Chapter 4 Kinetics of Growth and Product Formation


In Chapters 2 and 3, stoichiometry and heat effects associated with growth were developed. In this chapter we will analyze rate aspects of growth and product formation. We will limit the scope of bioreactor analysis to batch systems.


4.1 Growth Kinetics
4.2 What Does µ Depend on?
4.3 Rate Expression and Metabolic Quotient
4.4 Factors Affecting Growth Rate
4.5 Product Formation Kinetics