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Document ID (ISN)42781
CIS number 84-1653
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Macher J.M., First M.W.
Title Personal air samplers for measuring occupational exposures to biological hazards
Bibliographic information Feb. 1984, Vol.45, No.2, p.76-83. 34 ref.
Abstract Gelatin filter media, an impinger sampler and spiral cascade impactors were tested for collection efficiency for small (≤2Ám) latex spheres and for recovery of bacterial aerosols. The impinger and cascade impactor showed excellent collection efficiencies for 0.8Ám latex aerosols and bacteria (E. Coli, 2Ám). Gelatin and membrane filter media were not satisfactory for sampling vegetative bacterial cells sensitive to dehydration.
Descriptors (primary) personal sampling; biological hazards; aerosols
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of equipment; cascade size selector; midget impinger sampling; filtration sampling
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards