Volume 45 - Issue 1 - 43 - 53

Indoor Air Quality of the Library at İstanbul University, Turkey

İstanbul Üniversitesi (Türkiye) Kütüphanesinin İç Ortam Hava Kalitesi

This study aimed to determine the concentration and composition of opportunistic airborne microfungal pathogens in different parts of the library of İstanbul University, Turkey. Dichloran glycerol 18 agar and malt extract agar were used for isolation and a total of 1830 and 1290 microfungal colonies were collected during the whole study period, respectively. Contamination levels in sampling areas were classified according to the Commission of European Communities report’s classifications and a high contamination level was determined in Archive 1, while an intermediate contamination level was determined in other sampling areas. The most common airborne microfungi were identified as Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus amstelodami, Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus fumigatus. 

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