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Table 2 Proximate analysis of dried algal biomass

From: Hydroxyl radical-aided thermal pretreatment of algal biomass for enhanced biodegradability

  Microalgae Macroalgae
Chlorella sorokiniana Scenedesmus quadricanda Haematococcus pluvialis Chlamydomonas hedleyi Ulva prolifera Porphyra umbilicalis Gelidium amansii Macrocystis pyrifera
Cellulose (%) 17.69 ± 0.078 16.04 ± 0.032 16.55 ± 0.048 18.67 ± 0.041 15.20 ± 0.024 9.84 ± 0.011 9.09 ± 0.013 5.90 ± 0.010
Hemicellulose (%) 4.99 ± 0.014 0.82 ± 0.049 14.42 ± 0.034 1.45 ± 0.012 3.61 ± 0.014 47.16 ± 0.057 24.37 ± 0.044 0.91 ± 0.010
Ash (%) 3.79 ± 0.017 21.25 ± 0.042 3.93 ± 0.012 30.27 ± 0.047 26.10 ± 0.033 6.77 ± 0.012 4.89 ± 0.012 35.2 ± 0.057
Crude fat (%) 23.74 ± 0.024 23.10 ± 0.041 11.25 ± 0.048 24.75 ± 0.041 3.70 ± 0.011 9.75 ± 0.022 7.75 ± 0.013 4.33 ± 0.011
Protein (%) 2.74 ± 0.011 2.23 ± 0.012 3.56 ± 0.016 1.66 ± 0.012 2.70 ± 0.017 1.83 ± 0.018 2.80 ± 0.015 0.29 ± 0.001
Others (%) 47.05 ± 0.047 36.56 ± 0.043 50.29 ± 0.054 23.20 ± 0.022 48.69 ± 0.041 24.65 ± 0.057 51.10 ± 0.057 53.37 ± 0.049