Progressive and efficient non-energetical applications of lignite


Grant No.:


Grant Agency:

Czech Science Foundation (GAČR)

Resolved in:

2005 - 2007

Principal investigator:

Miloslav Pekař, CSc., Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology


Ing. Ivana Sýkorová, DrSc., Department of Geochemistry, IRSM AS CR, v.v.i.
Mgr. Ivan Koutník, PhD., Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, VŠB - Technical university of Ostrava


Project is aimed at research of potential non-traditional utilization of lignite as a valuable chemical raw material, not just as a fuel, with minimum additional costs. Project will make use of natural surface activity of lignite and its high content of humic acids. Following topics will be investigated: sorption properties of natural lignite, its surface reactivity in radical and photochemical processes, lignite use as a functional filler in (bio)polymers and (bio)polymers use as support-immobilizers for lignite, lignite as photocatalyst efficacy enhancer. Further, economically effective isolation procedure for humic acids will be studied and apllication possibilities of the latter as well as of the post-extraction residue. Potential applications are directed to sorbent technologies, ecology, agriculture, soil remediation and conditioning, polymer degradation.

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Project in The Research and Development and Innovation System of the Czech Republic (in Czech only)