This project will lead to the acquisition of new knowledge about applied environment-friendly research technologies and environmental protection. The main aim of this project is to create a new product formula of bio-additive watering solutions for food plants cultivation. The bioadditives in question are based on mycorrhizal, saprotrophic and mycoparasitic fungi and soil bacteria, bio fertilizers and bioactive substances, Embryophyta extracts, digestate from biogas plants, and algae and cyanobacteria acquired by surface water treatment. Biological additives applicable by water will lead to an increase in yield, plant's health and improvement of food yield quality parameters (an increase in antioxidants, vitamins, and other important elements, such as zinc, magnesium, etc.). The introduction of these products will lead to a decrease of chemical input into the food chain and to overall ecologization of agricultural food plant production. According to the current EU water and soil sources quality directive, it is necessary to reduce the agrochemical input to the environment. This project is in compliance with the worldwide trend of utilizing recycled input into agricultural production.
Thanks to a balanced participation of partners from the research sphere (two university departments), three primary manufacturers of innovated products, and the interest of several potential end users, this project is interdisciplinary and it guarantees a direct transfer of acquired knowledge both into practice and commercialization. This project will lead to an increase of the competitive ability of Czech companies and their product's export opportunities.
Development and application of innovative technologies for toxicological and hygienic security of treated wastewaters using materials releasing hydroxyl radicals, or zerovalent iron nanoparticles (NZVI). The proposed solutions will aim to replace currently used chlorinating technologies, which produce substances harmful to the environment (e.g. AOX). The project will be focused on removal of endocrine disruptors, microbial contamination of water and phosphorous, with subsequent research of ecotoxicity of secured water. Hygienically and toxicologically secured effluents from municipal WWTPs of the size between 500 - 10 000 PE (on which the project is focused) can also guarantee quality assurance standards and quality of discharge into receiving waters, and to serve as a valuable source of water that can be recycled in a wide range of other applications.
The aim of the project is to establish a partnership between tertiary education institutions, research institutions, NGOs and SMEs in order to increase the knowledge potential of the latest technologies in remote sensing (RS). The aim will be achieved through cooperation between the RS team of the Global Change Research Centre AS CR v.v.i., specialized in the latest technologies of remote sensing (RS), and institutions in the fields which can potentially make use of RS. The project will provide access to the latest technologies to a wide circle of experts in tertiary, research, and non-profit spheres, as well as to university students, who do not yet have the opportunity to use RS in their field. The cooperation will take form of cooperative task solving of RS method use in partner's fields, with the help of foreign, worldwide respected experts on RS. This platform is the basis for a beginning of a cooperation between partners, which will also enable further development of potential use of new methods of RS, both in common research and application task solving in individual fields, as well as further development of knowledge acquired this way.
The project was successfully finished on 31. 3. 2013
Currently, there is a rising need for increasingly specialized assessment of the environment, which is not within the competence of established companies. The matters of environmental pollution, especially that of surface water, are connected to ecotoxicological assessment, quantification of bacteria, algae and cyanobacteria in water samples, methods of field water quality measuring, and other specific specialized activities, which are clearly described in the project documentation. The extent and manner of surface water pollution lead to an increased demand for these specific activities, which usually require sophisticated approach and economical solution to a problematic situation.
The main aim of this project is to acquire specialized knowledge, which will provide new specific methods of assessment and surface water pollution removal, including legal protection of suggested solutions. The acquired skills will considerably extend the portfolio of the services provided by RAWAT. The company will acquire unique skills, specified in the project milestones, which will provide a competitive advantage on the market.