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Table 1 Characterization of OFMSW samples from real MSW treatment plant

From: Evaluation of organic fractions of municipal solid waste as renewable feedstock for succinic acid production

Components (%, dry basis)Sorted biowasteUnsorted biowaste
Spring/summerAutumn/winterSpring/summerAutumn/winter
Total solids31.36 ± 0.516.14 ± 0.543.3 ± 451.61 ± 0.9
Ash6.25 ± 0.37.59 ± 0.719.2 ± 0.723.07 ± 1.1
Fats and waxes1.57 ± 0.93.15 ± 1.24.59 ± 0.75.86 ± 0.8
Water solubles36.20 ± 0.442.56 ± 0.327.9 ± 2.215.59 ± 1.9
Pectin15.87 ± 2.918.25 ± 0.410.1 ± 2.012.19 ± 0.8
Lignin9.47 ± 0.68.00 ± 1.25.64 ± 0.811.02 ± 1.2
Glucan (cellulose and starch)39.64 ± 5.439.83 ± 0.536.57 ± 2.925.06 ± 0.3
Xylan0.2 ± 0.011.92 ± 0.55.14 ± 0.28.67 ± 0.4
Protein10.15 ± 0.28.75 ± 0.57.4 ± 0.77.0 ± 0.4
Starch4.71 ± 1.55.31 ± 0.94.36 ± 0.34.17 ± 0.7
Inert materials (%, wet basis)4%5%25%36%