Modeling the Methane and Toxic-Degradation Kinetics of Methane-Oxidizing Biofilm Reactors

  • S. E. Strand
  • R. M. Seamons
  • H. D. Stensel
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 45)

Abstract

The kinetics of methane-oxidizing bioreactors for the degradation of toxic organics are modeled. Calculations of the fluxes of methane and chlorinated hydrocarbons such as 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA) were made using biofilm model. The model simulates the effects of competition by toxics and methane on their enzymatic oxidation by the methane mono-oxygenase.

Keywords

Finite Difference Method Enzymatic Oxidation Mass Transfer Rate Toxic Organic Chlorinate Hydrocarbon 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. E. Strand
    • 1
  • R. M. Seamons
    • 1
  • H. D. Stensel
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Forest ResourcesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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