Title

A Mechanistic Model for Microbial Uptake of Hydrocarbons in Flocculating and Nonflocculating Systems

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1986

Abstract

Hydrocarhon uptake was studied in three microbial systems with different flocculation characteristics. An integrated mechanistic model, based on different substrate sources, has been developed for both flocculating and nonfiocculating hydrocarbon fermentation systems. Simulated growth kinetics were compared with experimental results. The model illustrates the role of microbial characteristics in uptake kinetics and identifies the controlling parameters to better understand microbial uptake of hydrocarbons. © 1986, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Chemical Engineering Communications

Volume

45

Issue

1-6

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