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Main Title Weatherability of enhanced degradable plastics /
Author Andrady, Anthony L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Grube, Walter E.
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/R-93/162; EPA-68-02-4544
Stock Number PB93-229789
Subjects Plastics--Biodegradation.
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Degradation ; Plastics ; Starches ; Weathering ; Photochemical reactions ; Polyethylene ; Marine disposal ; Ocean environments ; Accelerated tests
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-229789 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 313 pages ; 28 cm
The main objective of the study was to assess the performance and the associated variability of several selected enhanced degradable plastic materials under a variety of different exposure conditions. Several commercially available materials, including both photodegradable and biodeteriorable plastics were chosen for inclusion in the study. Exposure scenarios consisted of outdoor direct exposure, soil burial, and marine and freshwater exposure. Laboratory exposure scenarios consisted of accelerated weathering by Xenon Arc Weather-Ometer and lab accelerated soil burial. Results of the study showed the elongation at break and the energy to break to be the test parameters most sensitive to weathering-induced changes.
"EPA/600/R-93/162." "August 1993." "Walter E. Grube, Jr., work assignment manager." Microfiche.