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Herbicide metabolites in surface water and groundwater: Introduction and overview

January 1, 1996

Several future research topics for herbicide metabolites in surface and ground water are outlined in this chapter. They are herbicide usage, chemical analysis of metabolites, and fate and transport of metabolites in surface and ground water. These three ideas follow the themes in this book, which are the summary of a symposium of the American Chemical Society on herbicide metabolites in surface and ground water. First, geographic information systems allow the spatial distribution of herbicide-use data to be combined with geochemical information on fate and transport of herbicides. Next these two types of information are useful in predicting the kinds of metabolites present and their probable distribution in surface and ground water. Finally, methods development efforts may be focused on these specific target analytes. This chapter discusses these three concepts and provides an introduction to this book on the analysis, chemistry, and fate and transport of herbicide metabolites in surface and ground water.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1996
Title Herbicide metabolites in surface water and groundwater: Introduction and overview
DOI 10.1021/bk-1996-0630.ch001
Authors E. M. Thurman, M.T. Meyer
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title ACS Symposium Series
Series Number
Index ID 70018590
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Toxic Substances Hydrology Program