Time to Take the Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes into Consideration to describe in vivo Biodegradation
Contemporary studies usually consider in vivo biodegradation as the unidirectional asymptotic process that could be approximated by a hyperbola-style equation. Recent observations demonstrate, that this process should be considered rather as an interaction of both synthesis and decay. These observations, probably,
possess deeper roots in the thermodynamics of irreversible processes (TIP) which allows considering lifeassociated processes in connection with dissipative structures, distributing energy from the flow organized by centralized aerobic-anaerobic energy balance compensation (CAAEBC) system. In our review, we propose
to take a wider and deeper view of in vivo biodegradation from this viewpoint.