Accession Number : AD0837860

Title :   THE GERM CONTENT OF THE AIR AND ITS MEASUREMENT,

Corporate Author : ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s) : Grundmann, W.

Report Date : 01 JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The described germ counter makes it possible for the first time to determine the contamination of the air exactly and to keep it under constant surveillance. In particular, a possibility has been given to correlate a defined germ count with the concept of epidemiological crises as applied to the degree of resistance possessed by the effected living beings and the effectiveness of anti-epidemic measures. The germ counter may furnish valuable service not only with respect to hygienic and climatic studies in enclosed spaces but also in the open atmosphere, e.g. in the study of the filtering effect of wind breaks against plant parasites and for the determination of the dependence of bacterial dissemination on aerial and horizontal air movement. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR POLLUTION, MEASUREMENT), BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, AEROSOLS, DUST, GRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS, ATMOSPHERES, FLUID FILTERS, MICROORGANISMS, DISTRIBUTION, WIND, WEST GERMANY, COUNTING METHODS.

Subject Categories : Microbiology
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE