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Air filtration of microbial particles

Herbert M. Decker

Air filtration of microbial particles

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Air -- Microbiology.,
  • Air filters.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 42-43.

    Statement[by] Herbert M. Decker [and others] A joint publication of the Dept. of the Army, U.S. Army Chemical Corps, Fort Detrick, Frederick, Md. and the U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
    SeriesPublic Health Service publication, no. 953
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTH7683.A3 D4
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 43 p.
    Number of Pages43
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5871512M
    LC Control Number62064662
    OCLC/WorldCa4795039

      Unlike standard filters that utilize a thin black polypropylene filter, similar to a hair dryer filter, the RV Air filter features 40 layers of unwoven polyester, each sprayed with an anti-microbial tackifier to capture microscopic particles as small as microns to Price: $


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