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Workshop on Environmental Concentrations, Cycling & Modeling of Technology Critical Elements

Location Lopatie Conference Centre, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Date 18 - 19 January 2017
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The NOTICE COST Action TD 1407 organised a workshop on a range of trace elements, including the Platinum Group Metals, Rare Earth Elements, and Nb, Ta, Ga, In, TI, Ge and Te, which are increasingly exploited and emitted due to their use in new technologies in the fields of communication, mobility and energy.

Technology-critical elements (TCEs) and other rare trace elements are emerging inorganic contaminants of rising concern due to their increasing use, poorly understood biogeochemical behaviour and potential toxicity. TCEs are considered of strategic importance because of their limited resources and supplies. Therefore, the aim of this workshop was to address the current and future status of the fields hereunder:

  • Analytical aspects for screening, quantitative and speciation analyses of TCEs in all kinds of environmental matrices.
  • Environmental processes including biogeochemical cycles of the TCEs.
  • Uptake and bioaccumulation of TCEs by living organisms.

The program included keynote lectures and podium and poster sessions.

A 3-days Training School on TCEs in various environmental practices took place before the starting day of the Workshop.

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