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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(12), 5065-5076; doi:10.3390/ijms11125065
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Exploring Kinetics of Phenol Biodegradation by Cupriavidus taiwanesis 187

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Received: 18 November 2010 / Revised: 30 November 2010 / Accepted: 3 December 2010 / Published: 7 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)
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Abstract

Phenol biodegradation in batch systems using Cupriavidus taiwanesis 187 has been experimentally studied. To determine the various parameters of a kinetic model, combinations of rearranged equations have been evaluated using inverse polynomial techniques for parameter estimation. The correlations between lag phase and phase concentration suggest that considering phenol inhibition in kinetic analysis is helpful for characterizing phenol degradation. This study proposes a novel method to determine multiplicity of steady states in continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTRs) in order to identify the most appropriate kinetics to characterize the dynamics of phenol biodegradation.
Keywords: phenol degradation; biodegradation; Cupriavidus taiwanesis; Haldane’s model; kinetic model; stability analysis phenol degradation; biodegradation; Cupriavidus taiwanesis; Haldane’s model; kinetic model; stability analysis
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Wei, Y.-H.; Chen, W.-C.; Chang, S.-M.; Chen, B.-Y. Exploring Kinetics of Phenol Biodegradation by Cupriavidus taiwanesis 187. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 5065-5076.

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