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Development of methods of analysis for pesticide formulations - PR1147

Description

The main objective is to develop analytical methods for the components of pesticide formulations, that are as sensitive, specific, efficient and cost effective as possible with the available technology. This includes methods for the determination of impurities that are of significance. The methods developed will be utilised for the planned surveys of commercial formulations and parallel imports.

The project will include participation in collaborative trials organised by PAC-UK and CIPAC to develop and validate new and/or improved analytical methods for pesticide formulations, which are internationally recognised as referee methods.

Although not the primary focus of the project, the potential of new techniques and improved technology for providing better methods of analysis, will be investigated. If necessary supplemental investigations, required by PSD as a consequence of results from the surveillance programme, will also be undertaken.
Objective
01. To develop analytical methods for the analysis of the components of pesticide formulations, including active ingredients, impurities and contaminants that may have significant toxicological, environmental or trading implications. The methods developed will be utilised for scheduled formulation surveys and parallel import analyses.

02. To participate in collaborative trials organised by PAC-UK and CIPAC, as part of the validation
procedure for proposed new international methods.

03. To investigate the potential of new techniques and improved technology for providing better methods of analaysis. To undertake any supplemental investigations required by PSD as a consequence of resulst from the surveillance programme.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Development of methods of analysis for pesticide formulations   (75k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2003

Cost: £307,500
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Central Science Laboratory
Keywords
Pest and Weed Control              
Pesticide use              
Plants and Animals              
Residues              
Fields of Study
Pesticide Safety