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Laboratory of Environmental Protection ZS-4

Head: M.Sc. Elżbieta Rubel
phone.: +48 22 560 28 27, fax.: +48 22 663 43 32
e-mail.: ela.rubel@imp.edu.pl

Scope of activity

Main scope of activity of the Laboratory of Environmental Protection covers water and waste management in the metal finishing industry (plating, anodizing, painting shops and similar) with special consideration of cleaner production technologies and utilization of wastes.

The Laboratory of Environmental Protection carries out the research works of technological character, implementations, consulting and services in the range of:

  • wastewater treatment from metal finishing operations
  • application of cleaner production technologies
  • adaptation of plating shops to the requirements resulting from the Integrated Permit according to IPPC Directive
  • Best Available Techniques (BAT) in surface treatment of metals
  • new recovery methods of technological bath components
  • direct recovery methods of technological baths using Impchrome evaporator and WCCK-1 method
  • effective and economical rinsing methods

Activity of Environmental Protection Department covers also training of industrial personnel in Best Available Techniques (BAT) for Surface Treatment of Metals, which is necessary to consider in the preparation of Integrated Permit applications.

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Recent Publications

  1. Rubel E.: "Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)", Surface Engineering, 2013, No 4, p. 72-75
  2. Rubel E.: "Best Available Technique and eco-innovation in the Electroplating Industry", Electroplating Bulletin, 2013, No 25 (40), p. 4-5
  3. Szmigielska K.: "Cadm and PFOS as examples of the implementation of Best Available Techniques (BAT) in the Electroplating Industry", Electroplating Bulletin, 2013, No 25 (40), p. 6-7
  4. Rubel E., Szmigielska K.: "Best Available Techniques in surface treatment of metals - the analysis of the technology. The stage II/2012", the Institute of Precision Mechanics; Ministry of Environment, Warsaw, November 2012
  5. Rubel E., Szmigielska K.: "Best Available Techniques in surface treatment of metals - the analysis of the technology. The stage I/2012", the Institute of Precision Mechanics; Ministry of Environment, Warsaw, September 2012
  6. Szmigielska K.: "Substitutes for dangerous substances in the electroplating industry - selected examples", Surface Engineering, 2012, No 3, p. 46-50
  7. Rubel E.: "Influence of environmental protection on the technologies applied in surface treatment of metals and plastics", Electroplating Bulletin, 2012, No 24 (39), p. 11-12
  8. Rubel E.: " Energy saving in electroplating industry", Electroplating Bulletin, 2012, No 23 (38), p. 3-5
  9. Rubel E., Szmigielska K.: "Best Available Techniques in surface treatment of metals - the analysis of the technology. The stage II/2011", the Institute of Precision Mechanics; Ministry of Environment, Warsaw, November 2011
  10. Rubel E., Szmigielska K.: "Best Available Techniques in surface treatment of metals - the analysis of the technology. The stage I/2011", the Institute of Precision Mechanics; Ministry of Environment, Warsaw, September 2011
  11. Rubel E.: "Substances in electroplating industry and registration under REACH", Electroplating Bulletin, 2011, No 21 (36), p. 19-20
  12. Szmigielska K.: "Substances of very high concern in electroplating industry in context of REACH regulation", Electroplating Bulletin, 2011, No 21 (36), p. 20-23
  13. Rubel E., Szmigielska K.: "Best Available Techniques in surface treatment of metals - the analysis of the technology. The stage II/2010", the Institute of Precision Mechanics; Ministry of Environment, Warsaw, November 2010
  14. Rubel E., Szmigielska K.: "Best Available Techniques in surface treatment of metals - the analysis of the technology. The stage I/2010", the Institute of Precision Mechanics; Ministry of Environment, Warsaw, June 2010
  15. Rubel E.: "The new IPPC Directive", Electroplating Bulletin, 2010, No 19 (34), p. 21-22
  16. Rubel E.: "Safe chemicals management" - "REACH - Safety and Ecology in Surface Treatment of Metals. The Law and Practice", IMP/PTG Training Materials - Warsaw 4 December 2010, p. 1-21
  17. Rubel E.: "Who, what and when to register?" - "REACH - Safety and Ecology in Surface Treatment of Metals. The Law and Practice", IMP/PTG Training Materials - Warsaw 4 December 2010, p. 23-38
