Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Advances in Intelligent Systems in Bioinformatics

Simulation for microbial depolymerization processes of polethylene glycol

Authors
Masaji Watanabe, Fusako Kawai
Corresponding Author
Masaji Watanabe
Available Online January 2014.
Keywords
Biodegradation, Polymers, Polyethylene glycol, Mathematical model, Numerical simulation
Abstract
Numerical techniques are applied to a set of experimental data to study depolymerization process of xenobiotic polymers. The molecular factor of the degradation rate is obtained numerically from the weight distribution before and after cultivation of microorganisms. The temporal factor of the degradation rate corresponds to the microbial population, and its essential parameters are determined numerically. The transition of the weight distribution is simulated by solving an initial value problem numerically. Numerical results are obtained for a microbial depolymerization process of polyethylene glycol.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Advances in Intelligent Systems in Bioinformatics
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
January 2014
ISBN
978-94-6252-000-4
ISSN
1951-6851
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