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Agrochemicals Detection, Treatment and Remediation. Pesticides and Chemical Fertilizers

  • Book

  • February 2020
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4829279

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.

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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


Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad Emeritus Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.

Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad is Emeritus Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the

University of Hyderabad in India. He received his PhD in Botany from Lucknow University,

Lucknow. In past he worked as Lecturer at North Eastern Hill University, Lecturer & Reader at University of Hyderabad. He is also serving as reviewer in many scientific journals. He is professional member of National Institute of Ecology New Delhi, India, Bioenergy Society of India, New Delhi, Indian Network for Soil Contamination Research, New Delhi. He also completed 20 research projects. He has published 179 articles in peer review journals in which contributed as author/co-author. He supervised 17 PhD and 7 M.Phil students, all students received award in his supervision.