Indoor Air Quality Research in Laboratory Environment

Vuokko Lappalainen, Elina Sohlberg, Helena Järnström, Jarmo Laamanen, Hannu Viitanen, Pertti Pasanen

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    In the control of clean processes or environments, the real-time detection for biological airborne contaminants is invaluable. Rapid microbiological methods (RMMs) are commonly used in cleanroom environments, but now this method is applied also for indoor air quality measurements in laboratory simulation studies. In the Microdiverbuild project at VTT and UEF, the release and drift of biological, gaseous or other airborne contaminants from hidden mould growth inside the wall structure were studied. RMM was used in real-time measurements of biological and non-biological particles in the Indoor Air Quality simulator (IAQ simulator). The real-time measurement enabled us to follow changes in emissions during dehydration of contaminated material.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication45th R3Nordic Symposium
    Subtitle of host publicationCleanroom Technology, Contamination Control and Cleaning
    EditorsGun Wirtanen, Satu Salo
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8253-2
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8142-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event45th R3Nordic Symposium: Cleanroom Technology, Contamination Control and Cleaning - Naantali, Finland
    Duration: 19 May 201420 May 2014

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Technology


    Conference45th R3Nordic Symposium


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