Investigation of electrobiological properties of airborne microorganisms

Klaus Willeke, Gediminas Mainelis, Paul A. Baron, Sergey A. Grinshpun, Tiina Reponen, Saulius Trakumas, Mikhaylo Trunov

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A more gentle bioaerosol removal method was studied by electrostatically charging the microorganisms and then removing them in an electric field. In tests with a modified electrostatic aerosol sampler, more than 80% of the microorganisms entering were removed from the airstream. More than 90% of Bacillus subtilis var niger spores collected on the filter material inside were able to form colonies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S807-S808
JournalJournal of Aerosol Science
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 European Aerosol Conference - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Sep 6 1999Sep 10 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Pollution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Atmospheric Science

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Willeke, K., Mainelis, G., Baron, P. A., Grinshpun, S. A., Reponen, T., Trakumas, S., & Trunov, M. (1999). Investigation of electrobiological properties of airborne microorganisms. Journal of Aerosol Science, 30(Suppl. 1), S807-S808.