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Flood event impact on pesticide transfer in a small agricultural catchment (Montoussé at Auradé, south west France)

Taghavi, Lobat and Probst, Jean-Luc and Merlina, Georges and Marchand, Anne-Laure and Durbe, Gaël and Probst, Anne Flood event impact on pesticide transfer in a small agricultural catchment (Montoussé at Auradé, south west France). (2010) International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 90 (3-6). 390-405. ISSN 0306-7319

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03067310903195045


In this paper, pesticide transfer dynamic is studied during two flood events in a small experimental catchment close to Toulouse (south west France). Thirteen pesticide molecules (herbicides, fungicides) have been analysed by multi-residue technique on filtered and unfiltered waters. The results show very high pesticide concentrations in the different fractions compared to low flow periods and to the data collected by the French institutional networks in charge of the pesticide river water pollution survey. Several molecules present concentration higher than 0.1 µg L-1 and even higher than 1 µg L-1 in the unfiltered waters. In the suspended matters the concentrations vary respectively between 0.1 and 30 µg g-1 according to the molecules and can represent 40 to 90% of the total concentration for low soluble molecules. All the molecule concentrations and fluxes increase during the flood flows and have positive relationships with the stream discharge, but hysteresis between rising and falling periods can be observed for some molecules. Pesticide concentrations in unfiltered waters and partitioning between dissolved and particulate fractions (Kd = [diss]/[part]) are controlled by dissolved organic carbon and total suspended matter. A good negative relationship can be established between log Kd and log Kow for 6 molecules.

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Additional Information:Special Issue: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Pesticides and Related Organic Micropollutants in the Environment and the 11th Symposium on Chemistry and Fate of Modern Pesticides, Marseille, 22-25 October 2008. Thanks to Taylor & Francis editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a919776445~db=all~jumptype=rss The original PDF of the article can be found at International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry website : http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713640455~link=cover
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
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