The achievement demonstrates how spatial planning improves reliability of planned HPPs and transmission lines if risk informed decisions related to extreme weather events (EWE) are made. Different cost categories provide insights into the economic impact of EWE; siting of electric power infrastructure taking into account risk considerations pays off. These considerations have been presented in October, November and December 2016 to ELES - Slovenia’s electric power transmission system operator, and MOP - Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, both in the context of future strategic planning of energy infrastructure in Slovenia.
F.17 Transfer of existing technologies, know-how, methods and procedures into practiceCOBISS.SI-ID: 30086183
The achievement is about new approach to systematic, transparent, and reproducible appraisal of sustainability as related to electricity production. The common sustainability components, i.e. economy, environment, and society, are integrated into evaluation of the feasibility, rationality, and uncertainty of the energy mix alternatives. By this it was demonstrated that maximum share of energy produced in Slovenia by wind and photovoltaic technology is between 8% and 15% by 2050,which makes them less sustainable than other technologies, since they do not meet sustainability goals from the economic and social points of view. These results have been presented to the Directorate of Energy and the Parliament of Slovenia in 2016. They have been consequently taken into account in preparing Energy Concept of Slovenia by 2055.
F.23 Development of new system-wide, normative and programme solutions, and methodsCOBISS.SI-ID: 29133863
The patent application deals with the system to control the removal of mercury in the desulphurisation plants in the coal burning sector. The principle of operation is based on the flow system, where hg is stripped between gaseous and liquid phase; removed elemental mercury from the solution is detected by atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The device is validated in pilot plant and achieves a sensitivity that is relevant to real use.
F.06 Development of a new productCOBISS.SI-ID: 29658663
For understanding molecular mechanisms of metal-dependent life processes, it is necessary to study the interactions of metal ions and their species with genes, proteins, metabolites and other biomolecules within organisms and ecosystems. In support to these investigations, speciation analysis, which combines high resolution separation techniques like high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with selective and sensitive elemental detector as inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) represents an indispensable analytical tool. Among recent developments and emerging directions in HPLC, monolithic stationary phases acquired a major importance. Despite their high potential and simplicity of hyphenation to mass spectrometric detectors, monoliths were rarely employed in elemental speciation analysis. The present work overviews the advantages of the use of monolithic chromatography (high selectivity, rapidness of the separation, robustness, possibility to join different stationary phases into a single chromatographic column) as an alternative to commonly applied particle-packed chromatographic columns, and provides information on successful applications of monolithic chromatography in the field of speciation analysis. As a part of analytical methodology, monolithic chromatography can importantly contribute to the information obtained from the experimental results on biomolecules within organisms and ecosystems, thus extending the knowledge in the field of metallomics, biochemistry and medicine. The achievement was presented as a review paper in a highly ranked Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry.
B.06 OtherCOBISS.SI-ID: 29614631
In this work, analytical procedures for speciation of chromium, aluminum and tin in environmental and biological samples are presented. Special care is devoted to steps in analytical procedures that ensure species integrity during the sampling and sample storage, sample pre-treatment and sample preparation. Instrumental analysis applying hyphenation of liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas chromatography (GC) with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) are also overviewed and. Attention is drawl to mistakes due to wrongly applied analytical methodology that lead to false results. In chromium and tin speciation, the use of enriched isotopes for accurate quantification of elemental species by isotope dilution (ID)-ICP-MS analysis is presented. The potential of the use of enriched stable isotopic tracers to follow the processes during the analytical procedures and transformation of elemental species under environmental conditions is also discussed. The achievement that was presented as a book chapter in book Metallomics enables to share information on the importance of speciation analysis in support of environmental studies, health related issues, control of industrial processes and products and quality of food.
B.06 OtherCOBISS.SI-ID: 29741863