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Capable of being chemically degraded: degradable plastic wastes.

de·grad′a·bil′i·ty n.


the state or quality of being susceptible to breakdown or decomposition. — degradable, adj.
See also: Decaying
the state or quality of being susceptible to breakdown or decomposition. — degradable, adj.
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In vitro gas production is commonly used as an indicator for efficiency of rumen degradability and predicts the metabolizable energy of animal feed [11].
Paper-based heavy duty bags & sacks are preferred among various consumers for their high durability, low cost, degradability, and environment-friendliness.
A research team has discovered a molecular mechanism that demonstrates the superior degradability of polyethylene terephthalate.
The present study was carried out to determine chemical composition and rumen degradability parameters of dry matter (DM), neutral detergent fiber (NDF), acid detergent fiber (ADF) ether extract (EE) and organic matter (OM) in Populus nigra sawdust biodegraded by Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Pleurotus ulmarius.
Synthetic poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) is widely considered as a base material for biomedical applications due to its good biocompatibility and degradability. In the article "Influence of Processing Conditions on the Mechanical Behavior and Morphology of Injection Molded Poly(lacticco-glycolic acid) 85:15," an overview is provided among processing conditions, morphology, and mechanical property relationship of injection molded PLGA.
The in vitro produced gas was originally utilized to forecast degradability of rumen and metabolizable energy (ME) composition of feedstuffs of farm animals (Menke and Steingass, 1988).
A revised model for the estimation of protein degradability in the rumen.
Our work takes advantage of some elements offered by nature such as fluorescence, degradability, shape.
The poor degradability of conventional plastics makes them one of the worst pollution menaces of modern times.
Generally, DEPS has been manufactured by mixing the polystyrene with additives, to enhance degradability. Ojeda et al.
At the end of the incubation DM degradability (DMD, mg [g.sup.-1]) and OM degradability (OMD, mg g-1) were determined by filtering the residue and drying 60[degrees]C, 48h for DM and OM by muffle furnace; gas yield ([GY.sub.24]) was calculated as the volume of gas (ml gas [g.sup.-1] DM) produced after 24h of incubation divided by the amount of DMD (g) as: