ASTM D5864 – Lubricant Biodegradation Test

ASTM D5864 is a biodegradation test method for determining aerobic aquatic biodegradation of lubricants or their components.

Lubricant biodegradability and toxicity testing and results are commonly required to meet EPA guidelines for environmentally acceptable products.

ASTM D5864 determines the degree of aerobic aquatic biodegradation of fully formulated lubricants or their components, based on the exposure to an inoculum under laboratory conditions.

Testing is designed to be applicable to all lubricants that are not volatile and are not inhibitory at the test concentration to organisms present in the inoculum.

The plateau level of CO2 evolution in ASTM D5864 will suggest the lubricant’s degree of biodegradability.

Test substances that achieve a high degree of biodegradation are assumed to be easily biodegradable in many aerobic aquatic environments.

ASTM D5864 is intended to specifically address the difficulties associated with testing water insoluble materials and complex mixtures many times found in lubricants.

Making specific product claims with this or any biodegradability test method depends on the specific market and regulatory environment; it is recommended before testing begins that customers contact the appropriate regulatory agency to determine testing requirements for their product.

Many customers request Biodegradability Testing and Toxicity testing to meet regulatory and market requirements.

For more information about ASTM D5864 and biodegradability testing, contact the lab 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