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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Herbicide Applications"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Łukasz Chrzanowski

Faculty of Chemical Technology, Poznan University of Technology, Berdychowo 4, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
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Interests: environmental microbiology; biodegradation of hydrocarbons, (bio)surfactants, herbicides and pharmaceuticals in aqueous and terrestrial environments; mechanisms of microbial adaptation to xenobiotics; environmental impact of ionic liquids
Guest Editor
Dr. Łukasz Ławniczak

Faculty of Chemical Technology, Poznan University of Technology, Berdychowo 4, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
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Interests: bioremediation, chemistry, environmental biotechnology, green chemicals, herbicides, oil-in-water emulsions, organic pollutants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As Guest Editor, it is my pleasure to invite you to participate in the upcoming Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IF = 2.101) entitled “Recent Advances in Herbicide Applications”.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide up-to-date research and recent advances in environmental aspects associated with the use of herbicides, including:

  • Assessment of herbicide toxicity,
  • Development of methods for monitoring of herbicides,
  • Strategies employed for effective (bio)removal of herbicides from aqueous and terrestrial environments,
  • Accumulation of herbicides in (a)biotic elements of the environment,
  • Investigation of “key players” participating in the biodegradation of herbicides,
  • Tools for analysis of shifts in community dynamics in the presence of herbicides,
  • Risk and impact assessment of novel herbicidal agents, e.g., herbicidal ionic liquids.

Herbicides are a fundamental component of current agricultural practice. However, depending on their chemical structure, herbicides exhibit toxic effects towards soil organisms. Further, they can be resistant to biodegradation process or undergo biotransformation, which may lead to the formation of more toxic metabolites which may be accumulated in the components of our food chain and pose threat to human health. Environmental fate herbicides may depend on environmental conditions. Thus, there is a need for experimental and model evaluation of environmental fate and behaviour of herbicides, including their life cycle performance, in order to reduce of negative impact on the environment of current herbicides and find more environmentally benign alternatives.

Dr. Łukasz Chrzanowski
Dr. Łukasz Ławniczak
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • accumulation
  • analytical methods
  • bioremedation
  • degradation
  • herbicides
  • herbicidal ionic liquids
  • toxicity

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Research

Open AccessArticle Dissipation Dynamic and Final Residues of Oxadiargyl in Paddy Fields Using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry Coupled with Modified QuEChERS Method
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(8), 1680; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15081680
Received: 12 June 2018 / Revised: 30 July 2018 / Accepted: 3 August 2018 / Published: 7 August 2018
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Abstract
Oxadiargyl, which binds to the protoporphyrinogen oxidase IX to exhibit herbicide activity, is mainly used in the prevention of certain perennial broadleaved and grass weeds during the preemergence of rice in paddy fields. However, oxadiargyl affects the germination and seedling growth of rice,
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Oxadiargyl, which binds to the protoporphyrinogen oxidase IX to exhibit herbicide activity, is mainly used in the prevention of certain perennial broadleaved and grass weeds during the preemergence of rice in paddy fields. However, oxadiargyl affects the germination and seedling growth of rice, causing damage to the plant and reducing rice yield. Hence, monitoring fate and behaviour of oxadiargyl in rice paddy fields is of great significance. A modified quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) sample preparation method coupled with high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) was established in paddy water, paddy soil, rice straw, paddy hull, and brown rice. We validated this method for the first time in the analysis of the dissipation dynamic and residues of oxadiargyl over two years (2015–2016) at three sites in China. The average recoveries of oxadiargyl ranged from 76.0 to 98.8%, with relative standard deviations of 3.5–14.0%. The dissipation curves for paddy soil fit to a first-order kinetic equation, revealing that oxadiargyl degraded rapidly in paddy soil with half-lives (t1/2) of 4.5–7.6 days. The final oxadiargyl residues in all samples remained below the detection limit and the maximum residue limit in China (0.02 mg kg−1) and Japan (0.05 mg kg−1) during the harvesting dates and were not detected in rice straw. Full article
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