EVALUATION OF THE PHYSIOCHEMICAL STABILITY OF DIFFERENT FORMULATIONS OF DIAZINON 50 WITHIN ITS SHELF-LIFE

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dc.contributor.author KULARATNE, H.A.S.P.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-21T08:40:24Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-21T08:40:24Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other UWU/EAG/11/0003
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/6529/UWULD%20EAG%2011%200003-14052019091132.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Pesticide formulations can undergo chemical and physical changes on storage. The physiochemical stability of the product has been of exalted concern to the efficacy and safe use of the product within its shelf life. A laboratory evaluation to determine the physiochemical stability of Diazinon emulsifiable concentrate, emulsion oil in water and granule formulations within its shelf-life was conducted. The physical and chemical parameters of the respective formulations were assessed as a function of time at room temperature and after storage at 54°Cfor 14 days. The analysis was performed as per the CIP.AC standard protocols and in accordance with FAO and WHO specifications. The results revealed physiochemical instability in EC formulationswas affected by time units and temperature. A marked variation in pH and active ingredient (a.i.) were apparent in EC formulations of 12-18 months old and >24 month old, and obtained from local manufacturers were apparent. A mean a.i. of 429.34 at mean pH 3.3was registered with 12-18 month old sample and a mean a.i of 249.80 at mean pH 2.2 was registered with >24month old sample. Emulsion oil in water formulations comply with specifications in pH, density, specific gravity and emulsion stability in spite ofthe slight differences shown. Wettability and persistent foaming of granule samples were in conformity with the WHO specifications. Granule sample of time unit 3' recorded a decrease in pH recording a mean value of 6.1. Despite the EC samples of time unit 3 and 5, stability of the active ingredient content evaluated for all 3 Diazinon formulations used in study were in agreement with the specifications with time units within its shelf-life. However significant difference in active ingredient content was recorded in all formulations used in the study after storage at 54°C which shows light for the formation of toxic impurities. Key words: Diazinon, Physiochemical stability, Shelf life, EC formulation, EW formulation, GR formulation en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;UWU/EAG/11/0003
dc.subject Export Agriculture Degree Programme (EAG) en_US
dc.title EVALUATION OF THE PHYSIOCHEMICAL STABILITY OF DIFFERENT FORMULATIONS OF DIAZINON 50 WITHIN ITS SHELF-LIFE en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – EAG 2015 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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