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A new water-testing method for pesticides

Large amounts of water can now be screened quickly for the presence of pesticides thanks to the efforts of an RMIT doctoral candidate.

Using a method called chemiluminescence, even minute quantities of organic compounds can be detected in water.

As water reserves come under greater pressure and face higher risks of pesticide contamination, this new detection method makes it possible to monitor water catchments in-site.

Read more at RMIT University

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