|Document ID (ISN)||68904|
|Convention or series no.
||Stuttgarter Berichte Vol.63
||Studies on the atmospheric concentrations of fungi in waste treatment plants
||Untersuchungen zur Pilzbelastung der Luft an Arbeitsplńtzen in Betrieben zur Abfallbehandlung [in German]|
||Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co., Genthiner Str.30 G, 10785 Berlin, Germany, 1996. 244p. Illus. 243 ref. Price: DEM 58.00.
||In this study the atmospheric concentration of colony forming units (CFU) of fungi was determined at 5 garbage composting plants, 2 garbage incineration plants and 3 sanitary landfills in Germany. Both personal and stationary air samples were collected and evaluated. Concentrations ranging from 500 to 10,000,000 CFU/m3 air were obtained. Aspergillus and Penicillium moulds as well as fungus spores were found in most plants. Aspergillus fumigatus occurred in concentrations ranging from 1000 to 50,000 CFU/m3 air. Most of the fungi (80%) were found on respirable dust particles.
||fungi; garbage incineration; sanitation services; waste disposal; exposure evaluation
||Aspergillus moulds; refuse; Germany; Aspergillus fumigatus; Penicillium moulds; biological hazards; respirable dust; organic dust; workplaces; garbage composting; thermophilic fungi
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Waste collection and disposal
Water and sanitation services