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ISO 19679-16:2016 pdf free.Plastics – Determination of aerobic biodegradation of non-floating plastic materials in a seawater
This test method is based on the determination of evolved carbon dioxide and derives from ISO 14852.
The testing medium is based on a solid phase and a liquid phase. The solid phase is a sandy marine sediment laid in the bottom of a closed flask; the liquid phase is a column of natural or artificial sea water, poured on the sediment. The test material is preferably in the form of a film to be laid down on top of the sediment, at the interface between the solid phase and the liquid phase. This is a simulation of an object that has sunk and finally reached the sea floor. The system is contained in a closed flask.
The carbon dioxide evolved during the microbial degradation is determined by a suitable analytical method. The level of biodegradation is determined by comparing the amount of carbon dioxide evolved with the theoretical amount (ThCO2) and expressed in percentage. The test result is the maximum level of biodegradation, determined from the plateau phase of the biodegradation curve. The principle of a system for measuring evolved carbon dioxide is given in ISO 14852:1999, Annex A.
The details of interlaboratory testing based on the test method specified in this International Standard are available in Reference [5].
Repeat the procedure for the reference material and the material for the negative control to the respective flasks. Record the mass of the sediment, the sample and the volume of seawater introduced in each vessel.
Nutrients may be supplemented as needed to support microbial diversity and to maintain the capacity to biodegrade the test material. The need and timing of additional nutrients or other appropriate measures may be judged by observation of the temporal course of the biodegradation of the reference substance cellulose. Any addition and the applied method shall be reported in the test report.ISO 19679-16 pdf download.


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