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Document ID (ISN)106692
CIS number 07-714
ISSN - Serial title 0170-2327 - Ergo-Med
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Missel T., Felten C.
Title Checking the efficiency of protective measures in refuse disposal plants by correlated particle counts
Original title Wirksamkeitsüberprüfung Technischer Schutzmaßnahmen in der Abfallwirtschaft mit der Korrelierten Partikelzählung [in German]
Bibliographic information May-June 2006, Vol.60, No.3, p.84-89. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract The German guidelines on biological hazards, TRBA 211 of September 2001, limit the concentration of airborne moulds in composting plants to 50,000cfu/m3 air. This study investigated whether particle counting may be used an alternative to biological cultivation methods for assessing concentrations of microbial agents in air. Comparison of measurements of microorganisms and dust particles in more than 300 workplaces showed that the composition of bioaerosols in composting plants is almost uniform. It is therefore proposed that the concentration of microorganisms in these plants could be assessed using dust particle measurements.
Descriptors (primary) moulds; microorganisms; determination in air; dust measurement; garbage composting
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; number concentration; description of technique; particle size; respirable dust
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal