Accession Number:

AD0619406

Title:

EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF POLYDISPERSIVE BACTERIAL AEROSOLS. REPORT 1. THE THEORY OF THE METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE SURVIVAL OF MICROORGANISMS IN A POLYDISPERSIVE BACTERIAL AEROSOL

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Conclusions A formula has been proposed for calculating the survival of microbes in a polydisperse bacterial aerosol, making it possible to exclude the influence of the physical process in the aerosol on the survival index. It has been established that the appearance of a considerable number of nonmicrobial particles in the aerosol can lead to the obtaining of a mistaken result. It is shown theoretically that the upper limit of applicability of the method is an excessive number of microbes in the particle, making a quantitative calculation of them inaccessible, and the lower limit -- the critical radius of the system, depending on the concentration of the initial suspension, or the critical concentration of the initial suspension -- 1.92 . 10 to the 9th power cellscc.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE