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Pesticides in the Soil Environment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444418739, 9781483257068

Pesticides in the Soil Environment

1st Edition

Author: Shahamat U. Khan
Editor: R. J. Wakeman
eBook ISBN: 9781483257068
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 248
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Fundamental Aspects of Pollution Control and Environmental Science, 5: Pesticides in the Soil Environment focuses on the effects of pesticide use on the quality of soil.
The manuscript first offers information on the classification of pesticides and physicochemical processes affecting pesticides in soil. Topics include herbicides, fungicides, movement in soil, chemical conversion and degradation, and photodecomposition. The text then elaborates on microbial processes affecting pesticides in soil, including fumigants, fungicides, and insecticides.
The text examines the occurrence and persistence of pesticide residues in soil and minimizing pesticide residues in soil. Discussions focus on persistence, bound residues, plant uptake, short residual residues, and eliminating pesticide residues.
The text is a dependable reference for readers interested in the effects of pesticide use on the quality of soil.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Classification of Pesticides

2.1. Herbicides

2.1.1. Arsenicale

2.1.2. Organophosphates

2.1.3. Phenoxys

2.1.4. Benzoics

2.1.5. Pyridine Acids

2.1.6. Chlorinated Aliphatic Acids

2.1.7. Amides

2.1.8. Carbamates and Thiocarbamates

2.1.9. Dinitroanilines

2.1.10. Nitriles

2.1.11. Phenols

2.1.12. Bipyridyliums

2.1.13. Uracils

2.1.14. Triazoles

2.1.15. ò-Triazines

2.1.16. Ureas

2.2. Insecticides

2.2.1. Organophosphorus Compounds

2.2.2. Carbamates

2.2.3. Organochlorines

2.2.4. Synthetic Pyrethroids

2.3. Fungicides

2.4. Fumigants


Chapter 3. Physicochemical Processes Affecting Pesticides in Soil

3.1. Adsorption

3.1.1. Characteristics of Soil

3.1.2. Characteristics of Pesticides

3.1.3. Adsorption Isotherms

3.1.4. Mechanisms of Adsorption

3.1.5. Adsorption of Specific Types of Pesticides

3.1.6. Adsorption of Pesticides by Organo-Clay Complexes

3.2. Movement in Soil

3.2.1. Diffusion

3.2.2. Mass Flow

3.3. Volatilization

3.4. Chemical Conversion and Degradation

3.4.1. Hydrolysis

3.4.2. Oxidation and Reduction

3.4.3. N-Nitrosation

3.4.4. Other Reactions

3.5. Photodecomposition


Chapter 4.Microbial Processes Affecting Pesticides in Soil

4.1. Herbicides

4.1.1. Arsenicale

4.1.2. Organophosphates

4.1.3. Phenoxys

4.1.4. Benzoic Acids

4.1.5. Pyridine Acids

4.1.6. Amides

4.1.7. Thiocarbamates, PhenyIcarbamates and Acylanilides

4.1.8. Dinitroanilines

4.1.9. Bipyridyliums

4.1.10. Uracils

4.1.11. 4-Triazines

4.1.12. Phenylureas

4.1.13. Other Herbicides

4.2. Insecticides 136

4.2.1. Organophosphates

4.2.2. Carbamates

4.2.3. Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

4.2.4. Synthetic Pyrethroids

4.3. Fungicides

4.4. Fumigante


Chapter 5. Occurrence and Persistence of Pesticide Residues in Soil

5.1. Persistence

5.1.1. Herbicides

5.1.2. Insecticides

5.1.3. Fungicides

5.1.4. Other Pesticides

5.2. Bound Residues

5.3. Pesticides in Soil Animals

5.4. Plant Uptake


Chapter 6. Minimizing Pesticides Residues in Soil

6.1. Alternative to Pesticides

6.2. Short Residual Pesticides

6.3. Eliminating Pesticide Residues

6.4. Future Needs



Author Index

Subject Index


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Shahamat U. Khan

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R. J. Wakeman

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