Dioxin levels in fertilizers from Belgium: Determination and evaluation of the potential impact on soil contamination Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Building water and chemicals budgets over as complex hydrographic network Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Trace metals in the giant tiger prawn Penaeus monodon and mangrove sediments of the Tanzania coast Vrije Universiteit Brussel KU Leuven
Mangroves ecosystems support livelihood and economic activities of coastal communities in the tropics and subtropics. Previous reports have documented the inefficiency of waste treatment facilities in Tanzania to contain trace metals. Therefore, the rapidly expanding coastal population and industrial sector is likely to threaten mangrove ecosystems with metal pollution. This study analysed trace metals in 60 sediment samples and 160 giant ...
Estrogenic Activity Measurements in Water Using Diffusive Gradients in Thin-Film Coupled with an Estrogen Bioassay Vrije Universiteit Brussel KU Leuven
A novel type of diffusive gradients in thin-film (DGT) was combined with a chemically activated luciferase gene expression bioassay (CALUX) to measure estrogens in aquatic systems. The performance of this novel method was assessed with 17β-estradiol (E2) as the model steroid hormone, XAD 18 resin gel as the binding phase in the DGT method and VM7Luc4E2 cells (formerly BG1Luc4E2) for the Estrogen Responsive Element (ERE)-CALUX bioassay. The ...
Impact of Wastewater Release on the Faecal Contamination of a Small Urban River: The Zenne River in Brussels (Belgium). Vrije Universiteit Brussel
of faecal indicator bacteria (FIB) (Escherichia coli and intestinal enterococci) revealed high levels of faecal contamination of the Zenne River, especially in
Brussels area and downstream from this area where FIB were in the range of what is usually observed in secondary treated ...