Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Portable and autonomous device for airborne particles collection
Year:2017

Research Areas
  • Molecular biology,
  • Microbiology,
  • Palaeobotany,
  • Biodiversity characterisation,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Quality of the environment,
  • Atmospheric pollution

Information
Abstract
In addition to gases and inorganic particles, the air carries many biological particles such as pollen, fungi, bacteria and viruses. Some can trigger allergy symptoms in the population and be also the cause of airborne disease transmission like the flu, pneumonia and legionellosis. Crops and farm productivity are also affected by these airborne organisms, causing an important economic impact. The monitoring and detection of all this biological diversity in the air outdoor is a difficult task because of their particular characteristics regarding size, relative abundance, residence time in the atmosphere? Hence, the different biological particles are usually studied independently. To solve these troubles, we have developed an equipment attachable to any kind of vehicle to collect all the biological particles present in the air (sorting by size if desired), and keeping the sample intact for further biochemical detection (e.g. DNA sequencing) or identification by microscopy.
International
No
Congress
Industriales Research Meeting 17 Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales (ETSII-UPM)
970
Place
Madrid
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-16397-58-7
Start Date
04/04/2017
End Date
05/04/2017
From page
170
To page
170
Industriales Research Meeting IRM 17
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Bioingeniería y Materiales (BIO-MAT)
  • Departamento: Física Aplicada e Ingeniería de Materiales