Development of bioanalytical approaches as model tools for the rapid detection of pesticides

  • Abdullah Bin Salom

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Abstract

Pesticides are chemicals used internationally in the agricultural sector to repel and kill pests. However, misuse or misapplication of pesticides can cause detrimental effects for humans and animals, including livestock and non-target organisms. In addition, many studies have linked pesticides with certain adverse symptoms and death. As a result, regulatory authorities around the world monitor pesticide levels in food supplies and update maximum residue levels as needed. As part of addressing the concerns of pesticide presence in food stocks, rapid, sensitive and cheap methods for sample preparation and early detection systems need to be developed to detect pesticide residues in food for onsite analysis before it reaches consumers. 
Date of Award01 Jul 2018
LanguageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Queen's University Belfast
SupervisorKatrina Campbell (Supervisor)

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