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Martine Leermakers

  • Keywords:Economics and applied economics, Chemistry (incl. biochemistry)
  • Disciplines:Instrumental methods , Analytical separation and detection techniques, Analytical spectrometry, Aquatic chemistry
  • Users of research expertise:

    Analytical Chemistry:      

      -Development of analytical techniques for trace metal analysis and organometal analysis (organomercury, organotin and As speciation analysis) and radionuclides in various environmental samples

     -Development of gel diffusion techniques for in situ trace metal speciation: DGT (diffusive gradients in thin films) and DET(diffusive equilibrium in thin films) for different metals and radio-isotopes

     -participation in intercomparison exercises for quality assurance and the preparation of certified reference materials (AQUACHECK, QUASIMEME, BCR, IAEA)

    Environmental Chemistry:           

    -Study of the biogeochemical cycle, mobility and toxicity of trace metals and organometal compounds in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments and mining areas

    -Study of the bioaccumulation of trace metals in aquatic organism

    -Study of the behaviour of trace metals and radio-isotopes in sediments, water ans soils

    -Human biomonitoring of pollutants