Detection, Analysis and Control of Agricultural Pollutants and Wastes in Agroecosystems

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Ecosystem, Environment and Climate Change in Agriculture".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 203

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Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Scientific Directorate of Pesticides Control and Phytopharmacy, Laboratory of Chemical Control of Pesticides, 8 Stefanou Delta Street, Kifissia, 14561 Athens, Greece
Interests: pesticide residues; soil and sediment; soil environmental chemistry; soil contamination and monitoring; pesticides; method validation; risk assessment; fate and behavior of pesticides in the environment; agricultural solid waste management; nontarget analysis
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Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Laboratory of Chemical Control of Pesticides, 8 Stefanou Delta Street, Kifissia, 14561 Athens, Greece
Interests: environmental analysis; analytical chemistry; mass spectrometry; gas/liquid chromatography; persistent organic pollutants; trace elements; sample preparation; statistical analysis; pesticide residue; nontarget analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Agroecosystem pollution has become a danger affecting all forms of life on Earth. Specifically, different agricultural practices and the improper disposal of toxic waste are potential sources of contamination that lead to the bioaccumulation of noxious chemicals in agroecosystems. Furthermore, numerous families of contaminants, such as plant protection products (PPPs), nutrients, persistent organic pollutants, potentially toxic trace elements, plastic debris, pharmaceuticals, and veterinary and personal care products, can potentially impact the agroecosystem.

Therefore, integrated approaches for controlling agroecosystem pollution have become critical for mitigating the degradation of the environment and contiguous ecosystems as well as harm to humans. The scientific community has always been interested in effective methods of monitoring and reducing agroecosystem pollution, such as through the use of integrated organic farming and bioremediation of contaminated sites.

Furthermore, different types of contaminants have different requirements for environmental management, and the accuracy requirements for detection and analysis technologies also differ.

The existing lack of understanding of their fate and transfer behavior poses a substantial challenge for appropriate pollution management.

This Special Issue is thus aimed at soliciting original contributions from academics, researchers and other stakeholders providing data on the detection, analysis, and management of agricultural pollutants and waste in agroecosystems in different countries at regional, national, or continental scales. The editors encourage submissions that discuss applications of innovative and/or novel methodologies within the scope of the Special Issue, including original research, opinions and review articles.

Dr. Helen Karasali
Guest Editor

Dr. Eirini Chrysochou
Guest Editor Assistant

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  • pollutants
  • wastes
  • agroecosystem
  • pesticide residues
  • nutrients
  • persistent organic pollutants
  • trace elements
  • plastic debris
  • pharmaceuticals
  • veterinary products
  • personal care products

Published Papers

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