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Aerosolization Methods and UV Inactivation of Bacterial Cells in Air

Abstract Since its first report in 1976, many outbreaks linked to Legionella have been reported in the world. These outbreaks are a public health concern because of legionellosis, which is found in two forms, Pontiac fever and Legionnaires disease. Legionnaires disease is a type of pneumonia responsible for the majority of the illness in the reported outbreaks of legionellosis. This study consists of an extensive literature review and experimental work on the aerosolization and UV inactivation of E.coli and Legionella under laboratory conditions. The literature review summarizes Legionella general information, occurrence, environmental conditions for its survival, transmission to human, collection and detection methodologies and Legionella disinfect... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Yao, Wei (Author) / Abbaszadegan, Morteza (Advisor) / Fox, Peter (Committee member) / Alum, Absar (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Aerosolization / Air / Method / UV
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 50 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil and Environmental Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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