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Document ID (ISN)68904
CIS number 97-667
ISBN(s) 3-503-03572-9
Year 1996
Convention or series no. Stuttgarter Berichte Vol.63
Author(s) G÷ttlich E.
Title Studies on the atmospheric concentrations of fungi in waste treatment plants
Original title Untersuchungen zur Pilzbelastung der Luft an Arbeitsplńtzen in Betrieben zur Abfallbehandlung [in German]
Bibliographic information Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co., Genthiner Str.30 G, 10785 Berlin, Germany, 1996. 244p. Illus. 243 ref. Price: DEM 58.00.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) fungi; garbage incineration; sanitation services; waste disposal; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) Aspergillus moulds; refuse; Germany; Aspergillus fumigatus; Penicillium moulds; biological hazards; respirable dust; organic dust; workplaces; garbage composting; thermophilic fungi
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Waste collection and disposal
Water and sanitation services