My TCE publications

  • general:

M. Filella, TCEs and environmental research: is the TCEs concept scientifically fruitful?. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 27, 20565-20570 (2020). doi:10.1007/s11356-020-08621-7

M. Filella, I. Dror and D. Omanovic, Foreword to the Research Front on ‘Technology Critical Elements'. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 17, 75-76 (2020). doi:doi:10.1071/ENv17n2_FO

M. Filella, I. Dror and S. Rauch, Risks of tech metals under surveillance. NATURE, 558, 372 (2018). doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05455-9

A. Cobelo-García and M. Filella, Electroanalytical techniques for the quantification of technology-critical elements in environmental samples. CURRENT OPINION IN ELECTROCHEMISTRY, 3, 78–90 (2017). doi:10.1007/s11356-015-5221-0

A. Cobelo-García, M. Filella, P. Croot, C. Frazzoli, G. Du Laing, N. Ospina-Alvarez, S. Rauch, P. Salaun, J. Schäfer and S. Zimmermann, COST Action TD1407: Network on Technology-Critical Elements (NOTICE): From environmental processes to human health threats. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 22, 15188-15194 (2015). doi:10.1007/s11356-015-5221-0

  • less-studied TCEs:

E. Tipping and M. Filella, Estimation of WHAM7 constants for Ga(III), In(III), Sb(III) and Bi(III) from linear free energy relationships, and speciation calculations for natural waters. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 17, 140-147 (2020). doi:10.1071/EN19164

M. Biver and M. Filella, Inverse voltammetric determination of high field strength elements (Ti, Zr, Hf, Nb, Ta) in geological matrices. GEOSTANDARDS AND GEOANALYTICAL RESEARCH, 42, 395–401 (2018). doi:10.1111/ggr.12214

M. Filella and I. Rodushkin, A concise guide for the determination of less-studied technology-critical elements (Nb, Ta, Ga, In, Ge, Te) by ICP-MS in environmental samples. SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART B: ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY, 141, 80-84 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.sab.2018.01.004

M. Filella and J.C. Rodríguez-Murillo, Less-studied TCE: are their environmental concentrations increasing due to their use in new technologies? CHEMOSPHERE, 182, 605-616 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.05.024

  • tellurium:

M. Biver and M. Filella, A general strategy for the voltammetric trace determination of tellurium in geochemical and environmental matrices after arsenic coprecipitation and critical assessment of digestion schemes. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 17, 85-92 (2020). doi:10.1071/EN19164

M. Filella, C. Reimann, M. Biver, I. Rodushkin and K. Rodushkina, Tellurium in the environment: current knowledge and identification of gaps. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 16, 215–228 (2019). doi:10.1071/EN18229

M. Filella and P.M. May, The aqueous chemistry of tellurium: critically-selected equilibrium constants for the low-molecular-weight inorganic species. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 16, 289–295 (2019). doi:10.1071/EN19017

M. Filella, Foreword to the Research Front on ‘Tellurium in biological and environmental systems: after Fukushima'. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 16, 213-214 (2019). doi:110.1071/ENv16n4_FO

M. Biver and M. Filella, Cadmium and bismuth tellurides as a function of pH, temperature and dissolved oxygen. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 50, 4675-4681 (2016). doi:110.1021/acs.est.5b05920

M. Biver, F. Quentel and M. Filella, Direct determination of tellurium and its redox speciation at the low nanogram level in natural waters by cathodic stripping voltammetry. TALANTA, 144, 1007-1013 (2015). doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2015.07.010

  • tantalum:

M. Filella and P.M. May, The aqueous solution thermodynamics of tantalum under conditions of environmental and biological interest. APPLIED GEOCHEMISTRY, 109, 104402 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2019.104402

M. Filella, Tantalum in the environment. EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS, 173, 122–140 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.07.002

  • niobium:

M. Filella and P.M. May, The aqueous solution thermodynamics of niobium under conditions of environmental and biological interest. APPLIED GEOCHEMISTRY, 122, 104729 (2020). doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2020.104729

M. Filella, D.-J. Magnenat and M. Bensimon, Direct determination of niobium at the low nanogram level in mineral waters and freshwaters. ANALYTICAL METHODS, 6, 8090-8093 (2014). doi:10.1039/c4ay01860e

M. Biver and M. Filella, Selective determination of niobium in natural waters at the low ng L-1 level by differential pulse cathodic stripping voltammetry in the presence of pyrogallol red. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 615, 1406–1410 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.040

  • germanium:

M. Filella and T. Matoušek, Germanium in Lake Geneva (Switzerland/France) along the spring productivity period. APPLIED GEOCHEMISTRY, 143, 105352 (2022). doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2022.105352

M. Filella, Comment on “A review of public and environmental consequences of organic germanium” by Zheng and co-workers. CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, published online. doi:10.1080/10643389.2022.2129942

Comments on “Roadmap for recycling of germanium from various resources: reviews on recent developments and feasibility views” by Hossein Kamran Haghighi and Mehdi Irannajad (doi:10.1007/s11356-022-20649-5). ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 29, 65873–65874 (2022). doi:10.1007/s11356-022-22206-6

M. Biver and M. Filella, Germanium and solid sample digestion with aqua regia: the nescience of chemistry basics and its sequels. MONATSHEFTE FÜR CHEMIE - CHEMICAL MONTHLY, 149, 461-465 (2018). doi:10.1007/s00706-017-2131-5