Regulative Measures Concerning Surfactants and Detergents

Page: 445

H. Kujalová, M. Hejnicová, and V. Sýkora

Department of Water Technology and Environment Protection, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague


The historical development of regulative measures concerning surfactants and detergents in EU and in the Czech Republic are reviewed and discussed. The key phenomenon is biological degradability of the detergent. The phenomenon and the principles of the methods prescribed for its evaluation are explained. A complete list of regulations dealing with surfactants and detergents is included in the article.


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