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Toxicity to microorganisms

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Toxicity of NExBTL renewable diesel (a UVCB substance of similar composition to the substance) toward micro-organisms (activated sewage sludge) was determined in a GLP compliant laboratory study according to OECD Guideline 209 (Activated sludge, respiration inhibition test). No effects on respiration were observed at the test concentration of 1,000 mg/L. These results are also supported by PETROTOX (version 4.01) which gave a predicted values of an LL50 and a EL10 of >1,000 mg/L.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

EC50 for microorganisms:
1 000 mg/L
EC10 or NOEC for microorganisms:
1 000 mg/L

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PETROTOX combines a partitioning model (used to calculate the aqueous concentration of hydrocarbon components as a function of substance loading) with the Target Lipid Model (used to calculate acute and chronic toxicity of non-polar narcotic chemicals). PETROTOX computes toxicity based on the summation of the aqueous-phase concentrations of hydrocarbon block(s) that represent a petroleum substance and membrane-water partition coefficients (KMW) that describe the partitioning of the hydrocarbons between the water and organism.

The model predicted an LL50 and a EL10 of >1,000 mg/L.