Current research objectives:
- Chemical and mineralogical characterization of layered (clay minerals, LDH) and framework minerals (zeolites).
- Modification of minerals in order to obtain functional mineral materials e.g. adsorbents, catalysts and photofunctional composites.
- Determination of adsorption properties of mineral-based materials derived mainly from layered minerals and zeolites.
- The influence of intercalation and grafting processes on the structure, textural parameters and morphology of minerals.
Former research objectives:
- Synthesis, structural and mechanical properties of clay-polymer nanocomposites.
- Pillared clays – synthesis, characterization and catalytic applications.
- Efficiency and mechanisms of heavy metals immobilization using phosphates (in situ phosphate induced metal stabilization) as an alternative technique for soil remediation.
- Chemistry, mineralogy and thermodynamic stability of heavy metal phosphates.
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