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Tribute to Jacques Buffle: founding father of dynamic metal speciation analysis


Jacques Buffle, explaining a
process of complexation-diffusion
in a natural aquatic media
(photo: D. Perret).

For nearly four decades, Prof. Hon. Jacques Buffle has built sensors and assembled models on the fundamentals of aquatic environmental chemistry.  The head of the CABE (chimie analytique et biophysicochimie de l'environnement), who retired from the Department of inorganic, analytical and applied chemistry in Autumn 2008 is the author of more than 280 publications in the field of environmental chemistry. 

The October issue of the flagship journal Environmental Science and Technology is paying tribute to the achievements of Prof. Buffle. In this Tribute Issue, a group of researchers working in this area, including Buffle himself, present overviews and updates on the nature of aqueous colloids and the mechanisms behind the biogeochemical cycling of elements in the aquatic environment involving dissolved organic matter.

The issue has been organized by Herman P. van Leeuwen, Kevin J. Wilkinson and Raewyn M. Town, with the enthusiastic guidance from the editorial staff of the journal, notably managing editor Dr. Darcy J. Gentleman and associate editor Prof. Laura Sigg and should be of interest for all those involved in environmental speciation analysis.

Contributions related to elemental speciation included in the special issue

Herman P. van Leeuwen, Kevin J. Wilkinson, Raewyn M. Town, A tribute to Jacques Buffle: founding father of dynamic metal speciation analysis, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009) 7157-7158. DOI: 10.1021/es901604y

Darcy J. Gentleman, Jacques Buffle: Complex Insight and Environmental Solutions, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009) 7165-7169. DOI: 10.1021/es9022927

Herman P. van Leeuwen and Jacques Buffle, Chemodynamics of Aquatic Metal Complexes: From Small Ligands to Colloids, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009)7175-7183. DOI: 10.1021/es900894h

Carlos Rey-Castro, Sandrine Mongin, Csar Huidobro, Calin David, Jos Salvador, Josep Llus Garcs, Josep Galceran, Francesc Mas, Jaume Puy, Effective Affinity Distribution for the Binding of Metal Ions to a Generic Fulvic Acid in Natural Waters, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009) 7184-7191. DOI: 10.1021/es803006p

Rujun Yang, Constant M. G. van den Berg, Metal Complexation by Humic Substances in Seawater, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009) 7192-7197. DOI: 10.1021/es900173w

Liping Weng, Willem H. Van Riemsdijk, Tjisse Hiemstra, Effects of Fulvic and Humic Acids on Arsenate Adsorption to Goethite: Experiments and Modeling, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009)7198-7204. DOI: 10.1021/es9000196

Thomas Wichard, Jean-Philippe Bellenger, Franois M.M. Morel, Anne M.L. Kraepiel, Role of the Siderophore Azotobactin in the Bacterial Acquisition of Nitrogenase Metal Cofactors, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009) 7218-7224. DOI: 10.1021/es8037214

Irina Komjarova, Ronny Blust, Multimetal Interactions between Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn Uptake from Water in the Zebrafish Danio rerio, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009)  7225-7229. DOI: 10.1021/es900587r

Kent W. Warnken, Alan J. Lawlor, Stephen Lofts, Edward Tipping, William Davison, Hao Zhang, In Situ Speciation Measurements of Trace Metals in Headwater Streams, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009)  7230-7236. DOI: 10.1021/es900112w

Mary-Lou Tercier-Waeber, Teddy Hezard, Matthieu Masson, Jörg Schäfer, In Situ Monitoring of the Diurnal Cycling of Dynamic Metal Species in a Stream under Contrasting Photobenthic Biofilm Activity and Hydrological Conditions, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009)  7237-7244. DOI: 10.1021/es900247y

Aaron J. Beck, Felix Janssen, Lubos Polerecky, Olivier Herlory, Dirk de Beer, Phototrophic Biofilm Activity and Dynamics of Diurnal Cd Cycling in a Freshwater Stream, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009) 7245-7251. DOI: 10.1021/es900069y

Feiyue Wang, André Tessier, Zero-Valent Sulfur and Metal Speciation in Sediment Porewaters of Freshwater Lakes, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009) 7252-7257. DOI: 10.1021/es8034973

K.A. Schwehr, P.H. Santschi, D.I. Kaplan, C.M. Yeager, R. Brinkmeyer, Organo-Iodine Formation in Soils and Aquifer Sediments at Ambient Concentrations, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009) 7258-7364. DOI: 10.1021/es900795k

Julia Fabrega, Shona R. Fawcett, Joanna C. Renshaw, Jamie R. Lead, Silver Nanoparticle Impact on Bacterial Growth: Effect of pH, Concentration, and Organic Matter, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009) 7285-7290. DOI: 10.1021/es803259g

Philippe Bradac, Renata Behra, Laura Sigg, Accumulation of Cadmium in Periphyton under Various Freshwater Speciation Conditions, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43/19 (2009) 7291-7296. DOI: 10.1021/es9013536

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