A ubiquitous tool in mathematical biology and chemical engineering, the chemostat often produces instabilities that pose safety hazards and adversely affect the optimization of bioreactive systems. Singularity theory and bifurcation diagrams together offer a useful framework for addressing these issues. Based on the authors' extensive work in this
Introduction to Stability of Continuous Bioreactors. Introduction to Bioreactors Models. Introduction to Stability and Bifurcation Theory. The Basic Model of Ideal Chemostat. The Chemostat with Wall Attachment. Pure and Simple Microbial Competition. Stability of Continuous Recombinant DNA Cultures. Biodegradation of Mixed Substrates. Predator-Prey Interactions. Ratio-Dependent Models. Unstructured Models with Product Formation. Models with Product Formation: Type II Models. Models with Product Formation: Type III Models. Operability of Nonideal Bioreactors. Operability of Prefermentation of Cheese Culture. Biodegradation of Wastewater in Aerated Bioreactors. Complex Dynamics in Activated Sludge Reactors. Complex Dynamics in Forced Bioreactors. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.