Microbial contamination level of air in animal waste utilization plants

Anna Chmielowiec-Korzeniowska 1, Leszek Tymczyna 1, Agata Drabik 1, Łukasz Krzosek 1
1 - Department of Animal Hygiene and Environment, University of Agriculture in Lublin, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med
2016; 23 (1):
ICID: 1196852
Article type: Original article
Objective. The aim of this research was evaluation of microbial contamination of air within and in the vicinity of animal waste disposal plants.
Materials and method. Air samples were analyzed to determine total bacterial and fungal counts as well as microbial species composition. Measurements of climate conditions (temperature, humidity, air motion) and total dust concentration were also performed.
Results. Total numbers of bacteria and fungi surpassed the threshold limit values for production halls. The most abundant bacteria detected were those consisting of physiological microflora of animal dermis and mucosa. Fungal species composition proved to be most differentiated in the air beyond the plant area. Aspergillus versicolor, a pathogenic and allergenic filamentous fungus, was isolated only inside the rendering plant processing hall.
Conclusions. The measurement results showed a low sanitary-hygienic state of air in the plant processing halls and substantial air pollution in its immediate vicinity.
DOI: 10.5604/12321966.1196852
PMID 27007517 - click here to show this article in PubMed

Recommend this article to:


Related articles in IndexCopernicus™
     bioaerosol [23 related records]
     microbial contamination [21 related records]
     animal waste utilization plants [0 related records]


Related articles

M Gołofit-Szymczak, R Górny,
Aerozole bakteryjne i grzybowe w środowisku pracy...
Wstęp: Prace porządkowe są prowadzone w niemal wszystkich gałęziach gospodarki. Pracownicy firm sprzątających są narażeni na działanie różnego rodzaju szkodliwych czynników biologicznych, charakterystycznych nie tylko dla czynności, jak...
A Eslami, F Karimi,
A Survey of the quantity and type of biological ae...
INTRODUCTION: Bioaerosols are agents that can cause infection, allergy or induce other toxic effects in the human body. If the person exposed to such particles is not capable of their destruction or elimination from the body, the established chemica...
R Górny, A Harkawy,
Exposure to culturable and total microbiota in cul...
Objectives: To date, the scientific source materials usually focus on microbial contamination of the museum or library collections themselves, while the exposure of persons who professionally deal with this type of objects in cultural heritage conser...