The use of microcalorimetric techniques to investigate microbial processes has been increasing rapidly since easily-operable, high precision instruments became commercially available (Wadsö, 1970, 1973). Almost every process, chemical, physical or biological, occurs with either a gain or a loss of heat to the system. The heat quantities involved are related to the rate and extent of the process, and using microcalorimetry it is possible to measure heats of reaction in the order to microwatt quantities. Also, the process can be monitored for a considerable length of time without disturbing the system.
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- A Microcalorimetric Study of the Metabolic Activity of Two Thiobacillus Species
B. J. Ralph
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg