Adrien was in Guiyang, China, from 30.10 to 07.11.2017 to visit the Institute of Environmental Geochemistry. This visit was organized for future collaboration with the two institutes and to prepare the 6 week sampling campaign taking place in August/September 2018 surrounding antimony and mercury polluted sites. During the campaign, Jaime and Lorenz will sample the rice paddies situated in the antimony polluted (Lengshuijiang) and mercury polluted (Wanshan) areas, respectively.
Adrien met with Prof. Xinbin Feng and Prof. Hua Zhang, who are both interested in a long-lasting collaboration, and introduced the TrES groups research foci. This collaboration will study the fate of trace elements in soils. Adrien visited the antimony mine and smelter as well as the nearby rice-paddies. He had the opportunity to enjoy delicious local food, the famous monkey park, and visited the Hongfu Temple built in the 17th century.