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Biodegradation in soil

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biodegradation in soil: simulation testing
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the substance is readily biodegradable

Description of key information

 As adipic acid is readily biodegradable, the study does not have to be conducted.

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Biodegradability of adipic acid in soil was assed in a test conducted according to a national standard method of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An 84 % conversion of adipic acid carbon content to carbon dioxide was found after 30 days aerobic incubation in a sandy loam (Sharabi,1993). 60 % degradation was reached in 1 to 6 d.