Section 14
Chapter 13,812

Removal of DDT and parathion residues from apples, pears, lemons, and oranges

Gunther, F.A.; Barnes, M.M.; Carman, G.E.

Advances Chem. Ser 1: 137-42


Accession: 013811376

Alkaline and halogen-carrier media, such as sodium silicate, trisodium phosphate, ferric chloride, sodium carbonate and bicarbonate, and alkaline soaps were used for chemical removal of DDT deposits. Mechanical removal was sought by using emulsifying agents, detergents, pressure sprays, and scrubbing brushes. Solvent removal attempts included the use of kerosene, mineral oil, xylene, and polymethylated naphthalenes.

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