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Determination of preservative chemicals leaching from treated bamboo sticks in betel farm soil and betel leaf

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Mohammad Anisur Rahman, Mozammel Hoque Chowdhury, Abdus Salam, Khurshid Akhter

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Int. J. Biosci.15( 3), 123-129, September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.3.123-129


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Bamboo is a woody, valuable, strong and exceptionally fast-growing material with remarkable mechanical properties. Bamboo is known as susceptible to fungal or insect attack for the huge amount of starch content and it is difficult to control. Beside this bamboo has versatile use. A huge amount of bamboo splits are used in betel farm for cultivation purpose. However, untreated bamboo sticks are deteriorated after one year, whereas the treated bamboo sticks service life is 4-5 years. A study was taken to use the chemically treated bamboo sticks in the betel leaf farm for determination of leaching materials. Baijja (Bambusa vulgaris) and borak (Bambusa balcooa) bamboo sticks were treated by soaking method using 10% water born copper chrome boric acid (CCB) preservative solution. Then the treated bamboo sticks were applied in a betel farm at Batajore, Barishal. Control samples data were taken from the experimental side before using the treated bamboo sticks. Furthermore, data were collected at the interval of every year and to analyze the sample for determination of preservative chemicals. After three years it was observed that preservative chemicals were not leached out from the treated bamboo sticks in the betel farm soil and betel leaf at the experimental plot. So, it is concluded that preservative chemicals were not significantly increased in soil by using treated bamboo sticks in the betel leaf farm.


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