Björn A1, Hörsing M, Ejlertsson J, Svensson BH.
Waste Manag Res. 2011 Dec;29(12):1327-36. doi: 10.1177/0734242X10397088. Epub 2011 Mar 7.There is increasing concern regarding the fate of methyltins in the environment, particularly since large amounts of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics are deposited in landfills. The potential transformation of methyltin chlorides and stannic chloride in landfills was investigated, by incubating the target substances at concentrations relevant to landfill conditions (100 and 500 µg Sn L(-1)). The amounts of methane formed in all treatment bottles, and controls, were measured to evaluate the general microbial activity of the inocula and possible effects of methyltins on the degradation of organic matter. Read More