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Centrum voor Micro- en Sporenanalyse (UA-MITAC)

English name: Micro and Trace Analysis Centre
Parent institute: Universiteit Antwerpen; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Departement Scheikunde (UA), more

Thesaurus terms (12) : ; Aerosols; Air pollution; Air-water exchanges; Eutrophication; Heavy metals; Micro-analysis; Nutrients (mineral); Organic pollutants; Research: Environment; Research: Environment (atmosphere); Trace elements
Geographical term : ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]
Campus Drie Eiken
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Antwerpen

Tel.: +32-(0)3-820 23 40
Fax: +32-(0)3-820 23 76
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Type: Scientific

Persons (15)  Top | Publications | Projects | Dataset 

The Micro- and Trace Analysis Centre (MiTAC) of the University of Antwerp was founded in 1980. The MiTAC’s Environmental Analysis group performs both fundamental and methodological research related to micro- and trace analysis with applications in the environment, cultural heritage conservation and material science. The main topics are: the atmospheric deposition of nutrients and heavy metals in the North Sea (e.g. air pollution from ships); aerosols in remote areas; the damage to historical buildings and medieval glass windows by sea salt and polluted air; aerosols in museums and most importantly churches; the relationship between aerosol concentration and health problems, etc. The group is also involved in projects regarding the development and testing of new analytical instruments and techniques for micro trace analysis and surface analysis.

Publications (11)  Top | Persons | Projects | Dataset 
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  • Peer reviewed article Ravindra, K.; Dirtu, A.C.; Mor, S.; Wauters, E.; Van Grieken, R. (2020). Source apportionment and seasonal variation in particulate PAHs levels at a coastal site in Belgium. Environm. Sc. & Poll. Res. 27: 14933-14943., more
  • Peer reviewed article Jacobs, W.; Dubois, D.; Floren, E.; Aerts, D.; Goris, J.; Buczynska, A.; Van Grieken, R. (2011). Benzene concentrations on board chemical tankers. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs 10(1): 117-126., more
  • Peer reviewed article Evangelista, H.; Maldonado, J.; dos Santos, E.A.; Godoi, R.H.M.; Garcia, C.A.E.; Garcia, V.M.T.; Johnson, E.; da Cunha, K.D.; Leite, C.B.; Van Grieken, R.; Van Meel, K.; Makarovska, Y.; Gaiero, D.M. (2010). Inferring episodic atmospheric iron fluxes in the Western South Atlantic. Atmos. Environ. (1994) 44(5): 703-712., more
  • Peer reviewed article Jacobs, W.; Dubois, D.; Aerts, D.; Declerck, P.; Stranger, M.; Buczynska, A.; Godoi, A.; Van Grieken, R. (2010). Monitoring of some major volatile organic compounds on board of chemical tankers. J. Marit. Res. VII(2): 3-20, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bencs, L.; Krata, A.; Horemans, B.; Buczynska, A.J.; Dirtu, A.C.; Godoi, A.F.L.; Godoi, R.H.M.; Potgieter-Vermaak, S.; Van Grieken, R. (2009). Atmospheric nitrogen fluxes at the Belgian coast: 2004-2006. Atmos. Environ. (1994) 43(24): 3786-3798., more
  • Peer reviewed article Horemans, B.; Krata, A.; Buczynska, A.J.; Dirtu, A.C.; Van Meel, K.; Van Grieken, R.; Bencs, L. (2009). Major ionic species in size-segregated aerosols and associated gaseous pollutants at a coastal site on the Belgian North Sea. J. Environ. Monit. 11(3): 670-677., more
  • Aerts, D.; Buczynska, A.J.; Declerck, P.; Dubois, D.; Godoi, A.F.L.; Jacobs, W.; Stranger, M.; Van Grieken, R. (2008). Determination of VOCs on boards of chemical tankers, in: Namiesnik, J. et al. (Ed.) 35th International Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry, ISEAC 35: book of abstracts. pp. 117, more
  • Aerts, K.; Godoi, R.; Van Grieken, R. (2002). Characterization of surface layers on individual marine CaCO3 particles, using "variable energy" electron probe microanalysis (poster), in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 13 March 2002: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 7: pp. 26, more
  • Eyckmans, K.; De Hoog, J.; Deutsch, F.; Van Grieken, R. (2001). Air-water exchange of nutrients and inorganic trace elements on the North Sea and over the French-Flemish North Sea coast, in: VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 23 February 2001: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 1: pp. 42, more
  • Worobiec, A.; De Hoog, J.; Osán, J.; Szalóki, I.; Ro, C.-U.; Eyckmans, K.; Van Grieken, R. (2001). Atmospheric particles above the North Sea: new insights using recent technology, in: VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 23 February 2001: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 1: pp. 71-72, more
  • Wegrzynek, D.; Eisma, D.; Van Grieken, R. (1992). Individual particle analysis of sediments from the Gulf of Lions, suspensions from the Rhone river and dust of Saharan origin: preliminary results, in: Martin, J.M. et al. (Ed.) EROS 2000 (European River Ocean System) third workshop of the north-west Mediterranean Sea. Water Pollution Research Reports, 28: pp. 389-400, more

