Effects of microbial population in degradation process of xenobiotic polymers


  • Masaji Watanabe
  • Fusako Kawai




biodegradation, mathematical model, numerical simulation


Microbial depolymerization processes of exogenous type are studied for biodegradation of polyethylene glycol. The time factor of a degradation rate is the microbial population which grows on degraded monomer units as the carbon source. Numerical simulation shows that our model is of practical use. References
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