Development of polymer inclusion membranes for extraction and sensing of picloram and related products from environmental waters

Picloram is the most persistent herbicide of the chlorobenzoic acid family in use today. Its decomposition is usually a slow and incomplete process. The removal of herbicide residues from environmental waters where the complete photo-degradation is not a viable option is quite essential. We are working to develop polymer inclusion membranes for the extraction, as well as the sensing, of picloram and its potential degradation products from environmental waters.