Department of Environmental Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Head of department: Prof. Ireneusz Zbiciński, PhD, DSc.

RESEARCH AREAS:
•    Modern drying techniques;
•    Supercritical drying;
•    Supercritical extraction;
•    Biomedical engineering;
•    Microencapsulation;
•    Life Cycle Assessment analysis
•    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD);
•    Sustainable development in civil engineering;
•    Solar energy and daylighting;
•    Building performance simulation;
•    Indoor environment quality;
•    Application of membrane processes in environmental engineering;
•    Pervaporation in mixture separation processes (dehydration, concentration, desalination);
•    Fire engineering;
•    Smoke control systems;
•    Fire detection and extinguishing systems;
•    Emergency ventilation systems for potentially explosive rooms;
•    Fire safety and effectiveness of fire protection systems in buildings.


SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH OFFER FOR INDUSTRY AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
•    Determination of water activity, equilibrium moisture content of raw materials in food, pharmaceutical, biotechnological and cosmetic technology (determination of product shel life);
•    Advanced experimental analysis of spray drying process;
•    Energy inventory of the industrial installations;
•    Computer simulations based on CFD technique in lab and industrial scale;
•    Extraction in supercritical conditions;
•    Application of "Rotating Packed Beds" for research and industry;
•    Kinetics of the release of a biologically active agent (drug) from biomaterials;
•    Mechanical testing of biomaterials;
•    Analysis in the field of building fire safety systems and conditions for evacuating people in the event of a fire;
•    Simulation analyses of buildings and systems;
•    Experimental investigation of building-integrated photovoltaics;
•    Experimental investigation of building materials on a real and laboratory scale;
•    Designing of supply and exhaust ventilation systems;
•    Determination of environmental load (carbon footprint) based on LCA analysis for materials, products, and services.


PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED FOR COMPANIES:
•    Spray Drying a Solution Containing Two Different Materials, Cabbot Corp., USA, 2001;
•    Optimisation of the Spray-Drying-Process, Henkel AG & CoKGaA, Germany, 2008;
•    Optimal Air Cooling of Atex Areas in Spray Drying Tower and Determination of Discrete Phase Flow in Spray Area, Henkel AG & CoKGaA, Germany, 2008-2009;
•    Model of Air, Energy Flow and Dust Explosion Process in Counter-Curent Spray Drying Tower, Henkel AG & CoKGaA, Germany, 2010;
•    Optimisation of process parameters for product quality improvement in the counter-current spray dryer, Procter&Gamble, UK, 2017-2018;
•    Development of graphen oxide drying method, Azoty-Tarnów, Poland, 2017-2018;
•    Waste energy retrieval with chemical heat pump, Chemat, Poland, 2018.
6-year research project for International Fine Particle Research Institute (IFPRI), UK/USA, 1998-2003.

CONTACT
Lodz University of Technology
Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering
Department of Environmental Engineering
213 Wólczanska str.
93-005 Lodz
Poland
tel.: (48-42) 631-37-73
fax: (48-42) 631-39-82

e-mail: ireneusz.zbicinski@p.lodz.pl