Aerobic biodegradation in soil

A biodegradation analysis for determining how materials decompose in soil, conforming to the ISO 17556 standard. This standard is specific to aerobic biodegradation in soil environments, where organic materials are broken down into carbon dioxide (CO2).

Please note that this analysis focuses exclusively on aerobic biodegradation and does not cover chemical analyses, material disintegration, or ecotoxicity evaluations, which are essential for a full understanding of the environmental impact of the degradation process. The analysis is, nonetheless, a valuable tool for comparing different product formulations in the initial stages of development, prior to more comprehensive biodegradability assessments.

The cost of this test varies, depending on the specific conditions chosen and the product being tested, with test durations ranging from 6 to 24 months. The price displayed here applies to a standard 6-month test period.

Suitable sample matrices
Biodegradable polymers and products
Required sample quantity
750 grams
Typical turnaround time
30 weeks after receiving the samples
Available quality systems
Measurlabs validated method


Price per sample (Excl. VAT):
5,233 €

We also charge a 97 € service fee per order.

Large batches of samples are eligible for discounts.

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