Projects (23)  Top | Persons | Publications | Dataset 
  • ACE-2: Free tropospheric aerosols and their mixing with the marine boundary layer, more
  • AEROSOL: Polluting atmospheric particles along the French-Flemish North Sea coast: border transports and impact on the environment. Transborder cooperation and sensitization, more
  • Atmospheric Nitrogen input into the North Sea: inorganic and organic nutrient fluxes, more
  • CCCC: Role of oceanic production and dissolution of calcium carbonate in climate change, more
  • Chemische karakterisatie van aërosolen en evaluatie van atmosferische depositie van zware metalen in Siberië, more
  • Comparative analysis of x-ray emission, electron and laser microprobe methods for the study of contents and structure of coastal aerosols (North Sea and Black Sea), more
  • Control of the pollution of the North Sea by radioactivity and heavy metals in aerosols; estimation of the deposition fluxes, more
  • Deposition of heavy metals and nutrients over water surfaces (lakes and seas) due to anthropogenic processes: case of Lake Balaton, Hungary, more
  • Development of evaluation criteria, prediction and control methods concerning sea-salt effects on monument stones, more
  • EUROTRAC-ASE: Chemical transformation processes and measurement of volatile acids and ammonium salts above the North Sea, more
  • Evaluation of the chemical contamination of the North Sea, more
  • EXPER/PF: Blootstelling van bevolkingsgroepen wonend in het hart van de Euregio aan polluerende atmosferische deeltjes: het geval van de fijne stofdeeltjes, more
  • Marine spray and polluted atmosphere as factors of damage to monuments in the Mediterranean coastal environment, more
  • Micro-analysis methods for individual aerosol particles: application in the context of global climate change, more
  • Optimization of micro-analysis methods for individual environmental particles, more
  • Quality status and terrestrial inputs for the North Sea, more
  • Research on toxic fumes which seafarers on board tankers are exposed to during normal (working) operations, more
  • Role of the calcium carbonate skeletons of marine organisms in the oceanic calcite balance, more
  • SHIPFLUX: Atmospheric deposition fluxes to the Belgian marine waters originating from ship emissions, more
  • Gather and promote Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere related belgian efforts, more
  • Study of the geochemical cycles of particulate heavy metals and organic micropollutants in the North Sea environment, more
  • Studying the speciation of nutrients and metals in marine aerosols using low-Z element detection in electron probe X-ray micro-analysis, more
  • The Biogeochemistry of Nutrients, Metals and Organic Micropollutants in the North Sea, more

Dataset  Top | Persons | Publications | Projects 
  • BIOCHEMISTRY: Biochemistry of nutrients, metals and organic micropollutants in the North Sea: determination of trace elements, nutrients, organic composites in water and nutrients and heavy metal concentrations in the air (1997-2000), more

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