Determination of the fenvalerate insecticide in natural waters by a photochemically-induced fluorescence method


  • Diène Diégane Thiaré université CAD Dakar
  • Atanasse Coly Université CAD Dakar
  • Diégane Sarr Université CAD Dakar
  • Abdourakhmane Khonté Université CAD Dakar
  • Amadou Diop Université CAD Dakar
  • Mame Diabou Gaye-Seye Université CAD Dakar
  • François Delattre Université du Littoral Dunkerque
  • Alphonse Tine Université CAD Dakar
  • Jean-Jacques Aaron Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee University, Paris



Fenvalerate, insecticide, photochemically-induced fluorescence (PIF), aquatic environment


The fenvalerate pyrethroid insecticide was determined in various types of natural waters of Senegal by means of a newly-developed, simple, rapid and very sensitive photochemically-induced fluorescence (PIF) method. The PIF method was optimized with respect to the irradiation time, solvent and pH. The obtained calibration curves yielded correlation coefficients very close to unity. The limit of detection (LOD) and of quantification (LOQ) values were very low (LOD = 0.01–0.66 ng/ml and LOQ = 0.04–2.20 ng/ml, according to the solvent), and the relative standard deviation (RSD) values were small, ranging between 0.1 and 1.5 %, which indicated a very good analytical sensitivity and a great repeatability of PIF. Recovery studies were performed on spiked distilled water, tap water, sea water, well water, river water and draining water samples of Senegal, using the liquid-liquid extraction (LLE), solid phase extraction (SPE), and standard addition procedures. Satisfactory recovery results (about 85–121%) were obtained for the determination of fenvalerate in an aquatic environment.

Author Biography

Jean-Jacques Aaron, Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee University, Paris

Laboratory Geomateriaux and Environment

Full Professor (Emeritus)


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How to Cite

Thiaré, D. D., Coly, A., Sarr, D., Khonté, A., Diop, A., Gaye-Seye, M. D., Delattre, F., Tine, A., & Aaron, J.-J. (2015). Determination of the fenvalerate insecticide in natural waters by a photochemically-induced fluorescence method. Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 34(2), 245–254.



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