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Table 2 Characteristics of the wastewater effluent from Metahara sugar factory, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From: Cultivation of microalgae for biofuel production: coupling with sugarcane-processing factories

Parameter Value a
Biological oxygen demand, BOD5 (mg/LWW) 1200 ± 163.30
Chemical oxygen demand, COD (mg/LWW) 2200 ± 108.01
Total nitrogen, TN (mg/LWW) 15 ± 0.41
Total phosphorus, TP (mg/LWW) 10 ± 0.33
Total suspended solids, TSS (mg/Lww) 362 ± 2.16
Oil and grease (mg/LWW) 60 ± 4.67
Total dissolved solids, TDS (mg/Lww) 210 ± 3.74
pH 6.60 ± 0.65
Temperature (°C) 29.70 ± 0.65
Average flow (m3/day) 1074 ± 6.89
  1. aEach value indicates the average value ± standard deviation estimated from wastewater characteristics determined in three milling seasons