Biodegradation kinetics of surfactants in seawater.

  title={Biodegradation kinetics of surfactants in seawater.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Quiroga and Jos{\'e} Antonio Perales and Luana Iris Nunes Romero and Diego C. Sales},
  volume={39 11},
In this paper, a general kinetic model for degradation processes of surfactants is proposed. The model equation is v = K2S2 + K1S + K0, where v is the substrate consumption rate in the biodegradation process, S is the surfactant concentration in the medium and K2, K1, and K0 are kinetic constants. From this general expression, different simplified equations can be obtained (where K0 = 0; K2 and K0 = 0; K2 = 0; K2 and K1 = 0), which are representative of the process for different operating… CONTINUE READING

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