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Admissions for PhD study in academic year 2022/2023

Director of the Institute of Geotechnics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences opens the 2nd round of admission for joint PhD study with the Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling at Technical University in Kosice in academic year 2022/2023 in the specialization Extraction and Processing of Earth Resources.

Deadline for e-application: August 17, 2022
Interview: August 24, 2022 (IGT SAS or via SKYPE)

Admissions for PhD study – Terms and Conditions for academic year 2022/2023 (download)

New topic of PhD study in academic year 2022/2023

Functional Materials for the Removal and Catalytic Oxidation of Organic Pollutants from Wastewater

Supervisor: Dr. Inna Melnyk
Consultant: Ing. Miroslava Václavíková, PhD.
The intensive industrial activity results in more organic pollutants, heavy metals, radionuclides, petroleum products, and other highly toxic substances enter to the environment in the form of solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes. In this PhD research, new adsorptive and catalytic nanomaterials will be developed for the removal of inorganic and organic wastes from the environment. The adsorbent part will be composed of one-pot synthesized SiO2 materials with different types of functional ligands both hydrophobic and hydrophilic moieties in order to interact with pollutants via hydrogen bonds, electrostatic interactions, coordination, and other interactions. These materials will be studied for Fe, Cu, Ni, Co ions adsorption. Metal-loaded silica particles will play a catalyst role to decompose the organic contaminants via advanced oxidation processes.
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