Special Issue "Biological Particles in Atmosphere"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
Interests: air pollution; indoor air quality; air sampling; aerobiology; environmental microbiology; bioaerosols; bacteria; fungi
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Interests: ambient and indoor air quality, air pollution caused by PM, VOCs, bioaerosols and CO2, atmospheric chemistry especially S(IV) kinetics as well as the determination of gaseous pollutants by spectrophotometric methods.
The aim of this Special Issue of Atmosphere is to communicate a selection of papers on the nature and effects of biological particles in the atmosphere, their health effects, and on methodologies and techniques associated with their assessment and characterization. Biological particles suspended in the air are called bioaerosols. They are a composition of various particles of biological origin. These may comprise microorganisms, such as the cells of bacteria and yeasts and the spores of actinomycetes and fungi, as well as insects and mites, fragments of organisms and their products. Biological particles possess many special physical, chemical and, of course, biological properties. They have been found to be very important in diverse fields, including air contamination, emission control, health effects, instrumentation, and fundamental transfer processes. Studies of biological particles in the atmosphere would, therefore, involve multidisciplinary approaches. We assume that the scope of this Special Issue will contains all the problems mentioned above, especially the characteristics of various airborne biological particles, their interactions with other air pollutants, mainly with solid particles, their transport in the atmosphere, deposition and resusupension, sampling and identification techniques, as well as their influence on human health. We believe that the timely publication of the results and implication of biological particles studies will stimulate cross-fertilization of knowledge among scientists and engineers in many different fields/branches, and will provide a platform for future exploration.
Assoc. Prof. Józef S. Pastuszka
Dr. Eng. Anna Mainka
Dr. Ewa Brągoszewska
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- Nevalainen, A.; Pastuszka, J.; Liebhaber, F.; Willeke, K. Performance of bioaerosol samplers: Collection characteristics and sampler design consideration. Environ. 1992, 26, 531–540.
- Nevalainen, A.; Willeke, K.; Liebhaber, F.; Pastuszka, J.; Burge, H.; Henningson, E. Bioaerosol sampling. In Aerosol Measurement: Principles, Techniques and Applications; Kulkarni, P., Baron, P.A., Willeke, K.; John Wiley and Sons: New York, NY, USA, 1993; pp. 471–492.
- Pastuszka, J.S. Exposure of the General Population Living in Upper Silesia Industrial Zone to the Particulate, Fibrous and Biological (Bacteria and Fungi) Aerosols; Wroclaw Technical University: Wroclaw, Poland, 2001. (In Polish)
- Lis, D.O.; Ulfig, K.; Wlazło, A.; Pastuszka, J.S. Microbial air quality in offices at municipal landfills. Occup. Environ. Hyg. 2004, 1, 62–68.
- Pastuszka, J.S.; Marchwińska-Wyrwał, E.; Wlazło, A. Bacterial aerosol in the Silesian hospitals: preliminary results. Polish J. Environ. 2005, 14, 883–890.
- Pastuszka, J.S.; Talik ,E.; Hacura, A.; Słoka, J.; Wlazło, A. Chemical characterization of airborne bacteria using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Aerobiologia 2005, 21, 181–192.
- Płoszaj, J.; Talik, E.; Piotrowska-Seget, Z.; Pastuszka, J.S. Physical and chemical studies of bacterial bioaerosols at wastewater treatment plant using scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Solid State Phenom. 2012, 186, 32–36.
- Brągoszewska, E.; Mainka, A.; Pastuszka, J.S. Bacterial aerosols in an urban nursery school in Gliwice, Poland: A case study. Aerobiologia 2016, 32, 469–480.
- Pastuszka, J.S. Biological aerosols. In Fine Particles in the Atmosphere; . Juda-Rezler, K., Toczko, B., Biblioteka Monitoringu Środowiska, Główny Inspektorat Ochrony Środowiska: Warsaw, Poland, 2016; pp. 43-49. (in Polish)
- Pastuszka, J.S. Synergic Influence of Gaseous, Particulate, and Biological Pollutants on Human Health; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, USA, 2016.
- Bioaerosol Sampling