|Irena Dimitrova Atanasova|
Soil Chemistry and Biogeochemistry:
- lipids analysis, extraction and separation of organic compounds, qualitative and quantitative analysis.
- patterns and sources of organic pollutants (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAHs) in soils.
- behaviour of heavy metals in natural and polluted soils, sediments and clays; adsorption-desorption phenomena in soils, soil clay fractions and clay minerals; pollution of soils with heavy metals
Soil mineralogy: Structural chemistry of clay minerals; X-ray diffraction of clay minerals and soil clay fractions.Instrumental methods of analysis: Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC MS), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS), inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometry (ICP AES), XRD, XRF etc.