Faculty of Natural
Sciences
Comenius University in Bratislava

Eva CHMIELEWSKÁ

Research area

My research is focusing on:

  • Research, development and design of physical and chemical processes for water, wastewater and solid waste treatment.
  • Research on processes to identify factors that limit mass transfer, kinetics, equilibrium and phase separation by means of natural clay minerals (clinoptilolite and mordenite).
  • Environmental quality (water, soil and biota) monitoring.
  • Water and solid waste treatment by physical-chemical and biological method  (bioremediation techniques).
  • Environmental Policy

Selected publications

Foreign Conference and Universities Invitations:

Presentations at universities: Tbilisi - SU (1988), Amsterdam - Netherland (1989), Lublin - Poland (1990), Zűrich - Swiss (1990), Nagoya - Japan (1993), Vienna - Austria (1995, 1996, 1997), Bucharest - Romania (1998), Ankara - Turkey (1999), Antalya - Turkey (2000), Thessaloniki - Greece (2000), Beijing - China (2000), Halle - Germany (2000), Kiev - Ukraine (2000), Bangkog - Thailand (2001), Puebla – Mexico (2001), Athens - Greece (2002), Cape Town - South Africa (2002), Wolverhampton - England (2002), Napoli - Italy (2003), Zacatecas - Mexiko (2003), Porto - Portugal (2005), Indore - India (2005), Havana - Cuba (2006), Matamata - New Zealand (2007), Kuwait - State of Kuwait (2007), Guilin - China (2009), Teheran (2010), Kathmandu - Nepal (2011), Ulaan Baatar - Mongolia (2011), Soul Masan City - South Korea (2012), Arak -  Iran (2012), Reykjavik - Island (2013), Taiwan (2013).  

- Conferences, Seminars and Colloquials

Professional Countries Experience:

10/1989 - 2/1990: Fellowship at Institute for Crystalography and Petrography ETH Zürich (Switzerland), consultancy in respect to environmental exploitation of clinoptilolite with Unipoint AG Truttikon;

10/1990 - 12/1990: BIT Co. Boulder, Colorado USA; short-term contract for consultancy (Wyoming zeolite research for heavy metal removal) 

1995 (3 weeks): University of Bari, National Institute for Water Research, Bari (TEMPUS project cooperation)

1996 (2 weeks): Technische Hochschule Giessen, Germany and University of Wageningen, Netherland (TEMPUS project cooperation)

1997-8 (2 weeks): University of Regensburg, Germany (TEMPUS project cooperation)

2000 (1 week): Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Chemistry, Greece

2000 (3 weeks): Tsinghua University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Beijing, China

2000 (1 week): Martin Luther University, Fachbereich Chemie, Institut fűr Analytik und Umwelt Chemie, Halle, Germany

2000 (1 week): Schevtschenko University, Chemical Faculty, Kiev, Ukraine

2001 (2 weeks): Kasetsart University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Bangkok, Thailand

2001 (1 week): Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico

2002 (1 week): National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Section of Economic Geology and Geochemistry, Athens, Greece

2002 (10 days): Cape Technikon, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Cape Town, South Africa

2002 (5 days): University of Salford, University of Wolverhampton, Great Britain (SOCRATES)

2003 (5 days): University of Napoli FEDERICO II, Italy (SOCRATES)                          

2005 (7 days): Instituto Superior de Engenharia, University of Porto, Portugal (Socrates/Erasmus)

2006 (6 days): Instituto de Materiales y Reactivos, Universidad de la Habana, Cuba

2007 (11 days): Faculdad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

2007 (10 days): Blue Pacific Minerals, Matamata, New Zealand

2009: Department of Resources and Env. Eng. Guilin University of Technology, Guilin, China

2010: School of Environmental Science and Engineering Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

2011: Kathmandu University, Department of Civil and Geomatics Eng. Dhulikhel, Nepal

2011: School of Material's Technology, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

2012: Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, Soul, South Korea

2013: Island GeoSurvey, Reykjavík

2013: National  Yunlin  University of Science & Technology, National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan

 

- registered publications

 

Journal Articles indexed in Current Contents Database:

1. Zikmund, M.; Horváthová, E.; Plesch, G.: Synthesis and properties of tetra-ethylammonium bromo-trichloro-bis (tetrahydrofuran) titanate (III), Chem. Papers 34 (5), pp. 626-629, 1980.

2. Horváthová, E.: Ionselektiver Austausch an Slowakischem Klinoptilolith-tufit in Ammoniumabwasser, Acta hydrochimica et hydrobiologica 14 (5), pp. 495-502, 1986. 

3. Chmielewská - Horváthová, E.; Konečný, J; Bošan, Z. : Ammonia Removal from Tannery Waste-waters by Selective Ion Exchange on Slovak Clinoptilolite, Acta hydrochimica et hydrobiologica 20 (5), pp. 269-272, 1992.

