Reliable on-line monitoring of ammonium ion in a bioreactor
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To analyze continuously a stream from a bioreactor for the concentration of ammonium ion, the broth is adjusted to high pH and conveyed to a small mixing chamber containing an ammonia electrode. The system has a delay of only 1 minute and a time constant for response of approximately 1 minute. Fouling and leaching of the electrode membrane are prevented by a small, sealed air gap between the electrode and the sample stream; membrane life is at least five days.
KeywordsDilution Rate Sample Stream Variable Speed Drive Flow Rate Effect Ammonia Electrode
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