Modeling of Reaction Kinetics

  • Jens Nielsen
  • John Villadsen


In Chapter 3, measurements of rates of biomass and metabolite production and of substrate consumption were used to put life into the mathematical formalism of the first part of Chapter 2. It was shown that volumetric rate measurements can be used to obtain key parameters for the design of fermentation processes. Likewise it was demonstrated how carefully planned fermentation experiments, after digestion of the results by means of a powerful mathematical procedure, can provide important information relevant to fundamental biochemical research. Not only are rates of missing overall reactions calculable, but the rates r of cellular pathway reactions can also be calculated and interactions between different parts of the cell machinery studied.


Specific Growth Rate Dilution Rate Biomass Concentration Batch Fermentation Maximum Specific Growth Rate 
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  • Jens Nielsen
    • 1
  • John Villadsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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