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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Lea Muszkat, Ph.D. (Retiree)
Units: Plant ProtectionEntomology and the Nematology and Chemistry units
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  972-03-9683725
Cell: 972-54-4639811
Email:    vplmskat@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Entemology Dept.
Address:Department of Entomology
Agricultural Research Organization
The Volcani Center
P.O.Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Research Interests / Job description
Remediation of organic pollution in water and effluents by solar photochemical and photocatalytic processes.

The bactericidal and the fungicidal effects of solar photochemical processes examined in a greenhouse water recirculation system.

Transport and fate of organic pollutants from soil surface to ground-water.

The formation of higher organo-bromine substances during water disinfection.

The fate of organic pollutants in deep reservoirs for wastewater treatment and reuse.

Development of analytical methods for trace level pesticides.

     Relevant  Publications   


     Muszkat L and N Aharonson, 1983.

     Chemical ionization mass spectra of Temik (aldicarb) and metabolites.

     J. Agric. Food Chem. 30: 613-615.


     Muszkat L,  N Aharonson and S Zitrin, 1983.

     Chemical ionization mass spectra of the carbamate pesticides

     and their sulfoxide and sulfone derivatives. 

     Eur. J. Mass Spectr. Biochem. Med. & Environ. Res. 2: 49-51.


     Rejto M, Acher A  and Muszkat L,  1984. 

     Identification of sensitized photooxidation products of

     s-triazine herbicides in water. 

     J. Agric. Food Chem. 31: 138-142.


     Muszkat L and Aharonson N, 1984.

     GC/CI/MS studies of  two isomeric oxime carbamates. 

     Int. J. Mass Spectr. and Ion Phys. 48: 323-326.


     Muszkat L and Aharonson N, 1984.

     GC/MS studies of aldicarb and butocarbocarboxime and their toxic


     J. Chromatogr. Sci. 21: 411-414.


      Klein M,  Aharonson N and Muszkat L, 1984

      Foliar residues and toxicity to green-leafhoppers of aldicarb and

      butocarboxime in young peach and plum groves.

      Pestic. Sci., 15: 520-525.


     Aharonson N, Muszkat L and Klein M, 1985. 

     HPLC post-column fluorogenic labelling technique for residue analysis of

     N-methyl carbamates applied in a drip irrigated peach grove

     Phytoparasitica 13: 129-138.


     Aharonson N and  Muszkat L,1985

     Direct gas-chromatographic determination of the two isomeric

     insecticides, aldicarb and butocarboxime and their toxic

     metabolites: application to residue analysis in crops and leaves.

     Z. Lebensm. Unters. Forsch. 180: 96-100.


     Aharonson N, Muszkat L, Goren E and Tadmor U, 1985.

     Application of aldicarb in a drip irrigated cotton field for the

     control of the tobacco whitefly (Bemisia tabaci).

     Phytoparasitica 14: 87-92.


     Muszkat L, Paster N and  Barkai-Golan R, 1988.

     A survey of mold flora and of the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol in

     corn imported to Israel.

     Phytoparasitica 16: 275-280.


     Muszkat L, 1988

     Groundwater contamination in Israel.

     Biosphere November 1988 (7), 19


    Muszkat L, 1990.

    Organic contaminants in groundwater

    Biosphere March 1990 (6) pp.15-18


     Muszkat L, Raucher D and  Bir L. 1991.

     Water contamination by organobromine compounds.

     The Field (Hassade) July 1991, pp. 1570-1573                     


     Muszkat L, Halmann M and  Raucher D, 1992.

     Solar photodegradation of xenobiotic contaminants in polluted


     J. Photochem.  Photobiol., A: Chem., 65: 409-417.


     Muszkat L, Raucher D, Magaritz M,  Ronen D, 1993.

     Unsaturated  zone and groundwater contamination by organic

     pollutants in a sewage-effluent irrigated site.

     Ground Water 31: 556-565.


     Muszkat L, Lahav D, Ronen D and Magaritz M, 1993.

     Penetration of pesticides and industrial organics into the depth of soil

     and into groundwater.

     Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol.  22: 487-499 .


     Muszkat L, Raucher D, Bir L, Magaritz and  Ronen D, 1993.

     Liability of ground water and depth of soil to contamination by

     pesticides and other organic xenobiotics: two case histories.

     Water Science and Technology 27: 203-212.


     Muszkat L, 1994

     Contamination of Water Resources

     In: The Hebrew Encyclopedia, Suppl. Vol. 3, pp. 147-154,

      Entry: Ecology.


     Muszkat L, M. Magaritz and D. Ronen, 1994

     Organic pollutants in ground water

     In: Groundwater Contamination and Control,  Zoller U., (Ed.)

     Marcel Dekker, pp.257-272.


     Muszkat L, ִBir L and  Feigelson L, 1995.

     Solar photocatalytic mineralization of pesticides in polluted waters.

     J. Photochem. Photobiol. A:Chem  87: 85-88 .


     Muszkat L, Bir L and Raucher D, 1997

     Identification of mixed O-phenyl alkyl phthalate esters in agricultural land.

     Bulletin Environmental Contamination and Toxicology,   58: 348-355.


     Muszkat L, Feigelson  L,  Bir L and  Muszkat K A ,1998

     Reaction patterns in photooxidative degradation of two herbicides

     Chemosphere, 36: 1485-1492.


     Muszkat L,   L. Feigelson  and  K.A. Muszkat,  1998,

     Reaction patterns in photooxidative degradation of two herbicides.

     Chemisphere, 36, 1485-1492.


     Muszkat L., 1998

     Photocatalytic degradation processes

     In: Pesticide Remediation in soil and water, Kearny and Roberts (Eds.),

     Wiley series in Plant Protection, pp.307-337.


     Muszkat L, 1999 

     Remediation of organosynthetic pollutants in deep wastewater reservoirs

     In: Reservoirs for Wastewater Storage and Reuse, Dor and Juanico (Eds.),

     Springer Verlag. pp. 205-217.         


     Muszkat L, L. Feigelson  and  K.A. Muszkat,  1999,

     Dye photoenhancement of TiO2  photocatalytic degradation

     Water Sci and Technology,   33: 210-215.


     Muszkat L and Z Gerstel, 1999     

     Pesticides and organic pollutants in the environment

     In: Israel Agresearch: Soil and Environment, Ben Hur et. al. (Eds.)

     Springer Verlag. pp. 205-218


      Muszkat L and  L. Feigelson, 2001                                                                    

     Field studies for detoxification of organic chemicals in water and effluents,

     In: Sustainable Land Use in Deserts, Breckle S and Wucherer W, ( Eds.)

     Springer,      pp. 405-411.


     Muszkat L,   L. Feigelson  and  K.A. Muszkat,  2001

     Proteins photo-catalysed oxidation in bio-contaminated waters

     J. Photochem. & Photobiol., B: Biol., 60 , 32-36 .


     L. Muszkat , L. Feigelson, L.  Bir  and K. A. Muszkat,  2002

     Photo-catalytic  Degradation  of Pesticides and Bio-molecules in Water

     Pest Management Science, 58, 578-584.


     L. Muszkat, L. Feigelson, L. Bir ,  M. Teitel and G. Kritzman,  2005

     Solar Photo-Inactivation of  Phytopathogens by solar Photocatalysis.

     Phytoparasitica, 33, 267-274.








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