O2 Analyzers for Respirometry: A Primer on Technologies and Accuracy
Oxygen analyzers serve a multitude of purposes and are used for many applications within the industrial,
environmental, and scientific disciplines. Just as all applications are different, the proper oxygen analysis
technologies differ from application to application.
Those studying animal metabolism have a set of needs that are unique and differentiated from other O2 analysis
applications. The experimental setups are different. The environments are different. Perhaps most importantly,
metabolic researchers also have their animals to consider. The resulting needs and requirements of flow-through
respirometry go beyond that captured by product specifications alone. An understanding of the technologies
themselves and how those specifications are determined is critical to understanding what analyzer will best
meet your needs.
Hopefully this article can provide some of that understanding for you.