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Table 5 PHA yield on OFMSW weight unit

From: Enhanced polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste by using mixed microbial culture

  First stage Second stage Global process
Percolate produced (L kg−1 OFMSWw.w.) OA produceda (g kg−1 OFMSWw.w.) PHA yieldb (g kg−1 OAin) PHA yieldc (g kg−1 OFMSWTS) PHA yieldd (g kg−1 OFMSWw.w.)
Trial 1 8.03 60.5 230 ± 38 62.9 ± 10.5 13.9 ± 2.3
Trial 2 19.3 151 220 ± 28 114 ± 14 33.2 ± 4.2
Trial 3 25.6 139 161 ± 9 100 ± 6 22.4 ± 1.3
  1. aOA expressed as acetic acid, determined according to the acid titration method [27]
  2. bPHA produced referred to OAin
  3. cPHA produced referred to OFMSWTS
  4. dPHA produced referred to OFMSWw.w