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Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests

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Endpoint:
biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests
Type of information:
calculation (if not (Q)SAR)
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Data is from computational model developed by USEPA
Justification for type of information:
Data is from computational model developed by USEPA
Qualifier:
according to guideline
Guideline:
other: Modeling database
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Fugacity Model by EPI Suite estimation database
GLP compliance:
not specified
Radiolabelling:
not specified
Oxygen conditions:
other: estimation
Inoculum or test system:
not specified
Parameter followed for biodegradation estimation:
test mat. analysis
Compartment:
other: water, material (mass) balance
% Recovery:
24.3
Compartment:
other: sediment, material (mass) balance
% Recovery:
0.654
% Degr.:
50
Parameter:
other: Half-life in water
Sampling time:
15 d
Remarks on result:
other: Other details not known
% Degr.:
50
Parameter:
other: Half-life in sediment
Sampling time:
135 d
Remarks on result:
other: Other details not known
Compartment:
water
DT50:
15 d
Type:
other: estimated data
Temp.:
25 °C
Remarks on result:
other: Other details not known
Compartment:
sediment
DT50:
135 d
Type:
other: estimated data
Temp.:
25 °C
Remarks on result:
other: Other details not known
Transformation products:
not specified
Evaporation of parent compound:
not specified
Volatile metabolites:
not specified
Residues:
not specified

Mass Amount

(percent)

Half-Life (hr)

Emissions (kg/hr)

Water

24.3

360

1000

Sediment

0.654

3.24e+003

0

 

Fugacity (atm)

Reaction (kg/hr)

Advection (kg/hr)

Reaction (percent)

Advection (percent)

Water

5.87e-011

661

343

22

11.4

Sediment

4.28e-011

1.97

0.185

0.0658

0.00615

Validity criteria fulfilled:
not specified
Conclusions:
Estimated half life of Phenethyl butyrate in water was 15 days (360 h) and in sediment estimated to be 135 days (3240 h).
Executive summary:

Estimation Programs Interface EPI Suite (2017) prediction model was run to predict the half-life in water and sediment for the test chemical. If released in to the environment, 24.3% of the chemical will partition into water according to the Mackay fugacity model level III and the half-life period of test chemical in water is estimated to be 15 days (360 hrs). The half-life (15 days estimated by EPI suite) indicates that the chemical is not persistent in water and the exposure risk to aquatic animals is moderate to low whereas the half-life period of test chemical in sediment is estimated to be 135 days (3240 hrs). However, as the percentage release of test chemical into the sediment is less than 1% (i.e, reported as 0.654%), indicates that test chemical is not persistent in nature.

Description of key information

Estimation Programs Interface EPI Suite (2017) prediction model was run to predict the half-life in water and sediment for the test chemical. If released in to the environment, 24.3% of the chemical will partition into water according to the Mackay fugacity model level III and the half-life period of test chemical in water is estimated to be 15 days (360 hrs). The half-life (15 days estimated by EPI suite) indicates that the chemical is not persistent in water and the exposure risk to aquatic animals is moderate to low whereas the half-life period of test chemical in sediment is estimated to be 135 days (3240 hrs). However, as the percentage release of test chemical into the sediment is less than 1% (i.e, reported as 0.654%), indicates that test chemical is not persistent in nature.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Half-life in freshwater:
15 d
at the temperature of:
25 °C
Half-life in freshwater sediment:
135 d
at the temperature of:
25 °C

Additional information

Estimation Programs Interface EPI Suite (2017) prediction model was run to predict the half-life in water and sediment for the test chemical. If released in to the environment, 24.3% of the chemical will partition into water according to the Mackay fugacity model level III and the half-life period of test chemical in water is estimated to be 15 days (360 hrs). The half-life (15 days estimated by EPI suite) indicates that the chemical is not persistent in water and the exposure risk to aquatic animals is moderate to low whereas the half-life period of test chemical in sediment is estimated to be 135 days (3240 hrs). However, as the percentage release of test chemical into the sediment is less than 1% (i.e, reported as 0.654%), indicates that test chemical is not persistent in nature.