Photodegradable


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Photodegradable

Substances that can be chemically decomposed by light. Photodegradable plastic, for example, becomes brittle and breaks into smaller pieces when exposed to sunlight.
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The effect of photodegradable behavior after exposure was evaluated using different characterization methods [23].
The main problem in making a photodegradable polymer is that it is hardly possible to combine rapidly degradation upon exposure to light in a landfill after use with a good light stability of the polymer during service.
Some manufacturers say their products are photodegradable, which means that they will biodegrade when exposed to sunlight.
Fluoroquinolones are photodegradable compounds that produce various photodegradation products (Tiefenbacher et al.
Materials commonly used for netting are slowly photodegradable, with some manufacturers producing nettings that slowly biodegrade.
Says Dr Walter Focke, director of the Institute of Applied Materials at the university, the photodegradable bags "are a breakthrough when compared to ordinary plastic ones.
99 and comes complete with full planting instructions in its own photodegradable tree shelter to protect it until it gets established.
It was recently concluded that abiotic iron catalyzed photo- or thermooxidation is the rate-limiting step in the bioassimilation of photodegradable polyethylenes (16).
The objective of our study was to evaluate tomato fruit yield over photodegradable and nonphotodegradable forms of the new FR-reflecting, red plastic mulch compared with standard black plastic mulch under field conditions.
Many plastics used in bags are photodegradable so they will "disappear" in a reasonable period of time when improperly discarded.
A general claim of degradability or specific conditions of degradability such as photodegradable and biodegradable are expressly regulated by Rhode Island, California, and Indiana, as well as by the FTC.
The session will feature a panel discussion on such short-and long-term solutions and trends as biodegradable products, new packaging and product concepts, photodegradable products and recycling.