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Several studies on ready biodegradability of tertiary butyl alcohol have been conducted with results varying from little or no degradation to 99% degradation. A subsequent inherent biodegradability study designed to prevent test material loss from volatilisation and using adapted inoculum proved that tertiary butyl alcohol is inherently biodegradable

Degradation rates used:

Degradation rate in water:

 4.62 x 10-3d-1

Degradation rate in sediment:

 2.31 x 10-3d-1

Degradation rate in soil:

 2.31 x 10-3d-1

Degradation rate in air:


WWTP degradation rates

Information obtained from measured data is shown in an attachment to the IUCLID summary record.