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Biodegradation in water and sediment: simulation tests

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Magnesium carbonate is an inorganic substance and does not undergo biodegradation i.e. microbial degradation to carbon dioxide and water. Magnesium carbonate will be degraded in the environment by means other than biodegradation. The ions will dissociate; magnesium will be assimilated by species in the water and is necessary to maintain a good chemical balance in soils, water and plants, and carbonate will become part of the carbon cycle.