Environmental transport and fate studies on chemicals provide information on the extent of partitioning, lifetime in air, water, sediment, and soils, and on the potential bioaccumulation in aquatic and terrestrial biota.

The Environmental Fate team at Smithers is comprised of environmental chemists, environmental fate experts, and soil scientists who evaluate the partitioning and degradation behavior of test substances in a range of environmental compartments.

Smithers offers the full range of environmental fate assessments from screening tests to relatively complex higher-tiered simulation type tests, including adsorption-desorption and bioconcentration.
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Environmental Fate Studies

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The Application of 2D HPLC to Address the Need to Investigate the Chiral Profile of Active Ingredients and Their Metabolites in Environmental Fate and Metabolism Studies
Comparison of EPA and ECHA guidance on characterization of non-extractable residues (NER) in degradation assessment
Are Additional Solvent Extractions in Soil/Sediment Laboratory Studies Really Necessary? A follow-up Presentation with an Expanded Data Set

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Relationship Between Soil Microbial Biomass Methods Use in Environmental Fate Studies
Evaluation of Translocation of [14C]Radiolabeled Plant Protection Product in Tomato
The Effect of Laboratory Lighting on Isomerization of Pesticides
The Effect of Cations on the Extractability of Organic Chemicals Adsorbed to Soil

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Smithers Environmental Fate Brochure

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Meet our Experts: Environmental Fate and Metabolism - Harrogate Team
Meet our Experts: Rory Mumford

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