Population Balance Equations

  • John Villadsen
  • Jens Nielsen
  • Gunnar Lidén


In Chap. 7, cell population balances are written in terms of a distribution of mass fractions of the total biomass. This allows a direct combination of intracellularly structured models and population models. However, the population balances based on mass fractions do not permit the incorporation into the model of specific events in the cell cycle. Since there are numerous examples that show a direct influence of certain specific events in the cell cycle on the overall culture performance, e.g., the distribution of plasmids to daughter cells on cell division in recombinant cultures, we need to derive a population balance based on cell number to obtain a correct description of these processes.


Population Balance Hyphal Length Population Balance Equation Hyphal Wall Filamentous Microorganism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringTechnical University of Denmark (DTU)LyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Systems BiologyChalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringLund UniversityLundSweden

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