Metabolic mass transfer effect in monotonic and non-monotonic growth of micro-organisms

Peter Vadasz, Alisa S. Vadasz

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A proposed Neoclassical growth theory of micro-organisms is shown to apply in a much wider variety of cases, from microlevel organisms via animal and human cell growth and up to the macro-level populations encountered in ecology. Including the metabolic mass transfer effects, that are an essential ingredient of the Neoclassical Theory, allows for the recovery of substantial and distinct phenomena observed experimentally. The proposed theory identifies the mechanism controlling the Lag phase, a result that holds impressive future potential in diverse applications. Different theoretical results are presented and compared with experimental data to substantiate the claim that the model based on the Neoclassical Growth Theory is the only available model that produces results, which are consistent with all experimental evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Volume 2
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791836940, 9780791836941
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference (HT2003) - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2003Jul 23 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference


Other2003 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference (HT2003)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV


  • Mass Transfer
  • Metabolism
  • Microbial Growth
  • Neoclassical Theory
  • Population Dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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