Specific Growth Rate (Monod) Equation & Calculator

Aerobic Metabolism Specific Growth Rate (μ) Calculation

μmax - Maximum specific growth rate (time-1)
S - Concentration of subrate in solution (mass/unit volumn)
Ks - Half velocity constant (mass/unit volumn)

Specific growth rate (Monod) equation calculator - formula & step by step calculation to measure the dependence of the growth rate on the substrate concentration of bacteria or aerobic metabolism. μ = μmax x (S/(Ks x S)). Maximum specific growth rate μmax in time-1, concentration of substrate in solution S in mass/unit volume & half velocity constant Ks in mass/unit volume are the key elements of this calculation.


In environmental engineering, the below formula is used to calculate the dependence of the bacteria growth rate on the substrate concentration. This calculator provides step by step calculation for each set of inputs let the users to understand how to perform such aerobic metabolism growth rate calculations manually
formula to measure dependence of the bacteria growth rate on the substrate concentration

In the field of environmental engineering, while working with the design & analysis of biological treatment systems or environmental impact analysis, sometimes it's important to analyse the specific growth rate of aerobic metabolism. The above formula & the step by step calculation may useful for users to understand how the values are being used in this μ calculation, however, when it comes to online for quick calculations, this specific growth rate calculator helps the user to perform & verify such calculations as quick & easy as possible.