Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dicyandiamide (DCD) found in Milk Powder of Sri Lanka?

What is Dicyandiamide (DCD)?
DCD is a chemical that is sprayed to the grazed pastures to prevent nitrogen loss from cow urine.  DCD acts by inhibiting nitrification which in turn reduce loss of nitrates to water and as green house gas emissions.

When was DCD developped?

DCD was developped 30 years ago.

What are the industries that use DCD?

Dairy industry, electronics, pharmaceuticals, food packaging etc.

Does DCD reduce greenhouse gas emission?
 It has been recognized as an effective method of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It has been incorporated as a mitigation technology by countries like New Zealand.

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