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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Description of key information

Information is available for 3 streams in this Category.  Results indicated that none of the streams could  be considered readily biodegradable.  Biodegradation range was 7.3% (no timeframe) - 29%  after 28 days.  

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Additional information

Proprietary data was available from the American Chemistry Council (2004) for the streams 648513 -69 -9 and 69013 -21-4 and from Elf Atochem (2000) for 64742 -90 -1. These studies were based on standard guidelines and are considered reliable for assessment. These studies did not show the streams to be readily biodegradable. Data available for these streams will be read across to other category members.