12. Modeling and Simulation of Microbial Depolymerization Processes of Xenobiotic Polymers

  1. Prof. Andreas Lendlein3,4,5 and
  2. Dr. Adam Sisson4,5,6
  1. Masaji Watanabe1 and
  2. Fusako Kawai2

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch12

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

How to Cite

Watanabe, M. and Kawai, F. (2011) Modeling and Simulation of Microbial Depolymerization Processes of Xenobiotic Polymers, in Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications (eds A. Lendlein and A. Sisson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 3

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Inst. für Chemie, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  2. 4

    Center for Biomaterial Development, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  3. 5

    Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  4. 6

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Zentrum f. Biomaterialentw., Kantstraße 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Okayama University, Graduate School of Environmental Science, 1 - 1, Naka 3 - chome, Tsushima, Okayama 700 - 8530, Japan

  2. 2

    Kyoto Institute of Technology, Center for Nanomaterials and Devices, Matsugasaki, Sakyo - ku, Kyoto 606 - 8585, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324415

Online ISBN: 9783527635818

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Keywords:

  • xenobiotic polymers;
  • biodegradation;
  • mathematical model;
  • numerical simulation;
  • polyethylene (PE);
  • polyethylene glycol (PEG);
  • depolymerization;
  • polyvinyl alcohol (PVA);
  • polylactic acid (PLA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Analysis of Exogenous Depolymerization

  • Materials and Methods

  • Analysis of Endogenous Depolymerization

  • Discussion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References