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Analysis of mould growth contamination in library building

Wahab, S. N. A., Mohammed, N. I., Khamidi, M. F., Noor, Z. M. and Ismail, M. R. (2016) Analysis of mould growth contamination in library building. In: ICCOEE 2016 : International Conference on Civil Offshore and Environmental Engineering, 15 - 17 August 2016, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 245-249.

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The purpose of this paper is to analyse the mould growth and yeast contamination in libraries building. The mould growth causes identified during an investigation and visual inspection of Library PTAR building. The mould contamination level had been measured using 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mould Count Plate. The objective of the measurement is to detect environmental concentration for indoor library environment using swab contact monitoring procedures and air sampling procedures. The result recorded yeasts and moulds colonies on the 3M Petrifilm with variably pigmented colonies with certain characters. The yeasts colonies recorded are small, tan colonies with defined edges and no foci while the mould colonies are with diffuse edges and centre foci. They are large, crowd, sporulate and overlap each other on the plate. The result confirmed high contamination count using swab contact, and low contamination recorded using air sampling procedure.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:University of Reading Malaysia
ID Code:69819

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