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Document ID (ISN)63711
CIS number 95-345
ISSN - Serial title 0935-7688 - Entsorgungs-Technik
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Göttlich E., Bardtke D.
Title Germ emissions by waste treatment
Original title Keimemissionen bei der Müllverarbeitung [in German]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1991, Vol.3, No.6, p.32-35. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) refuse; pathogenic bacteria; sanitation services; garbage composting; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) Aspergillus moulds; allergens; pulmonary aspergillosis; fungi; thermophilic actinomycetes; Pseudomonas; Staphylococcus; extrinsic allergic alveolitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Waste collection and disposal
Water and sanitation services