Pesticides are essential tools for crop protection and disease prevention. These agricultural chemicals (and their associated uses) continue to be subject to increased regulatory scrutiny, even though modern pesticides have become safer, more effective, and target specific. Pesticide persistence, off-target movement to ground and surface water systems, and potential for impacting non-target organisms are the major focus for regulatory assessments. Sorption and degradation are among the dominant processes that determine the fate and ecological risk of pesticides in the environment.
Non-First Order Degradation and Time-Dependent Sorption of Organic Chemicals in Soil addresses pesticide sorption and degradation processes in the context of regulatory evaluation, yet with a special focus on the chemistry-soil-environment interactions to better quantify the increasingly observed non-first-order and time-despondent behavior in the environmental fate studies. Offering key insights from leading experts in the field, this volume will be a valuable resource for professionals and scholars involved in pesticide research.
Non-First Order Degradation and Time-Dependent Sorption of Organic Chemicals in Soil
American Chemical Society
ACS Symposium Series
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