Introduction And Background

1. Classification of Biochemical Operations 3

1.1 The Role of Biochemical Operations 4

1.2 Criteria for Classification 6

1.3 Common Names of Biochemical Operations 10

1.4 Key Points 17

1.5 Study Questions 18 References 18

2. Fundamentals of Biochemical Operations 19

2.1 Overview of Biochemical Operations 19

2.2 Major Types of Microorganisms and Their Roles 21

2.3 Microbial Ecosystems in Biochemical Operations 25

2.4 Important Processes in Biochemical Operations 35

2.5 Key Points 53

2.6 Study Questions 55 References 55

3. Stoichiometry and Kinetics of Biochemical Operations 61

3.1 Stoichiometry and Generalized Reaction Rate 61

3.2 Biomass Growth and Substrate Utilization 66

3.3 Maintenance, Endogenous Metabolism, Decay, Lysis, and Death 95

3.4 Soluble Microbial Product Formation 100

3.5 Solubilization of Particulate and High Molecular Weight

Organic Matter 102

3.6 Ammonification and Ammonia Utilization 103

3.7 Phosphorus Uptake and Release 104

3.8 Simplified Stoichiometry and Its Use 107

3.9 Effects of Temperature 109

3.10 Key Points 113

3.11 Study Questions 117

References 119

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