Development of the diffusive gradients in thin films technique (DGT) for platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), and rhodium (Rh) in natural waters
Vrije Universiteit Brussel department of Chemistry; Analytical, Environmental and Geo-Chemistry
The Platinum Group elements (PGEs) Pt, Pd and Rh are increasingly used in modern day society in industrial and medical applications, resulting in increases in their concentrations in the environment. However, their environmental behaviour, fate and impact are still widely unknown. The aim of this work was thus to develop, validate, and apply the in situ preconcentration technique Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films (DGT) for Pt, Pd and Rh speciation in surface water.