When we think of the environment we consider it as a measurable living organism. It is through respirometric technology that we are able to communicate with microbial communities in real time.
Respirometry is a science that is used in determining the rates of degradation of any organic or biological material that releases quantifiable gasses.
Groundwater Testing & Wastewater Treatability Studies
Respirometry is a scientific method of communication with microbial communities, a technology that monitors and measures the respiration of microorganisms. Media for the microorganism can vary in range from groundwater or soil to a sewage treatment system or a composting system to almost anything that contains or could contain living organisms. The respirometer can monitor microbes in all of those types of environments and many others. Changes in contaminant concentrations are directly related to changes in respiration during respirometric monitoring and the basis of respirometric results
In appropriate chemical matrices, the oxidative degradation process can be monitored. Of value to the interested party in chemical processes is the determination of degradation rate. That information is useful in determining process time and product life cycles, kinetic data and comparison modeling.
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