Scientific Papers

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The role of geological origin of smectites and of their physico-chemical properties on aflatoxin adsorption

Since 2013, bentonite in the form of dioctahedral smectite is an additive authorised in the EU as a substance for the reduction of the contamination of feed by aflatoxins. Several studies indicate a big difference in the effectiveness of smectites in sequestering aflatoxins. A clear correlation between mineralogical and physico-chemical properties of smectites and aflatoxin adsorption has not been well established.

Authors: Vito D’Ascanio; Donato Greco; Elena Menicagli; Elisa Santovito; Lucia Catucci; Antonio F.Logrieco; Giuseppina Avantaggiato
KeywordsAflatoxins; Smectites; Sedimentary bentonites; Hydrothermal bentonites; Adsorption Desorption
Published: 13/07/2019

This work has received funding form the  the EU’s H2020 research and innovation programme under GA No 678781- MycoKey. 
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