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Document ID (ISN)67696
CIS number 96-1885
ISSN - Serial title 0934-8859 - Zentralblatt für Hygiene und Umweltmedizin
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jager E., Rüden H., Zeschmar-Lahl B.
Title Composting facilities. Second Communication: Airborne microorganisms at different workplaces in composting plants
Original title Kompostierungsanlagen. 2. Mitteilung: Aerogene Keimbelastung an verschiedenen Arbeitsbereichen von Kompostierungsanlagen [in German]
Bibliographic information 1994, Vol.196, No.4, p.367-379. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract Measurements in Germany of microbial pollution in the air of workplaces in 2 garbage composting plants revealed the following: the highest number concentrations of bacteria and moulds and the largest respirable dust fraction were observed during garbage comminution, turning and mixing. These findings are in agreement with published results of similar measurements in composting plants in other countries. Full enclosure of the garbage shredders and automation of garbage turning and mixing are recommended to avoid harmful levels of bacteria and mould in these workplaces.
Descriptors (primary) organic compounds; sanitation services; garbage composting; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; moulds; exposure evaluation; fungi; volatile substances; bacteria
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Water and sanitation services