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Bioaerosols Handbook: Handbook of Samplers and Sampling / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873716154
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 3/29/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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

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