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Clay Minerals and Waste Fly Ash Ceramics - special issue of Open Access Journal Minerals

M.A. Marta valášková, DRSc. has become a guest editor of a special issue of MDPI's journal Catalysts titled Clay Minerals and Waste Fly Ash Ceramics.

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Aerogels

Our results were presented at the Aerogels conference in Santiago de Compostela in Spain in 18-20th February 2020. This conference was organized by COST community (European cooperation in the field of science and technology.

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Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 - Open Access Journal by MDPI

MSc Martin Reli PhD is a Guest Editor in Special issue titled "Photocatalytic Redcution of CO2" inf MDPI journal with open access.

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We have developed a new reactor for waste biomass treatment

A pilot plant rotary bioreactor designed for the verification of aerobic and anaerobic biological processes of biomass conversion for both, wet and dry processes was developed within the project of Technology Agency of the Czech Republic EPSILON 3 No. TH03020064. The 10m3 chamber bioreactor is now being used for testing of batch aerobic fermentation or composting of biowaste from urban greenery maintenance, such as grass matter, trimming of flowers, shrubs and trees, etc. The pilot plant unit will also be possible to use for batch biogas production by dry fermentation of biowaste from urban greenery maintenance, agriculture or food production. Semi-automatic dosing and removal systems are being developed, these systems will allow the reactor to be used even for semi-continuous processes, especially for biogas production by wet co-fermentation, for example, slurry with phytomas or biowaste. The reactor will also be possible to use in wastewater treatment plants, for example, for thermophilic aerobic stabilization of excess sludge. The manufacturer of the equipment assumes piece production of the reactor, while the size and equipment of the device will be adjusted according to the requirements of the specific customer. The equipment prototype should be tested by the end of 2020.

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9. Czech – Polish Catalytic Seminar CzePoCat 9th

The Institute of Environmental Technology organized the 9th Czech-Polish Catalytic Seminar - CzePoCat 2020 in the lecture hall NA4, Nová aula, VŠB-TUO on Friday February 7th, 2020, which will focus on materials, their characterization and use in catalysis and photocatalysis. Over 70 participants attended the seminar, more than half of them from foreign universities.
The seminar has been opened by prof. Ing. Lucie Obalova, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Environmental Technology, followed by lectures by PhD and Postdoc students from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, University of Technology in Lodz, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, University of Pardubice, ICT Prague and VŠB-TUO. In their contributions, young scientists presented the topics of their work focused on the application of catalytic and photocatalytic processes in environmental protection and renewable energy production.


Main guests:

  • Prof. Dr hab. Andrzej Kotarba from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow,
  • Prof. Dr. hab. Lucjan Chmielarz from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • Prof. Dr. hab. Wojciech Macyk from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • Prof. Dr. hab. Janusz Ryczkowski from the University of Marie Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin
  • Prof. Dr. hab. Antoni W. Morawski from the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin
  • Dr. hab. Ing. Jacek Grams from the Lodz University of Technology
  • Dr. hab. Ing. Agnieszka Ruppert from the Lodz University of Technology
  • Dr. Anna Srebowata from the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw
  • Prof. Ing. Libor Capek, Ph.D. from the University of Pardubice
  • Prof. Ing. Michal Přibyl from the ICT Prague
  • Ing. David Kubička, Ph.D., MBA from the ICT Prague

CzePoCat 2020

This symposium was supported by EU structural funding in Operational Programme Research, Development and Education, project No. CZ.02.1.01./0.0/0.0/17_049/0008419 „COOPERATION“ and by Large Research Infrastructure ENREGAT under project No. LM2018098.“

The program of the seminar.


Seminar 'Environmental applications of residual biomass'

A seminar focused on Environmental applications of residual biomass took place on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 11:00. The seminar was opened by prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. followed by the lecture of Gerardo J.F. Cruz of the National University of Tumbes in Peru entitled Research Activities in the Group of “Use of Residual Biomass to Produce Materials for Different Applications”.

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8th International Conference on Chemical Technology

The eighth year of the international conference follows the long tradition of chemical technology conferences and aims to acquaint the professional public with the key challenges and problems of chemistry and energy in an international context. ICCT 2020

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Successful defense of the dissertation

Two PhD thesis were successfufly defended on Thursday 12th December 2019 – the thesis „Catalytic decomposition of NO“ (doctoral study program Process Engineering, FMST, VSB-TUO) by Ing. Tereza Bílková led by prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. and the thesis „Factors influencing photocatalytic properties of TiO2 - based materials in environmentally important reactions“ (doctoral study program Process Engineering, FMST, VSB-TUO) by Ing. Miroslava Edelmannová led by prof. Ing. Kamila Kočí, Ph.D.

