On site Mould Testing:
Using the latest technology the MYCOMETER
The Mycometer-surface product quantifies fungal biomass on surfaces. It is used for numerous purposes e.g.: quantifying mould on indoor surfaces, testing biostatic efficacy of surface coatings and can also be used to measure fungal growth inside porous materials or on the surface of particles.
The methodology has been developed in collaboration with mould remediation consultants and contractors and the Danish Building Research Institute, and has been proving its value for more than a decade. Results categories have been established empirically, and provide criteria for clean, dirty and contaminated. Clean is the defined as the background level meaning the level found on visual clean surfaces in well maintained building with no mould and moist problems. Contaminated is defined as samples containing mould in higher concentration than what can be found on dusty and dirty surfaces in well maintained building with no mould or moisture problems. The interpretation criteria are in accordance with the most influential international guidelines such as those from WHO, New York City Department of Health and US-EPA. All mould growth, independent of species can affect health and should be removed.
Protocols have been developed for measurement of mould contamination inside porous materials. Insulation materials, materials containing cement (e.g. concrete, plaster, mortar) and other porous materials found in buildings can contain mould growth deep inside.
FUNGI IN AIR – MYCOMETER-AIR
- Same Day Onsite results!
- Verified Technology (USEPA 2011)
- High data reproducibility
Mycometer-air is the state of the art test method for onsite quantification of fungal particles in air in less than an hour. The methodology measures the level of fungal particles in terms of viable and most nonviable spores and hyphal fragments. Further, two independent peer reviewed publications have shown that it also measures microparticles from the fungi. The Mycometer-air methodology quantifies fungal particles in the air by measuring the level of the enzyme, β-N-acetylhexosaminidase (NAHA), from airborne fungal particles captured on a 0,8 µm pore size filter.
The technology is verified by US-EPS (Environmental Protection Agency) and was shown to have a high reproducibility.