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Research at the Department of Environmental Engineering focuses on:

  • detailed ecological surveys of recent forms in post-mining regions (phytocenologic mapping and assessment of vegetation cover development),
  • study of revitalisation of subsidence basins and technology-related ponds in mining localities (biosorption, monitoring of surface water, biological treatment of mine water, soil seed bank for subsidence basins, qualitative and quantitative study of temporal and functional structures of phytophilic invertebrate associations),
  • development and design of new technologies for the redevelopment of post-mining regions,
  • revitalisation of river systems,
  • landscape and land-use planning, localization of brownfields,
  • environmental impacts of industrial technologies,
  • environmental impact assessment of thermal methods (particularly pyrolytic) in energy recovery of waste,
  • environmental impact assessment (EIA),
  • water treatment and purification technologies (clarification, flocculation, filtration, flotation, flotoflocculation, membrane processes, etc.),
  • environmental impacts of waste and industrial activities and their elimination,
  • biogas plant sludge as a source of nutrients for plants,
  • assessment of soil, geological and biological conditions,
  • sulphur removal from brown coal using Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans,
  • optimisation of black coal flotation (including bioflotation and bioflotoflocculation) and plastics,
  • new flotation agents on base of liquid products from the pyrolysis of waste,
  • application of bacterial leaching in the recovery of metals from mine waste dumps, and from metal-bearing and metallurgical waste,
  • the effect of bacterial leaching on black coal modifications,
  • biodegradation of oil substances,
  • decontamination of wastewater treatment plant sludge,
  • vermicomposting.


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