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Nelson Belzile

Nelson Belzile

Full Professor, School of Natural Sciences
School of Natural Sciences
Science, Engineering and Architecture
S-214, Science Building


Nelson Belzile is an analytical and environmental chemist with several years of experience in the fields of geochemistry and limnology. He teaches environmental and analytical chemistry. He has published more than 120 scientific papers most of them dealing with the determination, speciation, and geochemistry of hydride-forming trace elements and mining-related pollution issues.



  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Chemical Oceanography
  • Ph.D. Chemical Oceanography

Academic Appointments

Full Professor

On The Web


Biogeochemical behaviour of toxic trace elements (As, Hg, Sb, Se, Te) in aquatic systems. Distribution, speciation and bioavailability.

Reactivity and valorization of mine tailings. Mine water treatment.

Low-cost adsorbents for wastewater treatments.

Toxic effects of selenium in waterfowl.

Selenium-mercury antagonism in aquatic organisms.


  • Merit Increments


Analytical Chemistry / Chimie Analytique

Inorganic Chemistry / Chimie Inorganique

Environmental Chemistry

​Instrumental Analysis



Chapters in Academic Books (refereed)

       Belzile, N. (2014) Minerals, metals, toxicity and substitutes. In: Resources, Empire and Labour: Globalization Crises and  Alternatives, 
       D. Leadbeater (Ed.), Fernwood Publishers, 124-134.

       Pearson, D.A.B., Lock, A.S., Belzile, N., Bowins, R.J. (2002) Assessing Kelley Lake’s history as a natural trap for mining industry and municipal
       effluent during the growth of Sudbury. In: The Physical Environment of the City of Greater Sudbury, D.H. Rousell & K. Jansons (Eds),
       Ontario Geological Survey, Special Volume 6, 174-192. ISBN 0-7794-3578-8

       Belzile, N., Goldsack, D., Maki, S., McDonald, A.  (1997) Acid mine drainage in the Sudbury area, Ontario. In: Environmental Geology of Urban
N. Eyles (Ed.), Geological Association of Canada, 223-226. ISBN 0-919216-58-7

       Belzile, N., Morris, J.R. (1995) Lake sediments: Sources or sinks of industrially mobilized elements. In: Environmental Restoration and Recovery
       of an Industrial Region
, J.M. Gunn (Ed.), Springer‑Verlag, 183-193. ISBN 0-387-94430-3

       Gunn, J.M., Belzile, N. (1994) Extrapolating from toxicological findings to regional evaluations of acidification damage. In: Acidification of
       Freshwater Ecosystems: Implications for the Future,
C.E.W. Steinberg & R.W. Wright (Eds), Wiley & Sons, 217‑226. ISBN 978-0-471-94206-1

       Tessier, A., Carignan, R., Belzile, N. (1994) Reactions of trace elements near the sediment‑water interface in lakes. In: Transport and Transformations of Contaminants near the Sediment‑Water Interface, J.V. De Pinto, W. Lick & J.S. Paul (Eds), Lewis, 129-152. 
        ISBN 0-87371-887-9

       Tessier, A., Carignan, R., Belzile, N.  (1994) Processes occurring near the sediment‑water interface: Emphasis on trace elements. In: Chemical
        and Biological Regulation of Aquatic Processes,
J. Buffle & R.R. DeVitre (Eds), Lewis, 139‑175. ISBN 0-87371-448-2

       Silverberg, N., Edenborn, H.M., Belzile, N.  (1985) Sediment response to seasonal variations in organic matter input. In: Marine and Estuarine Geochemistry, A.C, Sigleo & A. Hattori (Eds), Lewis, 69‑80. ISBN 0-87371-007-X


Recent Selected Articles (in refereed journals)

Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W. (2024) Re-utilization of drinking water treatment residuals (DWTR): A review focused on the adsorption of contaminants in wastewater and soil. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 10, 1019-1033 + 33 pages of online supporting information
doi: 10.1039/D3EW00927K

Ma, C., Fan, W., Qin, W., Guo, Y., Ma, L., Belzile, N., Deng, T.-L. (2024) Zein-enhanced sodium alginate/thiostannate microsphere adsorbent Zein@SA/KBS for efficient recovery of cesium resources from wastewater. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 431, 132600, 12 pages + 13 pages of on-line supporting information.

