Department of Environmental Technology

Department was established on August 15, 1940.

2014 y. – the department gained its current name – the Department of Environmental Technology.

1999 y. – the Environmental research laboratory, named by prof. Steponas Kairys, was opened in the Department of Environmental Engineering

1993 y. – first professionals of Environmental Engineering in Lithuania were awarded with the bachelor‘s degree.

1988 y. – the department changed its name to the Department of Environmental Engineering and moved from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture to the Faculty of Chemical Technology.

1956 y. –  the department was renamed to the Department of Water Supply, Sewerage and Plumbing.

1940-08-15 – the Department of Urban Sanitation was established at Kaunas University. The founder of the department and its first head was Signatory of the Act of Independence of Lithuania professor Steponas Kairys.

Study programs curated by the department:

Bachelor’s studies

Master’s studies

Science area: T004 Environmental Engineering, Technological Sciences.

  • Advanced environmental technology.

Purification of polluted air, water, soil and recovery of resources by nano, bio and other advanced technological methods. Waste recycling and materials recovery through utilizing the environmentally friendly processes. Numerical and experimental modeling of degradation/concentration processes of different contaminants. Process eco-efficiency assessment, analysis, design and management of processes and technologies.

Researchers: dr. D. Martuzevičius, dr. D. Čiužas, dr. G. Denafas, dr. D. Jankūnaitė, dr. V. Kaunelienė, dr.  L. Kliučininkas, dr.  E. Krugly, dr. T. Prasauskas, dr. V. Račys, dr. I. Radžiūnienė, dr. I. Stasiulaitienė, dr. M. Tichonovas.

Contacts

Assoc Prof Violeta Kaunelienė

Head of Department

email violeta.kauneliene@ktu.lt

Virginija Ulevičienė
Radvilėnų st. 19, C-505, Kaunas, Lithuania
tel.: +370 (37) 35 10 08
email:. virginija.uleviciene@ktu.lt

