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capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria

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1,2] indicates the degree to which substrate 1 affects the biodegradation of substrate 2.
Corexit is made up of multiple chemicals, so each might have different biodegradation rates" notes Carys Mitchelmore of the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science in Solomons.
David Valentine of UC Santa Barbara and a co-investigator in the study, said, "The results indicate that an important component of the chemical dispersant injected into the oil in the deep ocean remained there, and resisted rapid biodegradation.
In most cases, biodegradation constitutes the primary mechanism for contaminant removal.
Biodegradation of polyethylene by the thermophilic bacterium Brevibacillus borstelensis.
com) announce the data and test results validating recycling and biodegradation of "Bottles for a Healthier Earth.
The degradation and biodegradation mechanisms are recognized in ASTM D6954-04, which provides guidelines for exposing and testing plastics that degrade in the environment by a combination of oxidation and biodegradation.
De ce fait, la cinetique de biodegradation de phenol a ete souvent decrite par l'expression d'Haldane (Equation (1)), aussi bien pour des cultures axeniques de Ralstonia eutropha (Leonard et al.
Although commercially available since the 1980s, PHB has seen only limited use because of its brittleness and unpredictable biodegradation rates.
Biodegradation was measured in terms of mean weight loss, which was nearly 5 % after a period of eight weeks.
A biodegradation process of heavy oil from the Nakhodka oil spill by indigenous microbial consortia was monitored over the 429-day at laboratory scale.
Numerous studies have been published about the biodegradability [19, 20] and biodegradation of surfactants in the environment [2, 19-23].
Most landfills are fundamentally anaerobic because they are compacted so tightly that any biodegradation takes place very slowly.
For instance, where there is a potential risk to soil, tests would be conducted to determine the drug's biodegradation in soil, its toxicity to soil invertebrates, and its acute effects on plants and soil microorganisms.
Brenntag Oil & Gas developed N-Spec[R] 50, a dispersant/solvent, that has recently been tested in Scandinavia for aquatic toxicity, biodegradation and bioaccumulation in marine environments.