Research Prof. Gijs Du Laing


Research topics

    • Fate of heavy metals in sediments, wetlands and intertidal river banks
    • Removal of trace elements from wastewater and groundwater
    • Fate of technology-critical elements in the environment
    • Physicochemical fate of metallic nanoparticles released into surface waters
    • Changes of trace element speciation in the human gastrointestinal tract
    • Environmental pollution by industrial activities and mining: monitoring, prevention and cleanup
    • Use of metallic nanoparticles as catalysers in water and soil remediation (nanotechnology)
    • Recycling/recovery of technology-critical elements from waste and wastewater
    • Analysis and fate of trace elements and their speciation in food/feed, humans/animals and the environment
    • Revalorization of waste products and residues in soils
    • Testing and development of (micronutrient-enriched) soil fertilizers, feed and food supplements
    • Biofortification – use of micronutrient-enriched crops to alleviate micronutrient deficiencies in humans and animals
    • Fate of arsenic, selenium, mercury and metallic nanoparticles in food and the environment: role of trace element speciation