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Title: Biological tracer method

Abstract

The present invention is a biological tracer method for characterizing the movement of a material through a medium, comprising the steps of: introducing a biological tracer comprising a microorganism having ice nucleating activity into a medium; collecting at least one sample of the medium from a point removed from the introduction point; and analyzing the sample for the presence of the biological tracer. The present invention is also a method for using a biological tracer as a label for material identification by introducing a biological tracer having ice nucleating activity into a material, collecting a sample of a portion of the labelled material and analyzing the sample for the presence of the biological tracer.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Ten Mile, TN)
  2. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
871839
Patent Number(s):
5807697
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
biological; tracer; method; characterizing; movement; material; medium; comprising; steps; introducing; microorganism; ice; nucleating; activity; collecting; sample; removed; introduction; analyzing; presence; label; identification; portion; labelled; tracer method; biological tracer; /435/239/424/

Citation Formats

Strong-Gunderson, Janet M., and Palumbo, Anthony V. Biological tracer method. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Strong-Gunderson, Janet M., & Palumbo, Anthony V. Biological tracer method. United States.
Strong-Gunderson, Janet M., and Palumbo, Anthony V. Thu . "Biological tracer method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871839.
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title = {Biological tracer method},
author = {Strong-Gunderson, Janet M. and Palumbo, Anthony V.},
abstractNote = {The present invention is a biological tracer method for characterizing the movement of a material through a medium, comprising the steps of: introducing a biological tracer comprising a microorganism having ice nucleating activity into a medium; collecting at least one sample of the medium from a point removed from the introduction point; and analyzing the sample for the presence of the biological tracer. The present invention is also a method for using a biological tracer as a label for material identification by introducing a biological tracer having ice nucleating activity into a material, collecting a sample of a portion of the labelled material and analyzing the sample for the presence of the biological tracer.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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