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30 / 11 / 2021

3-D reconstruction of 300 km of Vltava river

The presented article was written thanks to the inter-university cooperation between the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the CTU in Prague (Department of Geomatics) and the Faculty of Environment UJEP (Department of Geoinformatics - KGI). The main topi...

1 / 10 / 2021

Remarkable properties of cerium dioxide, especially its surface

Cerium dioxide is one of the oxides formed of rare earth elements. It has remarkable physical and chemical properties, particularly the ability to cleave many chemical bonds in hazardous and biologically active substances. This ability is related to th...

9 / 7 / 2021

Destruction of toxic organophoshates using the bead cellulose

The RSC Advances journal (Royal Society of Chemistry) published recently an article describing the decomposition of toxic organophosphates with the aid of functionalized bead cellulose. In this paper, the team lead by Prof. Janos (Faculty of Environmen...

8 / 7 / 2021

“Plant pump“ in action

Perhaps all floodplains in Central Europe are contaminated by elements imprecisely but aptly called “heavy metals“. This contamination mostly results from past human activities, commonly during past centuries. The “heavy metals” can be considered almos...

2 / 6 / 2021

Identification of World War II bombing relics

Towards the end of World War II, strategic industrial sites were bombed by the Allies. In our region, these included important railway junctions (Ústí nad Labem, Karlovy Vary, Chomutov) or industrial plants (the chemical complex Záluží near Litvínov). ...

21 / 4 / 2021

Extending the glass-forming range of metallic glasses

Metallic glasses (predominantly composed of metals, therefore, also known as amorphous metals), represent possibly an unexpected class of glasses, which can be applied, for example, as bio-compatible materials (implants, surgical tools…), in biosensing...

10 / 3 / 2021

Which is better, TiO2 or CeO2?

That is the wrong question, each serves a different purpose. Though not always. Ing. Mazanec of the Military Research Institute in Brno compared different types of the decontamination agents used by NATO armies alongside TiO2 and CeO2 prepared at the F...