Tracking airborne Legionella and Legionella pneumophila at a biological treatment plant.

@article{Blatny2008TrackingAL,
  title={Tracking airborne Legionella and Legionella pneumophila at a biological treatment plant.},
  author={Janet Martha Blatny and Bj\orn Anders Pettersson Reif and Gunnar Skogan and Oyvind Andreassen and Ernst Arne H\oiby and Eirik Ask and Viggo Waagen and Dag Aanonsen and Ingeborg Sundsvalen Aaberge and Dominique A Caugant},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 19},
  pages={7360-7}
}
Biological treatment plants are frequently used to degrade organic substances in wastewater from wood refinement processes. Aeration ponds in such plants provide an optimal growth environment for many microorganisms, including Legionella species. To investigate whether legionellae could be dispersed as aerosols from the ponds and transported by the wind, the wetted-wall cyclone SASS 2000(PLUS) and the impactors MAS-100 and STA-204 were used to collect air samples directly above, upwind, and… CONTINUE READING