Impact of metabolic mass transfer on monotonic growth of micro-organisms

Peter Vadasz, Alisa S. Vadasz

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Abstract

A proposed Neoclassical growth theory of micro-organisms is shown to apply in a much wider variety of cases, from micro-level organisms via animal and human cell growth and up to the macro-level populations encountered in ecology. Including the metabolic mass transfer effects, that are an essential ingredient of the Neoclassical Theory, allows for the recovery of substantial and distinct phenomena observed experimentally. The proposed theory identifies the mechanism controlling the Lag phase, a result that holds impressive future potential in diverse applications. Different theoretical results are presented and compared with experimental data to substantiate the claim that the model based on the Neoclassical Growth Theory is the only available model that produces results, which are consistent with all experimental evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
Pages187-194
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Sep 21 2009
Event2008 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis - Haifa, Israel
Duration: Jul 7 2008Jul 9 2008

Publication series

Name2008 Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
Volume2

Other

Other2008 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
CountryIsrael
CityHaifa
Period7/7/087/9/08

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Keywords

  • Mass transfer
  • Metabolism
  • Microbial growth
  • Neoclassical theory
  • Population dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Vadasz, P., & Vadasz, A. S. (2009). Impact of metabolic mass transfer on monotonic growth of micro-organisms. In 2008 Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (pp. 187-194). (2008 Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis; Vol. 2).