Nasar, Z.A.; Tyrrel, S.

Real-time bioaerosol emission data from a range of environmental sources, UK, 2016-2018

The data offers insights to utility of single particle ultraviolet light- induced fluorescence (UV-LIF) measurements in providing quantification and spatio-temporal characterisation of bioaerosols alongside the size distribution and characteristics of biological materials in airborne particles based on intrinsic bio fluorophores signatures. A novel ultraviolet light-induced fluorescence (UV-LIF) based bioaerosol sensor unit (Spectral Intensity Bioaerosol Sensor (SIBS)) was evaluated. The SIBS measures size, number, shape, and resolved fluorescence emission across 16 wavelength bands from 298 - 735 nm for two excitation wavelengths (285 nm and 370 nm) for single particles in real-time. Measurements entailed the chamber-based studies and real world environments (composting, dairy farms, chicken farms, sewage treatment plants, urban background, agricultural). This data stems as a part of a project (Detection and characterisation of inflammatory agents associated with bioaerosol emitted from biowaste and intensive agriculture) funded by the Natural Environment Research Council [NE/M01163/1]. The award was made under the auspices of the Environmental Microbiology and Human Health programme. The principal purpose was to assess the capabilities of the SIBS to enhance understanding of the bioaerosols emission and dispersion from industrial processes.

Publication date: 2022-02-03

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Nasar, Z.A.; Tyrrel, S. (2022). Real-time bioaerosol emission data from a range of environmental sources, UK, 2016-2018. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/98970053-b34c-44da-97bd-fbfc38fa8b7a

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2016-01-01    to    2018-12-31

Provenance & quality

Data were generated through chamber based and real world measurements across different environments (composting, dairy farms, chicken farms, sewage treatment plants, urban background, agricultural).

Correspondence/contact details

Nasar, Z.A.
Cranfield University
 z.a.nasar@cranfield.ac.uk

Authors

Nasar, Z.A.
Cranfield University
Tyrrel, S.
Cranfield University

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
Cranfield University
 z.a.nasar@cranfield.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere
Keywords
Bioaerosol,  Emissions characterisation,  Real-time monitoring,  Ultraviolet light- induced fluorescence
INSPIRE Theme
Atmospheric Conditions
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/M011631/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:21