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What is Label-Free Technology

Handbook of Research on the Adverse Effects of Pesticide Pollution in Aquatic Ecosystems
Label-free technologies encompasses a wide range of methods that can eliminate the need for labeling agents used for detection of specific chemical species. The major label-free methods include physical, electrochemical, mass-based, and optical techniques. This technology is widely used in drug discovery and high-end analysis of toxic agents.
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Cost-Effective Methods of Monitoring Pesticide Pollution in Water
S. Kanagasubbulakshmi (Bharathiar University, India), Krishnasamy Lakshmi (Bharathiar University, India), and K. Kadirvelu (Bharathiar University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6111-8.ch014
Environmental protection efforts require numerous advanced technologies to prevent and monitor the health and ecological effects associated with abiotic and biotic systems. Development of innovative tools and methodologies with the help of multidisciplinary approach to assess the transport, accumulation, and impact of pesticides will avoid the long-term effects in the environment. The lack of information about the pesticides hampers the labeling requirements that lead to misuse and discharge of pesticide-contaminated effluents into the water resources. This chapter covers the information on major sources of pesticides, chronic impacts, labeling of pesticides, multidisciplinary approach for monitoring, current cost-effective technologies, pros and cons of current technologies, and future perspectives of the pesticide monitoring technologies.
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