Dynamics of fipronil in Oleo Lagoon in Jataí Ecological Station, São Paulo-Brazil.


Fipronil is a phenylpyrazole pesticide widely used to protect sugar-cane crops from insect pests. After reaching the environment, this insecticide may have several fates. This research aimed to propose a kinetic model to describe the fate of commercial fipronil Regent 800WG in the sediment-water interface of the Oleo Lagoon in the Mogi-Guaçu river floodplain, situated within the Jataí Ecological Station, by means of a microcosm scale experiment. Results showed that a small fraction of the pesticide is quickly dragged to the sediment while most of it remains in the water column. Biodegradation proves to be an important fipronil degradation route, especially when microorganisms capable of using fipronil as sole carbon source increase their population, as a function of exposure time. Biodegradation rates were higher in the sediment than in the water column.

DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.12.060

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@article{Peret2010DynamicsOF, title={Dynamics of fipronil in Oleo Lagoon in Jata{\'i} Ecological Station, S{\~a}o Paulo-Brazil.}, author={Andr{\'e} Moldenhauer Peret and Luciana Fontes Oliveira and Irineu Bianchini and Mirna Helena Regali Seleghim and Alberto Carvalho Peret and Ant{\^o}nio Aparecido Mozeto}, journal={Chemosphere}, year={2010}, volume={78 10}, pages={1225-9} }