Mould prevention strategies for library buildings in tropical climate / Suriani Ngah Abdul Wahab and Md Yusof Hamid

Suriani, Ngah Abdul Wahab and Md Yusof, Hamid (2018) Mould prevention strategies for library buildings in tropical climate / Suriani Ngah Abdul Wahab and Md Yusof Hamid. Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment (MySE), 4 (1). pp. 183-196. ISSN 0128-326X

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Abstract

This paper presents mould prevention strategies that should be applied in the library buildings. Library constructed in tropical climatic conditions must be moisture controlled from fungi or mould growth on any potential material. In order to identify the magnitude and the causes for mould growth, comprehensive research was carried out within three libraries in Malaysia universities. Aspergillus, Penicillium, Stachybotrys's and fungal had been identified as a common mould growth found. Thus, the growth of mould on the building elements such as walls and floors carpets, books, air conditioning parts of the surrounding library areas will be inevitable unless prevention strategies applied. Four strategies have been identified as possible mould prevention strategies in the library building

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Suriani, Ngah Abdul Wahabsuria275@perak.uitm.edu.my
Md Yusof, HamidUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > Environmental engineering of buildings. Sanitary engineering of buildings
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) > Library buildings. Library architecture
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment (MySE)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment
ISSN: 0128-326X
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 183-196
Official URL: http://www.myse.my/
Item ID: 29574
Uncontrolled Keywords: indoor environment; moisture; mould growth; library
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29574

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