Inorganic chemical technology and environment engineering

Organisation

West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin

ul. Pułaskiego 10
70-322 Szczecin
Polska

Reference number
CO/3169

Department of Biotechnology (DB) groups specialists whose research is primarily focused on:

  • water and wastewater purification using membrane techniques (ultrafiltration, microfiltration, reverse osmosis and membrane distillation);

  • investigation of antifungal and antibacterial properties of nanomaterials (mainly nanomaterials used in building industry);

  • photocatalytic purification of water (removal of a variety of organic contaminants from water using photocatalytic oxidation);

  • membrane bioreactors (fermentation of various substances, like: whey, glycerol, cellulose, using bioreactors).

DB is involved in national and international projects; it has developed innovative, environmentally friendly solutions with a potential of industrial applications.

The DB research infrastructure includes modern analytical equipment such as an ion chromatograph, a high performance liquid chromatograph, total organic carbon analyzers, a nanoparticle size analyzer, a UV/Vis spectrometer and a variety of other laboratory equipment. Experiments are conducted using many laboratory scale and pilot scale installations.

 

The expertise offered includes:

  • providing solutions for water and wastewater purification using membrane techniques;

  • developing solutions for separation of impurities and products of bioprocesses from water;

  • investigation of antifungal and antibacterial properties of nanomaterials and photocatalytic purification of water.

DB seeks cooperation in the areas indicated above, with the use of its modern infrastructure (laboratories and equipment such as IC; HPLC; TOC; UV/Vis spectrometer; nanoparticle size analyzer; ultrasonic homogenization; bioreactors; antimicrobial properties determination; ultrafiltration, microfiltration, reverse osmosis and membrane distillation systems, photocatalytic reactors).