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By Eric Lichtfouse, Jan Schwarzbauer, Didier Robert

This publication describes advances during this new, quick constructing technological know-how, which seeks to decipher basic mechanisms ruling the behaviour in water, soils, surroundings, nutrients and residing organisms of poisonous metals, fossil fuels, insecticides and different natural pollution. Sections on eco-toxicology, eco-friendly chemistry, and analytical chemistry around out this thorough survey of stipulations and analytical innovations in an rising specialty.

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There is no sign of loose particles which could fall off during handling the supports and while resting in the soil profile. This is important to avoid material loss before the proper experiment or during placing or retrieving the supports. The microscopic examination showed that the heavy metal particles were not immersed in the epoxy resin film (Fig. 2). Only a certain percentage of their surface is in contact with the epoxy resin. This gives a high amount of uncovered mineral surface which can interact with the soil environment.

1998). Since these materials are heterogeneous in nature and are usually characterized by a strong absorber behavior towards all kinds of radiations, an arsenal of complementary analytical methods is often required to investigate them. These techniques must be considered as complementary, and no attempt will be made in this work to compare the potentialities of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy in this domain to those of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Electron Spectroscopy for chemical Analysis (ESCA), and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD).

2 cm. This size was chosen due to the limited space in the sample holder of the X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analytical instrument. 20 polymer supports were clamped into an acrylic glass frame to hold them together (11 × 11 cm). 12 g resin/support). The frame holder with the polymer supports was placed in a dust sealed chamber with fume extraction hoses. Before the application of the metal phases the epoxy resin covered supports were allowed to dry for 5 min in order to enhance the viscosity of the resin and to avoid complete capillary covering of the applied heavy metal particles.

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