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The Generation of Aerosols by Accidents Which May Occur during Plant-Scale Production of Micro-Organisms
J. Ashcroft and N. P. Pomeroy
The Journal of Hygiene
Vol. 91, No. 1 (Aug., 1983), pp. 81-91
Published by: Cambridge University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3862942
Page Count: 11
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Experiments have been performed to simulate accidents which may occur during large-scale production of micro-organisms. Four types of accident, which were considered to be the most likely to result in the greatest hazard to health, were simulated using a bacterial model. The accidents were all concerned with faults occurring in the operation of the microbial fermenter. Gross contamination of surfaces occurred in all experiments, but only three types of accident produced a measurable aerosol.
The Journal of Hygiene © 1983 Cambridge University Press