Accurate pseudoanalytical solution for steady-state biofilms

P. B. Saez, Bruce Rittmann

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Abstract

An extremely accurate pseudoanalytical solution for the flux of substrate into a steady-state biofilm is developed. The standard deviations between the substrate fluxes computed from the pseudoanalytical solution and the numerical solution were less than 2.6%. Additional advantages of the pseudoanalytical solution are that it has no inaccuracies around S(min)* = 1 and it is composed of single continuous functions applicable to the whole S(min)* region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)790-793
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology and Bioengineering
Volume39
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

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