The problem of simultaneous biodegradation of two dissimilar substrates in a continuously operated cyclic reactor was studied both at the theoretical and experimental levels using a simple model system. The system involved media containing mixtures of glucose and phenol as carbon sources. A pure culture of Pseudomonas putida (ATCC17514) was employed. Independent kinetic experiments have revealed that glucose and phenol are involved in a crossinhibitory uncompetitive kinetic interaction. The dynamics of a cyclically operated reactor were analyzed using the principles of bifurcation theory for forced systems. Experimental results have confirmed the theoretical predictions. Implications of the results for the design of waste-treating facilities are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - Part A Enzyme Engineering and Biotechnology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1996|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology