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Main Title Prediction of Biodegradability for Selected Organic Chemicals.
Author Babeu, L. ; Vaishnav, D. D. ;
CORP Author Wisconsin Univ.-Superior. Center for Lake Superior Environmental Studies.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher c1987
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/513;
Stock Number PB90-135245
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Biodeterioration ; Environmental surveys ; Microorganisms ; Ecology ; Physicochemical properties ; Quantitative analysis ; Regression analysis ; Comparison ; Experimental design ; Mathematical models ; Reprints ; Environmental persistence ; Biological models
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-135245 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/15/1990
Collation 11p
The 5-day BODs of 45 organic chemicals were determined using acclimated mixed microbial cultures. These chemicals included alcohols, acids, esters, ketones, aromatics and miscellaneous compounds. The BOD data were correlated with water solubilities, log of l-octanol/water partition coefficients, molar refractivities and volumes, melting (m.p.) and boiling points, number of carbon (C No.), hydrogen and oxygen atoms, molecular weights, and theoretical (Th) BODs of chemicals. Linear and second-order polynomial regression analyses were used; the latter was also attempted with two or more independent variables. All prediction equations were compared for statistical merits. The acclimation potential of an autochthonous microbial community cannot yet be predicted, but the study demonstrates that the process of active biodegradation for structurally dissimilar chemicals appears to correlate quantitatively with certain physiochemical parameters. (Copyright (c) 1987 Society for Industrial Microbiology.)