Reference : Microbial volatile organic compounds as indicators of fungi. Can an electronic nose dete...
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Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/14200
Microbial volatile organic compounds as indicators of fungi. Can an electronic nose detect fungi in indoor environments?
English
Kuske, Martyna [> > > >]
Romain, Anne-Claude mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Surveillance de l'environnement > > >]
Nicolas, Jacques mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Surveillance de l'environnement >]
2005
Building and Environment
Elsevier
40
6
824-831
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0360-1323
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
[en] Indoor environment ; fungi ; detection ; MVOC ; Electronic nose ; Sample pretreatment
[en] The paper presents a review of several studies on the detection of microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs) considered as indicators of fungal contamination. As fungi produce specific profiles, or fingerprints of volatile compounds, the electronic nose technology is a very promising opportunity for rapid and non costly detection of fungi in buildings. E-noses are able to distinguish between mouldy and non-mouldy samples, and also to recognise certain species of fungi. However, two limiting factors may appear decisive for employment of electronic noses in indoor fungi detection: low concentrations of MVOCs and presence of interfering substances in indoor environments.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/14200
10.1016/j.buildenv.2004.08.012
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V23-4DGMP05-1/2/3e9f4af04eb4f6063a7b5e426f7d77fd

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