Computational analysis for biodegradation of exogenously depolymerizable polymer

M. Watanabe, F. Kawai

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    This study shows that microbial growth and decay in a biodegradation process of exogenously depolymerizable polymer are controlled by consumption of monomer units. Experimental outcomes for residual polymer were incorporated in inverse analysis for a degradation rate. The Gauss-Newton method was applied to an inverse problem for two parameter values associated with the microbial population. A biodegradation process of polyethylene glycol was analyzed numerically, and numerical outcomes were obtained.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012015
    JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 6 2018
    Event2017 5th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Civil Engineering, ICMEMSCE 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Duration: Dec 15 2017Dec 16 2017

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Materials Science
    • General Engineering


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