Computational study of bacterial depolymerization process of xenobiotic polymer

Masaji Watanabe, Fusako Kawai

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This study shows an efficient applicability of computational techniques to analyses of microbial depolymerisation process. Microorganisms were cultivated in a culture media in which a polymer was a sole carbon source, and weight distributions before and after cultivation were introduced into inverse analysis for a molecular factor and a time factor of a degradation rate. An inverse problem for two parameter values associated with the time factor was solved numerically. Once the molecular factor and the time factor were given, microbial depolymerization process was simulated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02007
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - Aug 10 2018
Event2nd International Conference on Material Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Technology, MEAMT 2018 - Beijing, China
Duration: May 25 2018May 27 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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