Title  Application of algebraic methods to the calculation of steady states in continuous culture 
Author(s)  Clemens Posten, Bernd Tibken 
Type  Article in Journal 
Abstract  For the calculation of steady states in continuous culture and the application to optimization, numerical methods for solving the related nonlinear system of equations are usually employed. Such a system may have more than one solution butnumerical algorithms find — at best — one solution per computational run depending on the starting point. There is no proof that all the solutions are actually found. To overcome these problems algebraic methods can be employed. Many biotechnological models can be transformed into a polynomial form. In contrast to nonlinear systems in general, polynomial systems are well investigated and all solutions can be calculated with given accuracy for example by using the Gröbner Bases representation. This allows even for sensitivity studies which are difficult to handle with numerical methods. The process of transforming and solving the system of equations is automated with the computer algebra system REDUCE. In this contribution the approach is presented and examples are shown. 
Keywords  computer algebra system, Gröbner bases, continuous culture, plant optimization, biotechnology 
Length  7 
Copyright  Elsevier Science Ltd. 
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URL 
doi:10.1016/09670661(95)000815 
Language  English 
Journal  Control Engineering Practice 
Volume  3 
Number  7 
Pages  985  991 
Publisher  Elsevier Science Ltd 
Year  1995 
Month  July 
Translation 
No 
Refereed 
No 