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Table 1 Organic loading rate and total solids of the feed

From: A start-up of psychrophilic anaerobic sequence batch reactor digesting a 35 % total solids feed of dairy manure and wheat straw

Cycle Feces (kg) Straw (kg) ISR (VS-based ratio) Organic loading Organic loading rate
TCOD fed (g) VS fed (g) g TCOD substrate kg−1 inoculum day−1 g VS substrate kg−1 inoculum day−1
1 0.70 0.30 4.47 378 334.8 3.0 2.66
2 0.635 0.259 4.06 378 295.7 3.0 2.35
3 0.545 0.252 4.30 378 279.1 3.0 2.22
4 0.567 0.259 4.18 378 287.1 3.0 2.28
5 0.567 0.259 4.18 378 284.2 3.0 2.26
6 0.567 0.259 4.18 378 284.2 3.0 2.26
7 0.606 0.247 4.32 378 278.4 3.0 2.28
8 0.606 0.247 4.32 378 277.8 3.0 2.20
9 0.606 0.247 4.32 378 277.8 3.0 2.20
10 0.634 0.217 4.36 378 275.1 3.0 2.18
11 0.634 0.217 4.36 378 275.1 3.0 2.18
  1. In all cycles the reactors have been inoculated with 6 kg of culture which has been transferred from the previous cycle. The feed TS has been kept at 35 % in all cycles