Metalloids


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Metalloids

 

(1) Obsolete name for nonmetallic elements.

(2) General term for the elements B, Si, Ge, As, Sb, Te, and Po, which are intermediate in properties between metals and nonmetals; occasionally used in foreign and translated literature.

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Vandecasteele, "Chemical associations of heavy metals and metalloids in contaminated soils near former ore treatment plants: a differentiated approach with emphasis on pH-stat-leaching," Journal of Geochemical Exploration, vol.
Indirect mechanisms rely on the effects of biochar on soil characteristics, which subsequently affect the release or binding of heavy metals or metalloids. The mixing of biochar with soil frequently results in pH-changes (Kloss et al.
Hyperaccumulators of metal and metalloid trace elements: Facts and fictions.
Of the other metals and metalloids, Ni was transported with the largest velocity, 0.49-0.57 cm/h, in the three other soils due to its low retardation in these soils.
The CDI and HQ indices calculated for heavy metals in the drinking water of Khyber agency were found in order of Zn > Fe> Cd > Cr and Zn > Cd > Fe > Cr respectively and are suggesting no any health related risk as far as the studied light and heavy metals and metalloids in are concerned.
Yesterday, at Birmingham Crown Court toxicologist Professor Robin Braithwaite said elevated levels of metals or metalloids were found in her blood when it was tested.
It is now well established that aquaporins are permeable to water, glycerol, and urea, but also to other unconventional solutes such as ammonia, metalloids, and hydrogen peroxide, as well as nitrite, chloride, and other anions.
Heavy metals and metalloids mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, selenium, nickel, copper, etc.--can be toxic or poisonous at relatively low dosages or intakes.
Its new PinAAcle 500 system is a fully integrated flame-only atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer designed for laboratories needing easy-to-use systems for detecting metals and metalloids in environmental samples.
In BJ Alloway (ed) Heavy Metals in Soils: Trace Elements and Metalloids in Soils and their Bioavailability 3rd edition.
The metalloids especially arsenic fluoride and nitrate pose severe health hazards to human being.
Recent findings on the phytoremediation of soils contaminated with environmentally toxic heavy metals and metalloids such as zinc, cadmium, lead, and arsenic.