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System for rapid biohydrogen phenotypic screening of microorganisms using a chemochromic sensor

United States Patent

September 10, 2002
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Provided is a system for identifying a hydrogen gas producing organism. The system includes a sensor film having a first layer comprising a transition metal oxide or oxysalt and a second layer comprising a hydrogen-dissociative catalyst metal, the first and second layers having an inner and an outer surface wherein the inner surface of the second layer is deposited on the outer surface of the first layer, and a substrate adjacent to the outer surface of the second layer, the organism isolated on the substrate.
Seibert; Michael (Lakewood, CO), Benson; David K. (Golden, CO), Flynn; Timothy Michael (Grand Junction, CO)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
09/ 809,156
March 14, 2001
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DEAC36-99GO10337 between the United States Department of Energy and the Midwest Research Institute.