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Development of cooperation with the National University of Tumbes

Institute of Environmental Technology is developing cooperation with the National University of Tumbes (Peru) in the field of research of decreasing water and air pollution with the use of sorption materials prepared from plant waste.

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Seminar with international participation

Institute of Environmental Technology has organized a seminar with international participation within the projects of the Institute of Environmental Technology - Excellent Research and Support of Cross-Sectoral Cooperation in the Field of Pollutant Reduction in the Environment and Waste Utilization. The main guests from the Finnish University of Oulu were prof. Riitta Keiski and Dr. Satu Pitkaä, who gave their presentations.

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EuropaCat 2019

Our results were presented at the 14th international congress: European Congress on Catalysis in Aachen held from 18th till 23rd August 2019.

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Successful defense of dissertation thesis

MSc. Svatopluk Michalik successfully defended dissertation thesis "Cesium as Co3O4 promotor for the catalytic decomposition of N2O" (doctoral research program process engineering, FMT, VSB-TUO) under the supervisor of prof. MSc. Lucie Obalova, PhD.

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Dean price for the best diploma thesis

MSc. Katerina Chamradova, PhD received red diploma in the follow-up Master’s degree program “Fire protection and industrial safety in the field of study Safety engineering” on Monday 24th June 2019. Her diploma thesis with title “Risk analysis of aerobic-anaerobic rotary bioreactor” was also awarded by the dean of faculty of safety engineering doc. MSc. Jiří Pokorný, PhD, MPA for the best defended diploma thesis in this field in academic year 2018/2019.

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Student scientific expert activity (SSEA) for students of a study program Process engineering, FMT, VSB-TUO

On May 13, 2019, under the auspices of prof. Mgr. Jana Kukutschová, Ph.D., Vice-Rector for Science and Research, VSB-TUO, a Student Scientific Expert Activity was held at the Institute of Environmental Technology at VSB-TUO for students of the Process Engineering Program at the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology VSB-TUO. 12 students from the follow-up master's degree program entered the competition. The aim of the competition was to support students' scientific, professional and presentation skills.

All competitors were prepared for SSEA and the jury, which consisted of prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. Ing. Petr Praus, Ph.D. and RNDr. Marta Valášková, DSc., had a difficult task.

The winner of the competition Bc. Tomáš Kiška received a check for CZK 5,000 for the work "Cesium Promoted Co3O4 Catalyst Deposited on Ceramic Foam Support for Nitrous Oxide Decomposition".

The second place and the check for CZK 4,000 was taken by Bc. Denis Lampa with the work "The effect of secondary nucleation on the physical properties of active pharmaceutical substances".

On the third place ended and the check for CZK 3,000 took Bc. Filip Kovár, whose work was entitled "Refining of crude caprolactam".

At the extraordinarily awarded fourth place ended and the check for CZK 1,000 took Bc. Jan Mucha with his work "Microfluidic device made by 3D printing - drop generators".


Successful defense of the dissertation

On April 12, 2019, Ing. Nela Ambrožová led by prof. Ing. Kamila Kočí, Ph.D. successfully defended her PhD thesis "PHOTOCATALYTIC CO2 REDUCTION ON MODIFIED TiO2" (doctoral study program Process Engineering, FMMI, VSB-TUO).


Lecture by Ing. Silwia Gorecka Ph.D.

We invite you to the lecture of our new colleague Ing. Silwia Gorecka Ph.D. on "Multicomponent oxide catalysts for environmental purposes" to be held on Wednesday 10. 4. 2019 at 9 a.m. in the IET boardroom.

8. Czech - Polish Catalytic Seminar CzePoCat 8th

On Friday February 15, 2019, the 8th year of the Czech-Polish Catalytic Seminar - CzePoCat 8th that is focused on materials, their characterization and use in catalysis and photocatalysis, took place in the Institute of Environmental Technology, VSB-TUO. The seminar was attended by 57 participants, of which 27 were foreign.
The seminar was opened by prof. Ing. Kamila Kočí, Ph.D. from the Institute of Environmental Technology, followed by lectures of doctoral students and postdocs from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Technology University of Lodz, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, University of Pardubice and VSB-TUO. In their contributions, young scientists presented the topics of their work focused on the application of catalytic and photocatalytic processes in environmental protection and renewable energy production.

