Atmospheric Microbial Aerosols

Theory and Applications

  • Bruce Lighthart
  • Alan Jeff Mohr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-x
  2. Bruce Lighthart, Alan Jeff Mohr
    Pages 1-4
  3. Bruce Lighthart
    Pages 5-27
  4. Bruce Lighthart, Linda D. Stetzenbach
    Pages 68-98
  5. H. Hollis Wickman
    Pages 99-165
  6. Eitan Israeli, Janina Gitelman, Bruce Lighthart
    Pages 166-191
  7. Balkumar Marthi
    Pages 192-225
  8. Paul A. Jensen, B. Lighthart, A. J. Mohr, Brenda T. Shaffer
    Pages 226-284
  9. Bruce Lighthart
    Pages 285-303
  10. Harry Salem, Donald E. Gardner
    Pages 304-330
  11. Philip Sayre, John Burckle, Gregory Macek, Gerald LaVeck
    Pages 331-364
  12. Barbara Johnson, I. Gary Resnick
    Pages 365-384
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 385-397

About this book


A bioaerosol is a colloidal suspension of liquid droplets or solid particles in air whose components contain or have attached to them one or more microorganisms. Bioaerosols are an exciting and vital object of study because the attached microbes play a critical role in human, animal and environmental health. In an era of genetically engineered microorganisms and the application of biopesticides, bioaerosols are increasingly an environmental problem, both indoors and outdoors, and can affect entire ecosystems. Atmospheric Microbial Aerosols examines naturally occuring bioaerosols, as well as bioaerosols generated by human activity. Included in this volume is a complete array of topics concerned with outdoor microbial bioaerosols ranging from the physical and chemical to the meteorological and microbial. It will be of great interest as a starting point for researchers interested in outdoor microbial bioaerosols as well as for those interested in atmospheric dispersion models, new equipment, and government regulations.


ecosystem environment environmental health health microorganism

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce Lighthart
    • 1
  • Alan Jeff Mohr
    • 2
  1. 1.U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.U.S. ArmyDugway Proving GroundDugwayUSA

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