Trace Determination of Pesticides and their Degradation Products in Water (BOOK REPRINT)

Trace Determination of Pesticides and their Degradation Products in Water (BOOK REPRINT)

1st Edition - December 15, 1997

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  • Author: Damia Barcelo
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080543123

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Trace Determination of Pesticides and their Degradation Products in Water is a critical compilation of analytical methods for the monitoring of pesticides and their degradation products in water. It contains up-to-date material and is the result of the authors' experience in the pesticide analysis field. The book is structured in six chapters, starting from general aspects of pesticides like usage, physicochemical parameters and occurrence in the environment. A second chapter is devoted to sampling from water matrices, stability methods of pesticides in water and quality assurance issues. The general chromatographic methods for pesticides are reported, including the newly developed electrophoresis methods and GC-MS and LC-MS confirmatory analytical methods. Sample preparation methodologies, including off-line and on-line techniques are described in the next two chapters, with a comprehensive list of examples of pesticides and many metabolites, including the use of different GC-methods and LC-methods. The final chapter is devoted to the development of biological techniques, immunoassays and biosensors, for the trace determination of pesticides in water samples.


For university departments of analytical chemistry and environmental chemistry, analytical departments of chemical industries, environmental organizations and chemical and environmental libraries

Table of Contents

  • Chapter headings and selected papers:
    Pesticides and their Degradation Products: Characteristics, Usage and Environmental Behaviour
    Chemical classes and physico-chemical properties of pesticides
    Environmental relevance in the aquatic environment
    Degradation of pesticides in the aquatic environment
    Toxicity and ecotoxicity

    Quality Assurance Issues: Sampling, Storage and Interlaboratory Studies
    Interlaboratory performance studies

    Chromatographic and Related Techniques for the Analysis and Detection of Pesticides
    Introduction. Gas chromatography
    Liquid chromatography
    Thin layer chromatography
    Capillary electrophoresis
    Mass spectrometric methods

    Sample Handling Techniques (Extraction and Clean-up of Samples)
    Extraction and concentration procedures
    Clean-up procedures
    Conclusion and further developments

    On-Line Sample Handling Strategies
    On-line techniques with separation by liquid chromatography
    On-line techniques with separation by gas chromatography
    On-line solid-phase extraction, supercritical fluid extraction, and supercritical chromatography
    Conclusion and further trends

    Immunochemical Methods and Biosensors
    Immunochemical sample preparation methods

Product details

  • No. of pages: 556
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1997
  • Published: December 15, 1997
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080543123

About the Author

Damia Barcelo

Prof. dr. Barcelo Damia, Director of the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) and Professor at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Barcelona, Spain. His expertise is in water quality assessment and management, fate, risk and removal of emerging contaminants in wastewater treatment plants and analysis, fate and risk of emerging contaminants and nanomaterials in the aquatic environment. He published over 900 papers, 200 book chapters and has h index 91. He was a coordinator of several national and EU projects and at the moment he coordinates two EU projects: GLOBAQUA , on multiple stressors in the aquatic environment and SEA-on-a-CHIP, on the development of sensor technolgies for emerging contamaints in marine aquaculture. He is CoEditor in Chief of the journal Science of Total Environment and the book series Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, both form Elsevier..

Affiliations and Expertise

Inst. of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spain

About the Editor

M.-C. Hennion

Affiliations and Expertise

Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris, Laboratoire de Chimie Analytique, 10, Rue Vauquelin, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France

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