Levich Institute Seminar Announcement, 10/06/2015
Steinman Hall, Room #312
(Chemical Engineering Conference Room)
Dr. Rajesh Goyal
R&I Project Manager
"Spray Drift Control and Deposition Adjuvants for Agricultural Applications"
There is a growing market interest in developing tank mix adjuvant formulations which can reduce drift potential of pesticide formulations and also control rebounce and rolling of spray droplets on target-site. Drift and rebounce/rolling of spray droplets can not only expose people, wildlife, and the environment to pesticide residues that can cause health and environmental effects, and property damage, they can also decrease product efficacy. Here we demonstrate anti-drift and deposition benefits of few commercial products based on polymer and oil-emulsion technologies.
BRIEF ACADEMIC/EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
B. Tech. in Chemical Engg from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India. PhD from CCNY (CUNY) in 2009 under guidance of Mort Denn. Joined Rhodia right after graduation. Currently working in an agrochemical research application lab in Solvay at Bristol (PA).
RECENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Spray drift control, Nitrogen management, Green solvents, Formulations, Surfactants, Rheology