Comparative Degradation Study of Lambda Cyhalothrin in Soils from Athi River And Kwale Areas in Kenya

Authors(3) :-S. S. Sherriff, J. K. Mbugua, G. N. Kamau

Impacts of the physicochemical properties of different soils were studied through degradation analysis of L-Cyhalothrin (lambda-Cyhalothrin). The effect of dissimilar soil properties was determined through proportionate application of the pesticide to selected soil samples over its expected degradation half-life period. L-Cyhalothrin showed higher affinity to soils from Kwale than soils Athi River Soil. Over the 40 day period of the study, the soils Kwale region adsorbed twice more L-Cyhalothrin than soil from Athi River area. About 65% of initial concentration of L-Cyhalothrin was adsorbed in Kwale soil and 33% in Athi river soil. The degeneracy was particularly due to the physicochemical properties of the soils.

Authors and Affiliations

S. S. Sherriff
Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
J. K. Mbugua
Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
G. N. Kamau
Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

L-Cyhalothrin; Soils; and pH.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-02-28
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 424-426
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1731100
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

S. S. Sherriff, J. K. Mbugua, G. N. Kamau, " Comparative Degradation Study of Lambda Cyhalothrin in Soils from Athi River And Kwale Areas in Kenya, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.424-426 , January-February-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1731100

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