Bioaerosols associated with industrial green waste composting facilities and optimal microbiological indicators

Fewkes, Carol Reid (2015) Bioaerosols associated with industrial green waste composting facilities and optimal microbiological indicators. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This project developed and assessed a standard operating procedure for monitoring microbiological aerosol levels and dispersal from Australian industrial composting facilities. Development occurred via seasonal monitoring of such operations with evaluation of optimal microbial indicator organisms, sampling and analysis logistics. The resultant procedure allows practical end-user assessment of compost-associated bioaerosol levels, and potential health risks to proximal residential populations encroaching on such composting facilities and on-site industrial operations personnel.

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ID Code: 83087
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Smith, James & Harden, Fiona
Keywords: Aspergillus fumigatus, aflatoxin, buffer zone, bioaerosols, compost, indicator, Thermoactinomycetes, total bacteria, total coliforms, total fungi
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 29 May 2015 07:06
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:13

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