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Microwave detection and quantification of water hidden in and on building materials: implications for healthy buildings and microbiome studies

Horsley, Andrew; Thaler, David S.

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Background Excess water in all its forms (moisture, dampness, hidden water) in buildings negatively impacts occupant health but is hard to reliably detect and quantify. Recent advances in through-wall imaging recommend microwaves as a tool with a high potential to noninvasively detect and quantify water throughout buildings. Methods Microwaves in both transmission and reflection (radar) modes were used to perform a simple demonstration of the detection of water both on and hidden within...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-01-18
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/156424
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-019-3720-1

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