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respirometer

 [res″pĭ-rom´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for determining the nature of the respiration.

res·pi·rom·e·ter

(res'pĭ-rom'ĕ-tŏr),
1. An instrument for measuring the extent of the respiratory movements.
2. An instrument for measuring oxygen consumption or carbon dioxide production, usually of an isolated tissue.
[L. respiro, to breathe, + G. metron, measure]

respirometer

(rĕs′pə-rŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument for measuring the degree and nature of respiration.

res′pi·ro·met′ric (-rō-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
res′pi·rom′e·try n.

res·pi·rom·e·ter

(res'pir-om'ĕ-tŏr)
1. An instrument for measuring the extent of the respiratory movements.
2. An instrument for measuring oxygen consumption or carbon dioxide production, usually of an isolated tissue.
[L. respiro, to breathe, + G. metron, measure]

respirometer

any apparatus used to measure the uptake of oxygen by organisms during AEROBIC RESPIRATION. Examples include the WARBURG MANOMETER, the Cartesian Diver apparatus and the Philippson electrolytic respirometer.

res·pi·rom·e·ter

(res'pir-om'ĕ-tŏr)
1. An instrument for measuring extent of respiratory movements.
2. An instrument to gauge oxygen consumption or carbon dioxide production.
[L. respiro, to breathe, + G. metron, measure]
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Ho K-LG, Pometto AL 111 (1999) Temperature effects on soil mineralization of polylactic acid plastic in laboratory respirometers. Journal of Environmental Polymer Degradation 7, 101 108.
After measurements of calcification (at~1500 h), corals were transferred to respirometers (0.24 1) filled with filtered seawater (50 [micro]m) representing the same conditions as the in situ treatments, and kept in darkness for about 30 min to reduce the effects of light on respiration (Edmunds and Davies, 1988).
Therefore, the effect of photodegradation on biodegradation was assessed evaluating the C[O.sub.2] produced during the biodegradation of polymers using a Bartha respirometer (40-42) as illustrated in Fig.
Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials in soil by measuring the oxygen demand in a respirometer or the amount of carbon dioxide evolved.
Inside the chamber this line is connected to a second component, which consists of a exhalation valve mechanism, PEEP valve, reservoir bag for spontaneous breathing and a Wright respirometer to measure exhaled volumes.
For the OUR measurements, an Oxitop (WTW, Giessen, Germany) respirometer was filled with a 40g sample.
"Then it occurred to me that we could use the bubble as a respirometer," says Seymour, to find out how much oxygen the spiders consume.
These research papers introduced a novel non-invasive technique to assess the blood cells age with special reference to hypoxic (low oxygen) environment and a new method to successfully modify the twin flow respirometer a sophisticated highly sensitive equipment for research studies under anoxia (nil Oxygen) with accurate results.
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The frequency to tidal volume index (f/[V.sub.T]) was measured with a respirometer Ainca Model 295[R] (Electronic to respirometer, U.S.A.), during one minute of monitoring.
Simultaneous Determination of inhibition kinetics of carbon oxidation and nitrification with a respirometer. Water Res., Oslo, v.