disease control and biodefense. He is currently chairman of the Air Treatment Group of the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) with whom he is developing a series of standards and guidelines for air treatment systems in collaboration with ASHRAE, ARI, and other professional societies.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Airborne disease and the indoor environment 3
Ch. 2 Airborne pathogens and allergens 15
Ch. 3 The pathology of airborne disease 41
Ch. 4 Epidemiology and dosimetry 67
Ch. 5 Aerobiology of the outdoors 99
Ch. 6 Aerosol science and particle dynamics 119
Ch. 7 Microbial disinfection fundamentals 143
Ch. 8 Buildings and enclosures 165
Ch. 9 Ventilation systems and dilution 185
Ch. 10 Filtration of airborne microorganisms 207
Ch. 11 Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation 231
Ch. 12 Gas phase filtration 267
Ch. 13 Electrostatic filtration 281
Ch. 14 Photocatalytic oxidation 295
Ch. 15 Pulsed light 307
Ch. 16 Ionization 323
Ch. 17 Ozone 333
Ch. 18 Green technologies 349
Ch. 19 Thermal disinfection, cryogenics, and desiccation 365
Ch. 20 Antimicrobial coatings 371
Ch. 21 Microwaves 379
Ch. 22 Alternative and developmental technologies 389
Ch. 23 Air and surface sampling 403
Ch. 24 Biodetection and monitoring 427
Ch. 25 Indoor limits and guidelines 437
Ch. 26 Remediation 449
Ch. 27 Testing and commissioning 463
Ch. 28 Commercial office buildings 485
Ch. 29 Educational facilities 497
Ch. 30 Residential housing 511
Ch. 31 Health care facilities 527
Ch. 32 Biological and animal laboratories 547
Ch. 33 Food industry facilities 567
Ch. 34 Agricultural and animal facilities 585
Ch. 35 Libraries and museums 603
Ch. 36 Places of assembly 619
Ch. 37 Aircraft and transportation 627
Ch. 38 Industrial facilities 647
Ch. 39 Sewage and waste processing 671
App. A Airborne pathogens and allergens 683
App. B Toxins and associated fungal species 797
App. C Microbial volatile organic compounds 801
App. D Surface sampling test results evaluation form 805
App. E Settle plate test results evaluation form 807
App. F Air sampling test results evaluation form 809
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