biodegradability


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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.

biodegradability,

n the natural ability of a chemical substance to be broken down into less complex compounds with fewer carbon atoms by bacteria or other microorganisms.
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Assessment of the inhibitory effect and biodegradability of pyrogenic wastewater
The graphs of kinetic dependences are used for surfactants biodegradability indicators calculation (Fig.
The only source of carbon in the biodegradability tests was the organic compounds of the composite films.
The home compostability certificate in addition to our European and US biodegradability accreditations gives packaging and label producers who specify Clarifoil a very clear offering combining quality with excellent sustainability credentials.
Struktol MR 161A is said to offer such benefits as fast biodegradability, good wetting of surfaces, no swelling of rubber, it is silicone-free, no corrosion of metal parts, low pour point, thermal and chemical stability, no mold fouling, it is non-irritating to the skin, it is very cost-effective, it is a stable lubricant film and easy washability with water.
The company reformulating Pledge Multi-Surface cleaner globally to increase biodegradability and reduce VOCs, while at the same time increasing cleaning power by 30 percent.
All printing is done with 100% vegetable-based inks for full biodegradability, and the pyramid bags, strings, tags over-wrap and carton are all made from biodegradable materials.
Although less polyacrylic acid was needed to do the same, it lacked the biodegradability of the polyester-based cobuilder.
Studies on the biodegradability of nitroaromatics, such as trinitrotoluene, have indicated that anaerobic biodegradation is not possible [5].
Made of plant-derived substances and offered in 29% solution in water, the new material excels in biodegradability.
Mats made from such fibers might be fine for applications in which biodegradability is desirable, says Long.