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Laboratorium voor Analytische Chemie en Toegepaste Ecochemie (UGent)
www.ecochem.ugent.be

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English name: Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry
Parent institute: Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Toegepaste Analytische en Fysische Chemie (UGent), more
Address:
Coupure Links 653
9000 Gent
Belgium
 
Type: Scientific

Persons (4)  Top | Publications | Projects | Dataset 

Abstract:
The laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry (ECOCHEM) of Ghent University studies the chemical and biological behavior of nutrients and toxic elements in natural ecosystems and agriculture. Its research activities focus on trace elements, particularly heavy metals. The laboratory’s research covers several research domains, such as analytical environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry and environmental technology.

The research group studies, and will continue to study the biogeochemical behavior of heavy metals in river sediments, intertidal zones and floodplains of the Scheldt estuary. The bioavailability is examined as a link between the concentration and speciation of heavy metals in organisms and plants to the content and speciation of these metals in the sediments. Special attention is paid to the effects of changing redox potential, organic material and salinity on the mobility and availability of metals, as well as to the form in which trace elements are present (speciation analysis). Particular focus lies on micropollutants that will become more important in the future, such as metallic nanoparticles.

The laboratory collaborates intensively with several national and international universities and research institutes. ECOCHEM also organises series of international conferences on the behavior and management of pollutants in wetlands (WETPOL).

