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Timișoara Branch
Branch Manager: Sorina NEGRE
Phone: +40 256 220 369
E-mail: ecoind.tm@gmail.com

The Timișoara branch carries out scientific research activities in environmental engineering regarding the control, assessment of pollution and environmental technologies, being a replica of the institutefor the western part of the country and for specific collaborations with Hungary and Serbia.

Current research directions are:

▶ The development of new analytical control techniques/methods for assessing the level of water pollution:

  • evaluation of conventional and non-conventional commercial electrode materials as a suitable substrate for subsequent modification to obtain electrochemical sensors with improved detection properties;
  • obtaining voltammetric and amperometric electrochemical sensors with a significant contribution in the development of advanced analytical methods for screening and monitoring of pharmaceutical products in all water bodies and implicitly, in the management of water resources with a specific objective for emerging pollutants;
  • testing the sensing capacity of some perovskite materials by modifying some carbon-based electrodes for the electrochemical detection of emerging pollutants from waste and surface waters;
  • the use of biosensors (diatom species) in monitoring the toxic effects induced by different pollutants on water quality;
  • research on the concentration level of heavy metals in animal biological tissue and the influence of thermal treatments;

▶ Applied research to develop and optimize technologies for advanced wastewater treatment and potable water sources:

  • wastewater treatment through phytoremediation processes using aquatic plants;
  • degradation/mineralization of some emerging pollutants (pharmaceutical products) from waters through advanced electrochemical processes;
  • technologies for phytoremediation/phytostabilization of polluted land;
  • integrated waste management in accordance with the principles of the circular economy;
  • the use of sludge from urban sewage treatment plants in rehabilitating of polluted lands and sites.
  • diagnostic analysis for the evaluation of the efficiency of the applied technologies for potable water sources;
  • optimization/retrofitting/unitary and integrated technical solutions on existing technological flows in order to obtain drinking water.