What does Hydropol™ biodegrade into?
Hydropol™ polymer biodegrades into carbon dioxide, water and mineralised biomass.
What is mineralised biomass?
In this case of polymer degradation, the term mineralisation indicates a natural biological breakdown step of the carbon in the polymer to carbon dioxide and water. So, via a process of oxidation the polymer breaks down via chain breaking to form smaller oxidised polymer chains (mineralised biomass) which then break down further to carbon dioxide and water. Hydropol™ does not yield any harmful products in any stage of breakdown and biodegradation.
Why is carbon dioxide produced during its disposal?
CO2 is a natural bi-product of living organisms, hence it is produced when micro organisms breakdown Hydropol™.