Agrochemicals Detection, Treatment and Remediation

Agrochemicals Detection, Treatment and Remediation

Pesticides and Chemical Fertilizers

1st Edition - February 18, 2020
  • Editor: M.N.V Prasad
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081030172
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081030189

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Agrochemicals Detection, Treatment and Remediation focuses on the latest research surrounding the detection and remediation of a new generation of agrochemical contaminants. The book defines the occurrence, sources, types and effects of agrochemicals, including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and soil fumigants in the environment. The book covers both advanced physical and chemical methods for the abatement of these emerging contaminants in environmental media. Environmental Engineers and Researchers will find this to be a valuable reference on advanced processes for resource recovery, including nanotechnology for the recovery of phosphate from fertilizer industry wastewater.

Key Features

  • Provides the latest physical and chemical methods used for the abatement of chemical fertilizers and pesticides
  • Covers genetically engineered microbes for the remediation of a wide range of agrochemicals
  • Presents methods for determining the occurrence, sources, types and effects of agrochemical on environmental media
  • Includes unique case studies from across the globe


This book focuses on the latest research centering on detection and remediation of a new generation of pesticides and fertilizers which are common in today’s environment

Table of Contents

  • Part One: Introductory chapters
    1. Modernization in agriculture: Use of agrochemicals
    2. Occurrence, sources, types and effects of agrochemicals on aquatic ecosystem a) Herbicides b) Insecticides c) Fungicides d) Soil fumigants, desiccants, harvest aids, and plant growth regulators

    Part Two: Environmental Impact
    3. Effects of agrochemicals on soil health and soil microbiology
    4. Agrochemicals and human health: a global view
    5. Acute systemic toxicity testing of agrochemical formulations
    6. Chemical fertilizers and pesticide: role in ground water contamination
    7. A green-analytical chemistry for agrochemical-residue analysis in vegetables
    8. Mixtures of agrochemicals in urban environment and their risks
    9. Indicators of toxicity of agrochemicals in environment

    Part Three: Remediation
    10. Physical and chemical method used for abatement of chemical fertilizers and pesticides from aquatic and land ecosystem
    11. Bioremediation: a sustainable approach for remediation of agrochemicals (aerobic and anaerobic bacteria)
    12. Mycoremediation of agrochemicals (Fungal degradation)
    13. Earthworm assisted bioremediation of agrochemicals
    14. Genetically engineered microbes for remediation of wide range of agrochemicals
    15. Removal of agrochemicals by aquatic plants

    Part Four: Advanced processes resource recovery to prevent pollution
    16. Nanotechnology and remediation of agrochemicals
    17. Removal of fluoride and calcium ions to recover phosphate from fertilizer industry wastewater
    18. Biomonitoring of genotoxicity of industrial fertilizer pollutants
    19. Fertilizer production from sewage sludge ash
    20. Phosphorus recovery from wastewater

Product details

  • No. of pages: 694
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2020
  • Published: February 18, 2020
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081030172
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081030189

About the Editor

M.N.V Prasad

M.N.V. Prasad is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Hyderabad. He has served the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India in various advisory committees on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, pollution control and abatement, environmental information systems and bioremediation of contaminated sites. He is an active visiting scientist in several international universities. He is the editor, co-editor, or author of 15 books and 95 journal articles (with over 6277 journal citations and h-index 41 as per google scholar). He has made outstanding contributions to the fields of Bioremediation, Bioresources, Biomass energy sources, bioeconomy and to the broad field of environmental biotechnology (including value chain and value addition products from plants used in phytoremediation) and bioremediation are his main areas of expertise.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, India