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Table 2 Properties of BC produced in different media with a four-fold dilution of hydrolysate and after 14 days of fermentation

From: Production of bacterial cellulose and enzyme from waste fiber sludge

Property/Culture medium SAFS hydrolysate SIFS hydrolysate Reference medium
Volumetric yield of BC (g/L) 6.23 ± 0.14 4.65 ± 0.15 4.90 ± 0.58
Water-holding capacity of BC (%) 99.5 ± 1.0 99.4 ± 2.0 99.5 ± 0.1
Thickness of BC strips (mm) 2.83 ± 0.20 2.59 ± 0.20 3.11 ± 0.22
Tensile force (N) (wet sheet) 0.48 ± 0.09 0.41 ± 0.08 0.39 ± 0.05
Tensile strength (MPa) (wet sheet) 0.042 ± 0.012 0.040 ± 0.020 0.031 ± 0.011
Degree of crystallinity (%)[a] 60.6 66.3 78.0
  1. [a] Calculations were based on the empirical method found in [26].