4. Chmielewská - Horváthová, E.; Lesný, J.: Adsorption of Cobalt on some Natural Zeolites occuring in ČSFR, Journal of Radioanal. and Nuclear Chem.- Letters 166 (1), pp. 41-53, 1992.

5. Chmielewská - Horváthová, E.; Lesný, J.: Investigation of Iodide Adsorption on the Surface of Chemically Pretreated Clinoptilolite, Journal of Radioanal. and Nuclear Chem.- Letters, 200 (4), pp. 351-363, 1995.

6. Chmielewská - Horváthová, E.; Lesný, J.: Study of the Sorption Equilibria in the Systems: Water Solution of Inorganic Ions - Clinoptilolite, Journal of Radioanal. and Nuclear Chem.- Letters 201 (4), pp. 293-301, 1995.

7. Chmielewská, E.; Nussbaum, M.; Billmeier, H.: Bioremediation of Soil Contaminated with Gasoline and other light Fractions of Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Chem. Listy 90, pp. 825-828, 1996.

8. Chmielewská - Horváthová, E.; Lesný, J.: Pollutant Immobilization in Columns of Ag-clinoptilolite, Journal of Radioanal. and Nuclear Chem.- Letters 214 (3) 209-221, 1996.

9. Chmielewská, E.; Nussbaum, M. T.; Szytenchelm, R.: An attempt to implement soil washing for Central Europe cleanup activities, Chem. Listy 91, pp. 438-443, 1997.

10. Chmielewská, E.; Lesný, J.: A natural ion exchange media for radioactive 59 Fe fallout abatement, Journal of Radioanal. and Nuclear Chem.- Letters 223 (1-2) 243-245, 1997.

11. Chmielewská-Horváthová, E.: The interaction mechanisms between aqueous solutions of 137Cs and 134Ba radionuclides and local natural zeolites for a deactivation scenario, Journal of Radioanal. and Nuclear Chemistry-Letters 227 (1-2) 151-155, 1998.

12. Chmielewská, E.; Medveď, J.; Kaderová, E.: A study of heavy metal accumulation in earthworms exposed to immissions along the south - eastern side of Slovnaft refinery, Ekológia (Bratislava), Vol.17, No. 4, pp. 99-107, 1998.

13. Chmielewská, E.: Bioindikácia kontaminovaného prostredia pomocou bažanta poľného (Phasianus colchicus), Acta environmentalica Universitatis Comenianae (Bratislava) 10, pp. 241-245, 2000.

14. Chmielewská, E.; Medveď, J.: Bioaccumulation of heavy metals by green algae Cladophora glomerata at refinery sewage lagoon, Croatica Chemica Acta 74, 1, pp. 135-145, 2001.

15. Medveď, J.; Kubová, J.; Chmielewská, E.; Streško, V.: Evaluation of sample pre-treatment procedures for the determination of Cr, Ni and V in biological matrices by ETAAS, Turkish J. of Chemistry 25, 3, pp. 323–331, 2001.

16. Chmielewská, E.; Šamajová, E.; Kozáč, J.: A comparative Study for basic Characterization of three Clinoptilolite Specimens, Turkish Journal of Chemistry 26, 2, pp. 281–286, 2002.

17. Chmielewská, E.: Adsorption of arsenate and chromate from waters on hydrophobized zeolitic media,Turk. Journal of Chemistry 27, 5, pp. 639-648, 2003. 

18. Reháková, M.; Chmielewská, E.; Nagyová, S.: Study of organo-modified forms of natural zeolite of the clinoptilolite type, Solid State Phenomena 90-91, pp. 411-416, 2003.

19. Pilchowski, K.; Chmielewská, E.: Adsorptive Separation of 1,2-Dichloroethane from Model Waste Water on Natural Clinoptilolite, Acta hydrochimica et hydrobiologica 31, 3, pp. 249-252, 2003. 

20. Chmielewská, E.; Jesenák, K.; Gáplovská, K.: Arsenate and chromate removal on cationic surfactant-loaded and cation-exchanged clinoptilolite rich tuff vs. montmorillonite, Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications 68, 4, pp. 823-836, 2003.

21. Medveď, J., Streško, V., Kubová, J., Chmielewská, E.: Evaluation of Atomic Spectrometry Methods for Determination of Some Heavy Metals in Soils, Soil Extracts, Plants, and Biota, Chem. Papers 57 (3) 169-171, 2003.

22. Chmielewská, E., Spiegel, H.: Some control of an amplified heavy metal distribution at immission sites of Danube Lowland refineries, Environment Prot. Eng. 29, 2, pp. 23-32, 2003.

23. Chmielewská, E., Pilchowski, K.: Surface modifications of natural clinoptilolite dominated zeolite for phenolic pollutant mitigation, Chemical Papers 60 (2) 1-4, 2006.  

