Accession Number:

AD0761666

Title:

Carbon Dioxide Monitoring.

Descriptive Note:

Letter progress rept. no. 2, 1 May-1 Jun 73,

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP ANAHEIM CALIF ELECTRONICS RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-12

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The collection of luminescent microorganisms are maintained under cultivation to provide suitable biosensors for the testing program for carbon dioxide. The basic bioluminescent agar medium is currently being used for growth of the cultures. Tests of luminescent microorganisms have been conducted with the gas flow control and sample injection system. Cylinder gas consisting primarily of 78 nitrogen, 21 O2 and 1 argon, has been used as the carrier gas. The use of cylinder gas in a closed system provides opportunity for close control and monitoring of the flowrate as well as for elimination of interference from contaminating gases in the atmosphere and from humidity effects, etc.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE