RESEARCH STUDY USING FILMING AMINES

Biodegradability Study on Filming Amines – FINEAMIN 06

Study conducted by EUROFINS ECOTOXICOLOGIE FRANCE
biodegradability of filming amines

Biodegradability Study on Filming Amines – FINEAMIN 06

In a study conducted by Eurofins Ecotoxicologie France, FINEAMIN 06 has proved to be readily biodegradable, with a biodegradability rate of 90% after 28 days of test. To be considered as ready biodegradable, a product (mainly, a pure substance) must show a biodegradation rate of at least 70% in the 10-day interval which has to fall within the 28 (firsts) days of the test.

FINEAMIN 06, our well-known for its efficiency, industrial water treatment mixture of filming amines and cleaning polymers, passed the ready biodegradable level in the first 7 days, the degradation percentage stabilizing itself to a 90% rate towards the end of the testing period.

EVALUATION OF READY BIODEGRADABILITY: DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON DIE-AWAY FOLLOWING THE OECD 301 A GUIDELINE   Test report n° 20FER6-1175 – 2020/12/09

biodegradability of filming amines

The assay was conducted by including these following preparations:

  • The tested sample with a concentration of 15 mg/L of DOC (2 flasks),
  • A control assay of the seeding (blank) (2 flasks),
  • An assay with reference substance with a biodegradability rate superior to 90% (sodium acetate at 15 mg/L of DOC),
  • An assay with the control of inhibition containing the tested sample and the reference substance at tested concentrations.

Several assays were under aeration stirring at 22 +/- 2°C.

A mineral medium was prepared using ultra-pure water. Reference substance: sodium acetate.
A bacterial inoculum was prepared using pretreated and exactly quantified activated sludge from Maxeville’s water treatment plant (France) dealing primarily with domestic waste water (98%).

FINEAMIN 06 was added directly in assay bottles containing 1L mineral medium and activated sludge with a pH of 7.4.


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Eurofins Ecotoxicologie France is a high level of reliability and expertise laboratory for biodegradability and ecotoxicological studies, one of the 800 worldwide, state-of-art, product testing subsidiaries of Eurofins Group. Founded in 1987, the Group has become the leading provider of a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries: over 200,000 analytical methods for evaluating the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

The biodegradability tests proposed by Eurofins Ecotoxicologie France follow the standardised methods set out by the OECD and quantify the impact of the substances on the environment. French Eurofins laboratories are organized into Centers of Excellence and have COFRAC ISO / IEC 17025 accreditation, as well as Governmental approval.