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Table 1 Effects of initial pH on cell growth and flocculating activity

From: Bioflocculant production from untreated corn stover using Cellulosimicrobium cellulans L804 isolate and its application to harvesting microalgae

Initial pH Final pH Cell growth (OD600) Flocculating activitya (%)
6.0 7.78 ± 0.15 1.61 ± 0.10 3.82 ± 0.36
6.9 8.03 ± 0.14 1.76 ± 0.02 61.27 ± 4.81
7.4 8.52 ± 0.16 1.04 ± 0.21 88.15 ± 4.55
8.2 9.07 ± 0.03 1.00 ± 0.08 90.88 ± 4.87
9.2 9.14 ± 0.06 0.88 ± 0.02 88.30 ± 4.41
9.8 9.23 ± 0.02 1.20 ± 0.04 83.73 ± 2.56
10.2 9.21 ± 0.02 1.30 ± 0.05 54.50 ± 0.71
10.5 10.18 ± 0.10 0.02 ± 0.01 31.95 ± 6.49
  1. ±, indicates standard deviation of at least three replicates
  2. aFlocculating activity was determined using Kaolin clay as solid phase