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Advanced Workshop on Solution Chemistry of TCEs


Thermodynamic parameters describing chemical equilibria are needed in many fields to predict the behaviour of chemical elements in environmental, biological or industrial systems. However, serious discrepancies between published thermodynamic parameters exist and the field is often considered as ‘old-fashioned’ and receives scarce funding. How to tackle some of the uncertainties that currently restrict the chemical modelling of aqueous, multicomponent mixtures was discussed in the Advanced Workshop on Solution Chemistry of TCEs that took place in Białystok, Poland on 22-23 January 2019.


Forty-three participants from 13 countries (Australia, France, Germany, Israel, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom) attended the workshop. It followed a mixed model with Master Classes in the morning followed by oral communications for the rest of the day. Two different aspects were discussed. Aspects concerning equilibria of TCEs with low molecular mass ligands were discussed the first day while issues involved in the election of the parameters needed to describe trace element binding by natural organic matter, a key factor when evaluating element behaviour and ecotoxicity in environmental systems, was the object of the second half of the workshop.

Organisers: Montserrat Filella, Beata Godlewska-Żyłkiewic.







Participants of the ‘Advanced Workshop on Solution Chemistry of TCEs’ held at Białystok, Poland

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Workshop on Technology Critical Elements in Ecosystem and Human Health


Following the Training School on Technology Critical Elements: Toxicity Testing and Assessment of Risks, the Workshop on Technology Critical Elements in Ecosystem and Human Health took place at the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics in Tallinn, Estonia during 19-20 April 2018.


A total number of 49 participants from 15 countries attended the workshop.  23 oral communications and 14 posters were presented during the two-days workshop. Selected communications will be published in a Special Issue in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR).

Organisers: Villem Aruoja, Chiara Frazzoli, Natalia Ospina-Alvarez and Sonja Zimmermann




Participants of the ‘Workshop on Technology Critical Elements in Ecosystem and Human Health’ held at Tallinn, Estonia

                     Special Issue in STOTEN

Following the Workshop on Environmental Concentrations, Cycling and Modelling of Technology Critical Elements (Israel, 18-19 Jan. 2017) an special issue in Science of the Total Environment with papers based on the communications presented at the workshop has been published.


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Workshop on Technology-critical elements:
Natural Cycles, Anthropogenic Sources and Environmental Impacts

Following a three-days Training School on Environmental Analytical Chemistry of TCEs, the COST Action TD1407 Workshop on Environmental Concentrations, Cycling & Modelling of Technology-Critical Elements was held at the David Lopatie Conference Center of the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel) during 18-19 January 2017.


With a total number of 74 participants from 19 countries (France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Poland, Denmark, Romania, Croatia, Sweden, Norway, Israel, Estonia, Italy, USA, and Mexico), 26 oral presentations and 17 posters (download the Book of Abstracts), the meeting was a successful event where recent advances in the field of environmental cycling and analytical chemistry of TCEs were presented from both senior and early-stage researchers, serving as a proper scenario for the exchange of ideas and concepts as well as for the establishment of new collaborations.


Selected communications from the workshop will be published in a Special Issue in the journal Science of the Total Environment.



OrganisersIshai Dror, Birgit Daus, Jörg SchäferAntonio Cobelo


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Participants of the ‘Workshop on Environmental Concentrations, Cycling & Modelling of Technology Critical Elements’ held at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel

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