Liu, C., Ge, H., Yan, L., Yu, Y., Gui, Y., Belzile, N., Deng, T. (2023) Readily regenerated porous fiber-supported metal tin sulfide for rapid and selective removal of cesium from wastewater. Journal of Cleaner Production, 401, 136729, 11 pages + 2 pages of on-line suporting information.,jclepro.2023.136729

Ma, C., Qi, C., Wei, D., Jiang, Z., Guo, Y., Belzile, N., Deng, T. (2023) Novel Zr-doped thiostannate spinning fiber (Fiber-KZrTS) for highly efficient and renewable recovery of cesoum and strontium from geothermal water. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 15, 13589-13599 + 5 pages of on-line supporting information.

Zheng, R., Wang, B., Chen, S., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N., Yang, Y., Chen, Y., Lin, B., Liu, Z., Sun, J., Wang, W. (2021) Historic records on mineralogical and chemical compositions of a long sediment core from the Three Gorges Reservoir and implications for future studies. Environmental Earth Sciences, 80-612, 16 pages + 9 pages of on-line supporting information.

Wang, B., Chen, S., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N., Zheng, R., Yang, Y., Fu, K., Chen, Y., Lin, B., Liu, Z., Sun, J. (2021) The geochemical behavior of   trace metals and nutrients in submerged sediments of the Three Gorges Reservoir and a critical review of risk assessment methods. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28, 33400-33415.

Wang, B., Huang, Y., Liu, W., Chen, S., Zhu, J., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., Liu, M., Liu, C. (2021) Returning excrements from livestock, poultry and human to farmlands as nutrient resources for crop growth: Assessment of in rural China. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 146, 412-423.

Chen, S., Hu, J., Guo, Y., Belzile, N., Deng, T.-L. (2020) Enhanced kinetics and super selectivity toward Cs+ in multicomponent aqueous solutions: A robust Prussian blue analogue/polyvinyl chloride composite membrane. Environment Research, 189,109952, 9 pages.

Wang, B., Li, M., Wen, X., Yang, Y., Zhu, J., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., Liu, M., Chen, S. (2020) Distribution characteristics, potential contribution, and management strategy of crop straw and livestock-poultry manure in multi-ethnic regions of China: A critical evaluation. Journal of Cleaner Production, 274, 123174, 10 pages.

Chen, S., Hu, J., Han, S., Guo, Y., Belzile, N., Deng, T.-L. (2020) A review on emerging composite materials for cesium adsorption and environmental remediation on the last decades. Separation and Purification Technology, 251, 117340, 15 pages.

Lü, J., Fu, Y., Huang, L., Teng, D., Chen, H., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W. (2020) Preparation of a new high-performance calcium-based desulfurizer. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 121914, 8 pages.

Aždajić, M., Belzile, N., Gunn, J.M., Blais, J.M. Poulain, A.J. (2020) Effects of a decade of selenium emission reductions on mercury accumulation in aquatic biota in the Sudbury region of Ontario. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, (on-line),

Jiang, X.Q., Nie, J., Bian, L., Dong, F., Song, M.X., He, Y., He, H.C., Zheng, Z.Q., Huo, T.T., Li, B., Belzile, N., Sun, S., Zou, H. (2019) Competitive adsorption of uranyl and toxic trace metal ions at MFe2O4-montmorillonite (M = Mn, Fe, Zn, Co, or Ni) interfaces. Clays and Clay Minerals, (on line)

Xu, Q., Yu, X., Guo, Y., Deng, T.-L., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N. (2019) Seasonal variations of phosphorus species in the overlying and porewaters of the Tuohe River, China. Journal of Chemistry, 2019, 6727239, 9 pages.

