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Department of Chemical Technology


The research concern the development of new methods of utilization of liquid and solid industrial waste. In addition, the investigations are carried out towards the development of new carbon and hybrid materials to be used in the separation process of valuable metals from industrial wastewater.

The research conducted in the Department also concerns the utilization of membrane based separation methods during removal of micropollutants from water and the application of proecological technologies in industry and renewable energy production.


Dr hab. Urszula Kiełkowska, prof. UMK; ulak@umk.pl
Dr hab. Krzysztof Mazurek, prof. UMK; k.mazurek@umk.pl
Dr Sebastian Drużyński; sebdru@umk.pl
Dr Bartłomiej Igliński, iglinski@chem.umk.pl
Dr Marcin Cichosz; chemik@umk.pl
Dr Anna Kujawska; akujawska@umk.pl


Project „Sustainable Bioenergy Solutions for Tomorrow (BEST)” with funding from the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (2016/2017).


Mazurek K., Drużyński S., Kiełkowska U., Szłyk E., New separation material obtained from waste rapeseed cake for copper(II) and zinc(II) removal from the industrial wastewater. Materials (Basel), 2021, 14, Art. no. 2566.

Mazurek K., Weidner E., Drużyński S., Ciesielczyk F., Kiełkowska U., Wróbel-Kaszanek A., Jesionowski T., Lanthanum enriched TiO2-ZrO2 hybrid material with tailored physicochemical properties dedicated to separation of lithium and cobalt(II) raising from the hydrometallurgical stage of the recycling process of lithium-ion batteries. Hydrometallurgy, 2020, 197, Art. no. 105448.

Werengowska-Ciećwierz, K., Wiśniewski, M., Terzyk, A.P., Gurtowska, N., Olkowska, J., Kloskowski T., Drewa, T.A., Kiełkowska, U., Druzyński, S. Nanotube-mediated efficiency of cisplatin anticancer therapy. Carbon, 2014, 70, 46-58

Mazurek K., Recovery of vanadium, potassium and iron from a spent vanadium catalyst by oxalic acid solution leaching, precipitation and ion exchange processes. Hydrometallurgy, 2013, 134-135, 26-31.

Trypuć, M., Druzyński, S. Investigation of the solubility in the NaVO3-NaNO3-H2O system. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2007, 46, 2688-2692.

Igliński B., Buczkowski R., Development of cement industry in Poland: history, current state, ecological aspects : a review, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017, 141, 702-720.

Piechota G., Igliński B., Biomethane in Poland: current status, potential, perspective and development, Energies, 2021, 6(14), 1-32.

Knozowska K., Kujawska A., Li G., Kujawa J., Bryjak M., Kujawski W., Lipnizki F., Ahrné L., Petrinić I., Kujawski J.K., Membrane assisted processing of acetone, butanol, and ethanol (ABE) aqueous streams, Chemical Engineering and Processing – Process Intensification, 2021, 166, 108462.