  18. Rubel E.: "A substance, mixture, intermediate, product and their identification" - "REACH - Safety and Ecology in Surface Treatment of Metals. The Law and Practice", IMP/PTG Training Materials - Warsaw 4 December 2010, p. 39-53
  19. Rubel E.: "How to identify and label substances" - "REACH - Safety and Ecology in Surface Treatment of Metals. The Law and Practice", IMP/PTG Training Materials - Warsaw 4 December 2010, p. 54-61
  20. Rubel E., Szmigielska K.: "Best Available Techniques in surface treatment of metals - the analysis of the technology. The stage II/2009", the Institute of Precision Mechanics; Ministry of Environment, Warsaw, November 2009
  21. Rubel E., Szmigielska K.: "Best Available Techniques in surface treatment of metals - the analysis of the technology. The stage I/2009", the Institute of Precision Mechanics; Ministry of Environment, Warsaw, June 2009
  22. Rubel E.: "The current systems of classification and labelling of substances", Electroplating Bulletin, 2009, No. 17 (32), p. 12-13
  23. Rubel E.: "Legislative works over IPPC Directive", Electroplating Bulletin, 2009, No. 17 (32), p. 13-14
  24. Rubel E.: "The IPPC Directive -current records and postulated changes", the IMP training material “The REACH and GHS system as well as the Best Available Technique BAT in surface treatment of metals” – Oleśnica, 5-8 October 2009
  25. Rubel E.: "New regulations in classification, labelling and the packaging of substances - the CLP Regulation and the GHS System", the IMP training material “The REACH and GHS system as well as the Best Available Technique BAT in surface treatment of metals” – Oleśnica, 5-8 October 2009
  26. Rubel E., Tomassi P., Ziółkowski J.: "Best Available Techniques (BAT) – guidelines for surface treatment of metals and plastics. Updated, January 2009", the Institute of Precision Mechanics; Ministry of Environment, Warsaw 2009
  27. Nakonieczny A., Rubel E. "Development Directions of the Environmentally Sound Technologies in Surface Treatment of Metals" – 18th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering 27-31 August 2008, Prague, Czech Republic, CHISA 2008 – Summaries 5 Systems and Technology E 4.5, p. 1708
  28. Rubel E., Buczko Z.: "REACH – The New Element of Ecological Policy of the European Union"; Electroplating Bulletin, No. 13 (28), p. 9-10, 2007
  29. Rubel E., Drobek A.: "Access to Information about Environment in Light of E-PRTR Regulation"; Electroplating Bulletin, No. 13 (28), p. 11, 2007
  30. Kieszkowski M.: "Ecological Cleaner Technologies in the Application of Corrosion Protection Coatings"; VIII International Conference and Exhibition "Corrosion 2006" Lvov (Ukraine), 6-8.06.2006., Publ. – Proc. of the Conference p. 967-971, 2006
  31. Nakonieczny A., Kieszkowski M.: "Towards Cleaner Production Technologies in Surface Treatment of Metals" – Waste Management and the Environment – Wessex Institute of Technology (UK); WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, vol. 92; p. 57-64, 2006
  32. Kieszkowski M.: "Selected Issues of Best Available Techniques BAT for Surface Treatment of Metals"; Cleaner Production – Eco Management; Publication of "The Polish Cleaner Production Movement" Society; Katowice, No. 2 (37), p.15-21, 2006
  33. Kieszkowski M.: "Innovation in Surface Treatment of Metals in light of IPPC Directive"; Cleaner Production – Eco Management; Publication of "The Polish Cleaner Production Movement" Society; Katowice, No. 3 (38), p. 60-67, 2006
  34. Kieszkowski M., Rubel E.: "Implementation of Best Available Techniques (BAT) into Surface Treatment of Metals. " Surface Engineering (Pol.), No. 4, p.47-53, 2005
  35. Kieszkowski M., Rubel E.: "Way to Integrated Permit – IPPC Club"; Surface Engineering (Pol.), No. 4 , p.19, 2004; Ochrona przed Korozją (Corrosion Protection) (Pol.), vol. XLVII, No. 12, p. 332, 2004
  36. Kieszkowski M., Rubel E.: "Reference Documents (BREF) for BAT Techniques in Surface Treatment of Metals"; International Conference IMP/CORPROT "Modern electroplating processes – operating of electroplating plants in terms of Polish and EU regulations, Szklarska Poręba, 30.09-2.10.2004. Publ. – Proc. of the Conference p. 219-224
  37. Tomassi P., Kieszkowski M.: "Management and Disposal Possibilities of Electroplating Wastes"; Electroplating Bulletin, No. 6 (21), p.10-12, 2004
  38. Buczko Z., Rubel E.: "Participation of Small and Medium Size Enterprises in the European Projects"; Electroplating Bulletin, No. 6 (21), p.12-13, 2004
