Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of food waste and inoculum

From: Reproducible, high-yielding, biological caproate production from food waste using a single-phase anaerobic reactor system

Parameters Food waste Inoculuma
Total solid (TS)b (%) 28.19 ± 2.32 9.01 ± 0.09
Volatile solid (VS)b (%) 25.96 ± 2.08 7.85 ± 0.04
VS/TS (%) 92 87
tCOD (g COD g−1 VS) 1.45 ± 0.16
sCOD (g COD g−1 VS) 0.11 ± 0.002
Total hemicellulosec (%) 32.58 ± 4.48
Total cellulosec (%) 2.82 ± 0.95
Total proteinc (%) 20.69 ± 1.17
Total fatc (%) 27.50 ± 1.45
pH 3.56 ± 0.3 7.46 ± 0.25
  1. All values show standard deviation with n = 3
  2. tCOD total chemical oxygen demand, sCOD soluble chemical oxygen demand
  3. a Granular sludge used only at the beginning of reactor’s run
  4. b Based on wet weight
  5. c Based on dry weight