Major guests:
  • Prof. Dr. hab. Andrzej Kotarba from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow,
  • Prof. Dr. hab. Lucjan Chmielarz from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • Prof. Dr. hab. Wojciech Macyk from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • Prof. Dr. dr. hab. Janusz Ryczkowski from the Marie Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin
  • Dr. hab. Ing. Jacek Grams from the Lodz University of Technology
  • Dr. Anna Srebowata from the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw
  • Prof. Ing. Libor Capek, Ph.D. from the University of Pardubice.
  • Ing. David Kubička, Ph.D., MBA from the ICT Prague

he seminar was followed by a tour of the laboratories of the Institute of Environmental Technologies. The seminar program is included.


The seminar was financially supported by the OP RDE project "IET-EV", registration number CZ.02.1.01 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 16_019 / 0000853.

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Seminar ‘Environmental applications of nanomaterials’

On Monday February 11, 2019, a seminar focused on the ecological use of nanomaterials took place in the premises of the Institute of Environmental Technology, VSB-TUO, from 9:30 a.m. The seminar was opened by Ing. Lenka Matějová, Ph.D. followed by lectures on the topic.

The main guest was:

  • Prof. Mark H. Rümmeli

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Catalytic seminar

On Wednesday February 6, 2019, a catalytic seminar organized by the catalytic group at the Czech Chemical Society focused on materials, their characterization and use in catalysis and photocatalysis took place in the Institute of Environmental Technology, VSB-TU Ostrava.
The seminar was opened by the director of the Institute of Environmental Technology, VSB-TUO prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D., followed by the introduction of the ENREGAT research infrastructure and then lectures by PhD students and postdocs from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, University of Pardubice, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of AS CR and VŠB-TUO. Topics focused on the application of catalytic and photocatalytic processes in environmental protection and renewable energy production were presented. The program also included two plenary lectures: a lecture by prof. Ing. Roman Bulánek, Ph.D. "Programmable Desorption: Theory and Application" and lecture by Ing. Pavel Kukula, Ph.D. "Industrial catalysts: from laboratory to practice".

The main guests were:

  • Prof. Ing. Roman Bulánek Ph.D. - The University of Pardubice
  • Ing. David Kubička, Ph.D., MBA - Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague
  • Ing. Pavel Kukula, Ph.D. - Ranido, s.r.o.


The seminar was followed by a tour of the laboratories of the Institute of Environmental Technology. The seminar program is included.

The seminar was financially supported by the Ostrava branch of the Czech Chemical Society and the ENREGAT research infrastructure project.

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The Institute of Environmental Technology has received a project to promote cross-sectoral cooperation in the field of reducing pollutants in the environment and waste recovery


The aim of the project is to establish and develop interdisciplinary cooperation between VSB-TUO, the Institute of Environmental Technology and four industrial companies, to jointly address selected current environmental issues with two-way transfer of information, knowledge and experience, and to link research-application problems with research findings.

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The Institute of Environmental Technology has received a project to promote excellent research

The aim of the project is to support the development of selected research activities of IET VSB-TU with the potential of practical applications, support and strengthening of research teams, development of infrastructure and strengthening of international scientific cooperation in order to increase the competitiveness of the center and its excellence in international research.

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Art and Science 2018

We have prepared a stand themed “Life-giving water” for this year of Art and Science. Thus all of our experiments and activities were related to what is happening in the water. For the youngest, an art spree with painting on the water surface was prepared. Kids created abstract patterns on photo paper or used colors to decorate the original floating garden. High school students determined the pH of unknown liquids using an aqueous solution of plant dyes. Both children and adults could play with light microscope, samples for them were found in the aquarium - microorganisms, mollusks, larvae or plant parts. The main attraction was the demonstration of a modern approach in agriculture - an aquaponic system of connecting fish farming with plant cultivation. You could see both representatives of the water kingdom in the form of carps and several species of plants with a root system floating in the water.


Student scientific expert activity (SSEA) for students of a study program Process engineering, FMT, VSB-TUO

Student scientific expert activity for students of the study program of Process Engineering at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering VSB-TUO was held under the auspices of prof. Ing. Petr Praus, Ph.D., Vice-Rector for Science and Research of VSB-TUO at the Institute of Environmental Technology on May 25, 2018. 16 students enrolled in the competition, of which thirteen were students of the follow-up Master's degree program and three students of the Bachelor's degree program. The aim of the competition was to support students' scientific, professional and presentation skills.

