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A Review of Self‐Healing Concrete for Damage Management of Structures
The increasing concern for safety and sustainability of structures is calling for the development of smart self‐healing materials and preventive repair methods. The appearance of small cracks (<300
Metabolomic and high-throughput sequencing analysis—modern approach for the assessment of biodeterioration of materials from historic buildings
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The study demonstrated that a combination of electron microscopy imaging with metabolomic and genomic techniques allows to link the phylogenetic information and metabolic profiles of microbial communities and to shed new light on biodeterioration processes.
When Salt Meddles Between Plant, Soil, and Microorganisms
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This review aims to give an overview of the microbial ecology of saline soils, but in particular of what is known about the interaction between plants and their soil microbiome, and the mechanisms linked to higher resistance of some plants to harsh saline soil conditions.
Estimation of fungal contamination and mycotoxin production at workplaces in composting plants, tanneries, archives and libraries
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A high contamination in composting plants and tanneries, while materials in archives and libraries were less contaminated, and 15 species were identified as useful indicators of microbial contamination based on their presence at the workplace, frequency of occurrence and harmfulness to health.
Assessment of microbial contamination within working environments of different types of composting plants
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The objective of the study was to determine the degree of microbiological contamination, type of microflora, bioaerosol particle size distribution, and concentration of endotoxins in dust in different types of composting plants, and to propose the following strains as indicators of harmful biological agent contamination.
Quaternary ammonium biocides as antimicrobial agents protecting historical wood and brick.
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Staphylococcus equorum, Bacillus cereus, Sporosarcina aquimarina and Rhodococcus fascians bacteria, and Cladosporium cladosporioides I and Acremonium strictum moulds showed high sensitivity to quaternary ammonium biocides.
Abiotic Determinants of the Historical Buildings Biodeterioration in the Former Auschwitz II – Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp
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Inside the buildings, molds and bacteria were not found to develop actively, while algae and wood-decaying fungi occurred locally, and the factors conducive to biological corrosion in the studied buildings were excessive dampness of structural partitions close to the ground and a relative air humidity of above 70%, which was connected to ineffective moisture insulation.
Dust at Various Workplaces—Microbiological and Toxicological Threats
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The most cytotoxic to the human lung cell line A-549 was dust from cultivated areas, whereas the cytotoxicity of the tested dust samples depends on the PM concentration, the number of microorganisms, including potentially pathogenic genera, and the exposure time.
The evaluation of microbial contamination in the working environment of tanneries.
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Microbial contamination evaluation in the tanneries showed the increased bacteria and fungi number in the air in relation to the outdoor air, which indicates an occupational inhalation risk to workers.
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