E Meers

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Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Potential use of the plant antioxidant network for environmental exposure assessment of heavy metals in soils
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Monit Assess 120:243-67. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Chemically assisted phytoextraction: a review of potential soil amendments for increasing plant uptake of heavy metals
    E Meers
    Laboratory ofAnalytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 10:390-414. 2008
  3. doi request reprint The use of bio-energy crops (Zea mays) for 'phytoattenuation' of heavy metals on moderately contaminated soils: a field experiment
    E Meers
    Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Chemosphere 78:35-41. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Potential of Brassic rapa, Cannabis sativa, Helianthus annuus and Zea mays for phytoextraction of heavy metals from calcareous dredged sediment derived soils
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Chemosphere 61:561-72. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Enhanced phytoextraction: I. Effect of EDTA and citric acid on heavy metal mobility in a calcareous soil
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory ofAnalytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 7:129-42. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Availability of heavy metals for uptake by Salix viminalis on a moderately contaminated dredged sediment disposal site
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 137:354-64. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Soil-solution speciation of Cd as affected by soil characteristics in unpolluted and polluted soils
    Erik Meers
    Ghent University, Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Coupure Links 653, Room B 623, Ghent, Oost Vlaanderen 9185, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:499-509. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of EDTA and EDDS as potential soil amendments for enhanced phytoextraction of heavy metals
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Chemosphere 58:1011-22. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Enhanced phytoextraction: in search of EDTA alternatives
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Ghent University, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 6:95-109. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Degradability of ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid (EDDS) in metal contaminated soils: implications for its use soil remediation
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Chemosphere 70:358-63. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Potential use of the plant antioxidant network for environmental exposure assessment of heavy metals in soils
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Monit Assess 120:243-67. 2006
    ..Additional research will be required to determine the possible application range of soil properties for this biological assay and to further improve its performance in SS-ERA...
  2. doi request reprint Chemically assisted phytoextraction: a review of potential soil amendments for increasing plant uptake of heavy metals
    E Meers
    Laboratory ofAnalytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 10:390-414. 2008
    ..This review presents an overview of potential soil amendments that can be employed for enhancing metal uptake by phytoextraction crops, with a distinct focus on more degradable alternatives to persistent compounds such as EDTA...
  3. doi request reprint The use of bio-energy crops (Zea mays) for 'phytoattenuation' of heavy metals on moderately contaminated soils: a field experiment
    E Meers
    Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Chemosphere 78:35-41. 2010
    ..Metal removal is very low for Cd and Pb but more significant for Zn with an annual reduction of 0.4-0.7 mgkg(-1) in the top soil layer...
  4. ncbi request reprint Potential of Brassic rapa, Cannabis sativa, Helianthus annuus and Zea mays for phytoextraction of heavy metals from calcareous dredged sediment derived soils
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Chemosphere 61:561-72. 2005
    ..These findings caution against the use of any amendment, biodegradable or otherwise, without proper investigation of its effects and the longevity thereof...
  5. ncbi request reprint Enhanced phytoextraction: I. Effect of EDTA and citric acid on heavy metal mobility in a calcareous soil
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory ofAnalytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 7:129-42. 2005
    ..The half life of heavy metal mobilization by citric acid varied between 1.5 and 5.7 d. In the following article, the effect of heavy metal mobilization on uptake by Helianthus annuus will be presented...
  6. ncbi request reprint Availability of heavy metals for uptake by Salix viminalis on a moderately contaminated dredged sediment disposal site
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 137:354-64. 2005
    ..The use of accumulating clones and the use of soil amendments might enhance extraction efficiency in future research...
  7. ncbi request reprint Soil-solution speciation of Cd as affected by soil characteristics in unpolluted and polluted soils
    Erik Meers
    Ghent University, Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Coupure Links 653, Room B 623, Ghent, Oost Vlaanderen 9185, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:499-509. 2005
    ..Minor species in solution were in the form of nitrates, hydroxides, and carbonates, the relative importance of which was deemed insignificant in comparison to the four major species...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of EDTA and EDDS as potential soil amendments for enhanced phytoextraction of heavy metals
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Chemosphere 58:1011-22. 2005
    ..Fixing the time of application at an earlier point before harvest may yield better results. NTA and citric acid induced no significant effects on heavy metal uptake...
