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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2018, Article ID 3038902, 6 pages
Research Article

Properties of Avermectin Delivery System Using Surfactant-Modified Mesoporous Activated Carbon as a Carrier

1Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, No. 12 South Street of Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China
2Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, Passage des Déportés, 2, Gembloux, Belgium

Correspondence should be addressed to Haixin Cui; nc.saac@nixiahiuc

Received 23 August 2017; Accepted 28 December 2017; Published 31 January 2018

Academic Editor: Miguel A. Garcia

Copyright © 2018 Changjiao Sun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The sensitivity of avermectin to several environmental factors, especially light, causes low pesticidal activity and environmental pollution. In this study, surfactant-modified mesoporous activated carbon (MAC) was employed to absorb avermectin (Av) in order to improve its photostability and allow for sustained release of avermectin. The results suggest that sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) modified MAC has excellent absorption of avermectin, and the absorption can be represented by the Langmuir isotherm model. The Av-MAC-SDS delivery system significantly improves sustained release of avermectin and also effectively inhibits the photodegradation of avermectin. These results indicate that SDS-modified MAC can be used as a carrier for avermectin to improve its pesticidal activity and reduce pesticide residues.