Ing. Olga Bičáková, Ph.D.

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About Me

1996 - 2001 University of Chemical Technology, Prague, Thesis: Copyrolysis of coal with solid organic waste products (2002 - Ph.D.)
1991 - 1996 University of Chemical Technology, Prague, Department of Gas Engineering, Coke Chemistry and Environmental Protection (MSc.)

Professional experience
Since 2012 Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics CAS, v.v.i., senior researcher, deputy head of the department of structure and properties of materials
2010 – 2012 Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics CAS, v.v.i., assistant scientist
2008 – 2010 Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics CAS, v.v.i., research worker
2002 – 2008 Maternity leave
1996 – 2002 Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics CAS, v.v.i., research and development worker in the field of chemical and energy processing of fuels

Scientific interests
• Characterization and reuse of the organic waste materials in the circular economy.
• Implementation of laboratory and macrolaboratory pyrolysis experiments.
• Study of the influence of process conditions on the conversion of organic materials.
• Study of the type of process (batch, continuous), for effective evaluation of waste materials.
• Material and energy balance of thermal processes.
• Gasification of various types of materials in batch mode.
• Analysis of gaseous substances by gas chromatography with FID and TCD detection.
• Technical analysis and physical properties of solid products obtained by decomposition from pyrolysis or gasification.
• Thermogravimetric analysis.
• Reviewer of international impact journals

Author or co-author of 10 scientific papers in IF journals; 251 citations excl. self-citations, H-index 7

Publishing Activity

1) Articles in impacted journals

Straka P., Buryan P., Bičáková O.: The formation of quasi-alicyclic rings in alkyl-aromatic compounds. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1154 (15), 455–462, 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2017.10.068

Straka P., Bičáková O., Šupová M.: Thermal conversion of polyolefins/polystyrene ternary mixtures: Kinetics and pyrolysis on a laboratory and commercial scales. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 128, 196–207, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.jaap.2017.10.010

Bičáková O., Straka P.: Co-pyrolysis of waste tire/coal mixtures for smokeless fuel, maltenes and hydrogen-rich gas production. Energy Conversion and Management, 116, 203–213, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.enconman.2016.02.069

Havelcová M., Bičáková O., Sýkorová I., Weishauptová Z., Melegy A.: Characterization of products from pyrolysis of coal with the addition of polyethylene terephthalate. Fuel Processing Technology, 154, 123–131, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2016.08.022

Havelcová M., Machovič V., Mizera J., Sýkorová I., René M., Borecká L., Lapčák L., Bičáková O., Janeček O., Dvořák Z.: Structural changes in amber due to uranium mineralization. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 158-159, 89–101, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.04.004

Straka P., Bičáková O.: Hydrogen-rich gas as a product of two-stage co-gasification of lignite/waste plastics mixtures. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39 (21), 10987–10995, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.05.054

Bičáková O., Straka P.: Production of hydrogen from renewable resources and its effectiveness. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37 (16), 11563–11578, 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.05.047

Kříž V., Bičáková O.: Hydrogen from the two-stage pyrolysis of bituminous coal/waste plastics mixtures. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36 (15), 9014–9022, 2011. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.03.136

Bičáková O., Straka P.: The resources and methods of hydrogen production. Acta geodynamica et geomaterialia, 7 (2), 175–183, 2010. ISSN 1214-9705

2) Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Moško J., Pohořelý M., Skoblia S., Beňo Z., Bičáková O., Václavková Š., Šyc M., Svoboda K.: Batch Reactor Pyrolysis of Stabilized Sewage Sludge: Product Analysis and Sulphur Balance. Wit Transactions on Ecology and the Environment. Vol. 231. Southampton: WIT Press, 2019, 357–365. ISBN N. E-ISSN 1743-3541.

Bičáková O.,Čimová N., Vörös D., Náhunková J., Řimnáčová D.: The processing of stabilized sewage sludge by high-temperature slow pyrolysis and gasification. 7th ICCT. Czech Society of Industrial Chemistry in cooperation with Czech Chemical Society, Prague (2019) 329–334.

Řimnáčová D., Vorokhta M., Vörös D., Borecká L., Bičáková O.: Adsorption study of waste materials as potential adsorbents for pollutant removal and storage. 7th ICCT. Czech Society of Industrial Chemistry in cooperation with Czech Chemical Society, Prague (2019) 324–328.

Straka P., Bičáková O.: Laboratory pyrolysis and combustion of poorly treatable biowastes. Paliva, 10 (4), 122–127, 2018. ISSN 1804-2058
Pohořelý M., Moško J., Zach B., Šyc M., Václavková Š., Jeremiáš M., Svoboda K., Skoblia S., Beňo Z., Brynda J., Trakal L., Straka P., Bičáková O., Innemanová P.: Material and Energy Utilization of Dry Stabilized Sewage Sludge – Production of Biochar by Medium-Temperature Slow Pyrolysis. Waste Forum (, 2 (2017), 83–89.

Havelcová M., Bičáková O., Sýkorová I., Melegy A.: Charakterizace produktů pyrolýzy uhlí s přídavkem směsných plastů. Paliva, 7 (1), 1–6, 2015. ISSN 1804-2058

Straka P., Novotná M., Buryan P., Bičáková O.: The Cyclization of Alkyl Side Chains of Naphthalenes: GC/Potential Energies/FTIR Approach. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 5 (14), 957–968, 2014. ISSN 2156-8251

Bičáková O.: Možnosti výroby vodíku biologickými procesy. Paliva, 2 (4), 102–113, 2010. ISSN 1804-2058

Bičáková O., Kříž V., Náhunková J.: Kontinuální pyrolýza uhlíkatých materiálů s modelovým zplyněním tuhého produktu. Paliva, 2, 59–63, 2011. ISSN 1804-2058

Buchtele J., Roubíček V., Burdová O.: Co-pyrolysis of coal with organic wastes. Acta Montana - Rada B (Fuel, Carbon, Mineral Processing). 8 (110), 29–44, 1998. ISSN 1211-1929

Lectures and Teaching


Since 2017: Ing. Jaroslav Moško, Ph.D. study, Faculty of Environmental Technology, ICT Prague


A member of the Coordination Board AV21 of the Research Program “Efficient Energy Conversion and Storage”
A member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal Paliva
A member of V4 Biochar platfor


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Řešeno v letech: 2020-2026