Parameter

Unit

Value

Method

pH

PU

7.7

Potentiometer

Alkalinity (CaCO3)

mg l-1

1,310

Method 2320 B

COD

mg l-1

4,306

Method 5220 D

BOD

mg l-1

2,733

Method 5210 B

F & O

mg l-1

300

Method 5520 D

TS

mg l-1

3,862

Method 2540 B

TSS

mg l-1

1,900

Method 2540 D

VS

mg l-1

5,900

Method 2540 E

VFAs

mg l-1

344

See text

Norg

mg l-1

627

Method 4500-Norg

N-NH3

mg l-1

553

Method 4500-NH3

P-PO4-3

mg l-1

318

Method 4500 p

Total Coliforms

MPN/100ml

2x107

Method 9221 B

Fecal Coliforms

MPN/100ml

9x104

Method 4500 E


PU: potentiometric unit; COD: chemical oxygen demand; BOD: biological oxygen demand; F & O: fats and oils; TS: total solids; TSS: total suspended solids. VS: volatile solids; MPN: most probable number method
Table 1: Characterization of slaughterhouse wastewater.