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A method for determination of trace amounts of gold in environmental samples (rocks, soils, sediments, and waters) by atomic absorption spectrometry with electrothermal atomization (ETAAS) after preconcentration using a chelating sorbent Spheron Thiol 1000 is described. The method accurately determines gold between 0.001 and several tens of grams per ton in(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of silicon (Si) and cadmium (Cd) on root and shoot growth and Cd uptake in two hydroponically cultivated Brassica species (B. juncea (L.) Czern. cv. Vitasso and B. napus L. cv. Atlantic). Both species are potentially usable for phytoextraction. Inhibitory effects of Cd on root elongation were(More)
The cellular functions are strongly influenced by the composition of the environment. In particular, phenotypes of microbial strains are modulated by concentrations of ions in the culture medium, and differences in element levels may be responsible for a phenotypic variability observed when microbial strains are grown on synthetic versus complex media. In(More)
A possible replacement of previously recommended Spheron-Thiol resin gel for measuring mercury by diffusive gradients in a thin film (DGT) was studied. Duolite GT73 resin and newly prepared 6-mercaptopurine modified Iontosorb AV as binding phases were tested. The preparation procedure of resin-embedded gels was optimized and DGT with new resin gels(More)
Preparation of planar alginate hydrogels by external gelling requires slow rate of exposure of alginate solution to gelling ions to control gelling process and hydrogel properties. We tackled this issue by exposing solution of sodium alginate to solution of CaCl2 applied as aerosol at exposure rate of 7.5 mg cm(-2) s(-1). Gelling conditions varied with(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of exogenously applied Si on the growth and physiological parameters of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] cultivated in hydroponics with elevated zinc concentrations (75 μM and 150 μM Zn). Increased concentrations of Zn inhibited root growth and biomass production of roots and shoots. Application of Si(More)
An optimised BCR three steps sequential extraction procedure (BCR SEP) and several single extractions with KCl, NH(4)Cl, Na(4)P(2)O(7) and 0.5 mol L(-1) HCl were used for the fractionation of Al, Cu, Fe, Mn, Pb and Zn in CRMs and in samples from a mining area with sulphidic deposits. A good interlaboratory comparability was obtained for Cu, Pb and Zn in CRM(More)
Nanometer-sized titanium dioxide was used as a solid-phase extractant for the separation and preconcentration of trace amounts of Al(III) prior to its determination by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (ET AAS) and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP OES). The optimal conditions for the proposed solid phase extraction(More)
The prediction of soil metal phytoavailability using the chemical extractions is a conventional approach routinely used in soil testing. The adequacy of such soil tests for this purpose is commonly assessed through a comparison of extraction results with metal contents in relevant plants. In this work, the fractions of selected risk metals (Al, As, Cd, Cu,(More)
UNLABELLED Biovolatilization and bioaccumulation capabilities of different elements by microscopic filamentous fungus Scopulariopsis brevicaulis were observed. Accumulation of As(III), As(V), Se(IV), Se(VI), Sb(III), Sb(V), Te(IV), Te(VI), Hg(II), Tl(I) and Bi(III) by S. brevicaulis was quantified by analysing the amount of elements in biomass of the fungus(More)