Publisher description for Bioaerosols handbook / edited by Christopher S. Cox, Christopher M. Wathes.


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This comprehensive handbook provides up-to-date knowledge and practical advice from established authorities in aerosol science. It covers the principles and practices of bioaerosol sampling, descriptions and comparisons of bioaerosol samplers, calibration methods, and assay techniques, with an emphasis on practicalities, such as which sampler to use and where it should be placed. The text also offers critiques concerning handling the samples to provide representative and meaningful assays for their viability, infectivity, and allergenicity. A wide range of microbes-viz., viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollens, and their fragments-are considered from such perspectives. Bioaerosols Handbook is divided into four parts, providing a wide-ranging reference work, as well as a practical guide on how best to sample and assay bioaerosols using current technology.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Air -- Microbiology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Aerosols -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Air -- Pollution -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.