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AC 511 AGROCHEMICAL DECONTAMINATION AND DISPOSAL                                                                            (2L+1P) I

Objective
  To teach students the concept of agrochemical / pesticide residue management, disposal and decontamination techniques.

Theory

UNIT I
  General aspects of disposal and decontamination of agrochemicals.

UNIT II
  Decontamination: techniques (physical, chemical and biological), soil, water, plant and agricultural produces.

UNIT III
  Guidelines for pesticide disposal in the environment and effluent treatment plants.

UNIT IV
  Disposal: methods of disposal of containers, obsolete. /out dated pesticides, industrial effluents and other xeno-biotics.

UNIT V
  Sensors for monitoring contaminations

Practicals
  Chemical detoxification of potential toxic xenobiotics, oxidative degradation and decontamination methods, decontamination of pesticides from water using different adsorbents, culinary methods for pesticide decontamination from fruits and vegetables, microwave induced decontamination of pesticides, photochemical decontamination of pesticides.

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