The Adverse Effects of Pesticide Pollution in Aquatic Ecosystems

Khursheed Ahmad Wani, Mamta

ISBN: 978-1-522-56111-8
Publisher/Imprint: IGI Global, USA
Pages: 538
Format: Print/e-Book
Language: English
Edition/Volume: 1st
© Year: 2018
Publication date: October 2018



About the Book

Certain types of pesticides are widely used in agriculture in all parts of the world due to their relatively low cost, broad spectrum of activity, and high efficiency. These pollutants contaminate not only the surrounding soils and water but, in many cases, also enter into the drinking water.

The Handbook of Research on the Adverse Effects of Pesticide Pollution in Aquatic Ecosystems provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of the prevention of accumulation of toxic pollutants such as agrochemicals and organochlorine pesticides in aquatic ecosystems and applications within ecology and agriculture. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as pesticide monitoring, metabolites, and risk assessment, this book is ideally designed for scientists, researchers, engineers, policymakers, agricultural specialists, industrialists, academicians, and students seeking current research on the risks of water contaminants in small ecosystems.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agrochemicals

  • Biopesticides

  • Drinking Water Contamination

  • Global Warming

  • Metabolites

  • Organochlorine Pesticides

  • Pesticide Monitoring

  • Pesticides

  • Regulatory Limits

  • Risk Assessment

  • Water Pollutants

Table of Contents



Editorial Advisory Board

Table of Contents

Detailed Table of Contents




Chapter 1

Pesticides as Water Pollutants (pages 1-19)

Anamika Srivastava, Nirmala Kumari Jangid, Manish Srivastava, Varun Rawat

Chapter 2

Pesticide Sources, Their Fate, and Different Ways to Impact Aquatic Organisms (pages 20-40)

Samreen Siddiqui

Chapter 3

Organochlorine Pesticides: A Threat to Aquatic Ecosystems (pages 41-63)

Garima Harit

Chapter 4

Status of Indian Wetlands With Special Reference to Pesticides and Their Impact (pages 64-83)

Javid Manzoor, Manoj Sharma, Irfan Rashid Sofi, Mufida Fayaz, Musadiq Hussain Bhat

Chapter 5

Pesticide and Human Health: A Rising Concern of the 21st Century (pages 85-104)

Sonal Dixit, Madhu Prakash Srivastava, Yogesh Kumar Sharma

Chapter 6

Health Effects of Pesticides on Pregnant Women and Children (pages 105-122)

Mudasir Youssouf, Arun Kalia, Zahid Nabi, Zubair A. Malik

Chapter 7

Pesticide Contaminated Drinking Water and Health Effects on Pregnant Women and Children (pages 123-136)

Sanjeevi Ramakrishnan, Anuradha Jayaraman

Chapter 8

Pesticide Contamination and Human Health (pages 137-149)

Jyoti Bisht, Lok Man S. Palni, Nirmal S. K. Harsh

Chapter 9

Pesticides and Their Impact on Aquatic Microorganisms (pages 151-169)

Riyes Un Aziz, Sameena

Chapter 10

Impact of Pesticides on Aquatic Life (pages 170-181)

Zahid Nabi, Mudasir Youssouf, Javid Manzoor

Chapter 11

Impact of Pesticides on Invertebrates in Aquatic Ecosystem (pages 182-199)

Azad Gull, Ashaq Ahmad Dar, Jaya Chaturvedi

Chapter 12

Pesticides as an Occupational Hazard Facts and Figures (pages 201-214)

Nazia Tarannum, Meenakshi Singh, Ranjit Hawaldar

Chapter 13

Advances and Evolution of Techniques for Pesticide Estimation (pages 215-235)

Krishnasamy Lakshmi, S. Kanagasubbulakshmi, Krishna Kadirvelu, Venkatramanan Varadharajan

Chapter 14

Cost-Effective Methods of Monitoring Pesticide Pollution in Water (pages 236-256)

S. Kanagasubbulakshmi, Krishnasamy Lakshmi, K. Kadirvelu

Chapter 15

Occurrence of Pesticides and Their Removal From Aquatic Medium by Adsorption (pages 257-279)

Irfan Rashid Sofi, Rayees Ahmad Bhat, Rabia Quadir, Javid Manzoor

Chapter 16

Residual Analysis of Pesticides in Surface Water of Nagpur, India: An Approach to Water Pollution Control (pages 280-300)

Binota Thokchom, Neeta Thacker

Chapter 17

Pesticide Analysis Techniques, Limitations, and Applications (pages 301-317)

Ebru Kafkas, Nebile Daglioglu, Nigar Yarpuz-Bozdogan, Mozhgan Zarifikhosroshahi

Chapter 18

Computational Tools and Techniques to Predict Aquatic Toxicity of Some Halogenated Pollutants (pages 318-337)

Raghunath Satpathy

Chapter 19

Water Purification Using Different Chemical Treatment (pages 338-367)

Rupali Rastogi

Chapter 20

Prospects of Pesticide Contamination and Control Measures in Aquatic Systems: A Green Approach (pages 369-386)

Roopa Rani, Prem Kishore Patnala, Vinayak V. Pathak

Chapter 21

Biopesticide Techniques to Remediate Pesticides in Polluted Ecosystems (pages 387-407)

Rouf Ahmad Bhat, Bilal A. Beigh, Shafat A. Mir, Shakeel Ahmad Dar, Moonisa Aslam Dervash, Asmat Rashid, Rafiq Lone

Chapter 22

Organic Farming: Challenge for Chemical Pollution in Aquatic Ecosystem (pages 408-420)

Shivom Singh, Bhupendra Kumar, Neha Sharma, Kajal S. Rathore

Chapter 23

Global Warming and Pesticides in Water Bodies (pages 421-436)

Sanjeevi Ramakrishnan, Anuradha Jayaraman

About the Contributors


About the Authors/Editors


Khursheed Ahmad Wani, PhD
Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Government Degree College, Bijbehara, J & K, India

Khursheed Ahmad Wani, PhD, is a Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Science, Government Degree College, Bijbehara, J & K, India, and is actively involved in teaching and research. He was formerly Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science ITM University, Gwalior, India, for more than five years. He has more than 13 years of research experience. He has worked in the area of environmental monitoring, occupational health, vermicomposting, and environmental impact assessment. Dr. Wani has published 40 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and has edited or authored books, book chapters, over 50 popular articles, and more than 50 conference abstracts. He has successfully guided five PhD students. He has worked as principal investigator in research projects sanctioned by the Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology. He is a member of several national and international organizations and is on the editorial board of various journals. He has organized different programs on environmental awareness and field trips. He has also completed two projects of Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia. He received his BSc degree from Kashmir University, Srinagar, India; his MSc degree in Environmental Science from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India; and his PhD in Environmental Science from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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