Table 2

The profile of the industrial wastewater effluent samples used here as culture media (n = 3)
Sample   A   B   C   Average SA Std.
pH 4.07 ± 0.01 4.16 ± 0.05 3.94 ± 0.21 4.06 ± 0.09 5.5-9.5
Concentration (mg/l) COD 143.49 ± 2.33 116.60 ± 5.25 138.58 ± 1.05 132.89 ± 15.21 75
DO 6.81 ± 0.01 5.76 ± 0.05 6.57 ± 0.03 6.38 ± 0.03
Co 8.16 ± 1.38 8.08 ± 2.01 10.21 ± 3.02 8.82 ± 2.14 0.05*
Ni 10.15 ± 3.02 9.31 ± 10.02 14.97 ± 12.02 11.48 ± 8.35 0.2*
Mn 19.2 ± 7.21 17.02 ± 6.21 20.14 ± 2.75 18.79 ± 5.39 0.1
Mg 191.29 ± 3.68 180.52 ± 6.37 201.94 ± 16.31 191.25 ± 8.79
V 103.47 ± 11.32 101.482 ± 9.65 97.13 ± 4.95 100.69 ± 8.64 0.1*
Pb 0.81 ± 0.01 1.77 ± 0.03 2.02 ± 0.00 1.53 ± 0.02 0.01
Ti 0.24 ± 0.00 0.24 ± 0.00 0.93 ± 0.01 0.47 ± 0.00
Cu 5.17 ± 0.02 5.2 ± 0.01 7.33 ± 0.01 5.9 ± 0.02 0.01
Zn 18.31 ± 0.21 17.71 ± 0.38 23.19 ± 0.27 19.74 ± 0.29 0.1
Al 227.06 ± 19.02 225.84 ± 27.38 230.77 ± 12.09 227.89 ± 19.50
Cd 31.06 ± 0.25 19.97 ± 1.26 21.93 ± 1.38 24.32 ± 0.96 0.005

*UN-Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO, 1985); SA Std: National Water Act. No 36 of 1998, South Africa.

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Kamika and Momba BMC Microbiology 2013 13:28   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-28

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