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Endpoint:
biodegradation in water: sediment simulation testing
Type of information:
calculation (if not (Q)SAR)
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
accepted calculation method
Justification for type of information:
Data is from computational model developed by USEPA
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
other: Modeling database
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Fugacity Model by EPI Suite estimation database
GLP compliance:
not specified
Specific details on test material used for the study:
- Name of test material (IUPAC name): aluminum tris(4-{[3-carboxy-5-oxo-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]diazenyl}benzenesulfonate)- Common name: FD&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake- Molecular formula: C48H33AlN12O27S6- Molecular weight: 495.4038 g/mol-InChl:1S/C16H12N4O9S2.Al/c21-15-13(18-17-9-1-5-11(6-2-9)30(24,25)26)14(16(22)23)19-20(15)10-3-7-12(8-4-10)31(27,28)29;/h1-8,13H,(H,22,23)(H,24,25,26)(H,27,28,29);/b18-17+;- Substance type: Organic- Physical state: solid
Radiolabelling:
not specified
Oxygen conditions:
other: estimation
Inoculum or test system:
not specified
Parameter followed for biodegradation estimation:
test mat. analysis
Details on study design:
Level III Fugacity modelEPI Suite contains a Level III fugacity model. In general, fugacity models predict the partitioning of an organic compound in an evaluative environment. A Level III model assumes steady-state but not equilibrium conditions. The Level III model in EPI Suite predicts partitioning between air, soil, sediment and water using a combination of default parameters and various input parameters that may be user defined or estimated by other programs within EPI Suite. The model environment consists of 4 main compartments: air, water sediment and soil. There are also sub-compartments such as an aerosol phase, suspended solids, and biota phase, within specific main compartments. A fixed temperature of 25ᵒC is assumed. Mass transport between the compartments via volatilization, diffusion, deposition and runoff are modeled. level III models is a steady state, non-equilibrium model. Steady state conditions mean that the change in concentration of a chemical in each compartment (i) with respect to time eventually approaches zero. The model does not assume that a common equilibrium (fugacity) exists between the phases, so if a chemical is emitted into one compartment it can partition to the other compartments. Loss of chemical occurs through two processes: reaction and advection. Reaction is the biotic or abiotic degradation of the chemical that is calculated using the user specified or model calculated half-lives of the chemical in each of the 4 main compartments. Advection processes are considered for the air, water and sediment compartments. Advection is the removal of chemical from a compartment through losses other than degradation (reaction). The rate of advection in a given compartment is determined by a flow rate (m3/hour), calculated by dividing the volume of the compartment by an advection time.
Compartment:
water
% Recovery:
14.7
Remarks on result:
other: Other details not known
Compartment:
sediment
% Recovery:
0.163
Remarks on result:
other: Other details not known
Key result
% Degr.:
50
Parameter:
other: Half-life in water
Sampling time:
37.7 d
Remarks on result:
other: Other details not known
Key result
% Degr.:
50
Parameter:
other: Half-life in sediment
Sampling time:
337.5 d
Remarks on result:
other: Other details not known
Key result
Compartment:
water
DT50:
37.5 d
Type:
other: estimated data
Temp.:
25 °C
Remarks on result:
other: Other details not known
Key result
Compartment:
sediment
DT50:
337.5 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

14.7

900

1000

Sediment

0.163

8100

0

 

Fugacity (atm)

Reaction (kg/hr)

Advection (kg/hr)

Reaction (percent)

Advection (percent)

Water

2.79e-031

577

750

19.2

25

Sediment

2.82e-031

0.71

0.166

0.02737

0.00553

Validity criteria fulfilled:
not specified
Conclusions:
Estimated half life of test chemical aluminum tris(4-{[3-carboxy-5-oxo-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]diazenyl}benzenesulfonate) (CAS No: 12225-21-7) in water was 37.5 days (900 hrs) and in sediment estimated to be 337.5 days (8100 hrs).
Executive summary:

Estimation Programs Interface (EPI Suite, 2017) prediction model was run to predict the half-life in water and sediment for the test compound  aluminum tris(4-{[3-carboxy-5-oxo-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]diazenyl}benzenesulfonate) (CAS No: 12225-21-7). If released in to the environment, 14.7 % of the chemical will partition into water according to the Mackay fugacity model level III and the half-life period of test chemical aluminum tris(4-{[3-carboxy-5-oxo-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]diazenyl}benzenesulfonate) in water is estimated to be 37.5 days (900 hrs). The half-life (37.5 days estimated by EPI suite) indicates that the chemical is not persistent in water and the exposure risk to aquatic animals is low whereas the half-life period of aluminum tris(4-{[3-carboxy-5-oxo-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]diazenyl}benzenesulfonate) in sediment is estimated to be 337.5 days (8100 hrs). However, at the percentage release of test chemical into sediments is less than 1% (i.e., reported as 0.163%) indicates that test chemical is not persistent in sediments as well.

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 compound  aluminum tris(4-{[3-carboxy-5-oxo-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]diazenyl}benzenesulfonate) (CAS No: 12225-21-7). If released in to the environment, 14.7 % of the chemical will partition into water according to the Mackay fugacity model level III and the half-life period of test chemical aluminum tris(4-{[3-carboxy-5-oxo-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]diazenyl}benzenesulfonate) in water is estimated to be 37.5 days (900 hrs). The half-life (37.5 days estimated by EPI suite) indicates that the chemical is not persistent in water and the exposure risk to aquatic animals is low whereas the half-life period of aluminum tris(4-{[3-carboxy-5-oxo-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]diazenyl}benzenesulfonate) in sediment is estimated to be 337.5 days (8100 hrs). However, at the percentage release of test chemical into sediments is less than 1% (i.e., reported as 0.163%) indicates that test chemical is not persistent in sediments as well.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Half-life in freshwater:
37.5 d
at the temperature of:
25 °C
Half-life in freshwater sediment:
337.5 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 compound  aluminum tris(4-{[3-carboxy-5-oxo-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]diazenyl}benzenesulfonate) (CAS No: 12225-21-7). If released in to the environment, 14.7 % of the chemical will partition into water according to the Mackay fugacity model level III and the half-life period of test chemical aluminum tris(4-{[3-carboxy-5-oxo-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]diazenyl}benzenesulfonate) in water is estimated to be 37.5 days (900 hrs). The half-life (37.5 days estimated by EPI suite) indicates that the chemical is not persistent in water and the exposure risk to aquatic animals is low whereas the half-life period of aluminum tris(4-{[3-carboxy-5-oxo-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]diazenyl}benzenesulfonate) in sediment is estimated to be 337.5 days (8100 hrs). However, at the percentage release of test chemical into sediments is less than 1% (i.e., reported as 0.163%) indicates that test chemical is not persistent in sediments as well.