  9. ncbi request reprint Enhanced phytoextraction: in search of EDTA alternatives
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Ghent University, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 6:95-109. 2004
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  10. ncbi request reprint Degradability of ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid (EDDS) in metal contaminated soils: implications for its use soil remediation
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Chemosphere 70:358-63. 2008
    ..Assessment of the cation mobilisation patterns in the three soils under study revealed that mainly Ca, Fe and Al can reduce effectiveness of heavy metal mobilisation by competition for complexation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Enhanced phytoextraction: II. Effect of EDTA and citric acid on heavy metal uptake by Helianthus annuus from a calcareous soil
    E Lesage
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Phytoremediation 7:143-52. 2005
    ..EDTA and citric acid added before sowing of Helianthus annuus did not appear to be efficient amendments when phytoextraction of heavy metals from calcareous soils is considered...
  12. doi request reprint Safe use of metal-contaminated agricultural land by cultivation of energy maize (Zea mays)
    S Van Slycken
    Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 178:375-80. 2013
    ..This demonstrates that a valuable and sustainable alternative use can be generated for moderately contaminated soils on which conventional agriculture is impaired...
  13. ncbi request reprint Accumulation of metals in a horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland treating domestic wastewater in Flanders, Belgium
    E Lesage
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 380:102-15. 2007
    ..For all metals, less than 2% of the mass removed from the wastewater after passage through the reed bed is accumulated in the aboveground reed biomass. The sediment acts as the primary sink for metals...
  14. ncbi request reprint Phytoextraction of Cd and Zn with Salix dasyclados Loden
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 70:189-90. 2005
  15. ncbi request reprint The solid-solution partitioning of heavy metals (Cd and Zn) in soil and dredged sediments for environmental management purposes
    V I R Unamuno
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, BE 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 71:245-7. 2006
  16. doi request reprint Trace metal behaviour in estuarine and riverine floodplain soils and sediments: a review
    G Du Laing
    Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry Ghent University, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Coupure Links 653, Ghent, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 407:3972-85. 2009
    ..Plants can affect the metal mobility in floodplain soils by oxidising their rhizosphere, taking up metals, excreting exudates and stimulating the activity of microbial symbionts in the rhizosphere...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cu sorption on Phragmites australis leaf and stem litter: a kinetic study
    V I R Unamuno
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Chemosphere 69:1136-43. 2007
    ..Sorption kinetics observed for the leaf and stem litter at different metal concentrations showed a fast initial sorption followed by a slow sorption phase...
  18. doi request reprint Presence and mobility of arsenic in estuarine wetland soils of the Scheldt estuary (Belgium)
    G Du Laing
    Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry Ghent University, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Coupure Links 653, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    J Environ Monit 11:873-81. 2009
    ..Above the water table, sulfates and bicarbonates induce As release from the solid soil phase to the pore water...
  19. ncbi request reprint Phytoremediation prospects of willow stands on contaminated sediment: a field trial
    P Vervaeke
    Laboratory of Forestry, Department of Forest and Water Management, Ghent University, Geraardsbergse Steenweg 267, 9090, Gontrode, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 126:275-82. 2003
    ..The moderate and selective metal uptake, measured in this study, limits the prospects for phytoextraction of metals from dredged sediment...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cu and Zn distribution in a constructed wetland for treatment of agricultural wastewater
    E Meers
    Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry, Ghent University, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 70:187-8. 2005
  21. ncbi request reprint Effect of biodegradable amendments on uranium solubility in contaminated soils
    L Duquene
    Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Environment Health and Safety, Biosphere Impact Studies, Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 391:26-33. 2008
    ..Amendments efficiency was better predicted by the relative affinity of the chelate for Fe compared to U...