Isothermal calorimetry

Last changed: 08 September 2020

Three isothermal calorimeter (TAM Air Instruments), each calorimeter consists of 8 channels (1 sample + 1 reference), determination of heat dissipation derived from microbial activity in environmnetal samples, e.g. soil.

Isothermal calorimetry measures the heat production of biological processes at a constant temperature, and the heat production is proportional to the rate at which a given chemical or physical process takes place. The Department of Soil & Environment has three isothermal calorimeter available which can be used to measure heat dissipation from environmental samples, e.g. soil or water samples, microbial samples etc. The operational temperature can be set between 5-90 °C and the calorimeters operate individually, i.e. heat dissipation at three different temperatures can be analyzed simultaneously. There are no differences between the calorimeters operation wise and/or sample size. The
infrastructure is open to SLU scientist as well as external users both within
Sweden and internationally. Access to the instrument is via e-mail.

Anke Herrmann

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