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Main Title Comparison of Methods for Sampling Bacteria at Solid Waste Processing Facilities.
Author Gorman, P. G. ; Fiscus, D. E. ; Schrag, M. P. ; Shannon, L. J. ;
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Div.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-68-02-1871; MRI-4033-L; EPA/600/2-79/090;
Stock Number PB80-118516
Additional Subjects Bacteria ; Viruses ; Microorganisms ; Sampling ; Emission ; Industrial plants ; Refuse ; Air pollution ; Trace elements ; Performance evaluation ; Solid waste disposal ; Waste processing plants ; Air pollution control ; Particulates ; Refuse derived fuels
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-118516 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 28p
The report is an assessment of the field sampling methodologies used to measure concentrations of airborne bacteria and viruses in and around waste handling and processing facilities. The sampling methods are discussed as well as the problems encountered and subsequent changes made to improve the methods. Comparisons are also made to preliminary recommendations from ASTM subcommittee E-38.07 on Health and Safety Aspects of Resource Recovery plants. The results showed air filte methods such as a Hi-Vol sampler are not generally recommended because of dessication effects of the air stream passing over the filter. AGI-30 impingers and Andersen agar plate impactors are preferred methods. The complete tests are fully reported in the final report, Assessment of Bacteria and Virus Emissions at a Refuse Derived Fuel Plant and Other Waste Handling Facilities, EPA 600/2-78-152, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, August 1978.