Detection of Containment Breach in Bioprocess Plant using Aeorobiological Monitors
This paper describes the progress made on the UK part of this joint project on the assessment of risks in biotechnological processing (BAP 110 UK). One objective of the work is to assess and compare the suitability of air sampling monitors for detecting breaches of containment during bio-processing. Three viable samplers and two clean room monitors were used to sample an aerosol of a spore suspension generated in a containment cabinet. Differences in collection efficiency are explained in terms of droplet size effects. Future and related work is briefly discussed.
Keywordsaerobiological monitoring aerosols bioprocess plant safety containment droplet size measurement
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