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Table 1 Physico–chemical characteristics of brine TS7 pond (July 2009)

From: Biological properties of carotenoids extracted from Halobacterium halobium isolated from a Tunisian solar saltern

Pond TS7
Physical parameters  
 Temperature (°C) 34.0 ± 6.0
 pH 8.30 ± 0.7
 Densité 1.224 ± 0.006
 Turbidity (NTU) 45.1 ± 0.5
 Reduction potential (mV) -38.6 ± 0.4
 Salinity (%) 28.43 ± 0.2
Major cations and anions (g/l)  
 Na+ 95.00 ± 0.95
 Mg2+ 19.954 ± 0.098
 K+ 5.780 ± 0.051
 Ca2+ 0.260 ± 0.008
 Cl- 188.54 ± 3.10
 SO4 2- 28.65 ± 0.21
 HCO3 - 0.451 ± 0.082
 C03 -- 0.000