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Experimental methods in the environment

Periods
January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2003
Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.04.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Chemistry   

Code Science Field
P305  Natural sciences and mathematics  Environmental chemistry 
P300  Natural sciences and mathematics  Analytical chemistry 
P402  Natural sciences and mathematics  Photochemistry 
B260  Biomedical sciences  Hydrobiology, marine biology, aquatic ecology, limnology 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (8)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  15660  PhD Marko Debeljak  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  307 
2.  04537  PhD Mladen Franko  Control and care of the environment  Head  2001 - 2003  607 
3.  19067  MSc Elizabeta Gabrijelčič  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2001 - 2003  107 
4.  18151  PhD Tjaša Jug  Plant production  Researcher  2001 - 2003  127 
5.  19068  PhD Urška Koren  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2001 - 2003  18 
6.  21244  PhD Jan Mavri  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  57 
7.  21387  PhD Branka Mozetič Vodopivec  Plant production  Researcher  2001 - 2003  142 
8.  11539  PhD Polonca Trebše  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2001 - 2002  510 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1540  University of Nova Gorica  Nova Gorica  5920884000  13,879 
Abstract
The basic activity within the research program is the development and application of new instrumental and other experimental methods for measurements and investigations of phenomena in the environment. The emphasis is on optical methods such as laser spectroscopy, which are combined with some specific methods like biosensors and classical separation techniques (liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, capillary electrophoresis). Among laser-based techniques the optothermal methods (photoacoustic spectroscopy, thermal lens spectrometry and photothermal beam deflection spectrometry), laser excited fluorescence and LIDAR will be most extensively used. New ultra-fast laser spectroscopic techniques will be introduced for studies of intermediates in photochemical reactions. The newly developed experimental methods will be applied for investigations of processes related to photochemical and biological degradation of organic pollutants in the environment. In addition to determination of pollutants in the environment, our research will be devoted to studies of fundamental processes (kinetics, mechanisms, stability, interactions with sediments, bioaccumulation) in laboratory conditions. Initially, the toxic compounds such as pesticides and their degradation products, and halogenated hydrocarbons and their precursors (humic substances) will be investigated. Methods based on biosensors, which enable direct estimation of toxicity of reaction by-products will be applied to monitor the efficiency of photochemical and biochemical degradation of pesticides. In addition to toxic compounds, some biologically active substances (carotenoids, flavonoids) will be subject of our investigations, since they can be used as indicators of the physiological status of organisms, the quality and authenticity of food products as well as the indicators of sources of water pollution. Methods which enable remote sensing will be used in investigations of atmospheric pollution and pollution of waters.
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