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Table 2

Characteristics of the synthetic wastewater at two hydraulic loading rates

Water qualitySynthetic wastewater
Mean (n = 6) ± Std. Dev (HLR-4 cm/day)Mean (n = 4) ± Std. Dev (HLR-40 cm/day)
pH 6.67 ± 0.56 7.67 ± .08 
Conductivity (μS/cm) 1,733 ± 40 1,645 ± 29 
BOD5 (mg/L) 273 ± 46 250 ± 25 
COD (mg/L) 396.0 ± 46.7 397.5 ± 35.8 
Ammonia – N (mg/L) 28.8 ± 6.4 25.5 ± 4.5 
Nitrate – N (mg/L) 6.90 ± 7.8 9.30 ± 10.5 
Log10FC (MPN/100 mL) 5.67 ± 0.82 5.60 ± 0.68 
Water qualitySynthetic wastewater
Mean (n = 6) ± Std. Dev (HLR-4 cm/day)Mean (n = 4) ± Std. Dev (HLR-40 cm/day)
pH 6.67 ± 0.56 7.67 ± .08 
Conductivity (μS/cm) 1,733 ± 40 1,645 ± 29 
BOD5 (mg/L) 273 ± 46 250 ± 25 
COD (mg/L) 396.0 ± 46.7 397.5 ± 35.8 
Ammonia – N (mg/L) 28.8 ± 6.4 25.5 ± 4.5 
Nitrate – N (mg/L) 6.90 ± 7.8 9.30 ± 10.5 
Log10FC (MPN/100 mL) 5.67 ± 0.82 5.60 ± 0.68 
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