lactometer


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lactometer

[lak′täm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A hydrometer used to measure the specific gravity of milk.
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According to a press release issued by the Punjab Food Authority here on Monday, an agenda regarding conclusion on Lactometer Reading was placed in front of a scientific panel on the request of milkmen.
Blood lactate was measured with a validated portable lactometer (Accutrend Plus, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Germany) using 25 [micro]L of a blood sample extracted from the right forefinger (19).
Blood sampling and lactate measurement: Blood samples were collected from unpreferred hand mid-fingertips in five phases by a certificated lactometer.
Fat content was determined by the Gerber technique and density by a lactometer calibrated at 20[degrees]C.
Hari Singh, chief food inspector of Shahjahanpur, said: " It is difficult to detect adulteration by the normal lactometer because once mixed in cream extracted milk, urea and caustic soda show the purity and fat content of the natural milk," he said.
A well equipped bulking station will provide organoleptic testing of milk, a means to measure the weight of milk, to test its fat content and obtain a lactometer reading.
By current standards, the evidence was so vague that Chandler was able several times to reverse his position on the lactometer with impunity.
Quality control of milk is classified as (1) Compositional quality: Gerber routine test and corrected lactometer reading test determine and extra dilution of the milk.
A lactometer was used to measure the specific gravity of the bulk milk at room temperature.