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Main Title Approach for Development of Structure-Biodegradation Relationships of Organic Chemicals.
Author Niemi, G. J. ; Veith, G. D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN. ;Minnesota Univ.-Duluth.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/047;
Stock Number PB88-185921
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Organic compounds ; Decomposition ; Aquatic microbiology ; Water chemistry ; Microbiology ; Chemical composition ; Organic chemistry ; Biodegradation ; Metabolites
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-185921 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/04/1988
Collation 25p
The study presents a strategy for evaluation of biodegradability of chemicals which involves a combination of structure-biodegradation relationships (SBR) and laboratory testing arranged in a four-tier hierarchy. The first tier involves a search of a data base on biodegradation information. Each subsequent tier consists of a query of potential SBR for the chemical or an experimental laboratory test of the chemical using a tier-specific procedure. The approach satisfies the critical need to develop a systematic reference data base on biodegradation endpoints for existing and new chemicals, incorporates the metabolites of biodegradation into the process, and provides an economical means to evaluate chemical biodegradation.