Adsorption of DDT on Suspended Solids in River Water and its Role in Black-fly Control

@article{FREDEEN1953AdsorptionOD,
  title={Adsorption of DDT on Suspended Solids in River Water and its Role in Black-fly Control},
  author={F. J. H. FREDEEN and A. P. ARNASON and B. BERCK},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1953},
  volume={171},
  pages={700-701}
}
RECENT investigations on the Saskatchewan River1 indicate that DDT associated with suspended solids gave outstanding results in the control of black flies. Black-fly larvæ have been practically eliminated from other streams and rivers by the application of DDT at rates as low as 0.1 p.p.m.2; but the maximum distance of effectiveness was approximately nine miles and some of the treatments were destructive to other aquatic life as well as black-fly larvæ. In contrast with these results, during… CONTINUE READING

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