On the Mathematical Modelling of Microbial Growth: Some Computational Aspects
Keywords:Modeling, Computer Simulation, Microbial Growth Models, Bio-Technological Processes
We propose a new approach to the mathematical modelling of microbial growth. Our approach differs from familiar Monod type models by considering two phases in the physiological states of the microorganisms and makes use of basic relations from enzyme kinetics. Such an approach may be useful in the modelling and control of biotechnological processes, where microorganisms are used for various biodegradation purposes and are often put under extreme inhibitory conditions. Some computational experiments are performed in support of our modelling approach.