A multidimensional multispecies continuum model for heterogeneous biofilm development.

  title={A multidimensional multispecies continuum model for heterogeneous biofilm development.},
  author={Erik Alpkvist and Isaac Klapper},
  journal={Bulletin of mathematical biology},
  volume={69 2},
We propose a multidimensional continuum model for heterogeneous growth of biofilm systems with multiple species and multiple substrates. The new model provides a deterministic framework for the study of the interactions between several spe1cies and their effects on biofilm heterogeneity. It consists of a system of partial differential equations derived on the basis of conservation laws and reaction kinetics. The derivation and key assumptions are presented. The assumptions used are a… CONTINUE READING


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