About Department of Environmental Chemistry

Our research is mainly focused on fate (especially bioavailability and ecotoxicity) of different contaminants in environment as well as the development and improvement of methods to removing these contaminants from water, soil and sediments. Most recent works are focused on fate of nanoparticles in soil, sediment and sewage sludges and the effect of these materials on living organisms. We also investigate the use of biochars, activated carbon and carbon nanotubes as an adsorbent  for organic contaminants removal from water, soil and sewage sludge. The important part of our research are photocatalysis for water treatment. We are also interested in all kinds of processes related to interactions between environmental compartments (soil, water, atmosphere, waste materials) and improvement of analytical procedures/techniques in environmental chemistry.

Biochar for water and soil remediation

Department of Environmental Chemistry 

University of Maria Skłodowska-Curie in Lublin

Pl. Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 3

20-031 Lublin Poland
tel. +48 81 537 55 15; fax: +48 81 537 55 65

Nanoparticles in environment and environmental catalysts

Environment consequences of natural plastics aging

Ecotoxicology and risk assessment

Graduate Students:

If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree (M.S./Ph.D.) in environmental chemistry, please send a current CV to Prof. Oleszczuk. For further information regarding graduate studies at UMCS and required application documents, please refer to dr Bożena Czech.

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Interested postdoctoral researchers who currently have their own funding source are encouraged to contact Prof. Patryk Oleszczuk for further information regarding current research projects. There is also possibility to receive the funds from NCN programs.

Article I 10 March 2019

Phenanthrene and pyrene adsorption by sewage sludge-derived biochars pyrolysed with biomass and in carbon dioxide atmosphere

Godlewska P., Siatecka A. et al.

Bioresur. Technol. 280 (2019) 421-429

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Article I 17 March 2019

Biochar-Supported nZVI (nZVI/BC) for

contaminant removal from soil and water:

A critical review

Wang S., ... Oleszczuk P., Wang X., Ok Y.S.

J. Hazard. Mat.

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Article I 09 March 2019

Vanadium oxide activates persulfate for degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in aqueous system

Chen X.W., Yang B., Oleszczuk P., Gao Y.Z. et al.

Chem. Eng. J. 364 (2019) 79-88

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   Recent published/accepted papers

  Announcements for students


Article I 28 March 2019

Combined effects of plant cultivation and sorbing carbon amendments on freely dissolved PAHs in contaminated soil

Oleszczuk P., Rakowska M. et al.

Environ. Sci. Technol.

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Article I 31 March 2019

Plasmid binding to metal oxide nanoparticles inhibited lateral transfer of antibiotic resistance genes

Hu X., ... Qin C., Sheng X., Oleszczuk P., Gao Y.

Environ. Sci. Nano

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Article I 27 October 2018

Application of different carried gases and ratio between sewage sludge and biomass for engineered (smart) biochar production

Stefaniuk M., Oleszczuk P., Różyło K.

J. CO2 Util. 29 (2019) 20-28

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