The diffusive gradients in thin-films (DGT) technique
New in-situ passive sampling technique for monitoring the dissolved and labile trace metal concentrations in Irish transitional waters.
The DGT technique is a well-established time-integrated, in-situ, passive sampling technique that is commonly used to measure concentrations of various contaminants in water. The DGT technique has been used for the determination of a number of inorganic contaminants, including trace metals and nutrients in natural waters.
During NUTS&BOLTS project, co-deployments of DGTs and water spot sampling and subsequent DGT and water metal analysis across the selected Irish MTZs will be addressed to determine dissolved and labile trace metal concentrations in Irish transitional waters waters.