Liesbeth Van Laer

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The evaluation of the ecotoxicological risk of nickel (Ni) in surface water is hampered by a lack of speciation data. Six surface waters were sampled and speciation of Ni(II) was measured by the Donnan membrane technique (DMT) combined with radiochemical determination of 63Ni. The free Ni2+ ion fraction in the dissolved (<0.45 microm) phase was determined(More)
In the Noorderkempen (NW Belgium), a large area (about 280 km(2)) is contaminated with cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn) due to historical pollution by the Zn smelters. Direct aquatic emissions of metals have diminished over time, however the surface water metal concentration largely exceeds quality standards, mainly during winter periods. Monitoring data were(More)
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