Sustainable Agrochemistry, 1st ed. 2019
A Compendium of Technologies
Coordinator: Vaz Jr. SílvioLanguage: Anglais
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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.
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)
1.2 Classes of agrochemicals and their uses
1.3 Physicochemical properties
1.4 Metrics of sustainability
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. Vânia 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 study2.4Bibliography
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
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
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
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
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
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 agrochemicals8.2 Design of new molecules and properties
8.3 Design of new synthetic routes
8.4 Case study
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 agrochemicals9.3 Fate and toxicological activity in biological systems
9.4 Case study
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 pesticides versus conventional pesticides: advantages and disadvantages
10.3 Extraction and industrialization
10.4 Case study
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
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
Terms and significancesSeveral authors of this book.
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 Center for Agroenergy - Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa Agroenergy), where his work focuses on the development of renewable molecules (e.g., agrochemicals) and the application of analytical chemistry to biomass and bioenergy, as well as green and sustainable chemistry. He has previously published the books “Analytical Techniques and Methods for Biomass” (2016) and “Biomass and Green Chemistry: Building a Renewable Chemistry” (2018) and "Analytical Chemistry Applied to Emerging Pollutants" (2018). He was appointed as the chairman of the Brazilian Division of the American Chemical Society.
Provides a concise introduction to sustainable agrochemistry for a professional audience
Identifies the main scientific and technological approaches that can be applied to modern agrochemistryDiscusses available technologies for reducing the negative impacts of agrochemicals on the environment and human health
Explores cutting-edge technologies for agriculture, such as nanotechnology