Microbe Talk: Managing mildew

Posted on March 27, 2020   by Laura Cox

This month on Microbe Talk, Laura speaks with Haoxiang Wu, PhD student at Hong Kong Baptist University. In some tropical climates, mould growth is managed by near-constant use of dehumidifiers or air conditioners, which has a great environmental impact. Haoxiang’s research involves using fluid dynamics to control indoor mould growth in a sustainable way.

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Managing mildew

 

Read the following articles to find out more about Haoxiang’s research:
Environmental sustainability and mould hygiene in buildings
Current challenges for shaping the sustainable and mould-free hygienic indoor environment in humid regions
The role of oxidative stress in the growth of the indoor mould Cladosporium cladosporioides under water dynamics

You can get in touch with Haoxiang at kubeng@life.hkbu.edu.hk