Step factor

Step factor

A factor which is used to calculate proceeding dilutions during olfactometry analysis.  A ratio of the current dilution to the step factor calculates the next dilution in the dilution series.

Example:

Max dilution = 400

Min dilution=53

Step Factor = 1.5

Steps or Dilution Series = 6

 

Dilution 400 267 178 118 79 53
Step Factor 1.5 400/1.5 = 267 267/1.5 = 178 178/1.5 =118 118/1.5 = 79 79/1.5 = 53
Step/Dilution Series =6 1 2 3 4 5 6

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