Investigations of adsorption on solids from aqueous solutions: study of the adsorption mechanistic pathways, preparation of new types of adsorbents based on carbonaceous aerogels, study of organic-clay composites for adsorption usage, study of bio sorption possibilities to remove pharmaceutical waste from polluted water;
Investigation of interactions between gases and carbonaceous solids: study of oxidation and spontaneous combustion process;
Evaluation of solids behaviour during their heating (thermal stability) under inert and/or oxidative atmosphere including determination of gas evolution;
Evaluation of stability of solid-liquid dispersions including particle size distribution;
Evaluation of solids propensity to spontaneous combustion process;
Evaluation of textural parameters of solids (internal surface, volume and/or size distribution of micropores and mesopores);
Evaluation of electrochemical properties of solids using voltammetry.
Laboratory of biochemical analyses
Past and ongoing research projects
Detection of trace amounts of pharmaceuticals and of hormonal contraception in waters as potential environmental pollutants;
Determination of the qualitative and quantitative composition of plant secondary metabolites, primarily of phenolic compounds and observation of their contribution in photo-protective processes;
Chromatographic analyses of photosynthetic pigments, examination of the role of xanthophyll cycle in protective mechanisms of higher plants;
Determination of antioxidant properties of low-molecular plant metabolites, observation of the effects of growth conditions on their biosynthesis;
Determination of gastrointestinal hormones and analysis of other factors enhancing insulin sensitivity in morbidly obese patients.
Determination of selected drugs in water and/or more complex matrices;
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of polyphenols in plant material (plant extracts, food or food supplements);
Electrophoresis of serum proteins of humans and animals
Electrophoresis of nucleic acids and DNA cleavage with restriction endonucleases
Isolation of monocytes from human peripheral blood
Assessment of antioxidant activity, qualitative and quantitative determination of selected low-molecular antioxidants.