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INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY FOR IDENTIFICATION HYDRO AND THERMO ISOLATING DEFECTS OF BUILDINGS IN RELATION TO MOLDS



Author(s): Pavel Buchta and Ilona Kukletová
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the Final Conference of RILEM 253-MCI Microorganisms-Cementitious Materials Interactions Volume II
Editor(s): Alexandra Bertron and Henk Jonkers
ISBN: 978-2-35158-207-7 (Set)
ISBN: 978-2-35158-210-7 (Volume 2)
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-206-0
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 579
Total Pages: 308
Language : English


Abstract: The paper describes general aspects of biofilm emergence and focuses on building structural elements and the possibility of using a thermographic camera to identify thermal bridges, where biofilms find favourable conditions. Thermal bridges, where aerial humidity condensates, are often colonized by biofilms and subsequently molds in both outdoor and indoor environments. Molds release harmful spores in the air, which act as allergens and may trigger allergic and asthmatic issues, especially in children and older people. Sensitive people can experience headache, nausea and severe asthma attacks. People with weakened immune system are threatened by serious fungal diseases such as lung mycosis, cutaneous fungi and gynaecological diseases. Fungal toxins include carcinomas and are also responsible for severe liver damage, sometimes even fatal. Alternaria sp. and Cladosporium sp. are major allergens especially for preschool children. Genera Aspergillus and Penicillium produce a wide range of active substances and toxins that can affect humans.


Online publication : 2018
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00


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