The European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry (EMEC) is organised annually on behalf of Association of Chemistry and the Environment (ACE). It traditionally comprises a broad range of topics within the field of environmental chemistry, with interdisciplinary presentations very welcome. The EMEC meeting always attracts high quality science presentations and keynote addresses from internationally renowned researchers in environmental chemistry and related fields.
The EMEC15 meeting will continue the tradition of previous meetings providing a wide forum for the exchange of ideas on recent advances in research and development in environmental chemistry and technology for people from academia, research and industry. The meeting will be hosted by Brno University of Technology under the auspices of its Rector Prof. RNDr. Ing. Petr Štěpánek, CSc. It is organized by the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection, Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology.
You can download conference program here.
Holiday Inn, vestibule
Holiday Inn, Brasserie restaurant
Foyer of Morava Lecture Room, hall A
Rotunda Lecture Room
Chair: Albert Lebeděv, Josef Čáslavský
Environmental chemical problems – Myths and Reality.
Chair: Ivan Holoubek, Isabel Villaescusa
Organic indicators for the anthropogenic impact on Jakarta Bay, Indonesia
Emission Level and Pollution Characteristics of Platinum(Pt), Palladium(Pd), Iridium(Ir) and Related Elements in Road Dusts from Seoul Area in Korea.
Complex assessment of exposure of human population to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in two regions of the Czech Republic
Chair: Jan Schwarzbauer, Milada Vávrová
New generation antibiotics from amphibians
Determination of Paracetamol, Diclofenac, Naproxen, Ibuprofen, Amlodipine and Rosuvastatin in Hospital waste by Liquid-liquid extraction and Validated HPLC-UV method
Use of passive sampler POCIS for determination of pharmaceuticals in water
Gas chromatography coupled to ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry utilized in in both target- and non-target analysis of emerging contaminats in difficult matrices
Chair: Albert Lebedev, Renata Komendová
The role of metabolomics in assessment of humans´exposure to biologically active chemicals.
Biodegradation of oxobiodegradable polymers under environmental conditions
Developing Polymer-Clay Composite Sorbents for the Removal of Emerging Organic Pollutants from Water
WASTEFFECT: The Life Cycle of Emerging Contaminants in Waste
Chair: Anne-Marie Delort, Juraj Franců
Oxidative Removal of Nalidixic acid via Fe-oxide/O2-Mediated reactions
Different Activation Methods of H2O2/Fe(III) for Degradation of Diuron
Optimal aqueous conditions for retention of arsenic and chromium on Gault clay formation: batch experiments
Fe2+-Activated Persulfate Process for Landfill Leachate Treatment: Removal of Organic Load, Phenolic Micropollutants and Nitrogen
NOM-affected transformation of the micropollutants Niclosamide and Sulfamethoxypyridazine by MnO2
SHIMADZU Applications for Environmental Analysis
Conference Dinner (Holiday Inn)
Chair: Davide Vione, Polonca Trebše
Implication of the radical chemistry in the development of new advanced oxidation processes
Seasonal monitoring of heavy metal and arsenic pollution in the mining area of Atacama (Chile) and development of a low cost water treatment prototype
Metal stabilization in contaminated soils using an amorphous Mn oxide (AMO)
Uranium (VI) scavenging by amorphous iron phosphate encrusting filamentous bacteria
Isomer Shifts in HCH Compositions of Industrial Affected Environmental Samples
Direct analysis of contaminants in water using ultra-sensitive LC-MS instrumentation
Chair: Michael Komárek, Helena Zlámalová Gargošová
The environmental photochemistry of triclosan revisited: Reconsidering the importance of indirect photoreactions
Photostability study of different UV filter combinations in sunscreens under dissinfection conditions
Photocatalytic processes on TiO2–Reduced Graphene Oxide hybrid materials: UV-based, dye-sensitized or visible-sensitized photocatalysis?
