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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 Flow Meters

The Varieties of Flow Meters

(p.158) 15 The Varieties of Flow Meters
Measuring Metabolic Rates

John R. B. Lighton

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the most frequently used flow meters in respirometry. These include the volumetric rotameter, which is affected by ambient temperature and barometric pressure; and the mass flow meter, which directly measures the molar quantity of air passing through it, and thus automatically corrects the volume to standard temperature and pressure. The operation and calibration of each type of meter are discussed.

Keywords:   flow rate, mass flow rate, flow validation, flow calibration, volumetric flow, rotameter

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