Goal: Enable students to collect bulk and dust samples for mold. It is also our goal for students to understand the situations that are best suited for the collection of bulk, dust, mVOC, and mycotoxin samples.
Lesson 1: Bulk Sampling
Objective – Collect bulk samples and understand the situations for which they are best suited.
Lesson 2: Dust Sampling
Objective – Collect dust samples and understand the different types of laboratory analysis available. Also, be able to collect ERMI samples and know how to interpret the results based on a national study.
Lesson 3: MVOC and Mycotoxin
Objective – Identify the scenarios where mVOCs and mycotoxins should be sampled, and describe the laboratory analysis.
Goal: Understand how to establish a sampling plan for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which may involve the use of direct-read instruments and/or laboratory-based methods.
Lesson 1: Direct-Read
Objective – Determine when photoionization detectors (PIDs), flame ionization detectors (FIDs), and/or direct-read tubes should be used to measure VOCs.
Lesson 2: Laboratory-Read
Objective – Determine when active sorption, passive diffusion, and/or whole air canisters should be used to collect VOC samples for laboratory analysis. You’ll also be able to describe analysis by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry.
Lesson 3: Sampling Plan and Interpretation
Objective – Establish a sampling plan for VOCs and interpret the results.