Chair: Stuart Gibb, Martina Repková
Biotransformation of various saccharides and production of exopolymeric substances by cloud-borne Bacillus sp. 3B6
Atmospheric deposition of nutrients and flux measurements in Fiji
Dispersion modeling of PAHs in urban air: A new approach combining dispersion model with GIS and passive air sampling
Needle net - pine needles in a position of passive sampler in high mountain sites
Toward a better understanding of cloud aqueous phase oxidant capacity: relation between hydroxyl radical and carboxylic acids fate
Soft wall capping: A better way of conserving ruins? Investigating the use of soil and other plants to protect ruined wall heads
Quick, reliable and sensitive analysis of environmental contaminants in different matrices using Agilent GC-MS instruments
Chair: Josef Čáslavský
A practical approach to "greening" the multielemental analysis
Ionic liquids as modifiers of electrophoretic systems in determination of amino acids, catecholamines and steroids
Capillary liquid chromatography: Green analytical technique and some simple ways of it´s realization
Sulphate exposed beachrock cement quantification: the case of high magnesium calcite
Chair: Branimir Jovančićević, Anna Krejčová
Stable carbon isotope compositions of diterpenoid hydrocarbons in coals from Smederevsko Pomoravlje field, Kostolac basin, Serbia
The influence of iron ions on the photo-degradation of Polyethylene
Flame retardants and their occurence in the terrestrial ecosystem
Degradation of glycol based heat transfer fluids
14:30 Bus departure from the Holliday Inn hotel
Let's look together at memorial sites of the famous victory of Napoleon, one of the most important and the most famous battles of world military.
Žuráň - Napoleon Bonaparte position
Second stop: Staré Vinohrady (Old vineyards) - memorial
Third stop: Mohyla míru (Peace Memorial) - visit to the chapel in the cairn - reference to the battle.
Chateau Slavkov u Brna - place of signing ceasefire (6. 12. 1805)
Return to Brno at about 19.00
Your presentations should be uploaded to computer in the lecture hall before your section. Acceptable formats of files are Microsoft PowerPoint (ppt or pptx), Open Office Impress (odp) or Adobe Acrobat (pdf). If you plan to use another file format, let us know at email@example.com.
Presenter with laser pointer and wireless microphone will be available.
Recommended size for posters: 90x120 cm (width x height)
Brno is situated in the central part of Europe, in the Czech Republic of which it is the second largest city with almost 400 thousands of inhabitants. It is the centre of the province of Moravia, one of the historic lands of the Czech Crown. It is situated at the crossroads of ancient trade routes which have joined the North and South European civilizations for centuries. Nowadays, Brno is educational centre of Moravia with more than 86,000 students at 14 universities and 3 university campuses. Brno is remarkable for its unique functionalist architecture including an icons of functionalism - Villa Tugendhat, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Brno also offers beautiful natural environment.
Opening Ceremony and introductory lectures of EMEC15 meeting will be organized in BVV Trade Fairs Brno conference hall A – Rotunda, which is situated in the centre of the exhibition area, on the ground floor of the pavilion A. This representative and architecturally original building comes from year 1924, but nowadays offers high-quality technical equipment.
Remaining lectures of the EMEC15 will take place in the Moravia hall, which is situated on the ground floor of the pavilion A3 .
Get-together party (Wednesday evening) will be organized in the Holiday Inn hotel.
Holiday Inn hotel (Four Star Superior category) offers accommodation of EMEC15 participants in single and double rooms (breakfast included) at special conference price.
|Room Type||Price per person per night|
|Single Bedroom||1 700 CZK|
|Double Bedroom||1 050 CZK|
National Centre for Nursing offers accommodation for students in a hotel-type hostel in the close vicinity of the Brno Exhibition Centre, Vinařská 6, 603 00 Brno. Number of rooms is limited.
|Room Type||Price per person per night|
|Double Bedroom (breakfast included)||670 CZK|
Brno can be reached by plane - Brno airport (www.brno-airport.cz/en/) offers direct connection to London Stansted (operated by Ryanair) and London Luton (Wizzair), Moscow Vnukovo (UTair) and Eidhoven (Wizzair). The nearest large international airport is situated in Vienna in the distance of 120 km (75 miles) from Brno. There is direct bus service from the Vienna airport to the Brno city centre and back, operated by Student Agency (tickets available on www.studentagency.eu) eight times per day, the journey takes about two and a half hours. Another possibility is the Václav Havel airport in Prague, which is more than two hundred kilometers (124 miles) from Brno. From this airport it is necessary to reach either the Florenc bus station (by regular bus line, city bus or taxi) and continue to Brno by coach, or the Main railway station in Prague (by direct bus line AE-Airport Express, city bus or taxi) and continue to Brno by train. Eurocity or Intercity express trai ns depart from Prague to Brno each hour. Brno main railway station could also be reached by train directly from a number of European and non-European cities. Brno also lies at the crossroads of the D1 and D2 highways.
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