- See dilution rate.
- Dilution rate
Dilution rate (D) is defined as the rate of medium flow per unit volume of culture. It can be calculated:
D = F/V
Where F is the medium flow rate and V is the culture volume.
- See Flow rate.
- Flow rate
- Flow rate (F) is defined as the rate of flow of culture through the chemostat and is measured in mLh-1. This is determined by adding the rate of medium flow into the vessel to the rate of addition of acid and/or base.
- Volume (V) in terms of a chemostat refers to culture volume and not vessel volume.