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Biodegradation studies of wastes dumped at sea - AE0205

R&D Summary Objectives:- Develop Biodegradation test protocols and apply these to assess the persistence of organic chemicals in wastes to be dumped at sea. Key customer purpose:- Strengthen MAFF's defence for liquid industrial waste licensing policies at Dumping Conventions and elsewhere.
1.To implement a method at Burnham on Crouch for assessing biodegradation of organic chemicals in wastes licensed or proposed for dumping at sea. 2.Apply the test to industrial wastes disposed of at sea by dumping to ensure no change in composition and extend application to check the degradability of sewage sludge and dredged spoil components.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE0205: Final report Biodegradation studies of wastes dumped at sea   (27k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1994

Cost: £331,261
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine