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Table 1 Feeding regime divided into start-up and steady state according to variations on HRT and OLR.

From: Lessons learned from the microbial ecology resulting from different inoculation strategies for biogas production from waste products of the bioethanol/sugar industry

Reactors Inoculum C:N ratio Phase Period (day) Filter cake Bagasse Water HRT (days) OLR (gvs L−1 d−1)
input (g day−1) input (g day−1) input (mL day−1)
R3.3
R3.4
MIX 24:1 Start-up Initial (0–41) 36.5 50 34.7 2.0
Final (42–69) 45.7 50 31.4 2.5
Steady Initial (70–113) 54.8 50 28.6 3.0
Final (114–137) 54.8 75 23.1 3.0
R3.5
R3.6
MIX 41:1 Start-up Initial (0–41) 15.78 6.78 50 41.4 2.0
Final (42–69) 19.73 8.45 50 38.4 2.5
Steady Initial (70–113) 23.67 10.15 50 35.8 3.0
Final (114–137) 23.67 10.15 75 27.6 3.0
R3.7
R3.8
FCM 41:1 Start-up Initial I (0–3) 15.78 6.78 50 41.4 2.0
Initial II (4–20) 7.89 3.39 25 82.7 1.0
Initial III (21–41) 15.78 6.78 50 41.4 2.0
Final (42–69) 19.73 8.45 50 38.4 2.5
Steady Initial (70–113) 23.67 10.15 50 35.8 3.0
final (114–137) 23.67 10.15 75 27.6 3.0