ASTM D-5864 Standard Test Method for Determining Aerobic Aquatic Biodegradation of Lubricants
Shown is the biodegradation section of RLI's environmental lab. This setup is capable of measuring the biodegradability of six sample formulations in triplicate along with a vegetable oil control and blank over a 28 day period. Biodegradability is determined by the metabolism of the sample oils into carbon dioxide by microorganisms.
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