Analysis of Chemical Residues in Agriculture


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Analysis of Chemical Residues in Agriculture Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division Pages: 270 Language: English ISBN: 9780323852081 Categories: , , , , , , , , , ,

Analysis of Chemical Residues in Agriculture presents a focused, yet comprehensive guide on how to identify, evaluate and analyze the wide range of chemicals that impact our food production system. The book presents a variety of analytical technologies and methods in order to help professionals, researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students understand chemical residues in agriculture and apply them to applications for the detection and quantification of chemical residues – both organic and inorganic – in several agricultural matrices, including crops, fruits, meat, food, feed, soil and water. Agriculture remains one of the most strategic sectors for the global economy and well-being. However, it is seen as a source of environmental and health concerns mainly due to the high amount of pesticides and fertilizers used in production systems around the world; moreover, a thorough understanding of the topic is necessary when we consider livestock production systems also apply large amounts of veterinary drugs to treat illness and promote increases in productivity.

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Author Biography

Dr. Silvio Vaz Jr. holds a D.Sc. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with equivalence of doctorate degrees from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and from the University of Granada, Spain. Having previously served as director and partner at two private environmental analysis laboratories, he is currently a senior scientist at the National Research Center for Agroenergy of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), where his work focuses on the development of renewable molecules (e.g., eco-friendly agrochemicals), environmental chemistry (e.g., CO2 capture and use), agricultural chemistry, and the application of analytical chemistry to biomass and bioenergy, according green and sustainable chemistry visions. He was appointed as the chairman of the Brazilian Division of the American Chemical Society (03/2018-03/2019). Moreover, he serves as professor of the graduate program in environmental engineering at the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil.