biodegradability


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biodegradability

[‚bī·ō·di‚grād·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(materials)
The characteristic of a substance that can be broken down by microorganisms.
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In order to assess the biodegradability of raw and treated wastewater, the Zahn-Wellens test with the duration of 28 days was performed [27].
Quality assurance of the biodegradability test was carried out by sterilising all glassware in hot air oven before use.
In contrast to the specified EU methods the determination of surfactants biodegradability indicators according to GOST R 50595 was carried out using the control and experimental aeration operating in a continuous flow mode.
The biodegradability of the test samples was estimated by evaluating their overgrowing with microsopic fungi using a five-point scale.
As well as the inherent anaerobic biodegradability, the moisture content is an important parameter.
Other topics include prediction of yarn strength, polypropylene with cassava starch compounds, a biodegradability test for footwear leather, epoxidized soybean oil as PVC plasticizer, and modification of cellulose by biocidal polyelectrolites.
The combination of large scale use, high water solubility and only minor biodegradability has now resulted in a significant gasoline oxygenate contamination occurring in surface, ground, and drinking water systems.
Traditional cellophane films are largely based on renewable cellulose, but they don't meet the latest strict standard for biodegradability and compostability (ASTM D6400).
Our dedication to biodegradability of plastic bottles started in Africa, before focussing on joint ventures in foreign markets globally," said Nick Havercroft Chairman of PGBC.
EN13432 is the European standard for biodegradability and compostability.
Clarifoil already holds DIN EN 13432 and ASTM D6400 biodegradability accreditation, gained last year.
com, there is a comparison between paper and plastic bags--and the conclusion is reached that they are roughly comparable when you weigh the pros and cons of resource consumption, biodegradability and so on