Molybdenum Blue Production from Serratia sp. strain DRY5: Secondary Modeling


  • Ibrahim Alhaji Sabo Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Federal University Wukari, P.M.B. 1020 Wukari, Taraba State Nigeria.
  • Salihu Yahuza Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Federal University Dutse, P.M.B., 7156, Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria.
  • Mohd Yunus Shukor Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.



Molybdenum, Heavy metal, Serratia sp, Monod, Bioremediation


In this work, kinetic growth models such as Luong, Yano, Teissier-Edward, Aiba, Haldane, Monod, Han and Levenspiel were used to model molybdenum blue production from Serratia sp. strain DRY5. Based on statistical analyses such as root-mean-square error (RMSE), adjusted coefficient of determination (adjR2), bias factor (BF), and accuracy factor (AF), the Monod model was chosen as the best. The calculated values for the monod constants qmax (the maximum specific substrate degradation rate (h−1), and Ks (concentration of substrate at the half maximal degradation rate (mg/L)) were found to be 3.86 (95% confidence interval of 2.29 to 5.43), and 43.41 (95% confidence interval of 12.36 to 74.46) respectively. The novel constants discovered during the modelling exercise could be used in further secondary modelling.




How to Cite

Sabo, I. A., Yahuza, S., & Shukor, M. Y. (2021). Molybdenum Blue Production from Serratia sp. strain DRY5: Secondary Modeling. Bioremediation Science and Technology Research, 9(2), 21–24.