ASTM D5511 – Anaerobic Biodegradation

ASTM D5511 is a standard anaerobic biodegradation test method for determining anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials under high-solids anaerobic-digestion conditions.

Generally, aerobic biodegradation testing has to be performed to make product claims. ASTM D5511 follows the procedure that requires a material to be placed in a high-solids anaerobic digester for the production of digestive from municipal solid waste, which then can be measured and determines the rate and degree of anaerobic biodegradability of plastic materials

ASTM D5511 is expected to resemble the environment of a high-solids anaerobic-digestion, a process operated under optimum conditions that yields a percent conversion of carbon in the sample to carbon in the gaseous form under these conditions.

One limitation found with anaerobic biodegradation methods is that claims of performance are limited to the numerical result obtained in the test.

Biodegradation testing of plastic materials by composting for liquid biodegradation.Biodegradability testing can aid in Product development and provide information on how a material may or may not degrade in its surrounding environment.

Choosing the correct biodegradation method to use for testing greatly depends on the product’s intended use and disposal environment, it’s physical and chemicals characteristics, as well as requirements for regulatory or market acceptance.

For more information on Anaerobic Biodegradation or Biodegradability Testing, contact our biodegradation laboratory at 847-483-9950 or info@situtest.com.

Situ Biosciences to Present at Personal Care EXPO

Come check out our booth #332!

Situ Biosciences will be at the Teamworks Expo in April to showcase our technical expertise in the personal care and cosmetic industry. Our team will go over product performance testing and formulation development, and be able to discuss a variety of services that help our customers meet their testing needs.

When: April 11, 2018

Located at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center:
5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Come visit our booth: #332

Please let us know if you would  like to set up a meeting at the conference.

Feel free to contact our laboratory at (847) 483-9950 or info@situtest.com