FUNDAMENTAL IN DETERMINING REACTION RATE IN BIOREACTORS AND REQUIRES A PROBE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE BIOREACTOR ENVIRONMENT.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
342
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Eco Instruments Division
One Bridge Street, Newton, MA, 02158
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. JILL S. SHIPMAN
BIOTECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
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Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
FUNDAMENTAL IN DETERMINING REACTION RATE IN BIOREACTORS AND REQUIRES A PROBE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE BIOREACTOR ENVIRONMENT. MEMBRANE COVERED D O PROBES SUFFER FROM SLOW RESPONSE TIME, LACK OF SELF-CLEANING AND A SUSCEPTIBILITY TOSTIRRING OR AGITATION RATE. ECO INSTRUMENTS PROPOSES TO BUILD AND TEST A NEW TYPE OF MEMBRANELESS D O ELECTRODE WHICH IS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE BIOREACTOR ENVIRONMENT. THIS NEW D O ELECTRODE WILL RELY UPON HYDRODYNAMIC MODULATION TO MAINTAIN A REGION OF LAMINAR FLOWACROSS ITS SURFACE WHICH IS INDEPENDENT OF BULK CONVECTIVE PROCESSES AND WILL USE THREE ELECTRODE VOLTAMMETRY TO SELECTIVELY REDUCE OXYGEN. HYDRODYNAMIC MODULATION PERMITS BOTH SELF-CLEANING AND DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN ADSORBED AND DISSOLVED ELECTROACTIVE SPECIES. THREE ELECTRODE VOLTAMMETRY PERMITS SELECTIVE DETERMINATION OF OXYGEN IN THE PRESENCE OF OTHER ELECTROACTIVE SPECIES.

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