Sustainable Agrochemistry: A Compendium Of Technologies by Sílvio Vaz Jr.Sustainable Agrochemistry: A Compendium Of Technologies by Sílvio Vaz Jr.

Sustainable Agrochemistry: A Compendium Of Technologies

bySílvio Vaz Jr.

Hardcover | July 23, 2019

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This book presents a broad range of technologies for sustainable agrochemistry, e.g. semiochemicals for pest management, nanotechnology for release of eco-friendly agrochemicals, and green chemistry principles for agriculture. It provides a concise introduction to sustainable agrochemistry for a professional audience, and highlights the main scientific and technological approaches that can be applied to modern agrochemistry. It also discusses various available technologies for reducing the negative impacts of agrochemicals on the environment and human health.

Dr. Sílvio Vaz Jr. holds a D.Sc. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Having previously served as director and partner at two private environmental analysis laboratories, he is currently a research scientist at the National Research C...
Title:Sustainable Agrochemistry: A Compendium Of TechnologiesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:571 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 23, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030178900

ISBN - 13:9783030178901


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Sustainable Agrochemistry

Abstract: this chapter defines sustainable agrochemistry, their main classes and uses, their dynamic in the agriculture and environment; furthermore, are presented and discussed the main relevant metrics of sustainability.  

Author: Dr. Sílvio Vaz Jr. (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation and American Chemical Society, Brazil)


1.1 Definition

1.2 Classes of agrochemicals and their uses

1.3 Physicochemical properties

1.4 Metrics of sustainability

1.5 Bibliography


Chapter 2: Green Chemistry and Agriculture

Abstract: this chapter presents and discusses the green chemistry principles, highlighting their application in agriculture. From this, the understanding of methods to change the conventional agrochemistry.

Invited author: Prof. Dr. V'nia Zuin (Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil)  


2.1 The 12 green chemistry principles

2.2 Green chemistry principles adapted for agriculture

2.3 Case study

2.4 Bibliography


Chapter 3: Semiochemicals for Integrated Pest Management

Abstract: this chapter describes the definition of semiochemicals and the integrated pest management for crop protection. From this, a vision of the integration of chemical ecology and agriculture.

Invited author: Dr. Maria Carolina Blassioli (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Brazil)


3.1 Semiochemicals and their definition and uses

3.2 Integrated pest management and its definition and applicability

3.3 Case study

3.4 Bibliography


Chapter 4:  Nanotechnology for Controlled Release and Formulation

Abstract: this chapter describes the main aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology, their functionality for agrochemicals, controlled release and formulation. From this, the understanding of more efficient agrochemicals.

Invited author: Dr. Washington Magalhães (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Brazil)


4.1 Definition of nanoscience

4.2 Definition of nanotechnology

4.3 Application of nanomaterials for controlled release and formulation

4.4 Case study

4.5 Bibliography


Chapter 5: Fertilizers from Renewable Resources

Abstract: this chapter describes the definition and functionality of fertilizers and their production from renewable sources, as biomass and CO2. From this, the vision of alternatives to soil improvement.

Invited author: Dr. José Dilcio Rocha (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Brazil)


5.1 Fertilizers, their definition and uses

5.2 Renewable sources

5.3 Case study

5.4 Bibliography


Chapter 6: Spectroscopic Techniques for Crop Monitoring

Abstract: this chapter describes the main regions of electromagnetic spectrum and spectroscopic techniques for crop monitoring to increase the efficacy of agrochemicals and to reduce their application.

Invited author: Dr. Vincent Baeten (Centre Wallon de Recherches Agronomiques, Belgium)


6.1 The electromagnetic spectrum

6.2 Spectroscopic techniques for crop monitoring

6.3 In-field methods for precision agriculture

6.4 Case study

6.5 Bibliography   


Chapter 7: Humic Substances for Soils Improvement

Abstract: this chapter describes the humic substances, their chemical constitution and functionality to improve soil properties for crop production. From this, the understanding of the role of organic matter for the agriculture.

Invited author: Prof. Dr. Alessandro Piccolo (Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy)


7.1 Humic substances, chemical composition and physicochemical properties

7.2 Functionality in soil

7.3 Case study

7.4 Bibliography


Chapter 8: Synthesis of New Agrochemicals

Abstract: this chapter deals with the more relevant information about the synthesis of new agrochemicals in order to reduce their impact on environment and health. From this, a vision of innovative molecules for pest control.

Invited author: Dr. Stephane Jeanmart (Syngenta Crop Protection, Switzerland) 


8.1 A general overview about organic synthesis of agrochemicals

8.2 Design of new molecules and properties

8.3 Design of new synthetic routes

8.4 Case study

8.5 Bibliography 


Chapter 9: Toxicological Aspects of Agrochemicals

Abstract: this chapter deals with the more relevant information about the toxicity of agrochemicals for the biota and the human health. From this, the understanding of the impact from agrochemicals use.

Invited author: Prof. Dr. Eloisa Dutra Caldas (University of Brasília and FAO/WHO Joint Experts Panel, Brazil) 


9.1 Definition of main terms in toxicology

9.2 Routes of exposition of agrochemicals

9.3 Fate and toxicological activity in biological systems

9.4 Case study

9.5 Bibliography  


Chapter 10: Natural Pesticides for Crop Protection Chemistry

Abstract: this chapter describes natural products applied to crop protection. Biopesticides as microbial pesticides, plant-incorporated-protectants and biochemical pesticides) will be explored.

Invited author: Dr. John Unsworth (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, United Kingdom)


10.1 Definition of natural pesticides

10.2 Natural pesticidesversusconventional pesticides: advantages and disadvantages

10.3 Extraction and industrialization

10.4 Case study

10.5 Bibliography   


Chapter 11: Ecological Risk Assessment

Abstract: this chapter deals with the more relevant tools for the ecological risk assessment of agrochemicals. From this, the understanding of the relevance of monitoring and control of agrochemicals on the environment.

Invited author: Dr. Tina Bahadori (Environmental Protection Agency, USA)


11.1. Definition of risk assessment in agrochemistry

11.2 Tools for the risk assessment

11.3 Case study

11.4 Bibliography


Chapter 12: Management of Agrochemicals Residues in Water

Abstract: this chapter deals with the more relevant strategy for the agrochemical residues in soil and water. Furthermore, the most advanced treatment technologies will be explored.

Author: Dr. Sílvio Vaz Jr. (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation and American Chemical Society, Brazil)


12.1 Chemical and physicochemical properties of agrochemical residues

12.2 Chemical constitution of water and soil and their interaction with the residues

12.3 Strategies for residue management

12.4 Tools for residue management

12.5 Case study

11.6 Bibliography



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