Accession Number:

ADA155883

Title:

Literature Search for New Physical Methods of Biological Aerosol Detection

Descriptive Note:

Contractor rept. Aug 82-Sep 84,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS AND APPLIED SCIENCES CORP HYATTSVILLE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

217.0

Abstract:

Microbiological entities in the atmosphere can be viewed as particles and studied for their particle properties, as packages of chemicals such as proteins, glucosides, DNA or RNA carriers, as potentially fluorescent or stainable entities or are as viable cells capable of reaction with an environment to produce detectable products. This report presents a discussion of each of the techniques found suitable to deal with some aspect of detection. In addition, a brief presentation is made of experimental probes of two unique approaches made within the time frame of the project. The final section presents the bibliography developed in the study. The reference material presented are those actually looked at and almost all were photocopied for convenient review. In each category they are arranged chronologically, the most recent first. Originator supplied keywords include Microbiological detection Microwaves Spectroscopy Infrared Phosphorescence Raman Photoacoustics Diffuse reflectance.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE