Laboratory of Surface and Structural Properties of Soils and Plants

Department of Physical Chemistry of Porous Materials

Laboratory of Surface and Structural Properties of Soils and Plants

Supervisor: Prof. DSc Zofia Sokołowska

e-mail: z.sokolowska@ipan.lublin.pl

Research profile:
•Interfacial processes in soil physicochemical medium
•Surface properties as the indicators of changes in the soil and plant materials under environmental factors
•Physicochemical conditions affecting the formation and stability of soil structures
•Description of soil wettability, intermolecular interactions and stability of aggregates using surface free energy
•Acid-base equilibria in soil, soil particle charge, buffering capacity, cation exchange capacity
•Soil degradation: pollution acidification, alkalization, salinization, organic matter lost, structure destruction, hydrophobicity, laboratory simulation of processes
•Physicochemical methods for improvement and detoxification of degraded soils

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