  39. Kieszkowski M., Nakonieczny A.: "Some Results of Implementation of Cleaner Production Methods into Plating Shop"; International Congress" CHISA-2004"; Prague, Czech Rep., 22-26.08.2004. Publ. – Proc. of the Conference (CD-Rom)
  40. Kieszkowski M.: "Reference Documents of European Union on BAT Techniques in Metal Surface Technology"; IMP/PTG/CORPROT Workshop "Methods of Adaptation of Electroplating Plants to EU and Polish Regulations"; Warsaw 28.05.2004. Publ. – Proc. of the Workshop p.85-89
  41. Kieszkowski M.: "Some Problems of Implementation of BAT Principles into Surface Treatment of Metals"; Cleaner Production – Eco Management; Publication of "The Polish Cleaner Production Movement" Society; Katowice, No. 2 (29), p.31-35, 2004
  42. Kieszkowski M.: "Integrated Permits According to IPPC Directive in the Surface Treatment Branch – Introduction"; XXXI Conference "Science and Practice in the Corrosion Control" ("Kontraktor"- Częstochowa and Polish Corrosion Society – Gdańsk); Kule 15-17.10.2003. Publ. – Proc. of the Conference p. 43-46
  43. Kieszkowski M.: "Cleaner Plating Production"; IMP Seminar "Plating Technologies – Today and Tomorrow" during International Poznań Fairs; Poznań 10.06.2003. Publ. – Proc. of the Seminar p.19-23
  44. Kieszkowski M.: "Cleaner Electroplating Production"; Inżynieria Powierzchni (Surface Engineering) (Pol.) No. 2, s.17-21, 2003
  45. Kieszkowski M.: "IPPC Directive and Integrated Permits – Introduction"; Electroplating Bulletin No 2 (19), p.8-9, 2003
  46. Kieszkowski M.: "Cleaner Production Methods for the Metal Finishing Operations – Way to Reduce Environmental Impact"; International Conference "Coastal Zone Research: an ELOISE Approach" (Polytechnik School of Gdańsk); Gdańsk 24-27.03.2003. Publ. – Book of Abstracts p.157
  47. Kieszkowski M.: "Environmental Protection in Plating Shops"; Konstrukcje Stalowe (Steel Constructions) (Pol.); No. 1 (59), p.28-29, 2003
  48. Kieszkowski M., Tomassi P.: "Review of Cleaner Technologies in the Electroplating Production"; Ochrona przed Korozją (Corrosion Protection) (Pol.); No. 12, p.323-327, 2002
  49. Kozłowski M., Kieszkowski M.: "Paint Separation Makes the Environment Grow Fonder"; IEM – Industrial Environmental Management, (UK), vol.12, No. 11, p.10, 2002
  50. Kieszkowski M.: "Some Results of the Application of Cleaner Production in Plating Shops"; Surface Engineering (Pol.), No. 3, p.35-40, 2002
  51. Kozłowski M., Kieszkowski M.: "Industrial Utilization of Waste Paint Materials from Spray Painting"; Surface Engineering (Pol.) No. 3 p.50-55, 2002
  52. Kozłowski M., Kieszkowski M.: "Reuse of Waste Paint Materials"; Trans. of the Metal Finisher’s Assoc. of India, vol.11, No. 2, p.69-74, 2002
  53. Kieszkowski M.: "Cleaner Technologies in the Metal Finishing Industry", Trans. of the Metal Finisher's Assoc. of India, vol.11, No. 2, 2002, p.57-62
  54. Nakonieczny A., Kieszkowski M.: "Cleaner Technologies for Plating Shop"; International Congress "CHISA-2002", Prague, Czech Rep., 25-29.08.2002. Publ. – Proc. of the Conference (CD-Rom)
  55. Kieszkowski M.: "Implementation Results of Cleaner Production Technologies in the Żywiec Factory of Hospital Equipment "FAMED"S.A. in Żywiec and in the Factory of Cooling Automatic Control Equipment "FACH"S.A. in Cieszyn"; Seminar "Modern Methods and Tools of Environmental Management" – summarizing the Polish-Danish Project "Cleaner Technologies Transfer Programme for Polish Electromechanical Industry", Żywiec 28.11.2001. Publ. – Proc. of the Polish Cleaner Production Movement", Society, no. 3, p.73-88, 2001
  56. Kieszkowski M.: "Ecological Technologies of Surface Engineering and Protection Coatings" East-West Innovation Forum Environmental Protection, Warsaw, 25-27.04.2002. Publ. – Proc. of the Conference
  57. Nakonieczny A., Kieszkowski M.: "Cleaner Production Methods in the Application of Anticorrosion Protection Coatings"; International Conference "HUN-Pra-PARTEC", Budapest 21-24.08.2001. Publ. – Proc. of the Conference, p.263-265
  58. Kieszkowski M et al.: "Ecological Technologies of Surface Treatment and Heat Treatment of Metals"; IMP Conference "Environmental Protection in the Metal Finishing" during 72nd International Fair of Technologies and Investment Goods", Poznań 19.06.2001. Publ. – Proc. of the Conference, p.1-29
  59. Kieszkowski M., Nakonieczny A.: "Ecological Aspects of the Application of Anticorrosion Protection Coatings"; Engineering & Automation Problems" (Moscow), vol. 2, No. 1, p.46-54, 2001
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