Study on effects of microorganism in depolymerization process of xenobiotic polymers by modeling and simulaton

Masaji Watanabe, Fusako Kawai

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Abstract

Effects of microorganism in biodegradation process of polyethylene glycol are studied by modeling and simulation. Dynamics of population of microorganism is taken into consideration in modeling of depolymerization process of exogenous type, and a mathematical model is described. A molecular factor of degradation rate is obtained by solving an inverse problem, and a time factor of degradation is obtained by analyzing the dynamics of population of microorganism. Once the time factor and the molecular factor of degradation rate are determined, a depolymerization process is simulated by solving an initial value problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIOINFORMATICS 2010 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Bioinformatics
Pages181-186
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 14 2010
Event1st International Conference on Bioinformatics, BIOINFORMATICS 2010 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: Jan 20 2010Jan 23 2010

Publication series

NameBIOINFORMATICS 2010 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Bioinformatics

Other

Other1st International Conference on Bioinformatics, BIOINFORMATICS 2010
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period1/20/101/23/10

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Keywords

  • Biodegradation
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Numerical simulation
  • Polymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Watanabe, M., & Kawai, F. (2010). Study on effects of microorganism in depolymerization process of xenobiotic polymers by modeling and simulaton. In BIOINFORMATICS 2010 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Bioinformatics (pp. 181-186). (BIOINFORMATICS 2010 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Bioinformatics).