### 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 language | English |
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Title of host publication | BIOINFORMATICS 2010 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Bioinformatics |

Pages | 181-186 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Publication status | Published - 2010 |

Event | 1st International Conference on Bioinformatics, BIOINFORMATICS 2010 - Valencia, Spain Duration: Jan 20 2010 → Jan 23 2010 |

### Publication series

Name | BIOINFORMATICS 2010 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Bioinformatics |
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### Other

Other | 1st International Conference on Bioinformatics, BIOINFORMATICS 2010 |
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Country | Spain |

City | Valencia |

Period | 1/20/10 → 1/23/10 |

### 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).