Analysis of plastic residues in maple sap and syrup collected from tubing systems sanitized with isopropyl alcohol

Analysis of plastic residues in maple sap and syrup collected from tubing systems sanitized with isopropyl alcohol

A plastic tubing system operated underneath vacuum is normally used to gather sap from maple timber throughout spring time to produce maple syrup. This system is often sanitized with isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to take away microbial contamination colonizing the system in the course of the sugar season. Questions have been raised whether or not IPA would contribute to the …

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