Original scientific paper
A METHOD OF MEASURING THE DEGREE OF ORGANIC MATTER DEGRADABILITY
2013, 14 (3) p. 969-977
A method has been proposed to determine the degree of degradability of any organic material based on the kinetics of its hydrolysis in H2SO4 of the concentration 11.5 mol.l-1 at a temperature of 108 °C. The result and the measure of degradability degree are the rate constant of hydrolytic reaction and the carbon percentage of unhydrolyzable residue in total carbon of the sample.