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Table 2 Consistency index (K), flow behaviour index (n) and yield stress (τy) obtained by fitting the low-shear (< 1 s− 1) data to the Herschel-Bulkley model (eq. 1) fitting (Fig. 1)

From: Rheological properties of concentrated slurries of harvested, incubated and ruptured Nannochloropsis sp. cells

Slurry

Solids (%)

K(m.Pa.s n )

n

τy (mPa)

Fitting R2

Harvested cells

12

0.05

0.39

0

0.99

 

20

0.22

0.18

4

0.98

 

24

0.75

0.21

5

0.99

Incubated cells

12

0.03

0.40

1

0.98

 

20

0.44

0.30

4

0.99

 

24

82

0.24

5

0.99

Ruptured cells

12

40

0.58

1

0.91

 

20

91

0.18

2

0.97

 

24

268

0.14

3

0.98