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339 HW 2 - CHE 339 BME 339/BIO 335 Fall 2010 Homework#2...

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CHE 339/ BME 339/BIO 335 Fall 2010 Homework #2 Assigned: Sept. 7, 2010 Due: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 1. You are working as a biotechnologist at Archie Daniels Midland on a process development team. Your team is designing a process to extract all possible sugar from sugar cane remnants. The remnants contain a pesticide which cannot be present in your product at more than 50 mg/L. Your boss tells you to look into an article he has recently heard about that characterized a bacterium, B. texanus which can use the pesticide as its sole growth substrate. You contact the author to get kinetic information on this organism. Instead of sending Monod parameters, the graduate student sends you a hastily scribbled table, and a description: “The cells were grown in a 1- liter auxistat at 22 ˚C, pH 6.7. An auxistat maintains a constant concentration of substrate [the pesticide] by adding the substrate in a concentrated form so that the volume of the batch reactor does not significantly change [V is constant]. Our
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