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Table 3 Characterization of the secondary effluent from a municipal wastewater treatment plant used as culture medium. Analyses were performed in triplicate

From: Bioprospecting of wild type ethanologenic yeast for ethanol fuel production from wastewater-grown microalgae

Parameter (unit) Concentration Method References
Temperature (°C) 26.6 ± 5.60 2550B APHA-AWWA-WPCF [49]
pH 8.2 ± 0.45 4500-H+ B
Turbidity (NTU) 6.7 ± 0.09 2130B
Total suspended solids (TSS) (mg L−1) 26.7 ± 0.02 2540D
Ammonia nitrogen
(NH3-N) (mg L−1)
147.5 ± 1.32 4500-NH3 C
Nitrates
(NO3-N) (mg L−1)
33.2 ± 8.72 8039 HACH Co. [50]
Phosphorus as orthophosphates
(PO43−-P) (mg L−1)
68.7 ± 2.68 8178
Chemical oxygen demand (COD) (mg L−1) 121.0 ± 3.05 8000
Carbohydrates (CHO)
(mg L−1)
26.0 ± 1.67 Colorimetric Hernández-García et al. [51]