“N.N. Bogolyubov” Institute of Theoretical Physics, 14, Metrologichna St., 03143 Kyiv, Ukraine
Abstract. The paper presents a reaction-diffusion model of a flow bioreactor that uses soil bacteria Arthrobacter globiformis immobilized in a macroporous gel in order to transform steroids. We propose and investigate a set of nonlinear differential equations that describe biochemical processes in the presence of diffusion through porous media. Dependence of ordered and chaotic formed structures from the manipulated variables of system is investigated.
Key words: biosystem, autowave processes, self-organization, catalytic centers.