Skip to main content

BIODEGRADATION PATTERNS AND TOXICITY OF THE CONSTITUENTS OF CANOLA OIL

Buy Article:

$9.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

The main objectives of this study were to design and conduct experiments to investigate the aerobic biodegradability of the five triglyceride components of canola oil, to determine if this biodegradation process produces any toxic byproducts, and to measure the toxicity levels of these byproducts. Experiments were performed to determine the rate and extent of the biodegradation in respirometry flasks, to monitor variations in toxicity during biodegradation, and to identify the causes of the observed toxicity. For each sampling event, three flasks were sacrificed and the contents were filtered in order to separate the aqueous and solid phases. In the case of trilinolenin, hydroperoxides were formed before the biodegradation took place. However, the fraction that did not contribute to the polymer formation was totally mineralized as shown from the chemical analysis and the oxygen utilization and carbon dioxide production measurements.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2005-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more