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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Based on read across Alkenes C10-C13 are considered to be readily biodegradable.

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Turner and Watkinson (1985) conducted a closed bottle ready biodegradation screening study with alkenes C10/11/12/13. After 28 days 60 -67 biodegradation was observed, indicating that the test substance is readily biodegradable. The same study reports results from a Modified Sturm test which showed 32 -43% biodegradation over 28 days.

These results allow us to conclude that alkenes C10-13 are readily biodegradable.