Simulation for microbial depolymerization processes of polethylene glycol
Masaji Watanabe, Fusako Kawai
Available Online January 2014.
- Biodegradation, Polymers, Polyethylene glycol, Mathematical model, Numerical simulation
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Masaji Watanabe AU - Fusako Kawai PY - 2014/01 DA - 2014/01 TI - Simulation for microbial depolymerization processes of polethylene glycol BT - Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Advances in Intelligent Systems in Bioinformatics PB - Atlantis Press SP - 76 EP - 81 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/11361 ID - Watanabe2014/01 ER -