Department of Physical Chemistry of Porous Materials

Department of Physical Chemistry of Porous Materials

Department of Physical Chemistry of Porous Materials

Profile of scientific activity:

  • surface physical chemistry of agricultural materials: mineral and organic soils, clay minerals, organic matter, plant roots, etc.
  • gas, vapour and ions adsorption processes; surface areas, surface energetic non-homogeneity (distribution of adsorbing centres, average adsorption energy)
  • surface charge properties, distribution of charge generating surface functional groups, surface charge density
  • geometric heterogeneity of solid surfaces (fractal dimension)
  • porosity (mercury intrusion porosimetry), microporosity, structure formation, stability and improvement (soil conditioners), aggregation, flocculation
  • wettability of solid phase, surface free energy and its components
  • soil degradation processes -acidification, alkalization, salinization, heavy metal and organic pollution, DOC leaching
  • impact of stress conditions on plants and plant roots
  • decontamination of polluted soils, physicochemical melioration of degraded soils
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