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.
|IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
|Published - Apr 6 2018
|2017 5th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Civil Engineering, ICMEMSCE 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Dec 15 2017 → Dec 16 2017
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Materials Science
- General Engineering