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Main Title Microbiological studies of compost plant dust /
Author Armstrong, David H. ; Peterson., Mirdza L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Peterson, Mirdza L.
CORP Author National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Monitoring, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA-R2-72-131; EPA-R72-131
Stock Number PB-222 160
Additional Subjects Composts ; Aerobiology ; Air pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Sludge disposal ; Aerobiology ; Dust ; Bacteria ; Volumetric analysis ; Staphylococcus ; Fungi ; Staphylococcus aureus ; NERC
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-222 160 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 13 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
To help evaluate the effects of solid wastes handling and processing on the microbial quality of the environment, a quantitative study was made of the microbial flora of the dust in and around a municipal solid waste-sewage sludge composting plant. Air samples were taken with an Andersen volumetric sampler used in conjuction with trypticase soy agar that contained 5% sheep blood and with eosin methylene blue agar. The highest total microbial counts of 63 and 55 per 0.25 cu ft of air were obtained in the leveling and metering gate area of the receiving building and in the rejects hopper area of the processing building. Staphylococcus aureaus, gram-negative bacilli, gram-positive bacilli, and fungi were present in all areas sampled. No coliform organisms were among gram-negative bacilli. (Modified author abstract)
Includes bibliographical references (page 13). Microfiche.