quiz02_f06 - 10.34 Quiz 2 November 15, 2006 An isomerase...

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10.34 Quiz 2 November 15, 2006 An isomerase (an enzyme that catalyzes an isomerization reaction) is used to convert a cheap unpalatable substrate S into its isomer, a delicious high-value product P called fructose (used to make soft drinks and candy). The enzyme reaction is expected to follow the Michaelis-Menton rate law: [] [ ] sec eq Em m P S K moles S P Rn V KS ⎛⎞ ⎜⎟ == + ⎝⎠ Eq.(1) where V m and K m depend on the enzyme, and K eq is for the equilibrium S=P, and n E is the moles of enzyme in the reactor. Note that throughout the isomerization process [S]+[P] = constant. We therefore suggest you use the dimensionless concentration C = [Substrate]/[Substrate] o rather than tracking S and P separately. 1) Simulate the batch conversion of S into P by writing a couple of short Matlab functions. Your Matlab functions should take [S] o , n E , V, Km, and Keq as inputs. Feel free to call any built-in Matlab functions. A microreactor for accomplishing this process continuously is constructed this way: a coating of the isomerase is chemically bonded to two flat plates. The coating density is
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course CHEMICAL E 10.302 taught by Professor Clarkcolton during the Fall '04 term at MIT.

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