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Table 1 Summary of available half-live data for phenanthrene

From: Can a chemical be both readily biodegradable AND very persistent (vP)? Weight-of-evidence determination demonstrates that phenanthrene is not persistent in the environment

Compartment Half-life (days)
n Range Geomean
Water 19 0.1–17.5 3.5
Soil 32 4.4–200 21.6
Sediment 32 (34) 0.3–42 (113) 15.5 (25.4)a
  1. Values in parentheses include data from OECD 308 study, which have been demonstrated to be unreliable
  2. aValues do not include data from slurry experiments