Modeling the temperature kinetics of aerobic solid-state biodegradation.

  title={Modeling the temperature kinetics of aerobic solid-state biodegradation.},
  author={Tom L. Richard and Larry P. Walker},
  journal={Biotechnology progress},
  volume={22 1},
This study evaluated three models of microbial temperature kinetics using CO2 respiration data from aerobic solid-state biodegradation experiments. The models included those of Andrews and Kambhu/Haug, Ratkowsky et al., and the Cardinal Temperature Model with Inflection (CTMI) of Rosso et al. A parameter estimation routine implemented the Complex-Box search method for each model on 48 data sets collected during the composting of synthetic food waste or sewage-sludge (biosolids) mixed with maple… CONTINUE READING