Special Issue "Determination and Removal of Pesticide Residues by Green Extraction"

A special issue of Separations (ISSN 2297-8739). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Separations".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2023) | Viewed by 261

Special Issue Editors

Department of Toxicology, Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kepala Batas 13200, Penang, Malaysia
Interests: extraction technology; chromatography; micro-solid phase extraction; food chemistry; trace chemical analysis
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia
Interests: microextraction; chromatography; adsorption study; hydrogel sorbent
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
Interests: chemical trace analysis; ionic liquids; sample preparation techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Uncontrolled usage and exposure to minute concentrations of pesticides, especially from vegetables, fruits, food, and environmental matrices, may lead to food chain contaminations. Thus, systems of continuous monitoring and removal of pesticide residues in a variety of matrices are critical to protecting the lives of humans and other organisms within the ecosystem. As the direct determination and removal of pesticides is challenging due to their trace levels in the sample matrix, several strategies in the development of analytical techniques, including the sample preparation techniques and removal of pesticides, have been designed. These approaches will enhance the sensitivity, selectivity, accuracy, and precision of the developed methods, respectively.

Therefore, it is my pleasure to invite your contributions to this Special Issue in the form of research articles, communications, or review papers. In order to be included, these works should be dedicated to the determination and removal of pesticide residues by green extraction.

Research related to the determination and removal of pesticides may include (but should not be limited to) the following subjects:

  • Green sample preparation and removal methodologies
  • Green materials, solvents, chemicals
  • Automation in sample preparation and removal
  • Scale-up of sample preparation and removal applications
  • New generation sorbent technology

Dr. Noorfatimah Yahaya
Dr. Sazlinda Kamaruzaman
Dr. Muggundha Raoov Ramachandran
Guest Editors

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  • adsorption
  • sample preparation
  • pesticides residues
  • chromatography
  • spectroscopy
  • electrophoretic
  • green techniques
  • adsorbent
  • micro-scale extraction
  • automation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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