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Title: Measuring indigenous photosynthetic organisms to detect chemical warefare agents in water

Abstract

A method of testing water to detect the presence of a chemical or biological warfare agent is disclosed. The method is carried out by establishing control data by providing control water containing indigenous organisms but substantially free of a chemical and a biological warfare agent. Then measuring photosynthetic activity of the control water with a fluorometer to obtain control data to compare with test data to detect the presence of the chemical or agent. The test data is gathered by providing test water comprising the same indigenous organisms as contained in the control water. Further, the test water is suspected of containing the chemical or agent to be tested for. Photosynthetic activity is also measured by fluorescence induction in the test water using a fluorometer.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175548
Patent Number(s):
6,964,857
Application Number:
10/339,197
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Greenbaum, Elias, and Sanders, Charlene A. Measuring indigenous photosynthetic organisms to detect chemical warefare agents in water. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Greenbaum, Elias, & Sanders, Charlene A. Measuring indigenous photosynthetic organisms to detect chemical warefare agents in water. United States.
Greenbaum, Elias, and Sanders, Charlene A. Tue . "Measuring indigenous photosynthetic organisms to detect chemical warefare agents in water". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175548.
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title = {Measuring indigenous photosynthetic organisms to detect chemical warefare agents in water},
author = {Greenbaum, Elias and Sanders, Charlene A.},
abstractNote = {A method of testing water to detect the presence of a chemical or biological warfare agent is disclosed. The method is carried out by establishing control data by providing control water containing indigenous organisms but substantially free of a chemical and a biological warfare agent. Then measuring photosynthetic activity of the control water with a fluorometer to obtain control data to compare with test data to detect the presence of the chemical or agent. The test data is gathered by providing test water comprising the same indigenous organisms as contained in the control water. Further, the test water is suspected of containing the chemical or agent to be tested for. Photosynthetic activity is also measured by fluorescence induction in the test water using a fluorometer.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {11}
}

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