Comparison of annual dry and wet deposition fluxes of selected pesticides in Strasbourg, France

Nathalie Sauret, Henri Wortham, Rafal Strekowski, Pierre Herckes, Laura Ines Nieto

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This work summarizes the results of a study of atmospheric wet and dry deposition fluxes of Deisopropyl-atrazine (DEA), Desethyl-atrazine (DET), Atrazine, Terbuthylazine, Alachlor, Metolachlor, Diflufenican, Fenoxaprop-p-ethyl, Iprodione, Isoproturon and Cymoxanil pesticides conducted in Strasbourg, France, from August 2000 through August 2001. The primary objective of this work was to calculate the total atmospheric pesticide deposition fluxes induced by atmospheric particles. To do this, a modified one-dimensional cloud water deposition model was used. All precipitation and deposition samples were collected at an urban forested park environment setting away from any direct point pesticide sources. The obtained deposition fluxes induced by atmospheric particles over a forested area showed that the dry deposition flux strongly contributes to the total deposition flux. The dry particle deposition fluxes are shown to contribute from 4% (DET) to 60% (cymoxanil) to the total deposition flux (wet + dry).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-312
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009


  • Dry deposition
  • Model development for dry deposition
  • Pesticides
  • Wet deposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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