ISBN-10:
9048164230
ISBN-13:
9789048164233
Pub. Date:
12/07/2010
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Cultural Heritage and Aerobiology: Methods and Measurement Techniques for Biodeterioration Monitoring / Edition 1

Cultural Heritage and Aerobiology: Methods and Measurement Techniques for Biodeterioration Monitoring / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9789048164233
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
Pages: 243
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paolo Mandrioli, biologist and senior researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) of the Italian Research Council (CNR), is also professor of Aerobiology at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the Urbino University, and past president of the International Association for Aerobiology.

Giulia Caneva, biologist, formerly Director of the Central Institute for Restoration, is currently full professor of Botany at the Biology Department of the University of Roma 3.

Cristina Sabbioni, physicist and senior researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) of the Italian Research Council (CNR), is also professor of Chemistry Applied to Cultural Heritage and of Environmental Physics at the University of Bologna.

Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements.
1: Introduction to Biodeterioration and Human Health. 1. The Biological Aerosol as a Factor of Biodeterioration. 1.1. Biological Alteration Processes and Conditioning Factors. 1.2. Biodeterioration of Materials Forming Pieces. 1.3. Aerobiology Applied to Cultural Heritage. 2. Pathogenic Microorganisms and Situations of Risk to Man. 2. Introduction. 2.1. Indoor Pollution and Effects on Human Health. 2.2. Biological Pollution and Risk Situations. 2.3. Studies on the Quality of Air in Libraries and Archives.
2: Environmental Measurements for Aerobiological Monitoring. 3. Measurement of Environmental Physical Parameters. 3. Introduction. 3.1. Measurement of Physical Parameters. 3.2. Measuring Methods. 3.3. Influence of Physical Parameters on the Development of Organisms that Promote Biodeterioration. 4. Chemical Parameters and Development of Biodeteriogens. 4.1. Types of Pollutants. 4.2. Pollutants Promoting the Growth of Microorganisms. 4.3. Growth-Inhibiting Pollutants. 4.4. Detection of Pollutants. 4.5. Data Processing.
3: Methods and Measurement Techniques for Aerobiological Monitoring. 5. Monitoring the Biological Aerosol. 5. Introduction. 5.1. Principles of Atmospheric Dispersion of Particles. 5.2. Sampling Principles. 5.3. Sampling Equipment. 5.4. Strategy of Aerobiological Sampling Techniques. 6. Analysis of the Biological Aerosol. 6. Introduction. 6.1. Methods of Analysis of Biological Aerosol. 6.2. Bacteria and Actinomycetes. 6.3. Fungi. 6.4. Cyanobacteria and Algae. 6.5. Lichens. 6.6. Higher Plants and Mosses.
4: Aerobiological Monitoring for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. 7. Libraries and Archives. 7. Introduction. 7.1. Specific Contexts. 7.2. State of Researches of Aerobiology in Archives and Libraries. 7.3. Aerobiological Sampling in Libraries and Archives. 8. Museums. 8. Introduction. 8.1. Aspects to be Considered. 8.2. State of Aerobiological Researches in Museums. 8.3. Aerobiological Sampling in Museums Environments. 9. Churches and Hypogea. 9. Introduction. 9.1. Types of Environments and their Microclimates. 9.2. Types of Materials Preserved. 9.3. Biodeteriogens. 9.4. State of Aerobiological Research on Churches and Hypogea. 9.5. Aerobiological Sampling in Churches and Hypogea. 10. Outdoor Environments. 10. Introduction. 10.1. Specific Goals. 10.2. Types of Materials Exposed and Conditions of Exposure. 10.3. Biodeteriogens of Materials Used in Buildings.
Index. Colour Plates.

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