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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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The substance is readily biodegradable according to OECD criteria.

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Biodegradation in water:
readily biodegradable

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Ethylene glycol is classified as readily biodegradable. In a DOC-Die-Away test according to OECD 301A the biodegradation was investigated [BASF AG, 1996]. After 10 days > 90 % degradation of ethylene glycol was determined.