All contestants were prepared for SSEA and the jury consisting of prof. Ing. Petr Praus, Ph.D., doc. Ing. Michal Ritz and prof. Ing. Kamila Kočí, Ph.D., had a difficult role.

The winner of the competition received a check for CZK 5,000. It was Zdeněk Zikmund with his work “Dry Reforming of Hydrocarbons”.

The second place went to Bc. Monika Nogolová with her work "Catalytic decomposition as a possibility to reduce NO emissions" and she received a check for CZK 4,000.

Bc. Tomáš Glac ended on a third place with a work entitled “Possibilities of processing of biodegradable component of mixed municipal waste by anaerobic digestion method” and he received a check for CZK 3,000.


6th International Conference on Chemical Technology ICCT

We presented the results at the 6th International Conference on Chemical Technology in Mikulov on 16 - 18 April 2018.


Evenings with scientists - this time on an environmental theme

Invitation to another discussion in the PANT center with scientists of our university and OU as part of the cycle Evenings with scientists - this time on the environmental theme, Mgr. Jiří Bílek, Ph.D. and prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. will be debating on behalf of VŠB-TUO.


Catalytic seminar

A catalytic seminar focused on materials, their characterization and use in catalysis and photocatalysis took place in the premises of the Institute of Environmental Technology, VSB-TUO on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

The main guests were:

  • prof. Ing. Libor Čapek, Ph.D. - The University of Pardubice
  • prof. Ing. Roman Bulánek - The University of Pardubice
  • doc. Dr. Ing. Petr Klusoň - Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals in Prague
  • Ing. David Kubička, Ph.D., MBA – The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

The seminar was financially supported by the Ostrava branch of the Czech Chemical Society.

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7. Czech-Polish Catalytic Seminar – CzePoCat 7th

The 7th Czech-Polish Catalytic Seminar - CzePoCat 7th focused on materials, their characterization and use in catalysis and photocatalysis took place at the Institute of Environmental Technology, VSB-TUO on Friday, February 2, 2018. The seminar was opened by the Vice-Rector for Science and Research of VSB-TUO prof. Ing. Petr Praus, Ph.D., followed by lectures by doctoral students and postdoc students from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, the University of Technology in Lodz, the University of Pardubice, the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and from the VSB-TUO. In their papers, young scientists presented topics of their work focused on the application of catalytic and photocatalytic processes in environmental protection and renewable energy production.

Main guests were:

  • prof. Dr hab. Andrzej Kotarba from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • prof. Dr. hab. Wojciech Macyk from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • Dr. hab. Inž. Jacek Grams from the Lodz University of Technology
  • prof. Ing. Libor Čapek, Ph.D. from the University of Pardubice


The seminar was financially supported by the Vice-Rector for Science and Research prof. Ing. Petr Praus within the consortium PROGRES 3.

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Čtyřlístek on IET

Employees of the Institute of Environmental Technology prepared a series of annotated chemical experiments and a tour of IET laboratories for the clients of the Čtyřlístek facility - a center for the disabled on January 29, 2018.


Successful defense of the dissertation

Ing. Ladislav Svoboda led by prof. Ing. Petr Praus, Ph.D. successfully defended his dissertation “Preparation of semiconductor nanomaterials and their use for photocatalysis” (Ph.D. study program Process Engineering, FMT, VSB-TUO) on Thursday, January 18, 2018.


Successful defense of the dissertation

Ing. Anna Klegova led by prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. successfully defended her dissertation “Carrier shaped catalysts based on cobalt oxides for N2O decomposition” (Ph.D. study program Process Engineering, FMT, VSB-TUO) on Thursday, December 14, 2017.


64th Conference of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2017

We presented the results at the 64th CHISA 2017 Conference on 23 - 26 October 2017. Our team scored and won the second prize in the poster section.


Scientists' Night at IET

This year, employees of the Institute of Environmental Technology also participated in the nationwide event “Scientists' Night”, which was held on 6th October 2017.


Our Institute of Environmental Technology has been visited by over 300 visitors.

Even science can be fun. They wrote about us, even novinky.cz.

The demonstration-filled pavilion was the Institute of Environmental Technology, where tasks that combine knowledge of chemistry, physics, technology and process engineering are solved. During the event, interested parties could visit commented demonstrations on the topic: Bio-waste is a source of energy for the soil and for us, Energy from waste, How light deals with dirt, How it works in water, Molecules in motion, Air in motion.


