Tracking the fate of artificial sweeteners within the coastal waters of Shenzhen city, China: from wastewater treatment plants to sea Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Seeking for an optimal strategy to avoid arsenic and cadmium over-accumulation in crops: soil management vs cultivar selection in a case study with maize Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Soil management and cultivar selection are two strategies to reduce the accumulation risk of heavy metals in crops. However, it is still an open question which of these two strategies is more efficient for the safe utilization of contaminated soil. In this study, the available bio-concentration factors (aBCF) of arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd) among 39 maize cultivars were determined through a field experiment. The effect of soil management was ...
Speciation of Inorganic Compounds in Aquatic Systems Using Diffusive Gradients in Thin-Films: A Review Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Evaluation of the effect of solution ageing on the DGT speciation of rhodium (Rh) and platinum (Pt) Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Synthetic solutions of Rh and Pt at near neutral pH, as well as spiked natural waters are subjected to an ageing effect, which means that over time the speciation of the PGEs will be changed from their original composition due to aquation and hydrolysis, forming various hydroxy and aqua complexes. Due to slow ligand exchange reactions equilibrium speciation may not be rapidly attained. Ageing may affect the reactivity of the PGE solutions ...