Analysis of Pesticides in Food and Environmental SamplesAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: August 2008
Reviews the latest analytical methods and instrumentation for measuring pesticides found in soil, water, air, and foods Gathers the contributions of renowned scientists from around the world Discusses the applications of CG-MS, immunoassay methods, and biosensors in quality assurance Addresses regulatory aspects and monitoring of pesticides in the environment Includes extensive reference data on the level of pesticides found in foods and environmental samples Presenting the latest research in the field, this multi-authored book critically examines the analytical methods and instrumentation used to determine pesticide residues in soil, water, air, and foods from both vegetal and animal origin. The text introduces pesticide classes and physicochemical properties, followed by trends in sample preparation, pesticide analysis, and quality assurance. Analysis of Pesticides in Food and Environmental Samples details extraction and determination techniques for analyzing real world samples, contains data on the levels of pesticides found in food and environmental matrices, and addresses regulatory aspects of monitoring for chemicals.