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Table 3 The effects of various carbohydrate substrates on the hydrogen production efficiencies

From: Feasibility of biohydrogen production from industrial wastes using defined microbial co-culture

Carbohydrate substrates (5% w/v) H1 medium (mL/h -1 .L -1 ) H2 medium (mL/h -1 .L -1 ) Overall hydrogen production (%)
Controls 17.80 ± 1.51 15.90 ± 0.66 100.0
Fructose 23.3 ± 1.022 13.3 ± 1.94 108.61
Glucose 19 ± 1.22 16.1 ± 1.07 104.15
Lactose 16.4 ± 2.11 14.3 ± 1.04 91.10
Maltose 15.7 ± 2.01 15.5 ± 2.64 92.58
Sucrose 14.9 ± 2.56 16.7 ± 1.43 93.77
Starch 13.8 ± 2.44 17.3 ± 2.39 89.32