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Model to Predict the Non-Competitive Inhibition of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Degradation

Ukpaka. C. P., Ekperi, Nelson. I, Achinike Okogbuke Wonodi, Tom Cyprian, N


This investigation involves the development of model to predict the non-competitive inhibition of petroleum hydrocarbon degradation. The result of the model shows the relation between the substrates concentration (hydrocarbon) with time. It was observed that at a very small rate the substrate decrease upon the act of the inhibitor. The non-inhibitor is such that it influences the growth rate of the enzymes substrate formation but attacking not necessarily the active part of the enzymes. In other words it does not compete with substrate for enzyme but indirectly inhibit the process. This result shows the degradation rate and this is well portray in the graph.

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