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Measuring Metabolic RatesA Manual for Scientists$
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John R. B. Lighton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195310610

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310610.001.0001

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The Varieties of Scrubbers, Tubing, and Tubing Connectors

The Varieties of Scrubbers, Tubing, and Tubing Connectors

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(p.171) 17 The Varieties of Scrubbers, Tubing, and Tubing Connectors
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Measuring Metabolic Rates
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John R. B. Lighton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310610.003.0017

This chapter discusses several often-neglected areas of respirometry infrastructure. These include the correct selection of scrubber chemicals for removing water vapor and/or carbon dioxide from airstreams, without undesirable interactions; chemical-free scrubbing techniques such as selective membranes and thermal condensing systems; selecting tubing; evaluating the different tubing chemistries in light of the intended application; selecting appropriate tubing diameters; selecting tubing connectors; maintaining connector gender conventions, and other related topics.

Keywords:   selective membranes, tubing, tubing diameter, gas scrubbers

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