Comparison of three air sampling methods in food packaging materials production

Hanna Miettinen, Satu Salo, Laura Raaska, Gun Wirtanen

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Three air sampling methods: sedimentation, impacting and filtration were compared in a food packaging materials producing factory. Sampling was performed four times during a year in three sampling places. The study showed that the results with all three methods used had similar trend. In general settle plates caught less microbes than other methods. The results for impacting and filtration methods were in many cases similar to each other. These methods were more sensitive than the method based on settle plates. A bigger sampling volume also used in filtration method did not increase the yield.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th R3-Nordic Contamination Control Symposium
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6285-2
ISBN (Print)951-38-6284-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event34th R3-Nordic Contamination Control Symposium - Turku, Finland
Duration: 2 Jun 20034 Jun 2003

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium


Conference34th R3-Nordic Contamination Control Symposium

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