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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND PROSPECTS OF DIOXINS AND FURANS REMEDIATION
Rathna, R., S. Varjani, and E. Nakkeeran.
Journal of Environmental Management 223:797-806(2018)

Incineration and incomplete combustion of solid waste are the main source for discharge of dioxins and furans to the environment, although chemical processes that occur during the manufacture of herbicides and pesticides, use of fertilizers, and bleaching of paper and wood pulp may also contribute. This review describes the sources of dioxins and furans pollution, hazardous effects on the ecosystem, and recent techniques to minimize and treat dioxins and furans contaminants in the environment. The significance of conventional and innovative remediation techniques prevailing around the globe for treating dioxins and furans is also discussed.



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