      Achievements in science 2019

  • COST action „Indoor Air Pollution Network INDAIRPOLLNET“. The representative in the project committee: dr. D. Martuzevičius, substitute representative – dr. V. Kaunelienė. Duration – 2018-2022.
  • Project was funded by industry. “Research on the Effects of Exhaled Pollutants from Tobacco Heating System (THS) on Indoor Air Quality“, SVP1315. Project leader: dr. V. Kaunelienė. Duration – 2017-2018.
  • Project was funded by industry. „Optimization of Technology in Kėdainiai Wastewater Treatment Plant“, SV9-1649. Project leader: dr. V. Račys. Duration – 2018-2020.
  • Project was funded by industry. „Biotechnological Innovation to Achieve the Effective Nitrogen Removal“, SV9-0742. Project leader: dr. V. Račys. Duration – 2016-2018.
  • Project was funded by industry. „Investigation of Efficiency of Chemical Substances, Intended for Water Improvement”, SV9-1483. Project leader: dr. D. Jankūnaitė. Duration – 2017-2019.
  • National project „ The Development and Real-world Testing of Combined Advanced Oxidation Based Air Purification Technology (OxiPurTec)”. Projects funded by the Research Council of Lithuania (RCL), Projects carried out by researchers’ teams, Nr. S-MIP-17-9. Project leader: dr. E. Krugly. Duration – 2017-2019.
  • National project „Innovative Advanced Therapy Construct for Cartilage Regeneration (ICAR)“, Nr. 01.2.2-LMT-K-718-01-0078. Project leader: dr. D. Martuzevičius. Duration – 2017-2021.
  • National project „ Investigation on plasma assisted combustion of different fuel mixtures for combustion efficiency and flame stability “, Nr. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-02-0168. Project leader: dr. D. Martuzevičius. Duration – 2017-2019.
  • National project „ UAB Tavira Investments in R&D and Infrastructure “, Nr. J05-LVPA-K-01-0171. This research project is funded by European Regional Development Fund according to the 2014–2020 Operational Programme for the European Union Funds’ Investments under measure No. J05-LVPA-K “Intellect. Joint Science-Business Projects”. Project leader: dr. D. Jankūnaitė. Duration – 2017-2020.
  • Project was funded by industry. „Feasibility Study on the Reuse of Industrial Contaminated Water“, SV9-1922. Project leader: dr. V. Abromaitis. Duration – 2018-2019.
  • Project was funded by industry. „Characterization of Wastewater Streams in SC ”Amilina” and selection of Wastewater Treatment Scenarios“. Project leader: dr. V. Kaunelienė. Duration – 2017-2018.
  • Project was funded by industry. „Scientific Evaluation of Feasibility of Waste Engineered Wood Use in Combustion Plants of various capacities, including household boilers, in order to determine solid fuel specifications”, SV92017. Project leader: dr. V. Kaunelienė. Duration – 2018-2019.
  • Sidaraviciute, Ruta; Buivydiene, Dalia; Krugly, Edvinas; Valatka, Eugenijus; Martuzevicius, Dainius. A composite microfibre-supported short-nanofibre photocatalyst for environmental pollutant decomposition // Journal of photochemistry and photobiology A: Chemistry. Amsterdam : Elsevier. ISSN 1010-6030. 2019, vol. 368, p. 7-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2018.09.017. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 2,891; AIF: 5,401; IF/AIF: 0,535; kvartilis: Q2 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 2,76, SNIP: 0,819, SJR: 0,689 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 04T] [Indėlis: 1,000].
  • Bučinskas, Algimantas; Kriipsalu, Mait; Denafas, Gintaras. Proposal for feasibility assessment model for landfill mining and its implementation for energy generation scenarios // Sustainability. Basel : MDPI AG. eISSN 2071-1050. 2018, vol. 10, iss. 8, art. no. 2882, p. 513-520. DOI: 10.3390/su10082882. [Scopus; Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science); Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 2,075; AIF: 4,275; IF/AIF: 0,485; kvartilis: Q2 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 2,37, SNIP: 1,030, SJR: 0,537 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 04T] [Indėlis: 0,667].
  • Karpušenkaitė, Aistė; Ruzgas, Tomas; Denafas, Gintaras. Time-series-based hybrid mathematical modelling method adapted to forecast automotive and medical waste generation: Case study of Lithuania // Waste management and research. London : SAGE. ISSN 0734-242X. eISSN 1096-3669. 2018, vol. 36, iss. 5, p. 454-462. DOI: 10.1177/0734242X18767308. [PubMed; Scopus; BIOSIS Previews; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 1,631; AIF: 4,203; IF/AIF: 0,388; kvartilis: Q3 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 1,78, SNIP: 0,920, SJR: 0,519 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 04T, 09P, 01P] [Indėlis: 0,667].
  • Kaunelienė, Violeta; Meišutovič-Akhtarieva, Marija; Martuzevičius, Dainius. A review of the impacts of Tobacco heating system on indoor air quality versus conventional pollution sources // Chemosphere. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0045-6535. eISSN 1879-1298. 2018, vol. 206, p. 568-578. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.05.039. [PubMed; Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 4,427; AIF: 3,488; IF/AIF: 1,269; kvartilis: Q1 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 4,62, SNIP: 1,448, SJR: 1,435 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 04T] [Indėlis: 1,000].
  • Mumladze, Tamari; Yousef, Samy; Tatariants, Maksym; Kriūkienė, Rita; Makarevičius, Vidas; Lukošiūtė, Stasė-Irena; Bendikienė, Regita; Denafas, Gintaras. Sustainable approach to recycling of multilayer flexible packaging using switchable hydrophilicity solvents // Green chemistry. Cambridge : Royal Society Chemistry. ISSN 1463-9262. 2018, vol. 20, iss. 15, p. 3604-3618. DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01062E. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 8,586; AIF: 5,312; IF/AIF: 1,616; kvartilis: Q1 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 8,99, SNIP: 1,847, SJR: 2,496 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 09T, 06T] [Indėlis: 0,250].
  • Racys, Viktoras; Dapkiene, Midona; Bikulciene, Liepa; Jankunaite, Dalia; Vaiciukyniene, Danute. Effect of external carbon source on municipal wastewater at low temperatures // Water, air and soil pollution. Dordrecht : Springer. ISSN 0049-6979. eISSN 1573-2932. 2018, vol. 229, iss. 6, art. no. 210, p. 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-018-3812-3. [Scopus; BIOSIS Previews; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 1,769; AIF: 3,009; IF/AIF: 0,587; kvartilis: Q3 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 1,90, SNIP: 0,728, SJR: 0,589 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 04T] [Indėlis: 0,600].
  • Tatariants, Maksym; Saed, Ahmed Samy Yousef; Sakalauskaitė, Sandra; Daugelavičius, Rimantas; Denafas, Gintaras; Bendikienė, Regita. Antimicrobial copper nanoparticles synthesized from waste printed circuit boards using advanced chemical technology // Waste management. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0956-053X. 2018, vol. 78, p. 521-531. DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2018.06.016. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 4,723; AIF: 4,203; IF/AIF: 1,123; kvartilis: Q1 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 4,94, SNIP: 2,059, SJR: 1,456 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 09T, 04P, 04T] [Indėlis: 0,336].
  • Tichonovas, Martynas; Krugly, Edvinas, Grybauskas, Arturas; Jankūnaitė, Dalia; Račys Viktoras; Martuzevičius, Dainius. Environmental technology. Oxon : Taylor & Francis. ISSN 0959-3330. eISSN 1479-487X. 2018, vol. 39, iss. 17, p. 2215-2222. DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2017.1352037. [Environment Complete; PubMed; Scopus; BIOSIS Previews; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 1,666; AIF: 3,488; IF/AIF: 0,477; kvartilis: Q3 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 1,61, SNIP: 0,675, SJR: 0,503 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 04T] [Indėlis: 1,000].
  • Yousef, Samy; Mumladze, Tamari; Tatariants, Maksym; Kriūkienė, Rita; Makarevičius, Vidas; Bendikienė, Regita; Denafas, Gintaras. Cleaner and profitable industrial technology for full recovery of metallic and non-metallic fraction of waste pharmaceutical blisters using switchable hydrophilicity solvents // Journal of cleaner production. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0959-6526. 2018, vol. 197, pt. 1, p. 379-392. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.06.154. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 5,651; AIF: 4,489; IF/AIF: 1,258; kvartilis: Q1 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 5,79, SNIP: 2,194, SJR: 1,467 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 09T, 06T] [Indėlis: 0,426].
  • Yousef, Samy; Tatariants, Maksym; Makarevičius, Vidas; Lukošiūtė, Stasė Irena; Bendikiene, Regita; Denafas, Gintaras. A strategy for synthesis of copper nanoparticles from recovered metal of waste printed circuit boards // Journal of cleaner production. London : Elsevier. ISSN 0959-6526. eISSN 1879-1786. 2018, vol. 185, p. 653-664. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.036. [Scopus; Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)] [IF: 5,651; AIF: 4,489; IF/AIF: 1,258; kvartilis: Q1 (2017, InCites JCR SCIE)] [CiteScore: 5,79, SNIP: 2,194, SJR: 1,467 (2017, Scopus JM)] [M.kr.: 09T, 04T] [Indėlis: 0,332].

