Using a combination of FTIR, Ash, Heavy Metals and Fluorine analysis AMC can test your material or product for biodegradation feasibility. The results can help companies decide whether to attempt the certification testing or rework their formulations.
ASTM specifications which include the following tests to prove biodegradability of a material or product.
Mineralization evaluation through degradation in a compost medium.
Carbon cycle testing under composting conditions.
Anaerobic testing reproduces the effects of septic biodegradation.
ASTM D5209 provides degradation analysis of the carbon cycle under aerobic conditions.
OECD208 tests the toxicity of degradable materials through a plant growth study.
The determination of carbon content of a material provides the amount of carbon dioxide or methane that bacteria can produce during degradation.
Thermophilic composting relies on a real world, wind row compost environment for sample evaluation. Visual, chemical and physical tests evaluate the effects of this environment upon the materials.
Mesophilic composting involves ambient exposure in a compost medium to evaluate degradation by soil burial, fungal and bacterial attack.