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Table 1 Proximate composition of water hyacinth biomass (WHB) comparable with earlier literatures

From: Sustaining ethanol production from lime pretreated water hyacinth biomass using mono and co-cultures of isolated fungal strains with Pichia stipitis

Content Present study [g 100 g−1DM] Previous literature
[g 100 g−1DM] [[8]] [g 100 g−1DM] [[12]] [g 100 g−1DM] [[32]]
Moisture (%) 92.8 - - -
Ash 15.4 20.0 - 20.0
Crude protein 13.3 18.0 10.2 18.0
Crude fibre 18.2 - - -
Cellulose 20.2 25.0 19.02 25.0
Hemicellulose 34.3 35.0 32.69 35.0
Lignin 4.4 10.0 4.37 10.0
  1. DM, dry matter.