Ecotoxicity

Parent compounds, or metabolites and degradation residuals, should not cause harm to the environment in which they end up by having any kind of toxic effect. To establish this, we offer ecotoxicity testing at Normec OWS. We do ecotoxicity testing on parent compounds, or on the residuals after degradation in various environments, to ensure that the materials used will not damage ecosystems.

Kinds of material

Ecotoxicity testing evaluates the potential toxic effect of residuals, which are left behind after biodegrading. When this happens, these can inhibit plant growth or diminish the survival of soil fauna.

To establish this potential effect, ecotoxicity testing can be performed on different kinds of material, as well as intermediates, final products, inks, adhesives, varnishes, masterbatches, and additives.

We offer the following kinds of ecotoxicity testing:

  • Plant toxicity testing, in accordance with the OECD 208 standard, prescribing the use of three plant species specifically for soil and compost.
  • Earthworm toxicity testing, both in soil & compost, in accordance with the OECD 207 standard.
  • Daphnia toxicity testing, in accordance with the OPPTS 850.1010 and OECD 202 standards.
  • Microbial toxicity testing, in accordance with the EN 17033 standard.
  • Nitrogen (N) transformation testing, in accordance with the OECD 216 standard.
  • These tests can be modified according to your needs.
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