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Protocols to Assess the Breakdown of Flushable Consumer Products

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Drew C. McAvoy
Drew C. McAvoy
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Gayle A. Rece
Gayle A. Rece
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Erin L. Schwab
Erin L. Schwab
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Barbara A. Nuck
Barbara A. Nuck
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Nina R. Itrich
Nina R. Itrich
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Rodney C. Stark
Rodney C. Stark
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IWA Publishing
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
9781780403250
Publication date:
August 2003

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.

This title belongs to WERF Research Report Series

ISBN: 9781843396758 (Print)

ISBN: 9781780403250 (eBook)

Protocols to Assess the Breakdown of Flushable Consumer Products
By: Drew C. McAvoy, Gayle A. Rece, Erin L. Schwab, Barbara A. Nuck, Nina R. Itrich, Rodney C. Stark
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/9781780403250
ISBN (electronic): 9781780403250
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Published: 2003

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