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1. The uptake rate of substrate

2. The rate of synthesis of biomass, as related to the ribosomal capacity to synthesize biomass protein

Eliminating qmax leads to the final equation (equation 17), which gives imax as a function of temperature (after replacing mG using equation 2), F^X, yD, and ^GCAT.

Table 7. Estimated imax Values at 25 °C Using Equation 17

Microbial system

1/Fsx

(kJ/C-mol biomass)

Aerobic/glucose Aerobic/acetate Anaerobic/CH4 from acetate Anaerobic/ethanol from glucose Aerobic/Fe2+ oxidation (pH = 1.5) Aerobic/sulfide oxidation to SO24— Aerobic/nitrification

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