Natural sources and experimental generation of bioaerosols: Challenges and perspectives

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Experimental aerosol generation methods aim to represent natural processes; however, the complexity is not always captured and unforeseen variability may be introduced into the data. The current practices for natural and experimental aerosol generation techniques are reviewed here. Recommendations for best practice are presented, and include characterization of starting material and spray fluid, rational selection of appropriate aerosol generators, and physical and biological characterization of the output aerosol. Reporting of bioaerosol research should capture sufficient detail to aid data interpretation, reduce variation, and facilitate comparison between research laboratories. Finally, future directions and challenges in bioaerosol generation are discussed.


External organisations
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
  • Laval University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Bioinformatics (Computational Biology)
Original languageEnglish
JournalAerosol Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov
Publication categoryResearch