Environmental Biotechnology Research Centre

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Research focus of the Centre:

Wastewater toxicity assessment, biodegradation and toxicity assessment of chemica
ls,
measurement of metabolic activity of microorganisms, biological activity of contaminated
soil, PAH influence on soil bioremediation process, petroleum hydrocarbons biodegradation
by means of keratinolytic fungi, biological nitrogen and phosphorus remov
al, monitoring of
wastewater treatment plants, biological treatment of landfill leachates, wastewater sludge
stabilisation, biological and photochemical treatment of polluted groundwater, monitoring of
microbiological pollution of air in the area of wastew
ater treatment plants and waste landfills,
microbiological evaluation of the quality of water.

Polish research projects currently run in the Centre:

Ecotoxicological aspects of surface waters pollution by chemical plant protection products;

Evaluation of

environmental impact of petroleum pollution.

Protozoa, Metazoa and Sludge Age Influence on Nitrification of High Ammonia
Concentration


KBN 3 T09D 074 26, 2004


2007

European research projects currently run in the Centre:

Integration and optimization
of urban sanitation systems VISBYPROGRAMME
-

Project and
network. Polish
-

Swedish


Ukrainian Research Co
-
operation

Photocatalysis of the organic compounds originated from landfill leachates;

Photocatalysis of the organic compounds originated from landfil
l leachates
(past)
;

Assessment of Technologies for the Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products
in Sewage and Drinking Water Facilities to Improve Indirect Potable Reuse (POSEIDON) .

Assessment of Technologies for the Removal of Pharmaceutical
s and Personal Care Products
Environmental Biotechnology Research Centre

DEMETER

institution:

Siliesian University of Technology

The Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Energy

Environm
ental Biotechnology Department

type:

higher education

contact
persons:

Prof. Korneliusz Miksch, Ph.D.

address:

2 Akademicka Str., 44
-
100 Gliwice, Poland

tel./fax no:

(48
-
32) 237
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29
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15 / 237
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29
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46

e
-
mail:

kbs@polsl.gliwice.pl

e
-
mail:

rie8@polsl.pl


discipline:

environmental engineering, ecology, biotechnology

keywords:

water management, environmental biotechnology,
ecotoxicology


in Sewage and Drinking Water Facilities to Improve Indirect Potable Reuse (POSEIDON),
past



January 1 st, 2001


June 30th, 2004.

Another FP5 project: Sustainable reuse of wastewater in agricultural and urban areas with
regard

to environmental risk assessment and socio economic effects (SAMSON) is awaiting
evaluation.

There is another research project funded within the frames of Polonium programme carried
out in the Department
(past)
.

Scheme to Provide Training and Assistance
for Research Players for the Assessment of the
Fate and Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Estrogenic Compounds (PECs) Released into the
Environment, acronym TRITON, Contract No. EVK1
-
CT
-
2002
-
80015,
past

-

2002


2004.

Quality:

The researchers of the Centre p
ublish annually in papers in recognized scientific journals.
They own the rights of 4 patents. The scientists of the Department are also active in the
international organizations: Working Group "East and Middle Europe Countries MOEL" of
the ATV
-
DVWK (Germa
n Association of Water, Wastewater and Waste, Germany
)
, Working
Group of Environmental Biotechnology of the European Federation of Biotechnology,
Working Group for Environmental Engineering of the European Society for Engineering
Education. They were award
ed by Ministry of Education for Achievements in Scientific
Research Discipline (1981), Ministry of Environmental Protection (1999) and Ecological
Foundation Silesia (1991 & 1998).

Equipment:

Laboratory rooms are well equipped.

It is possible to provide
standard wet analysis in water and wastewater there. It is also possible
to perform measurements by using Shimadzu TOC
-

VCSH Analyzer coupled with SSM
(Solide Sample Module SSM
-
500 A) and FT
-
IR (FTS 135 BIO RAD) spectrometer as well as
HPLC

UVD (Gynkotek
). Prior to instrumental analyses we can take the opportunity of
preparing samples with SPC
-
Baker (Solid Phase Extraction) columns.

It is possible to provide standard wet analysis in water and wastewater there. It is also possible
to perform analysis with
HPLC, IR spectrophotometry, and UV
-
VIS spectrophotometry.

Common microbiological and hydrobiological investigations are provided (e.g. metabolic
activity of microorganisms in soil and activated sludge, microbiological evaluation of water
quality) as well a
s toxicity and fitotoxicity tests
-

long and short term
-

with fish, crustacean,
algae, earthworms and plants (last one in climate chamber).

There are many laboratory scale set
-
ups for wastewater treatment.

There is also a seminary/social room with well eq
uipped library and several computers with
free access to Internet for students.

Human resources:

There are 23 persons of permanent staff in the Department including 1 professor, 8 doctors, 8
Ph.D. students, 5 technicians, and 1 administrative worker.

Th
ere are 27 persons of permanent staff in the Department including 1 professor, 12 doctors,
8 Ph.D. students, 5 technicians, and 1 administrative worker.


Scientific co
-
operation:

Vienna University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute for

Water Quality
and Waste Management, Austria; University of Gent, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and
Technology LabMET, Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Belgium;
Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, Department of Water Technolo
gy and
Environmental Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic; Groupe Chimie de lEnvironnement,
Laboratoire de Chemie et Applications, Universite de Metz, France; Institute of Thermal
Process Technology, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany; International
es
Hochschulinstitut IHI Zittau, Chair for Environmental High Technology, Germany;
University of Santiago de Compostela, Department of Chemical Engineering, Spain; Swiss
Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology EAWAG, Environmental
Engine
ering Division, Switzerland.

Co
-
operation with industrial partners:

The Department has cooperated with numerous industrial plants for example estimating
environmental influence of wastewater, resolving problems with municipal and industrial
wastes, monit
oring municipal waste landfills, evaluating the influence of cooling waters on
aquatic biota. Since 1995 there have been performed research evaluating biodegradation of
surface
-
active substances contained in washing and cleaning agents.

Materials prepared

by
NCP
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Poland

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