Greasly, A., Belzile, N., Yang, G. (2019) H2S protects cardiac cell hypertrophy through regulation of selenoproteins. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2019, 6494306, 12

Chen, Y.-W., Yu, X., Belzile, N. (2019) Arsenic speciation in surface waters and lake sediments in an abandoned mine site and field observations of arsenic ecotoxicity. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 205, 106349. + 11 pages of on-line supporting information. doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2019.106349

Cui, W., Hou, H., Chen, J., Yu, X. Guo, Y., Tao, Z., Deng, T.-L., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N. (2019) Speciation analysis of iodate and iodide in high salt brine by high performance liquid chromatography and inductively coupled plasma  mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 34, 1374-1379. doi: 10.1039/C9JA00121B  

Wang, B., Zeng, D., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N., Bai, Y., Zhu, J., Shu, J., Chen, S. (2019) Adsorption behaviors of phenanthrene and bisphenol A in purple paddy soils amended with straw-derived DOM in the West Sichuan Plain of China. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 169, 737-746.

Bian, L., Nie, J., Jiang, X., Song, M., Dong, F., Shang, L., Deng, H., He, H., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., Xu, B., Liu, X. (2019) Selective adsorption of uranyl and potentially toxic metal ions at the core-shell MFe2O4-TiO2 (M = Mn, Fe, Zn, Co, or Ni) nanoparticles. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 365, 835-845.

Wu, C., Li, Y., Chen, M., Luo, X., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N., Huang, S. (2018) Adsorption of cadmium on degraded soils amended with maize-stalk-derived biochar. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, 2331. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15112331

Nie, J., Bian, L., Gu, X., Jiang, X., Dong, H., Song, M., Dong, F., Zhang, L., He, H., He, P., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., Sun, S. (2018) Biosynthesized magnetite-perovskite (XFe2O4-BiFeO3) interfaces for toxic trace metal removal from aqueous solution. Ceramics International, 21210-21220.

Appiah-Hagan, E., Chen, Y.-W., Yu, X., Arteca, G.A., Pizarro, J., Mercier, L., Wei, Q., Belzile, N. (2018) Simple and energy-saving modifications of coal fly ash to remove simultaneously six toxic metal cations from mine effluents. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6, 5498-5509.

Chen, Y.-W., Yu, X., Appiah-Hagan, E. Pizarro, J., Arteca, G.A., Mercier, L., Wei, Q. Belzile, N. (2018) Utilization of low-cost adsorbents to remove anionic As(V), Cr(VI), Mo(VI) and Se(IV) from mine waters. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6, 2470-2479.

Martin, A., Fraser, C., Simpson, S., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., London, J., Wallschläger, D.  (2018). Hydrological and biogeochemical controls governing the speciation and accumulation of selenium in a wetland influenced by mine drainage: Selenium speciation and accumulation in wetland. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 37, 1824-1838. doi:10.1002/etc.4123

Lock, A., Wallschläger, D., Belzile, N., Spiers, G., Gueguen, C.  (2018) Rates and processes affecting As speciation and mobility in lake sediments during aging. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 66, 338-347.

Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W. (2017) Thallium in the environment: A critical review focused on natural waters, soils, sediments and airborne particles. Applied Geochemistry, 84, 218-243.

Lock, A., Wallschläger, D., McMurdo, C., Tyler, L., Belzile, N., Spiers, G.  (2016) Validation of an updated fractionation and indirect speciation procedure for inorganic arsenic in oxic and suboxic soils and sediments. Environmental Pollution, 219, 1102-1108.

Chen, Y.-W., Alzahrani, A., Deng, T.-L., Belzile, N. (2016) Valence properties of tellurium in different chemical systems and its determination in refractory environmental samples using hydride generation–atomic fluorescence spectroscopy. Analytica Chimica Acta, 905, 42-50.

Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W. (2015) Tellurium in the environment: A critical review focused on natural waters, soils, sediments and airborne particles. Applied Geochemistry, 63, 83-92.

