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Table 6 Comparison of the elemental weight composition between the cultivation bed and waste mushroom bed in an oven-dry base

From: Fuel and material utilization of a waste shiitake (Lentinula edodes) mushroom bed derived from hardwood chips I: characteristics of calorific value in terms of elemental composition and ash content

  C H N O Ash Total
Cultivation bed, W0 a (g) 556.8 65.1 7.4 502.3 19.6 1151.2
Waste mushroom bed, W1 b (g) 112.0 12.6 1.5 106.1 16.9 249.1
Weight loss; (1-W1/W0) × 100 (%) 79.9 80.6 79.7 78.9 13.8 78.4
Shiitake mushroom c (g) 40.2 5.3 2.0 38.1 3.0 88.6
  1. a, b Element weight of cultivation bed and waste mushroom bed, respectively
  2. c Sum of six repeated harvests from one cultivation bed