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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