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Table 2 Physicochemical features of the molasses employed in this study and of both terrestrial and marine inocula

From: Efficient molasses fermentation under high salinity by inocula of marine and terrestrial origin

Parameter Feedstock Inocula
Raw molasses Terrestrial Marine
pH 5.7 ± 0.2 7.7 ± 0.2 7.94 ± 0.0
Conductivity (mS cm−1) 29 ± 5 1.6 ± 0.5 19.1 ± 0.0
Density (g cm−3) 1.35 ± 0.05 nd nd
Total COD (g O2 L−1) 440 ± 97 13 ± 5 4 ± 0.0
Soluble COD (g O2 L−1) 403 ± 12 7 ± 2 0.12 ± 0.0
Total sugars COD (g O2 L−1) 367 ± 81 nd nd
Total VFA (g O2 L−1) 20 ± 2 0 0
TKN (g N L−1) 26.1 ± 0.8 nd nd
Total solids (TS) (g L−1) 765 ± 6 12 ± 1 477 ± 3a
Volatile solids (VS) (g L−1) 513 ± 4 11 ± 1 26 ± 1a
  1. Chemical analyses were conducted in two independent replicates
  2. aUnits in g Kg−1 as marine sediment was a mixture of microorganisms with sand and sea water