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Reduction in residues of deltamethrin and fenitrothion on stored wheat grains by ozone gas
- Savi, Geovana D., Piacentini, Karim C., Scussel, Vildes M.
- Journal of stored products research 2015 v.61 pp. 65-69
- deltamethrin, fenitrothion, ozone, pesticide residues, pyrethrins, stored grain, water activity, wheat
- The effectiveness of ozone gas treatment in the removal of residues of organophosphate (fenitrothion) and pyrethroid (deltamethrin) pesticides in wheat grains by ozone gas was evaluated. The fenitrothion content was decreased following (60 μmol/mol) treatment after 180 min of exposure (a 66.7% reduction). At 20% mc (water activity aw = 0.9). Similarly deltamethrin residues were reduced by 67.5, 88.1 and 89.8% after 60, 120 and 180 min of O3 exposure, respectively. At the lowest mc and aw (12% and 0.6) wheat grains had deltamethrin reductions of 80.6% and 85.7% after exposure for 120 and 180 min, respectively. The use of O3 may be a potentially effective method of reducing pesticide residues in stored grains.