Contract Research

Within its professional profile, Faculty of Environment offers the following area of activities:

• special analysis in the field of organic pollutants (hydrocarbons, dioxins, pesticides) and metals including metals in various environmental constituents (water, soil, sediments),
• quality system implementation in analytical laboratories, consultations, counselling and preparation of laboratory for accreditation,
• study of polluting emissions abatement in waste waters and gases,
• study orientated to waste production reduction and mineralization of energy intensity within industrial productions,
• fast contactless and non-destructive analysis of the unknown materials directly in the field (dumping sites, company, warehouses etc.) by means of portable analyzers – unknown substances identification, eventually their quantification (E.G. semi-quantitative analysis of metallic alloys, assessment of heavy metals volume, unknown substances identification (organic and inorganic) directly in closed packages, e.g. in plastic vessels or bags, methanol content volume in alcoholic beverages assessment without opening the bottle, etc.)
• in cooperation with Health Institute in Ústí nad Labem complex environmental study, study of the environmental influence on the health of inhabitants,
• in cooperation with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and other partners – complex material characterization including nanomaterials, usage of advances microscope techniques (SEM, TEM/HRTEM, AFM), radiographic diffraction, measuring surface properties, etc.),
• measuring nanomaterial functional properties (photo catalytic activity testing, sorptive properties, degradation effect tests),
• application of living microorganisms for the environment protection (environmental biotechnology) – bioremedification, special water treatment, development of full cell sensors, etc., cultivation and eventually immobilisation of microorganisms for these purposes,
• characterisation of soil communities: assessment of quantity, composition, metabolite activity and physiological state of the original soil microbe communities by means of established analytical and chemical methods (assessment of phospholipids fatty acids, definition of soil respiration and activities of soil enzymes representing biogeochemical cycles),
• GIS application in the environment, GIS projects in the environment of a map server, documentation in monument preservation and archaeology,
• exploitation of observation techniques, mapping by means of GPS, 3D laser scanning of the objects and things, quarries, realties, technologies and underground spaces etc.,
• biomonitoring and inventory survey of the animal and plant species, biological supervision, study and proposal of revitalization measures to support biodiversity