Developments in Analytical Methods for Detection of Pesticides in Environmental Samples
Rama Bhadekar, Swanandi Pote, Vidya Tale, Bipinraj Nirichan
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The present review gives a survey of all the published methods along with their advantages and limitations. Traditional methods like thin layer chromatography, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography etc are still in use for this purpose. But some recent bio-analytical methods such as immunosensors, cell based sensors etc. have also gained equal importance. This article also overviews various electro-analytical methods and their applications as detection devices when combined with FIA and biosensors. Lastly nanoparticle based biosensors have also been discussed. The review concludes with futuristic approach to reduce the risks caused by pesticides. This scrutiny should provide concise evaluation of different techniques employed for pesticide detection in environmental samples.

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R. Bhadekar, S. Pote, V. Tale and B. Nirichan, "Developments in Analytical Methods for Detection of Pesticides in Environmental Samples," American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 8A, 2011, pp. 1-15. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2011.228118.

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