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Bioaerosol Sampling

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IV. SAMPLING METHODS: FILTRATION

Filters can also be used to sample bioaerosols. Filters use inertia and diffusion to collect particles. Although they have high physical collection efficiency for a wide range of particle sizes, including viruses, extracting the bioaerosols for culturing can be challenging. In other words, filters have high physical collection efficiency but low biological collection efficiency.