Application of mechanistic models to fermentation and biocatalysis for next-generation processes
Mechanistic models are based on deterministic principles, and recently, interest in them has grown substantially. Herein we present an overview of mechanistic models and their applications in biotechnology, including future perspectives. Model utility is highlighted with respect to selection of variables required for measurement, control and process design. In the near future, mechanistic models with a higher degree of detail will play key roles in the development of efficient next-generation fermentation and biocatalytic processes. Moreover, mechanistic models will be used increasingly in the frame of multi-objective decision-making under uncertainty and to promote increased selectivity of products.
Journal: - Volume 28, Issue 7, July 2010, Pages 346–354