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Table 1 Average and maximal consumption/production rates of CO and main carboxylate products for the different operation phases

From: One-step production of C6–C8 carboxylates by mixed culture solely grown on CO

  Phase CO Even-carbon number carboxylates Odd-carbon number carboxylates
Acetate N-butyrate N-caproate N-caprylate Propionate N-valerate N-heptylate
Average consumption/production rates (mmol L−1 day−1) I 1.406 (0.671)a 0.146 (0.042) 0.004 (0.001) 0.000 0.000 0.056 (0.007) 0.000 0.000
II 3.720 (0.724) 0.515 (0.072) 0.062 (0.005) 0.000 0.000 0.006 (0.009) 0.000 0.000
III 5.033 (0.761) 0.532 (0.072) 0.092 (0.012) 0.000 0.000 0.033 (0.009) 0.000 0.000
IV 6.774 (0.644) 0.272 (0.230) 0.074 (0.020) 0.000 0.000 − 0.003 (0.022) 0.060 (0.014) 0.000
V 8.750 (0.519) 0.885 (0.264) 0.065 (0.004) 0.000 0.000 0.087 (0.020) 0.003 (0.013) 0.000
VI 10.376 (0.793) 0.618 (0.320) 0.056 (0.030) 0.045 (0.006) 0.025 (0.003) 0.035 (0.015) 0.011 (0.024) 0.045 (0.006)
VII 5.446 (3.666) 0.399 (0.143) 0.091 (0.012) 0.009 (0.002) 0.004 (0.001) 0.005 (0.005) 0.001 (0.001) 0.000 (0.002)
Maximal consumption/production rates (mmol L−1 day−1) 13.950 10.985 1.188 0.276 0.112 0.617 0.834 0.442
Maximal concentrations (mmol L−1) / 80.649 8.121 1.892 1.033 4.424 1.669 1.635
  1. aStandard deviations in brackets