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The inhibition of the degradation activity of activated sludge is not anticipated when 2-methylaminoethanol is introduced in appropriate low concentrations.

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As key study concerning acute toxicity to microorganisms a test performed by BASF (1993) according to OECD TG 209 was identified, using domestic activated sludge as inoculum. In the static test an EC20 >1000 mg/L after 30 minutes of exposure was calculated.