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Determination of Biodegradability Kinetics of RCRA Compounds Using Respirometryfor Structure-Activity Relationships

Electrolytic respirometry is attaining prominence in biodegradation studies and is becoming one of the more suitable experimental methods for measuring the biodegradability and the kinetics of biodegradation of toxic organic compounds by the sewage, sludge and soil microbiota and for determining substrate inhibitory effects to microorganisms in wastewater treatment systems.