Mould prevention strategies for library buildings in tropical climate

Mould prevention strategies for library buildings in tropical climate. Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment (MySE), 4 (1). pp. 183-196. ISSN 0128-326X (2018)


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

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Library Architecture, Library Buildings, Indoor environment, Moisture, Mould growth
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Building Surveying
By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Architecture
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Nur Aqilah Russli
Date Deposited: 31 May 2021 23:33
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2021 18:10
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