Holman, K.L., Schummer, M.L., Petrie, S.A., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N. (2015) Inorganic contaminants, nutrient reserves and molt intensity in autumn migrant red-necked grebes (Podiceps grisegena) at Georgian Bay. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 69, 399-410. doi:10.1007/s00244-015-0200-5

Pizarro, J., Castillo, X., Jara, S., Ortiz, C., Navarro, P., Cid, H., Rioseco, H., Barros, D.,  Belzile, N. (2015) Adsorption of Cu2+ on coal fly ash modified with functionalized mesoporous silica. Fuel, 156, 96-102.

Deng, T.-L., Wu, Y., Yu, X., Guo, Y., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N. (2014) Seasonal variations of arsenic at the sediment-water interface of Poyang Lake, China. Applied Geochemistry, 47, 170-176.

Li, D.C., Deng, T.-L., Guo, Y., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N. (2014) Solvent extraction of tellurium from chloride solutions using tri N-butyl phosphate: conditions and thermodynamic data. The Scientific World Journal, 2014, 458705-1/7.

Truong, H.Y.T., Chen, Y.-W., Saleh, M., Nezhati, S., George, G.N., Pickering, I.J., Belzile, N. (2014) Proteomics of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans and X-ray absorption spectroscopy to investigate mercury methylation in presence of selenium. Metallomics, 6, 465-475. doi:10.1039/c3mt00323j

Filella, M., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W. (2013) Human exposure to antimony. IV. Contents in human blood.  Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology,43, 2071-2105.

Brady, C., Petrie, S.A., Schummer, M.L., Badzinski, S.S., Belzile. N., Chen, Y.-W. (2013)    Effects of dietary selenium on the health and survival of captive wintering lesser scaup. Environmental Pollution, 175, 8-15.

Truong, H.Y.T., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N. (2013) Effect of sulfide, selenite and mercuric mercury on the growth and methylation capacity of the sulfate reducing bacterium Desulfovibrio desulfuricansScience of the Total Environment, 449, 373-384.

Filella, M., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W. (2013) Human exposure to antimony. III. Contents in some human excreted biofluids (urine, milk, saliva).  Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 43, 162-214.

Schummer, M.L., Course, C., Petrie, S.A., Badzinski, S.S., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile. N. (2012) Hepatic concentrations of elemental contaminants and their relationships with nutrient reserves in Fall-migrant common loons at Lake Erie. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 62, 704-713. doi:10.1007/s00244-011-9724-5

 Ware, L.L., Petrie, S.A., Badzinski, S.S., Bailey, R.C, Chen, Y.-W., Belzile. N. (2012) Effects of elevated selenium on  body condition, oxidative stress, and organ heath in greater scaup wintering on Lake Ontario. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 36, 506-511. doi:10.1002/wsb.158

Filella, M., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W. (2012) Human exposure to antimony. II. Contents in some human tissues often used in biomonitoring (hair, nails, teeth).  Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 42, 1052-1115.

Schummer, M.L., Petrie, S.A., Badzinski, S.S., Deming, M., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile. N. (2011) Elemental contaminants in livers of mute swans on Lakes Erie and St. Clair. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 61, 677-687. doi:10.1007/s00244-011-9659-x

Martin, A.J., Simpson, S., Fawcett, S.,  Wiramanaden, C.I.E., Pickering, I.J., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., London, J., Wallschläger, D. (2011) Biochemical mechanisms of selenium exchange between water and sediments in two contrasting lentic environments. Environmental Science and Technology, 45, 2605-2612.

Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., Filella, M. (2011) Human exposure to antimony. I. Sources and intake.  Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 41, 1309-1373.

Yang, D.Y., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N. (2011) Evidences of non-reactive mercury selenium compounds generated from cultures of Pseudomonas fluorescensScience of the Total Environment, 409, 1697-1703. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.01.030 

Zhao, Q.X., Chen, Y.-W., Montaut, S., Joly, H.A., Wang, M., Belzile, N. (2010) Synthesis, identification and analytical features of high purity trimethylselenonium iodide. Journal of Sulfur Chemistry, 31, 373-385.

Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N. (2010) High performance liquid chromatography coupled to atomic fluorescence spectrometry for the speciation of the hydride and chemical vapour-forming elements As, Se, Sb and Hg: A critical review. Analytica Chimica Acta, 671, 9-26. doi:10.1016/j.aca.2010.05.011

Zhao, Q.X., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N., Wang, M. (2010) Low volume microwave digestion and direct determination of selenium in biological samples by hydride generation-atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Analytica Chimica Acta, 665-123-128. doi:10.1016/j.aca.2010.03.040

Yang, D.Y., Ye, X., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N. (2010) Inverse relationships between selenium and mercury in tissues of young walleye (Stizosedion vitreum) from Canadian boreal lakes. Science of the Total Environment, 408, 1676-1683. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.11.049 

Schummer, M.L., Badzinski, S.S., Petrie, S.A., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile. N. (2010) Selenium accumulation in sea ducks wintering at Lake Ontario. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 58, 854-862. doi:10.1007/s00244-009-9370-3

Filella, M., Philippo, S., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., Quentel, F. (2009) Natural attenuation processes applying to antimony: A study on the abandoned antimony mine in Goesdorf, Luxembourg.  Science of the Total Environment, 407, 6205-6216. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.08.027   

Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., Yang, D.Y., Truong, Y.T.H., Zhao, Q.X. (2009) Selenium bioaccumulation in freshwater organisms and antagonistic effect against mercury assimilation. Environmental Bioindicators, 4, 203-221.  

Filella, M., Williams, P.A., Belzile, N. (2009) Antimony in the environment: knowns and unknowns.  Environmental Chemistry, 6, 95-105. doi:10.1071/EN09007

Polack, R., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N.  (2009) Behaviour of Sb(V) in the presence of dissolved sulfide under anoxic aqueous conditions. Chemical Geology, 262, 179-185. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.01.008

Chen, Y.-W., Truong, Y.T.H., Belzile, N.  (2009) Abiotic formation of elemental selenium and role of iron oxide surfaces. Chemosphere, 74, 1079-1084. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2008.10.043

Yang, D.Y., Chen, Y.-W., Truong, Y.T.H., Belzile, N.  (2009) Improvement of the reliability of methylmercury determination in environmental samples. Analytica Chimica Acta, 633, 157-164. doi:10.1016/j.aca.2008.10.045

Yang, D.Y., Chen, Y.-W. , Gunn, J.M., Belzile, N.  (2008) Selenium and mercury in organisms: interactions and mechanisms. Environmental Reviews, 16, 71-92doi:10.1016/j.aca.2008.10.045

Belzile, N., Lang, C.Y., Chen, Y.-W., Wang, M. (2008) The competitive role of organic carbon and dissolved sulfide in controlling the distribution of mercury in freshwater lake sediments. Science of the Total Environment, 405, 226-238. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.06.034

Filella, M., Belzile, N., Lett, M.C. (2007) Antimony in the environment. A review focused on natural waters. III. Microbiota relevant interactions. Earth-Science Reviews, 80, 195-217. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2006.09.003

Chen, Y.-W., Li, L., D’Ulivo, A., Belzile, N. (2006) Extraction and determination of elemental selenium in sediments – A comparative study.  Analytica Chimica Acta, 577, 126-133. doi:10.1016/j.aca.2006.06.020

Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., Wu, G.J., Appanna, V. (2006) Detoxification of selenite and mercury by reduction and mutual protection in the assimilation of both elements by Pseudomonas fluorescensScience of the Total Environment, 367, 704-714. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.03.008

Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., Gunn, J.M., Tong, J., Alarie, Y., Delonchamp, T., Lang, C.Y. (2006) The effect of selenium on mercury assimilation by freshwater organisms. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 63, 1-10. doi:10.1139/F05-202

Chen, Y.-W., Li, Y., Cai, M.-F., Belzile, N. (2006) Preventing oxidation of iron sulphide minerals by polyethylene polyamines. Minerals Engineering, 19, 19-27. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2005.04.007

Lang, C.Y., Chen, Y.-W., Tong, J., Wang, M., Belzile, N. (2005) Determination of total mercury in porewater of lake sediments: control of interference from dissolved organic carbon and sulfide. Canadian Journal of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, 50, 167-174.

