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Building Mycology: Management of Decay and Health in Buildings

Edited By: Jagjit Singh

326 pages, B/w photos, illus, tabs

Chapman & Hall (E & FN Spon)

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #32857 | ISBN: 0419190201
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NHBS Price: £175.00 $224/€209 approx

About this book

For the first time the diverse subject area of building mycology is dealt with in one volume. Building Mycology comprehensively covers the issues of the effects of fungi and the damage they can cause to building structures, contents, decorations and foodstuff. Environmental health is a big issue, as is the importance of understanding building environments and their interactions with materials, structures and occupants. The chapters, contributed by a team of expert international authors, also offer an understanding of the basic problems and the control strategies available. Each of the latter environmental, biological and chemical are described, giving useful reference on such matters as non-destructive inspection techniques and the monitoring of the building environment. Building Mycology draws together the latest research in fungal decay in buildings, providing an authoritative point of reference on the subject.


Preface. the built environment and the development of fungi J Singh. Introduction, ecology, taxonomy and economic importance of fungi in buildings J Singh. Nature and extent of fungal decay in buildings J Singh. The physiology and morphology of fungal decay in buildings S Watkinson.Aerobiology and indoor environment; principles and methodology J Lacey. Fungal disfigurement of interior finishes O Adan and R A Samson. Inspection, monitoring and environmental control of timber decay IH Lloyd and J Singh. Detection and biocontrol of wood decay organisms J W Palfreyman and A Bruce. Remedial chemical control of fungal decay in buildings E A Hilditch. Biodeterioration of wall paintings - the Indian experience K L Garg and S Dhawan. Indoor mycology, the North American experience P Comtois and B E Garcia. Fungal problems in buildings, the Danish experience A P Koch. The effect of filamentos fungi on stone monuments - the Spanish experience G Gomez.

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