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Inhalable and respirable dust concentration of soiled stone, metal and ceramic artefact inside National Museum Malaysia

Mohd Din, Shamzani Affendy and Mat Husin, Nur Baiti and Othman, Rashidi (2018) Inhalable and respirable dust concentration of soiled stone, metal and ceramic artefact inside National Museum Malaysia. Planning Malaysia, 16 (2). pp. 293-303. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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Abstract

The airborne particulate matter is a key indicator of air pollution brought into the air by a variety of natural and human activities. As it can travel in distances and suspended in the atmosphere, it affects human health and museum artifact. The primary idea of this paper is to discuss the mass concentration of airborne particulates matter in terms of inhalable and respirable dust from the stone, metal and ceramic display showcase. The fluctuation of temperature and relative humidity, the museum cleaning activity, the usage of the HVAC system and construction activity affect the soiling defect of stone, metal and ceramic artifact. The approach selected to collect primary data for this research is by conducting a case study at the National Museum of Malaysia. Personal air sampling was conducted using Casella 7-Holes and Cyclone sampler head. Results revealed high abundances of inhalable dust at the stone and ceramic artifact both in Galley A and B. This study is beneficial towards the Jabatan Muzium Malaysia (JMM), Department of Environment (DOE), Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) by emphasizing that reducing air pollution will reduce soiling defect of the museum artifact. Thus, it can reduce government expenses to the museum management towards cleaning procedure for the damaged artifact.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3842/67641
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airborne particulates matter; Soiling defects; Inhalable dust; Respirable dust, artefact
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.35 Environmental aspect of architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2400 Museums. Exhibitions
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD878 Special types of pollution
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2018 12:53
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2018 12:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67641

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