An unstructured model for studies on phenanthrene bioconversion by filamentous fungus Cunninghamella elegans
An unstructured model for phenanthrene bioconversion by filamentous fungus Cunnighamella elegans in stirred tank batch bioreactors was proposed. It was observed that the process of phenanthrene bioconversion is strictly associated with exponential growth of biomass. Therefore, a Monod-type, with Contois term, unstructured model could be applied to describe the process mathematically. The inhibition of biomass growth due to high concentrations of phenanthrene present in the medium was taken into account in the form of Yerusalimski's uncompetitive inhibition term.
Journal: Enzyme and Microbial Technology - Volume 39, Issue 7, 3 November 2006, Pages 1464–1470