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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.
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of or relating to respirometers or respirometry
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Mainly respirometric tests are used where the toxic substance inhibits the metabolism of bacteria and the oxygen demand decreases.
(2014); after that time, they were immediately introduced in a hermetic respirometric chamber and submerged in a freshwater bath, having the temperature controlled at the same AT as in the last environment they were at.
Scaglia B, Acutis M, Adani F (2011) Precision determination for the dynamic respirometric index (DRI) method used for biological stability evaluation on municipal solid waste and derived products.
(2015a) Respirometric Profiling of Muscle Mitochondria and Blood Cells Are Associated With Differences in Gait Speed Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults.
In order to obtain the growth kinetics of microalgae for each specie, indirect growth by technical respirometric techniques was employed through the measurement of C[O.sub.2] produced by using an OXITOP Box WTW system.
At the end of the respirometric process, the recoveries are low (2-27%), especially in the lowest application dose.
Modelling phenol biodegradation by activated sludges evaluated through respirometric techniques.
where [C.sub.t] is the change in the oxygen content in the respirometric chambers before and after the test, [C.sub.0] the change of the oxygen content in the blank (control), F the volume of the chamber, W the weight of sea urchins in kilogram wet biomass, and T the time duration in hours.
Jahng, "A rapid and simple respirometric biosensor with immobilized cells of Nitrosomonas europaea for detecting inhibitors of ammonia oxidation," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol.
Kemp, "Anaerobic metabolism in aerobic mammalian cells: information from the ratio of calorimetric heat flux and respirometric oxygen flux," Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)--Bioenergetics, vol.
Soccol, "Relation between growth, respirometric analysis and biopigments production from Monascus by solid-state fermentation," Biochemical Engineering Journal, vol.
The results show that, in soils containing ESO and ESBO, the respirometric activity pass by three phases.