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Biodegradation in soil

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The half-life period of Benzimidazole (CAS No. 51 -17 -2) in soil was estimated using Level III Fugacity Model by EPI Suite version 4.1 estimation database (EPI suite, 2017). If released into the environment, 73.6 % of the chemical will partition into soil according to the Mackay fugacity model level III. The half-life period of Benzimidazole in soil is estimated to be 30 days (720 hrs). Based on this half-life value of Benzimidazole, it is concluded that the chemical is not persistent in the soil environment and the exposure risk to soil dwelling animals is moderate to low.

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Half-life in soil:
30 d
at the temperature of:
25 °C

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The half-life period of Benzimidazole (CAS No. 51 -17 -2) in soil was estimated using Level III Fugacity Model by EPI Suite version 4.1 estimation database (EPI suite, 2017). If released into the environment, 73.6 % of the chemical will partition into soil according to the Mackay fugacity model level III. The half-life period of Benzimidazole in soil is estimated to be 30 days (720 hrs). Based on this half-life value of Benzimidazole, it is concluded that the chemical is not persistent in the soil environment and the exposure risk to soil dwelling animals is moderate to low.