Dr. Vytautas Abromaitis and dr. Inga Radžiūnienė were participating in „European Water Tech Week (EWTW) 2018“, 2018/09/24–27, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

Researchers who have acquired scientific qualification in foreign institutions:

  • Dr. Linas Kliučininkas was visiting Ben Gurion University, Israel, April 29 – May 6, 2018, sharing knowledge on Indoor and outdoor air quality research.
  • Dr. Viktoras Račys was visiting Ben Gurion University, Israel, April 29 – May 6, 2018, sharing knowledge on Wastewater treatment technologies.
  • Dr. Violeta Kaunelienė was visiting Aveiro University, Portugal, May 11-18, 2018, sharing knowledge on Indoor air quality research.
  • Dr. G. Denafas – member of MITA (Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology) board of experts, Eurostar expert, H2020 program expert, Ecoprog GmbH Expert for Lithuania. Member of COST actions „Mining of European Anthroposphere (MINEA)“ and „European Network for Innovative Recovery Strategies of Rare Earth and other Critical Metals from Electrical and Electronic Easte (ReCreew)“ steering committees.
  • Dr. D. Martuzevičius – member of EU-LCI expert group (EC DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs), member of LST (Lithuanian Standards Board) technical committee LST TK 83 Assessment of workplace exposure to chemical and biological agents.
  • Dr. L. Kliučininkas – Europos doktorantūros mokyklos Darnus mokslas ir tyrimai / European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR) koordinacinio komiteto narys.

In 2018 the dissertation was defended:

  • V. Abromaitis, „ Metoprolol adsorption, desorption and biodegradation dynamics in biological activated carbon systems“. Supervisor – dr. V. Račys.
  • M. Tichonovas, „Application of the advanced oxidation processes for the decomposition of the emerging water pollutants“. Supervisor – dr. V. Račys.

The following doctoral dissertations are being prepared:

  • A. Karpušenkaitė, „Forecasting methods for hazardous and other specific waste generation“. Supervisor – dr. G. Denafas.
  • R. Sidaravičiūtė, „Novel morphology photo-catalysys for the decomposition of organic contaminants“. Supervisor – dr. D. Martuzevičius.
  • A. Bučinskas, „Resources recovery from landfills: feasibility assessment and the decision-making mechanism”. Supervisor – dr. G. Denafas.
  • D. Buivydienė, „Formation of fibrous materials for air filtration applications via melt electrospinning“. Supervisor – dr. L. Kliučininkas.
  • M. Tataryants, „Development of new recycling and reprocessing technologies for waste printed circuit boards“. Supervisor – dr. G. Denafas.
  • L. Dabašinskaitė, „Encapsulation and release kinetics of bioactive materials in biliar polymer fibers“. Supervisor – dr. E. Krugly.
  • M. Meišutovič-Akhtarieva, „Impacts of new nicotine containing products on air quality“. Supervisor – dr. D. Martuzevičius.
  • T. Mumladze, „Recovery of aluminum from combined packaging waste: technological and environmental evaluation“. Supervisor – dr. G. Denafas.
  • Z. Sarwar, „Nonwoven polymer/elastomers structures for seperation process“. Supervisor – dr. D. Martuzevičius.
 

Staff

Professors

 

Name surname Adress E-mail
Gintaras Denafas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-503 gintaras.denafas@ktu.lt
Linas Kliučininkas Radvilėnų st. 19 C-505a linas.kliucininkas@ktu.lt
Dainius Martuzevičius Radvilėnų st. 19 C-504 dainius.martuzevicius@ktu.lt

Associate Professors

Name surname Adress E-mail
Dalia Jankūnaitė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-505a dalia.jankunaite@ktu.lt
Violeta Kaunelienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-505 violeta.kauneliene@ktu.lt
Viktoras Račys Radvilėnų st. 19 C-505a viktoras.racys@ktu.lt
Inga Stasiulaitienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-505a inga.stasiulaitiene@ktu.lt

Lecturers

Name surname Adress E-mail
Inga Radžiūnienė Radvilėnų st. 19 C-502 inga.radziuniene@ktu.lt
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