Verhulst-pearl growth model versus malthusian growth model for in vitro evaluation of lead removal in wastewater by photobacterium sp

Lenin Javier Ramirez-Cando, Cesar Ivan Alvarez-Mendoza

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Abstract

Mathematical modeling of microbial populations has a long history of application in the fields of ecology and environmental remediation. In the present study, the Verhulst-Pearl growth model and the Malthusian growth model were used to model and understand the kinetics of Photobacterium sp exposed to lead. The results show that goodness of fit of the Verhulst-Pearl growth model was better that the Malthusian growth model. Therefore, the Verhulst-Pearl growth model is considered the best option for proving useful and reliable information about Photobacterium sp kinetics growth in vitro.

Original languageEnglish
Article number491
JournalF1000Research
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Universidad Politecnica Salesiana. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Universidad Politecnica Salesiana.

Funding Information:
Grant information: This work was supported by Universidad Politécnica Salesiana.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Ramirez-Cando LJ et al.

Keywords

  • Lead
  • Malthusian growth model
  • Pb
  • Photobacterium sp
  • Verhulst-Pearl growth model

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