Cai, M.-F., Chen, Y.-W., Dang, Z., Belzile, N. (2005) The passivation of pyrrhotite by surface coating. Chemosphere, 61, 659-667. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2005.03.032

Chen, Y.-W., Zhou, M.D., Tong, J., Belzile, N. (2005) Application of photochemical reactions in the speciation of selenium in natural waters by hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectrometry.  Analytica Chimica Acta, 545, 142-148. doi:10.1016/j.aca.2005.02.079

Chen, Y.-W., Zhou, X.L., Tong, J., Belzile, N. (2005) Photochemical behavior of inorganic and organic selenium compounds in various aqueous solutions. Analytica Chimica Acta, 545, 149-157. doi:10.1016/j.aca.2005.03.033

Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., Li, Y., Cai, M.-F. (2004) A review on pyrrhotite oxidation. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 84, 65-76. doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2004.03.003

Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., Gunn, J.M., Dixit, S.S. (2004) Sediment trace metal profiles in lakes of Killarney Park, Canada: from regional to continental influence. Environmental Pollution, 130, 239-248. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2003.12.003

Chen, Y.-W., Deng, T.L., Filella, M., Belzile, N.  (2003) Distribution and early diagenesis of antimony species in sediments and porewaters of freshwater lakes. Environmental Science and Technology, 37, 1163-1168. doi:10.1021/es025931k

Chen, Y.-W., Tong, J., D’Ulivo, A., Belzile, N.  (2002) Determination of mercury by continuous cold vapor atomic fluorescence spectrometry using micromolar concentration of sodium tetrahydroborate as reductant solution.  Analyst, 127, 1541-1546. doi:10.1039/b207896a

Filella, M., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W. (2002) Antimony in the environment. A review focused on natural waters. II. Relevant solution chemistry. Earth-Science Reviews, 59, 265-285. PII: S0012-8252(02)00089-2

Filella, M., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W. (2002) Antimony in the environment. A review focused on natural waters. I. Occurrence. Earth-Science Reviews, 57, 125-176. PII: S0012-8252Ž01.00070-8

Wang, Z., Gao, Y.X., Belzile, N., (2001) Microwave digestion of environmental and natural waters for selenium speciation. Analytical Chemistry, 73, 4711-4716. doi:10.1021/ac010330h

Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N. Gunn, J.M. (2001) Antagonistic effect of selenium on mercury assimilation by fish populations near Sudbury metal smelters? Limnology and Oceanography, 46, 1814-1818. 2001 ASLO

Deng, T., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N. (2001) Antimony speciation at ultra-trace levels using hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectrometry and 8-hydroxyquinoline as an efficient masking agent. Analytica Chimica Acta, 432, 297-306. PII: S0003-2670(00)01387-8

Deng, T., Liao, M., Wang, M., Chen, Y.-W., Belzile, N. (2001) Enhancement of gold extraction from the biooxidation residues in an acidic sodium sulphite - thiourea system. Minerals Engineering, 14, 263-268. 0892-6875(00)00181-3

Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., Wang, Z. (2001) Oxidation of Sb (III) by amorphous iron and manganese oxyhydroxides. Chemical Geology, 174, 379-387. PII: S0009-2541Ž00.00287-4

Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W., Xu, R. (2000) Early diagenetic behaviour of selenium in lake sediments. Applied Geochemistry, 15, 1439-1454. PII: S08 83-2927(00)00011-1

Joly, H.A., Li, H., Belzile, N. (2000) Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry of humic substances extracted from Canadian lake sediments. Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 78, 51-63. 

Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W. (1999) Analytical procedure for the determination of antimony (III) and total antimony in amorphous iron and manganese oxyhydroxides. Canadian Journal of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, 44, 85-88.

Zhou, S., Belzile, N., Chen, Y.-W. (1998) Microwave digestion of fish tissues and determination of Cu, Se and Hg by atomic absorption spectrometry. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 72, 205-216. 

