|Document ID (ISN)||63711|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0935-7688 - Entsorgungs-Technik
|Convention or series no.
||Göttlich E., Bardtke D.
||Germ emissions by waste treatment
||Keimemissionen bei der Müllverarbeitung [in German]|
||Dec. 1991, Vol.3, No.6, p.32-35. Illus. 22 ref.
||The results of bacteria and mould counts in the air of waste composting plants are summarized. Bacteria of the groups salmonella, pseudomonas and staphylococcus and moulds of the types aspergillus, penicillium and thermophilic actinomycetes were found in pathogenic concentrations. For thermophilic actinomycetes a concentration of 3.8 x 107 colonies/m3 was found at some workplaces. This high amount is known to have caused allergic alveolitis in agricultural workers. Bacterial counts reached 106 colonies/m3. This number is far above the threshold limit concentration of 103 colonies/m3.
||refuse; pathogenic bacteria; sanitation services; garbage composting; infectious diseases
||Aspergillus moulds; allergens; pulmonary aspergillosis; fungi; thermophilic actinomycetes; Pseudomonas; Staphylococcus; extrinsic allergic alveolitis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Waste collection and disposal
Water and sanitation services