Sampling and measurements of different Hg forms in Anhovo Cement Plant flue gases

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.

The WICO 2020 interlaboratory comparison test passed with flying colours

12.4.2021

Great news from the International Atomic Energy Agency: our department achieved excellent results and was among the best participating laboratories at the latest International Water Isotope Inter-Comparison Test (WICO) for the analysis of stable isotope composition of oxygen and hydrogen (δ18O and δ2H) in different environmental water samples with isotope-ratio mass spectrometry. 

Johanna received the best case study presentation award

30.3.2021

Johanna Robinson, a young researcher was awarded for the best case study presentation titled “When technology fails: a case study of a premature CS tool” at a Citizen Science with Application to Nuclear, Seismic and Air Quality Monitoring: APPLICATIONS in Air Quality Monitoring Workshop held online 15 - 19 Mar 2021 by The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) http://indico.ictp.it/event/9532/.

O2 on Stefan's Days

29.3.2021

The Department of Environmental Sciences participated in this year's Open Day of the Jožef Stefan Institute which took place online on 27.3.2021.

 

Dear Raghu, get well soon!

5.3.2021

We wanted you to know we're thinking of you and hoping you get well very soon. We are sending you our most positive thoughts for a complete recovery.

 

EMPIR project coordinator given lifetime achievement award for mercury research

15.2.2021

This award was established in 2011 to celebrate and recognise individuals who have made extraordinary lifetime achievements in mercury research, mentoring, or contributions to governmental policy and public outreach. At the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) 2019 in Krakow EMPIR Project Coordinator Milena Horvat from the Jožef Stefan Institute was awarded the Life Achievement Award for mercury research. 

 

Sampling of marine and Soča/Idrijca Rivers

1.2.2021

Marine waters in Gulf of Trieste with Soča/Idrijca river systems are very interesting for mercury research as area include world second biggest Hg mine in Idrija and its influence area, influences of World War I. from upper Soča valley, and cement industry in lower Soča flow.