Principles, Statistics, and Applications

Principles, Statistics, and Applications

Analytical Methods for Pesticides and Plant Growth Regulators, Vol. 15

1st Edition - October 14, 1986

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  • Editors: Gunter Zweig, Joseph Sherma
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220925

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Analytical Methods for Pesticides and Plant Growth Regulators, Volume XV: Principles, Statistics, and Applications covers general principles of pesticide analysis and application of the techniques. The book discusses methods dealing with the analysis of pesticide formulations and residues in biological systems, food, and the environment; government regulations for the safe use of pesticides; and the rationale for the need for pesticide analyses. The text also describes the statistics of sampling and analyses, including the application of computers; clean-up techniques; and the international acceptance and interlaboratory comparisons of pesticide residue data. A discussion, review, and description of analytical methods to meet the unique requirements imposed by analyses of active ingredients in formulations (finished products), pesticide residues in foods and the environment, and pesticide metabolites in plants and animal tissues (metabolism studies) are also considered. People involved in pesticide analysis will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part I. General Principles and Statistics

    1. U.S. Government Regulation of Pesticides

    I. Introduction

    II. Laws Regulating Pesticides

    III. Agency Review and Decision-Making


    2. Statistical Evaluation of Results and Sampling Procedures

    I. Introduction

    II. Frequency Curves

    III. Analysis of Variance and Evaluation of Mean Differences

    IV. Regression

    V. Sampling

    VI. Kriging

    VII. Computer Programming

    VIII. Concluding Remarks



    3. Cleanup of Samples

    I. Considerations in Selection of Cleanup Procedures

    II. General Multiresidue Screening Methods

    III. Procedures for Selected Chemical Classes

    IV. Miscellaneous Cleanup Techniques


    4. Validation of Official Methods

    I. Introduction

    II. Types of Regulatory Limits

    III. Interlaboratory Collaborative Studies

    IV. Activities of U. S. and International Organizations


    Part II. Applications

    5. Principles of Pesticide Formulation Analysis

    I. Introduction

    II. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

    III. Gas Chromatography

    IV. Internal Standards

    V. Chemical Assay of Microbiocides


    6. Pesticide Residue Analysis of Foods

    I. Introduction

    II. Method Parameters

    III. Method Selection

    IV. Methods and Techniques


    7. Pesticide Metabolism Studies in Animals: Principles and Methodology

    I. Introduction

    II. Radiolabeled Pesticide

    III. Animals and Animal Management

    IV. Dosing of Animals

    V. Metabolism Cages and Stalls

    VI. Separate Collection of Feces and Urine

    VII. Collection of Volatile Products

    VIII. Blood Collection

    IX. Surgical Modification of Animals

    X. Germ-Free Animals

    XI. Whole-Body Autoradiography

    XII. Sacrifice of Animals and Collection of Tissues

    XIII. Concluding Remarks


    8. Pesticide Metabolism in Plants

    I. Introduction

    II. Plant Metabolites

    III. Methods for Studying Plant Metabolism

    IV. Metabolism of Soil Residues in Rotational Crops

    V. Analysis of Pesticide Residues

    VI. Bound Residues


    9. Pesticide Residues in Environmental Samples

    I. Introduction

    II. The Nature of Environmental Samples, Sampling, and Analysis



Product details

  • No. of pages: 306
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1986
  • Published: October 14, 1986
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220925

About the Editors

Gunter Zweig

Joseph Sherma

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