The kinetics of methane-oxidizing bioreactors for the degradation of toxic organics are modeled. Calculations of the fluxes of methane and toxic chlorinated hydrocarbons were made using a biofilm model. The model simulated the effects of competition by toxics and mediane on their enzymatic oxidation by the methane monooxygenase. Dual-competitive-substrate/diffusion kinetics were used to model biofilm co-metabolism, integrating equations of the following form:
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