Retrospective Study on Indoor Bioaerosol - Prospective Improvements to Architectural Criteria in Building Design

Harida Samudro, Ganjar Samudro, Sarwoko Mangkoedihardjo*

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Introduction: Indoor bioaerosol is one of the factors of sick building syndrome that needs to be controlled for the health of building occupants. Control of bioaerosols is a daily obligation for occupants, but can be alleviated through a building design approach, so that the potential negative effects of bioaerosols are minimized. This study aims to fill the criteria for controlling bioaerosols at the building design stage, in addition to the operational use of the building. Methods: This literature study on indoor bioaerosols uses the Mendeley Reference Manager platform with the search phrase indoor bioaerosols. The selection of literature based on open access journals, in English, excluded the indoor production process. Results: In the perspective of the building infrastructure design, the ventilation system is an opening facility between indoor and outdoor, as a mechanism for air flow and quality balance between the two spaces. The implementation can be in the form of fixed openings in walls, openings that can be opened and closed manually or mechanically, including windows and doors. Effective reduction of bioaerosol concentration needs to sit up the type of ventilation that is adapted to the function of indoor use and occupancy load. The ventilation method is supported by a chemical method, which is appropriate for control in food service rooms and sanitation services. Conclusion: The bioaerosol control strategy can start from the design of the building by the designer and continue to the implementation and maintenance of the building by the occupants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-41
Number of pages19
JournalIsraa University Journal of Applied Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022


  • Bioaerosol
  • Building Design
  • Control Methods
  • Indoor


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