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Main Title Anaerobic Biodegradation Procedure with Cover Letter.
CORP Author Monsanto Chemical Co., St. Louis, MO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher 18 Jan 1983
Year Published 1983
Report Number OTS-878211485;
Stock Number OTS-0206227
Additional Subjects Anaerobic conditions ; Biodegradation ; Toxic substances ; Dissolved gases ; Organic compounds ; Water treatment plant ; Surveys ; Aryl phosphates ; Chemical plants ; Chemical analysis ; Test methods ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  OTS-0206227 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 3382p
Anaerboic biodegration is an important process both in sewage treatment plants and in the natural environment. In general, methods that have been used to study anaerobic biodegradation are not suited to routine examination of a large variety of chemicals, are tedious and time consuming to set up and operate, and often yield equivocal results. An anaerobic biodegradation test method has been proposed in EPA's Draft-Guidance for Premanufacture Notification and is based on that described by Nottingham and Hungate. The prolonged acclimation period, daily manipulations, lack of an indicator to assure maintenance of anaerobic conditions, and relatively imprecise method for measurement of gas production represent drawbacks to this procedure.