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biodegradability

The capacity of a molecule or material to be degraded by enzymes or other natural process, without leaving toxic residues in the environment.
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Water quality--Evaluation of ultimate aerobic biodegradability of organic compounds in aqueous medium.--Method by analysis of inorganic carbon in sealed vessels (CO2 headspace test).
Environmentally, Europe is also feeling the heat of the "disposing of disposables" issue, where options being considered include incineration, composting, biodegradability and recycling.
For example, it is important to disseminate information on the biodegradability of cotton in relation to blends and synthetic fibers.
have not gone out of their way to promote the biodegradability features of the natural fiber.
The new rules would dictate that primary biodegradability would have to reach a level of at least 80% and ultimate biodegradability would require a minimum level of 60%.
Biodegradability test of the polymers was carried out by disk diffusion (DD) and soil burial test methods.
Whether it's to meet specific federal and state requirements on biodegradability, volatile organic compound (VOC) exposure limits, or because customers are requesting "green" materials, owners, contractors and architects want products on their job sites that are less harmful to the environment.
The biodegradability of the substance can be adjusted from days to month based on how long the tissues need to heal.
Thus, advanced oxidation methods, such as the Fenton-based processes and ozonation, are employed to mineralize organic pollutants, diminish toxicity and/or increase biodegradability of wastewater [15-19].
* Microbiological Contamination, Biodeterioration and Biodegradability Assessment
Here are some of the achievements made: 74% of L'Oreal products launched in 2015 have a positive environmental or social profile (vs 67% in 2014); several brands launched products with formulas offering a level of biodegradability between 97% and 99%, including Gamier Ultra Doux Mythical Olive body lotion, Kerastase Fusio- Dose Booster Discipline, Ushuaia Hibiscus Bio deodorant, Armani Men Master Cleanser and Vichy After-Sun Shower Oil; C02 emissions of production decreased by 56% in absolute terms (vs -50.2% in 2014), despite a production increase of 26%, from a 2005 baseline; 66.6% of L'Oreals brands evaluated the environmental or social profile of their products (vs 22%) in 2014); more than 60 600 people from underprivileged communities had access to work through a L'Oreal program.