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Results are thus unlikely to be representative of the pH, ionic strength and dilution factor that would occur when users dilute the pesticide concentrate in locally supplied water in order to prepare an application tank which may contain several pesticides as well as fertilisers.
Characterising the release rate of the AI from the nanocarrier in soil is also necessary to estimate the durability of nanopesticides after their application in the field.
Data on release in soil are scarce mainly due to the challenges associated with direct measurements at realistic soil to solution ratios.
Kah et al. The approach was successfully applied to the process of AI degradation in soil and allowed the determination of release half-lives for a series of nanoformulations loaded with the insecticide bifenthrin.
With the aim to advance our understanding of the fate of nanopesticides in the environment and to support the development of robust exposure assessment procedures, the main objectives of the study were to i investigate the extent to which nanoformulations can affect the photodegradation and sorption of a pesticide AI, and ii evaluate the possibility to use those fate processes to estimate the durability of the formulations.
We considered three polymer-based nanoformulations of clothianidin, a neonicotinoid systemic insecticide. Neonicotinoids are chemically similar to nicotine and act on the central nervous system of insects.
Their authorisation is currently under controversial discussion in the European Union 8 as well as in the United States.
The Sand 2. Detailed soil properties are presented in Table S1.
The composition of each formulation is shown in Table S2. Measurements were performed after 1 : dilutions by volume of the nanoformulations either with deionised water, NaCl mM or with 75 mM Ca NO3 2.
The release rate of clothianidin from the polymer nanocarriers was measured using syringe filters 0. Measurements were carried out at concentrations below and above the solubility of clothianidin, and in the presence or absence of fertiliser background.
Suspensions of the nanoformulations were prepared at 6 and mg L—1 of clothianidin and filtered without delay within 5 min of preparation. The first 10 mL of filtrates were discarded; the subsequent fractions were collected and directly measured by high performance liquid chromatography HPLC, see details below.
Tests with solutions of non-formulated clothianidin indicated that there were no losses during the filtration procedure. The influence of the fertiliser on the release rate was investigated with NFC the formulation most prone to aggregation, see section on Characterisation.
Suspensions were prepared following two protocols: either by the addition i of pure NFC in the fertiliser solution or ii of diluted NFC in deionised water. The total concentration of clothianidin in the nanoformulations was determined after extraction with acetonitrile.
Clothianidin eluted after 5. The limits of detection and quantification were 0. Clothianidin suspensions in transparent screw-cap HPLC vials were placed randomly in the ageing chamber and irradiated for up to 6 h.
At six time intervals, samples were taken out of the chamber and immediately stored in the fridge. Controls wrapped up in aluminium-foil were also placed in the chamber in order to account for the possible effects of temperature on clothianidin degradation.
At the end of the experiments, all samples were extracted with acetonitrile 1 : 1 by volume and the amount of clothianidin remaining over time was quantified by HPLC see section on Characterisation. Photodegradation experiments were conducted to determine the effect of i clothianidin concentration in the range No degradation occurred in the dark controls, except for NFC at the highest concentration investigated see Fig.
Results for NFC were corrected on the basis of the degradation curve observed in the dark controls. Sorption experiments Sorption coefficients were determined by i a classical batch equilibrium method 13 and ii a centrifugation method, which allows measuring sorption at realistic soil to solution ratios.
Batch experiments are normally carried out in 0. Experiments were thus carried out either in deionized water or in fertiliser background solutions.
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