Environmental fate studies provide information on the behaviour of chemical products in the environment. Plant protection products, also known as pesticides, are a common group of chemicals requiring environmental fate studies for the approval of the product. The studies are conducted as part of the evaluation of the product safety for humans, animals, and the environment. Key elements of the studies include, but are not limited to, degradation, metabolism, and accumulation in plant, soil, manure, animals and aquatic systems.
The approval of plant protection products on the market requires compliance with the criteria outlined, for example, in the Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. The use of radiolabelled, typically C-14 labelled compounds, are preferred as described in regulations and guidelines such as EU regulation 283/2013 and 284/2013 and, in OCSPP guideline 835, 850, 860 and 870 series.
Hidex 600 OX Oxidizer sample preparation instrument, together with the Hidex 300 SL and 600 SL liquid scintillation counters, represent state-of-art solutions for environmental fate studies. The Hidex 600 OX Oxidizer offers superior sample preparation of soil, plant and tissue sample for LSC by optimized oxidation conditions for various sample amounts and matrices.
The state-of-the-art solutions for the Agrochemical industry offered by Hidex, include the 600 OX Oxidizer and the Hidex 300 SL and Hidex 600 SLe liquid scintillation counters. Not only do the instrments meet and exceed the standards for environmental fate studies,they contribute to the responsible and sustainable evolution of the agrochemical industry.