Application of the Newton’s Method and Bisection Method to Three Parameter Problem for Microbial Depolymerization Process
This study demonstratesan applicability of numerical techniques to study of microbial depolymerisation
processes. A computational model was formulated, inverse problems for a time factor and a molecular factor of a
degradation rate were set. Weight distributions before and after cultivation of microorganisms were incorporated in an
inverse analysis. Once inverse problems were solved, microbial depolymerization process was simulated. Numerical results
and experimental results were compared.
Index terms - Biodegradation, Polymer, Inverse problem, Numerical simulation, Polyethylene glycol.