Lecture on "Synthesis and characterization of bivalent metal orthosilicate of type M2SiO4"

We invite you to a lecture on the topic of:

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BIVALENT METAL ORTHOSILICATE OF TYPE M2SIO4,

to be delivered by Mr. Tarek Boudharaa from Tunis. The lecture takes place in the IET meeting room from 10:00 am on October 2, 2017.


Successful defense of the dissertation

Ing. Marcel Šihor successfully defended his dissertation thesis "Photocatalytic decomposition of nitrous oxide" in the doctoral study program Process Engineering (FMMI, VSB-TUO) under the leadership of prof. Ing. Kamila Kočí, Ph.D. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.


Invitation - INSTRUMENTAL NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS

We cordially invite you to a lecture


INSTRUMENTAL NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS,

presented by Prof. Marina Vladimirovna Frontasyeva, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russian Federation.

The lecture will be held in the meeting room of the Institute of Environmental Technology on September 4, 2017 at 10:30 am.

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13th European Congress on Catalysis EUROPACAT 2017

Members of the heterogeneous photocatalysis and air protection laboratories attended the Europacat international conference in Florence, Italy on 27 - 31 July 2017.


7th International Congress of Energy and Environment Engineering and Management (CIIEM7)

Anaerobic digestion laboratory members attended the 7th International Congress on Energy and Environment Engineering and Management (CIIEM7) on 17-19 July 2017 in Las Palmas. The members not only lectured actively, but also chaired the RENEWABLE ENERGIES and ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING sections.

ELITECAT2017 Summer School

The catalytic group participated ELITECAT2017 Summer School in Lyon, France on 3 – 7 July 2017.


Chemical Enginnering & Technology

Prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D. was a guest editor of a special edition of Chemical Engineering & Technology (CHISA 2016).

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Nagoya Institute of Technology

Internship abroad Ing. Tereza Bílková at the Nagoya Institute of Technology, led by Prof. Masaaki Haneda.


5th International Conference on Chemical Technology

We presented the results at the 5th International Conference on Chemical Technology ICCT 2017 in Mikulov on 10 - 12 April 2017.


2nd International Workshop on Graphene and C3N4-based Photocatalysts (IWGCP2)


6. Czech - Polish catalytic seminar CzePoCat 6th

The 6. Czech-Polish Catalytic Seminar - CzePoCat 6th focused on materials, their characterization and use in catalysis and photocatalysis took place at the Institute of Environmental Technology, VSB-TUO on Friday, February 3, 2017.
The seminar was opened by the Vice-Rector for Science and Research of VSB-TUO prof. Ing. Petr Praus, Ph.D. Afterwards, doctoral and postdoc students from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, the University of Marie Curie-Skłodowska in Lublin, the University of Technology in Lodz, the University of Pardubice, the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and VSB-TUO gave their 24 lectures. In their contributions they presented topics of their work focused on the application of catalytic and photocatalytic processes in environmental protection and renewable energy production. Both theoretical and practical research findings were discussed and international cooperation was encouraged. The seminar was attended by 40 people, of which 20 were from Poland.

The main guests were:

  • Dr. hab. Lucjan Chmielarz from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow,
  • prof. Dr. hab. Janusz Ryczkowski from the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin,
  • Dr. hab. Ing. Jacek Grams from the Lodz University of Technology,
  • Doc. Ing. Libor Čapek, Ph.D. from the University of Pardubice.

The seminar was followed by a tour of the laboratories of the Institute of Environmental Technology.

The seminar was organized under the auspices of the Vice-Rector for Science and Research prof. Ing. Petr Praus, Ph.D. and with the financial support of PROGRES 3.


“Improve your technique” November 11, 2016

The Institute of Environmental Technology participated in the University Open Day of VSB-TU Ostrava “Improve Your Technology”, which took place on November 10, 2016. Our university was visited by 1474 registered pupils and teachers from 33 schools (including 15 high schools) and other individuals.


Visit of foreign experts María de los Milagros and Federico Salvadores

Foreign experts - María De Los Milagros Ballari, Ph.D., and Federico Salvadores from the Littoral National University in Santa Fe, Argentina visited IET - Laboratory of heterogeneous photocatalysis in November 2016. The stay was focused on modeling of photocatalytic reactors for CO2 and N2O decomposition.


13th Pannonian International Symposium on Catalysis

The Catalytic and photocatalytic processes group presented the results at the 13th Pannon International Catalytic Symposium on 19 - 23 October in Siófok, Hungary.