24. Chmielewská, E.: Vývoj novej generácie environmentálnych adsorbentov a biokompozitov na báze prírodných nanomateriálov, Chemické Listy 102, 124-130, 2008.

25. Chmielewská, E.; Sabová, L.; Jesenák, K.: Study of Adsorption Phenomena ongoing onto clinoptilolite with the immobilized interfaces, J. Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 92 (2) 567-571, 2008.

26. Chmielewská, E., Sabová, L., Gáplovská, K., Čaplovičová, M.: Functionally graded mesoporous zeolitic adsorbents in order to promote the pollutants removal, Kuwait J. Sci. Eng. 35 (2B) pp. 1-15, 2008. 

27. Sabová, E., Chmielewská, E., Gáplovská, K.: Príprava a využitie kombinovaných adsorbentov na zeolitovej báze pri odstraňovaní oxyaniónových polutantov z vôd, Chem. Listy 104, pp. 243-250, 2010.

28. Chmielewská, E., Sabová, L., Sitek, J., Gáplovská, K., Morvová, M.: Removal of nitrates, sulfate and Zn(II) ions from aqueous solutions by using biopolymeric alginate/clinoptilolite rich tuff pellets, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 19, 5, 884-891, 2010.

29. Chmielewská, E., Sabová, L., Peterlik, H., Wu, A.: Batch-wise adsorption, SAXS and microscopic studies of zeolite pelletized with biopolymeric alginate, Brazilian J. Chem. Eng. 28, 01, 63-71, 2011. 

30. Chmielewská, E.: Natural Zeolite – A versatile commodity - Some retrospectives in water cleanup processes, Desalination and Water treatment, 41, 335-341, 2012.

31. Chmielewská, E., Lesný, J.: Selective ion exchange onto Slovakian natural zeolites in aqueous solutions. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 293, 535-543, 2012.

32. Chmielewská, E., Hodossyová, R.: Removal of phosphate from aqueous solutions. Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Isotherm calculations, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 22, 2a, 598-603, 2012.

33. Chmielewská, E., Hodossyová, R., Bujdoš, M.: Kinetic and thermodynamic studies for phosphate removal using natural adsorption materials, Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 22, 5, 1307-1316, 2013.

34. Chmielewská, E.: An Update of Water Cleanup onto Clinoptilolite rich Tuff - via the Past to the Present, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 22, 10a, 3096-3102, 2013.

35. Chmielewská, E.: An approach to physical characterization of fundamental ion exchange and adsorption behaviours of tuffaceous minerals in aqueous solutions of some environmental pollutants, J. Radioanal. Nuclear Chemistry 298, 1023-1029, 2013.

36. Peng, X., Xu, F., Zhang, W., Wang, J., Zeng, C., Niu, M., Chmielewská, E.: Magnetic Fe3O4 @ silica-xanthan gum composites for aqueous removal and recovery of Pb2+, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 443, 27-36, 2014.

37. Chmielewská, E.:  Zeolitic Adsorption in course of Pollutants Mitigation and Environmental Control, J. Radioanal. Nuclear Chemistry 299, 255-260, 2014.

38. Chmielewská, E.: New Generation or Perspective Ecofriendly Adsorbents for Future Emergency Water Purification, Research Journal for Chemistry and Environment 18, 12, 91-96, 2014.

39. Chmielewská, E.: Designing clinoptilolite-rich tuff columns for adsorptive filtration of water with enhanced ammonium concentration, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 23, 5, 1277-1283, 2014.

40. Chmielewská, E., Hodossyová, R., Kovaľaková, M., Urík, M.: Comparable phosphate adsorption onto some natural aluminosilicates vs. Fe-oxihydroxide, Desalination and Water Treatment 1-9, 2015. (DOI 10.1080/19443994.2015.1017008)

41. Chmielewská, E., Tylus, W.: Adsorption of Al(III), Sb(III), chromate and halides onto some natural vs. commercial materials. J. Radioanal. Nuclear Chemistry 308, 887-893, 2016.

42. Chmielewská, E.: Biomimetika - synergia fyziologických procesov z prírody a súčasného biomolekulárneho inžinierstva pri vývoji proenvironmentálnych adsorbentov. Chemické Listy 110, 563-569, 2016.

43. Chmielewská, E., Tylus, W., Drábik, M., Majzlan, J., Kravčak, J., Williams, C., Čaplovičová, M., Čaplovič, Ľ.: Structure investigation of nano-FeO(OH) modified clinoptilolite tuff for antimony removal. Microporou Mesoporous Materials 248, 222-233, 2017.

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Present Position

Full Professor at Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava lecturing on both Environmental and Chemistry Departments curricula like SOLID WASTE TREATMENT, WASTE MANAGEMENT, WASTE WATER TREATMENT AND DRINKING  WATER PURIFICATION, PROTECTION AND UTILIZATION OF RENEWABLE RESOURCES, SOIL BIOREMEDIATION PROCESES, WATER QUALITY MONITORING.

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