Chen, Y.-W., Joly, H.A., Belzile, N. (1997) Determination of elemental sulfur in environmental samples by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. Chemical Geology, 137, 195-200. PII: 0009-2541(96)00163-5

Belzile, N., Maki, S., Chen, Y.-W., Goldsack, D. (1997) Inhibition of pyrite oxidation by surface treatment. The Science of the Total Environment, 196, 177-186. PII: 0048-9697(96)05410-1

Xu, R., Chen, Y.-W., Huang, J., Belzile, N. (1997)  Determination of selenium species in porewater and sediment samples by hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry and high performance liquid chromatography. Canadian Journal of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, 42, 56-62.

Belzile, N., Chen, H., Huang, J., Chen, Y.-W. (1997) Determination of trace elements in lake waters by X-ray fluorescence after a precipitation pre-concentration. Canadian Journal of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, 42, 49-56.

Belzile, N., Joly, H.A., Li, H. (1997) Characterization of humic substances extracted from Canadian lake sediments. Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 75, 14-27. 

Belzile, N., Pizarro, J., Filella, M., Buffle, J. (1996) Sediment diffusive fluxes of Fe, Mn, and P in a eutrophic lake: Contribution of lateral versus bottom sediments. Aquatic Sciences, 58, 327-354. 1015-1621/040327-28

Tessier, A., Fortin, D., Belzile, N., De Vitre, R.R., Leppard, G.G. (1996) Metal sorption to diagenetic Fe and Mn oxyhydroxides and associated organic matter: narrowing the gap between field and laboratory measurements. Geochimimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 60, 387-404. 0016-7037-96

Elwaer, N., Belzile, N. (1995) Microwave dissolution of lake sediments and mine tailings and determination of arsenic and selenium by atomic absorption spectrometry. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 61, 189-194. 

DeVitre, R.R., Belzile, N., Tessier, A. (1991) Speciation and adsorption of As on diagenetic iron oxyhydroxides. Limnology and Oceanography, 36, 1480-1485. 1991 ASLO

Belzile, N., Tessier, A. (1990) Interactions between arsenic and iron oxyhydroxides in natural sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 54, 103‑109. 0016-7037/90

Belzile, N., De Vitre, R.R., Tessier, A. (1989)  In situ collection of diagenetic iron and manganese oxyhydroxides from natural sediments. Nature, 340, 376‑377. 1989 NPG  

Belzile, N., Lecomte, P., Tessier, A. (1989) Testing re-adsorption of trace elements during partial chemical extractions of bottom sediments. Environmental Science and Technology, 23, 1015‑1020. 0013-936X/89/0923-10-15

Belzile, N. (1988) The fate of arsenic in sediments of the Laurentian Trough. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 52, 2293‑2304. 0016-7037/88

Belzile, N., Lebel, J. (1988) Selenium profiles in the sediments of the Laurentian Trough. Chemical Geology, 62, 99‑103. 0009-2541/88

Takayanagi, K., Belzile, N. (1988) Profiles of dissolved and acid‑leachable selenium in a sediment core from the lower St. Lawrence Estuary. Marine Chemistry, 24, 307‑314. 0304-4203/88

Edenborn, H.M., Belzile, N., Mucci, A., Lebel, J., Silverberg, N. (1986) Observations on the diagenetic behavior of arsenic in a deep coastal sediment. Biogeochemistry, 2, 359‑376.

Belzile, N., Lebel, J. (1986) Capture of arsenic by pyrite in near‑shore sediments. Chemical Geology, 54, 279‑281.

Edenborn, H.M., Mucci, A., Belzile, N., Lebel, J., Silverberg, N., Sundby, B. (1986) A glove box for the fine‑scale subsampling of aquatic sediment box cores. Sedimentology, 33, 147‑150.

Lebel, J., Belzile, N. (1980) A simplified automated chelometric method for the determination of sulphate in interstitial water and seawater. Marine Chemistry, 9, 237‑241.