Acrolein for the Control of Water Weeds and Disease-Carrying Water Snails

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Science  06 Feb 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3345, pp. 335-336
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3345.335


Injection of the biocide acrolein into irrigation canals killed submersed weeds, thereby reducing flow resistance and increasing capacity. In a 20-mile canal, 150 gallons raised throughput from 311 to 552 ft2/sec. Acrolein also effectively eradicated aquatic snails; it promises to become a useful tool in the battle against Schistosoma blood flukes.

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