Irena Dimitrova Atanasova

 Prof., DSc.

Tel: 359 2 90 59 600 
GSM: 359 879 537350

Scientific competence:

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.