Publications (21)  Top | Persons | Projects | Dataset 
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  • Peer reviewed article Van Koetsem, F.; Geremew, T.T.; Wallaert, E.; Verbeken, K.; Van der Meeren, P.; Du Laing, G. (2015). Fate of engineered nanomaterials in surface water: factors affecting interactions of Ag and CeO2 nanoparticles with (re)suspended sediments. Ecol. Eng. 80: 140-150. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.07.024, more
  • Peer reviewed article Speelmans, M.; Lock, K.; Vanthuyne, D.R.J.; Hendrickx, F.; Du Laing, G.; Tack, F.M.G.; Janssen, C.R. (2010). Hydrological regime and salinity alter the bioavailability of Cu and Zn in wetlands. Environ. Pollut. 158(5): 1870-1875. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2009.10.040, more
  • Peer reviewed article Chapagain, S.K.; Shrestha, S.; Du Laing, G.; Verloo, M.G.; Kazama, F. (2009). Spatial distribution of arsenic in the intertidal sediments of River Scheldt, Belgium. Environ. Int. 35(3): 461-465. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envint.2008.07.019, more
  • Peer reviewed article Du Laing, G.; Chapagain, S.K.; Dewispelaere, M.; Meers, E.; Kazama, F.; Tack, F.M.G.; Rinklebe, J.; Verloo, M.G. (2009). Presence and mobility of arsenic in estuarine wetland soils of the Scheldt estuary (Belgium). J. Environ. Monit. 11(4): 873-881. hdl.handle.net/10.1039/B815875D, more
  • Peer reviewed article Du Laing, G.; Meers, E.; Dewispelaere, M.; Vandecasteele, B.; Rinklebe, J.; Tack, F.M.G.; Verloo, M.G. (2009). Heavy metal mobility in intertidal sediments of the Scheldt estuary: field monitoring. Sci. Total Environ. 407(8): 2919-2930. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.12.024, more
  • Peer reviewed article Du Laing, G.; Van de Moortel, A.M.K.; Moors, W.; De Grauwe, P.; Meers, E.; Tack, F.M.G.; Verloo, M.G. (2009). Factors affecting metal concentrations in reed plants (Phragmites australis) of intertidal marshes in the Scheldt estuary. Ecol. Eng. 35(2): 310-318. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2008.01.002, more
  • Peer reviewed article Du Laing, G.; Meers, E.; Dewispelaere, M.; Rinklebe, J.; Vandecasteele, B.; Verloo, M.G.; Tack, F.M.G. (2009). Effect of water table level on metal mobility at different depths in wetland soils of the Scheldt estuary (Belgium). Water Air Soil Pollut. 202(1-4): 353-367. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11270-009-9982-2, more
  • Peer reviewed article Du Laing, G.; Rinklebe, J.; Vandecasteele, B.; Meers, E.; Tack, F.M.G. (2009). Trace metal behaviour in estuarine and riverine floodplain soils and sediments: a review. Sci. Total Environ. 407(13): 3972-3985. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.07.025, more
  • Peer reviewed article Du Laing, G.; De Meyer, B.; Meers, E.; Lesage, E.; Van de Moortel, A.; Tack, F.M.G.; Verloo, M.G. (2008). Metal accumulation in intertidal marshes: role of sulphide precipitation. Wetlands 28(3): 735-746. dx.doi.org/10.1672/07-103.1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Du Laing, G.; De Vos, R.; Vandecasteele, B.; Lesage, E.; Tack, F.M.G.; Verloo, M.G. (2008). Effect of salinity on heavy metal mobility and availability in intertidal sediments of the Scheldt estuary. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 77(4): 589-602. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2007.10.017, more
  • Peer reviewed article Du Laing, G.; Bontinck, A.; Samson, R.; Vandecasteele, B.; Vanthuyne, D.R.J.; Meers, E.; Lesage, E.; Tack, F.M.G.; Verloo, M.G. (2008). Effect of decomposing litter on the mobility and availability of metals in the soil of a recently created floodplain. Geoderma 147(1-2): 34-46. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.geoderma.2008.07.004, more
  • Peer reviewed article Du Laing, G.; Vanthuyne, D.; Tack, F.M.G.; Verloo, M.G. (2007). Factors affecting metal mobility and bioavailability in the superficial intertidal sediment layer of the Scheldt estuary. Aquat. ecosyst. health manag. 10(1): 33-40. dx.doi.org/10.1080/14634980701212969, more
  • Peer reviewed article Du Laing, G.; Vandecasteele, B.; De Grauwe, P.; Moors, W.; Lesage, E.; Meers, E.; Tack, F.M.G.; Verloo, M.G.; Lesage, E.; Meers, E.; Tack, F.M.G.; Verloo, M.G. (2007). Factors affecting metal concentrations in the upper sediment layer of intertidal reedbeds along the river Scheldt. J. Environ. Monit. 9(5): 449-455. dx.doi.org/10.1039/b618772b, more
  • Peer reviewed article Speelmans, M.; Vanthuyne, D.R.J.; Lock, K.; Hendrickx, F.; Du Laing, G.; Tack, F.M.G.; Janssen, C.R. (2007). Influence of flooding, salinity and inundation time on the bioavailability of metals in wetlands. Sci. Total Environ. 380(1-3): 144-153. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.07.041, more
  • Peer reviewed article Du Laing, G.; Van Ryckegem, G.; Tack, F.G.G.; Verloo, M.G. (2006). Metal accumulation in intertidal litter through decomposing leaf blades, sheaths and stems of Phragmites australis. Chemosphere 63(11): 1815-1823. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2005.10.034, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Schamphelaere, K.A.C.; Canli, M.; Van Lierde, V.; Forrez, I.; Vanhaecke, F.; Janssen, C.R. (2004). Reproductive toxicity of dietary zinc to Daphnia magna. Aquat. Toxicol. 70(3): 233-244. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2004.09.008, more
  • Peer reviewed article Li, W.; Wei, C.; Zhang, C.; Van Hulle, M.; Cornelis, R.; Zhang, X. (2003). A survey of arsenic species in Chinese seafood. Food Chem. Toxicol. 41(8): 1103-1110. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0278-6915(03)00063-2, more
  • Peer reviewed article Du Laing, G.; Bogaert, N.; Tack, F.M.G.; Verloo, M.G.; Hendrickx, F. (2002). Heavy metal contents (Cd, Cu, Zn) in spiders (Pirata piraticus) living in intertidal sediments of the river Scheldt estuary (Belgium) as affected by substrate characteristics. Sci. Total Environ. 289(1-3): 71-81. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/S0048-9697(01)01025-7, more
  • Devriese, L.; Van Poucke, R.; Bossaer, M.; Tack, F.M.G.; Hostens, K.; Robbens, J. (2017). With a pinch of salt: microplastics and trace elements in sea salts for human consumption, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 32, more
  • Tack, F.; Janssen, C.; Meire, P. (2006). Changes in metal biogeochemistry resulting from wetland creation: bioavailability, toxicity and risk "WETMAT": final report. Belgian Science Policy: Brussel. 83 pp., more
  • Du Laing, G.; Tack, F.M.G.; Verloo, M.G. (2002). Sediment characteristics affecting bioavailability of heavy metals in flooding areas and intertidal zones along the river Scheldt, in: ECSA Local Meeting: ecological structures and functions in the Scheldt Estuary: from past to future, Antwerp, Belgium October 7-10, 2002: abstract book. pp. 49, more

Projects (2)  Top | Persons | Publications | Dataset 
  • Marine@Ugent: UGent Marine Sciences Center of Excellence, more
  • WETMAT: Changes in metal biogeochemistry resulting from wetland creation: bioavailability, toxicity and risk, more

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  • Heavy metals in intertidal zones of the Scheldt, more

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