Modelling the competition of planktonic and sessile aerobic heterotrophs for complementary nutrients in biofilm reactor.

@article{Lu2007ModellingTC,
  title={Modelling the competition of planktonic and sessile aerobic heterotrophs for complementary nutrients in biofilm reactor.},
  author={Ting Lu and P. E. Saikaly and D. B. Oerther},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 8-9},
  pages={227-35}
}
A comprehensive, simplified microbial biofilm model was developed to evaluate the impact of bioreactor operating parameters on changes in microbial population abundance. Biofilm simulations were conducted using three special cases: fully penetrated, internal mass transfer resistance and external mass transfer resistance. The results of model simulations showed that for certain operating conditions, competition for growth limiting nutrients generated oscillations in the abundance of planktonic… CONTINUE READING

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