Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Pesticides - Strategies for Pesticides Analysis

Edited by Margarita Stoytcheva, ISBN 978-953-307-460-3, 404 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 21, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/565

This book provides recent information on various analytical procedures and techniques, representing strategies for reliability, specificity, selectivity and sensitivity improvements in pesticides analysis. The volume covers three main topics: current trends in sample preparation, selective and sensitive chromatographic detection and determination of pesticide residues in food and environmental samples, and the application of biological (immunoassays-and biosensors-based) methods in pesticides analysis as an alternative to the chromatographic methods for "in situ" and "on line" pesticides quantification. Intended as electronic edition, providing immediate "open access" to its content, the book is easy to follow and will be of interest to professionals involved in pesticides analysis.