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EFFICACY OF INDIGENOUSLY PREPARED SUGARCANE AND PINEAPPLE WINE SOLVENTS FOR WASHING HIGHLY DIOXIN-CONTAMINATED FIELD SOILS
Vu, C.T., H.T. Tran, A. Kaewlaoyoong, W.-Y. Huang, and C. Lin.
Applied Sciences 9(1):61(2019)

Although commercial solvents have been used to remove dioxins from contaminated soil, the solvents themselves may have an adverse effect on soil health. The effects of washing dioxin-contaminated field soil with two natural solvents (sugarcane and pineapple wine) under ambient temperature were investigated in an initial three-washing-cycle experiment. Sugarcane wine removed the contaminants more effectively than pineapple wine (60% vs. 50% removal). Sugarcane wine subsequently used in a six-washing-cycle experiment facilitated by mechanical stirring and ultrasonication demonstrated almost 80% removal efficiency, largely due to its higher alcohol and acid content. Either wine appeared unlikely to damage soil health when used in soil remediation tasks. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/9/1/61/htm



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