Special Issue "Physical Chemistry beneath Pesticides Behavior in Soil"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 2497
A minuscule amount of an applied pesticide is consumed by the target organism. The rest either remains in the soil for a given amount of time, extending to years, or is transported through the soil matrix to other parts of the ecosystem. Interactions between pesticide molecules and soil constituents determine how and where the pesticide will be sorbed/desorbed, its leaching potential, transport kinetics, degradation properties, or how severely soil health will be affected. As soil represents an overtly complex and dynamic matrix, the fundamental physical chemistry behind those processes is seldom considered in-depth when presenting experimental findings.
Therefore, supervised by Prof. Broznić and assisted by our Topical Advisory Panel Member Prof. Petković Didović from University of Rijeka, this Special Issue aims to gather studies that can help elucidate the fundamental physicochemical processes underlying pesticide behaviour in the soil and the interactions between pesticide molecules and various soil constituents. Original research articles alongside reviews on these and related topics are welcome in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Dalibor Broznić
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- pesticide–soil interactions
- sorption mechanism
- transport properties
- intraparticle diffusion