Gas Bubbles and Their Influence on Microorganisms

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Jeffrey J. Chalmers

Department of Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, 140 West 19th Ave, Columbus OH 43210

Appl. Mech. Rev 51(1), 113-120 (Jan 01, 1998) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3098986 History: Online April 20, 2009


A review of the interactions of microorganisms and bubbles is presented. Particular emphasis is given to the damage that results when gas bubbles are introduced into animal and insect cell culture medium. The mechanism of this damage is presented as well as a discussion of the protective additives that have been found to reduce cell damage from gas bubbles. This review article has 43 references.

Copyright © 1998 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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