The measurement of cell growth in coal slurries

L Larsson, G Olsson, Olle Holst, Hans Karlsson

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Microbial growth in coal slurries can be detected if surfactant is present in the samples by analysing the protein concentration after disintegration of the cells. Without surfactant present in the samples, the proteins are readily adsorbed on the coal surfaces. A suitable surfactant is sodium dodecyl sulphate at 0.5 to 1% of the sample volume
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-298
JournalBiotechnology Techniques
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1989

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering


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