First week after short New Year holidays, co-workers from the Department of Environmental Sciences, dr. Jože Kotnik, dr. Igor Živković, and Jan Gačnik performed sampling and measurement of different mercury fractions in flue gases of the Cement Plant Anhovo. Work was conducted within planned field samplings of the MercOx project.
He is professor, head of laboratory as well as director of the institute at Derzhavin Tambov State University, Tambov, Russia and he is also working at the National University of Science and Technology in Moscow. He is interested in nanotoxicology, plant nanobiotechnology, antibacterial nanomaterials, carbon nanomaterials and bioaccumulation of nanoparticles.
Check out an IJS video that nicely reminds us of why we do what we do and why our work is so important and fascinating.
The news related to the research on authenticity and traceability of food taking truffles as an example was published on IAEA news website.
The newest study of the variation of U isotope ratios in water and sediments in the karst aquifer of Krka River in Croatia showed that U isotopes are identifiers of authigenic carbonate and can be used for quantification of terrestrial CO2 sinks related to carbonate weathering.
This month, a large three-year research project on the transfer of mercury from Idrija through the Soča river to the Gulf of Trieste began, led by our head of the department, Prof. Dr. Milena Horvat.
August 6, 2021 marks the first anniversary of death of our dear friend Dr. Hirokatsu Akagi well known for his outstanding contributions in scientific research, mentoring, public outreach, and impact on mercury policy and management.
The paper on Individual-Level Exposure Assessment to Airborne Particulate Matter during Periods of Atmospheric Thermal Inversion by Rok Novak, Tjaša Kanduč, and David Kocman was featured on the main page of the Sensors journal, recognizing the importance of the paper in the field.
Department of Environmental Sciences of the JSI has successfully participated in the Certification of trace elements and methylmercury mass fractions in Fish Flesh Homogenate IAEA-407A.
Young researcher Žan Rekar won the Mikro+Polo 2023 Promoter of Science award.
On October 13 and 14, the Novo mesto Development Center organized a ScienceJam Hackathon for Slovenian high school students, where the participants solved one of two scientific and entrepreneurial challenges given by the JSI and Krka, d.d.
JSI participated in the analyzes of the Triglav glacier and the glacier under Skuta.