• fewer were able to find its chemical modifications, a rather direct evidence to the biodegradation, by using limited organisms. (asm.org)
  • A number of methods of attacking dry rot have been developed which can be classified as follows: Orthodox - emphasis on the use of chemical fungicides Environmental - emphasis on controlling the fungus by controlling environmental conditions Heat treatment - exploiting the fungus' sensitivity to heat Biological treatment - use of competitor organisms The latter two methods are included for completeness as they are currently not widely used. (wikipedia.org)
  • In particular, benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and the xylenes (BTEX) are of great environmental interest due to their availability to organisms. (wikipedia.org)
  • A number of studies has now demonstrated that aqueous exposure to components within the UCM can affect the health of marine organisms, including possible hormonal disruption, and high concentrations of environmental UCMs have been strongly implicated with impaired health in wild populations. (wikipedia.org)
  • An ongoing study of biodegradation rates of polymers has led to the development of a new ASTM International standard, D7473, Test Method for Weight Attrition of Plastic Materials in the Marine Environment by Open System Aquarium Incubations. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Furthermore, vanillin and its biodegradation products were relatively temperature-stable based on a temperature test of supernatant from a 24-hour culture, however, when the 72-hour culture had been subjected to the highest temperature (60 °C) some spontaneous decomposition occurred. (diva-portal.org)
  • To effectively monitor biodegrading populations, a comprehensive 50-mer-based oligonucleotide microarray was developed based on most of the 2,402 known genes and pathways involved in biodegradation and metal resistance. (asm.org)
  • The environmental impacts of athletic shoe degradation in landfills "are inextricably connected to the nature of the materials. (wikipedia.org)
  • It cataloged environmental impacts that coincided with widespread use of DDT in agriculture in the United States, and it questioned the logic of broadcasting potentially dangerous chemicals into the environment with little prior investigation of their environment and health effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies, University of Maryland System, 1988 Ominous future under the ozone hole: assessing biological impacts in Antarctica. (wikipedia.org)