Articles | Volume 16, issue 22
Research article
14 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 14 Nov 2023

Airborne bacteria viability and air quality: a protocol to quantitatively investigate the possible correlation by an atmospheric simulation chamber

Virginia Vernocchi, Elena Abd El, Marco Brunoldi, Silvia Giulia Danelli, Elena Gatta, Tommaso Isolabella, Federico Mazzei, Franco Parodi, Paolo Prati, and Dario Massabò


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1580', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Aug 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Federico Mazzei, 13 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1580', Pierre Amato, 24 Aug 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Federico Mazzei, 13 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Federico Mazzei on behalf of the Authors (14 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (28 Sep 2023) by Daniela Famulari
AR by Federico Mazzei on behalf of the Authors (02 Oct 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Bioaerosol are airborne particles or droplets that contain living organisms or biological materials, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, pollen, or other organic matter. The study of the relationship between bioaerosol viability and air quality or meteorological conditions is an open field, and running experiments of the bioareosol viability in an atmospheric simulation chamber gives the possibility to set up well-defined conditions to evaluate the interaction between bioaerosol and pollutants.