sorption & membrane materials & technologies
Head of laboratory
Department was found in 1993. Results of scientific work in the department
have been published in 140 articles in foreign and Ukrainian journals, 12
inventor's certificates and patents have been received.
The department maintains close scientific relations with colleagues from
South Africa, France, Turkey, Russia, and Great Britain.
The main field of research activity is the development of multifunctional
granulated inorganic materials based on zirconium, titanium, aluminum, tin oxides
and phosphates to be used in electrochemically stimulated methods of solution
purification from toxic, ionic impurities, including selective removal of components.
Developments of department are aimed on introducing scientific research into advanced
technologies in various branches of industry.
The main lines of research
The modern trends in research are Green chemistry, synthesis and
studies of nanostuctured sorption material properties.
- synthesis and studies on novel inorganic material properties, obtained by means of
- design of new purification methods of liquid and gaseous media by means of hybrid
sorption-membrane methods including electrodeionization;
- development of pilot (mobile and stationary) equipment for the purification
of different solutions including high quality potable water.
Research and applied results
- Novel inorganic gel sorbents have been developed, such as: based on zirconium
phosphate and multivalent metal oxides, which are capable to adsorb both cations
and anions simultaneously.
- Effectiveness of these materials in modern electrochemically stimulated processes
(electrosorption and electrodeionization) of ions removal from diluted solutions
has been shown.
- The modular pilot plant unit for water purification by means of electrodeionization
has been developed. Using inorganic membranes and various sorbents, based
on oxide materials, in the unit permits obtaining high-quality water and toxic
ions removal from various technological solutions, including wastes of plating industries.
Doctor of Chemical Sciences Yu.S. Dzyazko
Candidates of Chemical Sciences T.V. Maltseva,
A.V. Palchik, L.M. Rozhdestvenska, K.O. Kudelko.