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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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Biodegradation of dibromomethane occur in different water sources and salinity (fresh water, marine and hypersaline water) almost at the same rate with half-life value of 2 days. Even in worst conditions such as hypersaline water dibromomethane biodegrade fast with very short half-life of 2 days. Thus, biodegradation of dibromomethane is a factor in the ultimate environmental fate and dibromomethane can be considered readily biodegradable.