Accession Number : AD0716005

Title :   The Use of a Modified Differential Conductivity Particle Counter to Determine Differences in the Size-Distribution Profiles of Proliferating Microorganisms.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 69-Aug 70,

Corporate Author : CAMBRIDGE TECHNOLOGY INC NEWTON UPPER FALLS MASS

Personal Author(s) : Forsyth,Richard H. ; Curby,William A.

Report Date : 13 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : Up to the present time, microbiological experiments have been conducted using assessment techniques which require long time periods for completion. The present program was carried out to demonstrate a new instrumental method which allows near-real-time readout of microorganisms concentrations and sizes, permitting effective replacement of the classical methods used to date. This instrumental method shows promise as a tool for discrimination between various particle shapes in the one to 100 micron particle size range. Preliminary experiments demonstrating the possibility of particle shape discrimination are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROORGANISMS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS), MEASUREMENT, PARTICLE SIZE, PARTICLES, INSTRUMENTATION, MICROBIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE