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Development of Methods of analysis for Pesticide Formulations - PS2512

To develop robust 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 and contaminants that are of significance. The methods developed would ensure completion of the planned surveys of commercial formulations and ad hoc enforcement actions.

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

• Enter methods developed over the last five years for the determination of active ingredient in a formulations section of the CSL/PSD Methods Compendium

Objective 1
To develop analytical methods for the analysis of the components of pesticide formulations, including active ingredients, impurities and contaminants that may have significant toxicological or environmental implications. The methods developed will be utilised for the scheduled formulation surveys and enforcement analyses covered by Annex10 of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Non-R&D services between CSL and PSD.
Cost: £120,000

Objective 2
Participate in collaborative trials organised by PAC-UK and CIPAC, as part of the validation
procedure for proposed new international methods.
Cost: £12,000

Objective 3
Create an area of the CSL/PSD Methods Compendium specific to pesticide formulations and enter methods developed for the determination of active ingredient in the CSL/PSD Methods Compendium.
Cost: £5,000
Project Documents
• Final Report : Development of Methods of Analysis for Pesticide   (172k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2007

Cost: £140,328
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Central Science Laboratory
Analytical Chemistry              
Food Safety              
Public Health              
Fields of Study
Pesticide Safety