Erasmus research internship

IET - Laboratory of Reduction and Plasma Processes was visited by foreign students from AGH - University of Science and Technology (Bc. Anna Wybitula, MSc. Mateusz Krzak) within the Erasmus research internship in July/September 2016. The theme of their work was: "Catalytic pyrolysis of waste sawdust to obtain high quality syngas".


Accredited methods on IET

In July, the IET laboratories successfully passed the CAI surveillance audit for the following methods: Determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Determination of volatile organic compounds by GC / MS and Determination of hydrocarbons by GC / FID, all methods for air matrix. Upon completion of the accreditation procedure, IET laboratories will be able to carry out accredited tests under these methods under the heading of the Accredited Laboratory of the Nanotechnology Center of VSB.

Visit of a foreign expert prof. Bahaa M. Abu-Zieda

IET – Laboratory of air protection was visited by a foreign expert - Bahaa M. Abu-Zied, who is a professor at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt in July/August 2016. The stay was focused on preparation, characterization and testing of MnxCo1.xCo2O4 catalysts for catalytic decomposition of N2O.

A short lecture by a foreign expert was held in the meeting room at 10 am August 4, 2016. The lecture was on the topic of N2O direct decomposition over MnxCo1.xCo2O4 catalysts.

 

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The Institute of Environmental Technology will acquire new instrumentation

Ostrava, 29 October 2015 - Since the beginning of this year, the Institute of Environmental Technology has been implementing a project entitled Extending and Assessing the Equipment of the Institute of Environmental Technology, which is supported by the Operational Program Research and Development for Innovations (OP RDI) with an amount of CZK 17.98 million. The purpose of the project is to improve conditions for research and development through the acquisition or development of research infrastructures supported by a research and development center. The specific objectives of the project include increasing the quality of R&D center with quality research teams, which has promising potential in terms of producing applicable results by strengthening the following research activities: research into anaerobic biotechnological processes of biowaste transformation; research on waste gas treatment processes; research into material utilization of solid residues; research into the consequences of long-term effects of polluted environments on organisms; research into the impacts of environmental contamination on changes in biodiversity; research of the impact of climatic conditions changes on photosynthetic activity of plants and research of adsorption from liquid environment. It is also a matter of strengthening the quality and speed of technology and knowledge transfer into practice and strengthening cooperation with the application sphere, while also backward transfer of new knowledge from the application sphere to the research process and educational activities. Last but not least, it is a strengthening of the research capacities of the Center with a positive impact on existing and future researchers of the Center with experience from R&D projects and cooperation with the application sphere.

Contact person:

prof. Ing. Lucie Obalová, Ph.D.
Director of IET
e-mail: lucie.obalova@vsb.cz
telefon: +420 597 327 300


5th Czech - Polish doctoral seminar

The 5th Czech-Polish doctoral seminar entitled “Materials, their characterization and use in catalysis and photocatalysis” took place at the Institute of Environmental Technology, VSB-TUO on Friday, November 27, 2015. The seminar was opened by the Vice-Rector for Science and Research of VSB-TUO prof. Ing. Petr Praus. Afterwards, PhD students from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, the University of Marie Curie-Skłodowska in Lublin, the University of Pardubice and the VSB-TUO gave lectures. In their contributions, they presented the topics of their work focused on the application of catalytic and photocatalytic processes in environmental protection and renewable energy production. Both theoretical and practical research findings were discussed and international cooperation was encouraged. The seminar was attended by 42 people, 22 of whom were from Poland.

The main guests were:

  • prof. Dr. hab. Andrzej Kotarba from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • prof. Dr. hab. Piotr Kustrowski from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • Dr hab. Lucjan Chmielarz from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • prof. Dr. hab. Janusz Ryczkowski from the University of Marie Curie-Skłodowska in Lublin
  • doc. Ing. Libor Čapek, Ph.D. from the University of Pardubice


Other participants from the ranks of foreign guests and students participating in an internship at IET were:

  • Dr. María de los Milagros Ballari (Littoral National University in Santa Fe, Argentina)
  • Ing. Pengwei Huo (Jiangsu University, China)
  • Ing. Federico Salvadores (Littoral National University in Santa Fe, Argentina)
  • Ing. Georgina Wu (Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia)

The seminar was financially supported by the Vice-Rector for Science and Research prof. Ing. Petr Praus, Ph.D. within the consortium PROGRES 3.