Stefano Polati

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The bioavailability of pollutants, pesticides and/or their degradation products in soil depends on the strength of their sorption by the different soil components, particularly by the clay minerals. This study reports the sorption-desorption behavior of the environmentally hazardous industrial pollutants and certain pesticides degradation products,(More)
Pesticides and other organic species are adsorbed by soil via different mechanisms, with bond strengths that depend on the properties of both the soil and the pesticide. Since the clay fraction in soil is a preferential sorbent for organic matter, reference kaolinite and montmorillonite are useful models for studying the mechanism and the strength of(More)
The paper presents a new HPLC method, with UV and MS(n) detection, for the determination of seven pesticides, including the sulfonylurea herbicides amidosulfuron, azimsulfuron, nicosulfuron, rimsulfuron, thifensulfuron methyl, tribenuron methyl, and the fungicide azoxystrobin characterised by a methoxyacrilate structure. The methodology consists of a(More)
Batch experiments have been performed in order to evaluate the ability of the two reference clays kaolinite (KGa-1) and Na-montmorillonite (SWy-1) to retain three representative chloroanilines: 3-chloroaniline, 3,4-dichloroaniline and 2,4,6-trichloroaniline. Systems containing the clay mineral and the pollutant solution (at concentration levels ranging(More)
The paper studies, with the help of HPLC-DAD-MS/MS technique, the hydrolytic and photoinduced degradation processes that take place in aqueous solutions of tribenuron methyl, both when preserved in the dark and when undergoing solar box irradiation under conditions that simulate sun light. The results indicate that the degradation products formed by(More)
The paper presents a new HPLC method, hyphenated with mass spectrometry detection, for the separation and determination of the biogenic amines that are most commonly present in cheese, namely cadaverine, histamine, spermidine, spermine, tyramine and tryptamine. The HPLC-MS/MS method is validated by comparison of the results with those obtained through a(More)
HPLC-DAD, HPLC-MS/MS, GC-MS and spectrophotometric methods are employed to investigate the degradation process of sodium 1-amino-5-naphthalene sulfonate (1A5NS) aqueous solutions, when exposed to sunlight and UV-lamp (254 nm) irradiations. Experimental results show that both sunlight and 254 nm UV-lamp irradiations destroy the chemical and give rise to(More)
This paper is devoted to the evaluation of the degradation pathway of the E133 Brilliant Blue FCF (C.I. 42090) that is largely used in the food industry. The degradation is studied in oxidation conditions obtained by addition of potassium persulfate at different persulfate to dye molar ratios under natural sunlight irradiation. The degradation pathway of(More)
A great mean value of recovery for extraction of 3,4-dichloroaniline from a soil is calculated from individual recovery values evaluated for four different fractions of the soil. Then the uncertainty associated to this great mean recovery is calculated and used to know whether to apply or not the correction in routine analysis performed for the same kind of(More)
Experimental evidence has shown that a beverage containing Sunset Yellow FCF (labelled as E110 in the European Union), when exposed to natural conditions of summer temperature and sunlight, losses its colour. To possibly identify the degradation pathway and collect information on the potential toxicity of the uncoloured species formed, different degradation(More)
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