purifying water using shredded horseradish-how?
pcj1 at aloha.cc.columbia.edu
Sat Jan 14 17:24:25 EST 1995
In article <3eu5d9$i7b at ixnews3.ix.netcom.com>,
BILL DEAN <BILL42 at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>A number of years ago I read about the purification of water by placing
>a bag of shredded horseradish in a container with the water to
>be purified. The article was in one of the pop science magazines like
>Discover. I have been unable to find the article. I would appreciate any
>information on how the purification process might work. Thanks
Horseradish, like mustard, contains allyl-isothiocyanate, which is an
antimicrobial agent and an irritant.
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