Department of Physical Chemistry of Porous Materials


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