Size distributions of total airborne particles and bioaerosols in a municipal composting facility

Jeong Hoon Byeon, Chul Woo Park, Ki Young Yoon, Jae Hong Park, Jungho Hwang

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Abstract

Size distributions of total airborne particles and bioaerosols were measured in a full-scale composting facility, using an optical particle counter and an agar-inserted six-stage impactor, respectively. Higher concentrations of total airborne particles and bioaerosols were detected at a sampling location near the screening process preceded by the composting process than at sampling locations in the composting process. At the sampling location near the screening process, the concentrations of total airborne particles were approximately 108 particles/m3 at the size of 0.3 μm and 105 particles/m3 at 6.2 μm. The concentration of bioaerosols was about 104 CFU/m3 in each stage of ≥7.0 μm (1st stage), 7.0-4.7 μm (2nd), 4.7-3.3 μm (3rd), 3.3-2.1 μm (4th), 2.1-1.1 μm (5th) and 1.1-0.65 μm (6th). Most of submicron particles smaller than 1 μm among the total airborne particles were believed to originate from the ambient air.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5150-5154
Number of pages5
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume99
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1

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  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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Byeon, Jeong Hoon ; Park, Chul Woo ; Yoon, Ki Young ; Park, Jae Hong ; Hwang, Jungho. / Size distributions of total airborne particles and bioaerosols in a municipal composting facility. In: Bioresource Technology. 2008 ; Vol. 99, No. 11. pp. 5150-5154.
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In: Bioresource Technology, Vol. 99, No. 11, 01.07.2008, p. 5150-5154.

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