biodegradability


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bi·o·de·grad·a·ble

 (bī′ō-dĭ-grā′də-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being decomposed by biological agents, especially bacteria: a biodegradable detergent.

bi′o·de·grad′a·bil′i·ty n.
bi′o·deg′ra·da′tion (-dĕg′rə-dā′shən) n.
bi′o·de·grade′ v.

biodegradability

disposition to disintegrate as the result of natural processes. — biodegradable, adj.
See also: Decaying
the capacity of some substances to decompose readily by biological process. — biodegradable, adj.
See also: Biology
Translations
biodégradabilité

biodegradability

[ˌbaɪəʊdɪgreɪdəˈbɪlɪtɪ] nbiodegradabilità
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The following requirements have been amended in the new Regulation to the supply of detergents and surfactants used in detergents to the market: Rules on the biodegradability of surfactants in detergent, Restrictions or prohibitions on surface active substance in terms of biodegradability, Additional information on detergent labeling.
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].
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The natural biodegradable polymer chitosan has potential for food packaging applications, owing to its biocompatibility, non-toxicity, short-time biodegradability and excellent film-forming ability.
Bacteria cellulose (BC) nanopapers have unique properties, including biocompatibility, biodegradability, optical transparency and mechanical and thermal stability.
Mineral oil has poor biodegradability with a notable shortcoming of inducing long term pollution of the environment.
Using applicable ASTM test methods, the marine biodegradability of Mirel PHA biopolymers has been shown to be similar to that of cellulose and paper, and is faster than other commercially available biodegradable polymers, said the company.
Early chapters deal with methods for evaluating the biodegradability of biodegradable polymers, biodegradation behavior of polymers in liquid environments, environmental fate and ecotoxicity, and international and national norms on biodegradability and certification procedures.
This investment is aimed at enhancing the biodegradability of the product, making it safe for use and involves the use of safe raw materials for the manufacture of diapers.
To improve the biodegradability and decrease the toxicity of perfluorinated surfactants in foam concentrate compositions the manufacturers offered to modify their molecules: 1) block the sulfonate group of perfluorinated compound with amido-betainic fragments; 2) reduce the amount of perfluorinated carbon atoms in the perfluorinated radical with [C.
Authorities have strict requirements for biodegradability of unwanted substances in water.
The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanical properties, sorption capacity, water vapour transmission rate, and biodegradability of composites prepared from starch, urea, and by-products of biodiesel production (rapeseed cake, crude glycerol).