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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