Protocols to Assess the Breakdown of Flushable Consumer Products

WERF Report 02-CTS-7P

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Publication Date: 31/07/2003

Pages: 120

Binding: Paperback

ISBN13: 9781843396758

eISBN: 9781780403250

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A scientifically sound approach is needed to ensure that flushable consumer products are compatible with household plumbing fixtures, as well as wastewater collection and treatment systems.  

In addition to assessing disposal system compatibility, an assessment approach should also ensure that flushable consumer products do not become an aesthetic nuisance in surface waters and soil environments.  

This document presents an overall approach for assessing the fate and compatibility of consumer products in wastewater disposal systems.  

While the focus of this document is on the United States, it is believed that the conceptual approach and many of the test methods could be used to assess the compatibility of flushable consumer products in wastewater disposal systems throughout the world.

C McAvoy

GA Rece

EL Schwab

BA Nuck

NR Itrich

RC Stark

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