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Nathan Keighley

Nathan Keighley

Environmental fate assessments for slug pellet use.

Email: n.j.keighley2@ncl.ac.uk

Project supervisors

Project description

Metaldehyde is the active ingredient in molluscicide pellets. It is often found in finished water at concentrations above the regulatory limit of 0.1 µg/ml. Thus, it has become an environmental concern.

There are standard procedures for estimating environmental fate. But these do not predict that metaldehyde is a pollution problem. This project will highlight the limitations of standard guidelines for specific case studies. We are using metaldehyde in this case.

Interests

Broad scientific interests, as well as agriculture.

Qualifications

BSc Chemistry