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Published: 29 March 2022
Annals of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Volume 6, pp 003-007; https://doi.org/10.29328/journal.acee.1001033
The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness of mold sanitation in homes that suffered hurricane-related water damage. After a home is flooded, sanitation of the structure for mold is necessary before the interior of the home can be rebuilt. In this study, homes (n = 6) in Houston, Texas that had been flooded by Hurricane Harvey were sanitized by volunteers. At either 6, 8, 15, 25, 34, or 56 days after the sanitation was completed, a Button™ sampler was used to collect a 48-hour air sample, so that the mold cells in the air could be quantified. Each air sample was then analyzed by quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays for the 36 molds in the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) panel of indicator molds. Quantifying the 36-ERMI molds in air samples results in “ERMI-like” values. The ERMI-like values in the sanitized homes were inversely correlated (Pearson p - value 0.04) with the log of the number of days after the sanitation was completed, an indication that it takes time after sanitation for the mold levels to stabilize. This pilot study demonstrated that the ERMI-like metric was useful in assessing post-sanitation mold levels in previously flooded homes.
Contemporary Educational Psychology, Volume 35, pp 11-16; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2009.08.001
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Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 1865; https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1865/1/011002
All papers published in this volume of Journal of Physics: Conference Series have been peer reviewed through processes administered by the Editors. Reviews were conducted by expert referees to the professional and scientific standards expected of a proceedings journal published by IOP Publishing. Type of peer review: Double-blind • Conference submission management system: Firstly, authors send their papers to the email address of the conference. Secondly, all submissions go through a preliminary review to check the length, scope and plagiarism. Thirdly, all problematic papers rejected outright. Finally, the rest papers assigned to relevant reviewers. • Number of submissions received: 453 • Number of submissions sent for review: 383 • Number of submissions accepted: 349 • Acceptance Rate (Number of Submissions Accepted / Number of Submissions Received X 100): 77.04% • Average number of reviews per paper: 2 • Total number of reviewers involved: 31 • Any additional info on review process: Firstly, papers divided into several sections according to the scopes, and authors’ names, affiliations and emails removed from papers. Secondly, papers assigned to relevant reviewers for peer review, papers rejected if two reviewers give a poor rating to the same paper, papers sent for publication if two reviewers accept the same paper, papers sent to editors for final decision if two reviewers disagree on the same paper. Finally, authors revise papers according to the reviewers’ comments. • Contact person for queries (please include: name, affiliation, institutional email address) Caroline Chen Association for Computer, Electronics and Education [email protected]
Journal of Disaster Research, Volume 7, pp 671-671; https://doi.org/10.20965/jdr.2012.p0671
The 9th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering (9th CUEE) and the 4th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (4th ACEE) were jointly held on March 6-8, 2012 in Tokyo, as a part of the research activities of the Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering (CUEE), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. The conference featured state-of-the-art technical presentations on various themes relevant to urban earthquake engineering, followed by special sessions addressing the 11th March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami that resulted in catastrophic damage and an estimated death toll of 20,000. The conference attracted 465 participants from 31 countries, and disseminated 283 papers. The board members of the Journal of Disaster Research (JDR) decided to publish special issues of JDR, selecting papers from the above joint conference, for the purpose of mainly updating status of Japan’s research/technology. The present issue is on the fields of engineering seismology and geotechnical engineering, including extraordinary ground shaking and liquefactions that affected wide areas during the March 11 incident. Other issues such as those on buildings and infrastructures are also planned. The 8 manuscripts selected and managed by the JDR Guest Editors address the following topics: - Array observations of ground shaking - Large peak ground acceleration and site amplification - Attenuation of the seismic wave - Impact against the water-supply outages - Liquefaction in a river levee on soft cohesive ground - Spread foundation performance affecting superstructure - Performance of piled raft foundation with grid-form ground improvement - Liquefaction of levee body and seepage control The Guest Editors as well as JDR board members thank the authors for their contributions and revisions. They also acknowledge gratefully the reviewers for their invaluable comments on the manuscripts.