Mass transfer limitations in gel beads containing growing immobilized cells.

@article{Salmon1987MassTL,
  title={Mass transfer limitations in gel beads containing growing immobilized cells.},
  author={P M Salmon and Channing R. Robertson},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={1987},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={325-32}
}
Immobilized-cell aggregates have traditionally been approximated as effective continua within which the catalytic activity of the cells is homogeneously distributed. Chang & Park (1985), however, recently modelled the immobilized cells as discrete inclusions within a support matrix. With some modification, this theory is applicable to the analysis of microbial colonies growing within gel beads, and indicates that predictions obtained using the traditional approach may be significantly in error.