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Finding a kinetic rate law using experimental data from a batch enzymatic reactor

Housam Binous
Organization: KFUPM
Department: Chemical Engineering
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In the present notebook, we show how one can make kinetic parameters’ determination using FindMinimum and experimental data. To do so, measured substrate concentrations in a batch enzymatic reactor are used. The rate law assumes Michaelis-Menten kinetics with substrate inhibition. This example was given by Kenneth J. Beers in Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineering, Applications in Matlab, Cambridge University Press, 2007. The solution presented here and found using Mathematica is similar to the one found by Professor Beers using Matlab.

*Engineering > Chemical Engineering
*Science > Chemistry

Enzymatic bioreactor, kinetic rate law, optimization, kinetic parameters’, determination, substrate inhibition, FindMinimum, batch reactor, Michaelis-Menten kinetics
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