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Environmental fate & pathways

Biodegradation in soil

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Experimental determination of biodegradation in soil is scientifically unjustified due to the instability of Sodium perborate against hydrolysis and the low potential for adsorption. 

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No experimental results are available on the degradation of sodium perborate in soil. It has to be assumed, however, that due to the nature of the compound a significant decomposition can be expected in all environmental compartments, where a viable microflora and/or catalytic materials (e.g. metals, enzymes) are present.