Our Disinfection and Aerobiology lab focuses on the characterization and control of microbiological air pollution and microbially induced corrosion. The lab performs genetic, biochemical and toxicological techniques to assess the efficacy of engineering interventions in sectors of sanitary engineering and industrial hygiene that are relevant to environmental health. There is special focus on aerobiology and fomite science for wide-area surveillance, indoor cleaning technology and the design of disinfection systems in the built environment.
Technology focus: Disinfection of the built environment
Equipment summary: Small, medium and large chambers for aerosol and surface disinfection trials.
Analytical summary: Direct microscopic, biomarker, genomic and culturing analyses.
Open to: University, industry and philanthropic partners
Schematic of full scale bioaerosol chamber outfitted with full environmental controls (RH, Temperature).
Size segregated biological particle control and real time monitoring.
Dr. Marina Nieto Caballero operates full scale bioaerosol chamber.
The Disinfection and Aerobiology lab offers the following services on a fee basis. Each trial represents one condition (humidity & temperature) and includes a minimum of three replicates. The large chamber is 10 cubic meters and the small chamber is 1 cubic meter.
Bacteria, microscopy analysis
Bacteria, genomics analysis
Bacteria, culturing analysis
Virus, genomics analysis
Virus, culturing analysis
Fungi, microscopy analysis
Fungi, genomics analysis
Fungi, culturing analysis
Fungi, allergen analysis
*Use of special media amendments (saliva, mucus, lung lavage) is an additional $3,600 per trial.
Microbial and Allergen Collections
Our lab works with most common microbial and allergen collections (details here):
bacterial nosocomial agents
fungal spores on EPA ERMI list
pollens found in temperate climates
How to Place an Order
To place an order please follow the following steps:
1. Visit the order management system and log in or create a new account to request services/consumables. If you experience registration issues please contact Adrian Gestos for assistance at 720-546-6215.
2. Our team will confirm your order, schedule services, and send an invoice.
3. To make payments by credit card please visit the checkout page and enter the invoice number and credit card payment information.