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Particulate matters and bioaerosols during Middle East dust storms events in Ilam, Iran

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(2020) Particulate matters and bioaerosols during Middle East dust storms events in Ilam, Iran. Microchemical Journal. p. 7. ISSN 0026-265X

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Particulate matters can be transferred distances from their sources. Due to different chemical and microbial characteristics, they can potentially impact on public health and ecosystems. Therefore, in this study we aimed to study the concentrations of particulate matters (PM2.5 and PM10) and types of bacteria in the ambient air of Ham city during dusty (PM10 >= 150 mu g/m(3)) and non-dusty days from February 2012 to February 2013. Totally, there existed more dust storm events during warm and dry months. The Mann-Whitney test confirmed a significant relationship between dusty and non-dusty days (P < 0.05). Totally, by increasing the PM concentrations, the number of bacterial colonies increased. Kruskal-Wallis test showed that there was a significant relationship between the number of bacterial colonies and season. The mostly observed bacterial colonies were Staphylococcus, Cryptococcus, Corynebacterium, Bacillus, Actinosynnema, Nocardioides, Arthrobacter, Flavimonas, Paenibacillus, Pseudomonas, Microbacterium, Planococcus, Streptomyces, Kurthia, Neisseria Agrococcus, Curtobacterium, Duganella, Ancylobacter, Paracoccus, Propionibactertum, Pseudomonas, Rhizobium and Enterococci. The predominant direction of dust plumes in Ilam city was from the west of Ilam from neighboring countries. The higher number of microbial colonies during dusty days in this city obviously showed the important role of these events on microbial characteristics.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Air pollution Dusty and non-dusty days Bioaerosols Ilam ambient fungal spores asian dust size distribution desert dust haze days air transport bacteria pm2.5 pm10 Chemistry
Page Range: p. 7
Journal or Publication Title: Microchemical Journal
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 152
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ISSN: 0026-265X
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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