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Table 3 Composition and yields (μg g−1) of main thermochemolysis products released from bulk compost at initial and final experimental time

From: Decomposition of bio-degradable plastic polymer in a real on-farm composting process

Compound t0 Test A Test B Test C
Lignina 2186 3474 3433 3258
Ad/AlG 1.2 0.9 1.3 1.1
ΓG 1.4 1.5 1.9 1.6
Ad/AlS 2.4 2.7 2.7 2.4
ΓS 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.3
Linear fatty acids C12–C30 (C18:1) 3822 2737 2820 2685
Microbial fatty acids C15–C24 (C17) 785 889 963 792
Hydroxy/dioic acids C16–C26 (C16) 2159 5209 4968 5120
Alkanes C17–C31 301 418 527 562
Alcohols C22–C26 135 92 120 105
Sterols 98 195 210 234
  1. Total range varying from Ci to Cj; compounds in parentheses are the most dominant homologues; numbers after colon refer to double bond
  2. aStructural indices: Ad/Al = G6/G4, S6/S4; ΓG = G6/(G14 + G15); ΓS = S6/(S14 + S15)