The mycological analysis of air in selected public rooms. Preliminary study
Rafał Ogórek , Elżbieta Pląskowska
AbstractIntroduction: The rooms for public use have different concentration and species composition of fungi, which depends on the kind of utilitarian object and its age. Aim of study: Determination of a degree of air fungal spores contamination in selected rooms one of the Wroclaw universities. Material and methods: The study material was the air taken of the 15 public spaces one of the Wroclaw universities. The analysis was performed by the collision of air (air IDEAL 3P machine) using a PDA culture medium. Results: The value of CFU (colony forming unit) in m 3 of air in the tested rooms ranged from 37 to 337. The average for all measurements was 117.27. The most polluted in terms of mycological proved to be a lecture hall (old building) without air-conditioning. The least polluted was a work room without air-conditioning. The most common fungi isolated were Penicillium spp., and the least Epicoccum nigrum and Alternaria alternata. The temperature during the studied rooms ranged from 17.9 to 26.5°C and humidity from 29.8% to 47.0%. Conclusions: Mycological polluted of air in the tested rooms were differentiated in terms of CFU in m 3, and the species composition of fungi. The most fungi (CFU in m 3) were isolated from the old lecture hall without air-conditioning where many people usually lives. The most common fungi were Penicillium spp. from which the species most isolated was Penicillium chrysogenum.
|Other language title versions||Analiza mikologiczna powietrza wybranych pomieszczeń użytku publicznego. Doniesienie wstępne|
|Journal series||Mikologia Lekarska, ISSN 1232-986X, (B 5 pkt, Not active)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Air pollution; Buildings for public use; Fungi|
|Publication indicators||= 7; : 2011 = 0.254|
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