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Table 2 Kinetic parameters of cumulative H 2 production for different pretreatments calculated from modified Gompertz equation

From: Consolidated bioprocessing performance of Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum M18 on fungal pretreated cornstalk for enhanced hydrogen production

Pretreatment method P (mmol H2 L−1culture) Rm(mmol L−1 h−1) λ R2
Untreated 11.5 ± 0.3 0.19 ± 0.01 6.3 ± 1.6 0.995 ± 0.001
Alkaline pretreatment 36.8 ± 0.6 0.79 ± 0.05 4.9 ± 1.4 0.992 ± 0.005
Acid pretreatment 22.0 ± 0.6 0.44 ± 0.03 5.3 ± 1.9 0.994 ± 0.008
Fungal pretreatment 33.6 ± 0.6 0.93 ± 0.09 4.4 ± 1.8 0.987 ± 0.003