CECs'/ATBs' biodegradation, CECs'/ATBs' tracing, Lab & field trials, experimental development & setup, transport modelling
Theme 1 - Measuring
Multitude of approaches may be employed in MEASURING (investigating) the environmental behavior of CECs'.
Biodegradation of CECs remains the focus of many research groups studying the subject topic. Still, high-tech solutions that are just under development demand deeper testing in various conditions in lab and in pilot-field. Our expertise is in custom optimization of biodegradation experiments (lab or field), for which we offer excellent facilities, including environmentally safe (hydraulically isolated) biodegradation fields.
Although, determination of the pollutant entry point is inferable from the substance character, specific tools for precise source tracing (including soil, sediment, or living organisms) lack deeper examination. All that is crucial for assessing the transfer time of different CECs and describing the geochemical and biochemical interactions during CECs' transfer within the various environmental compartments. Development of advanced tracer techniques and methodologies for source zone localization and transport pathways delineation belong to our major interests.
Modelling of transport processes of CECs and pathogens has vast potential for deeper understanding of their fate in the environment. As an environmental consulting and services provider, we offer advanced numerical modelling tools for pollutant groundwater transport, including the Risc5 software for pollutant transfer and human and environmental risk assessment.
Biodegradation of antibiotics, cumulative effects thereof and of their degradation daughter product mixtures have major influence on antibiotic resistance development, resistance transmission rates, and the respective gene transfer. The development of tools for assessment of the above said factors belongs to our main ambitions in the field.
Overall, evaluation of the transmission and changes of AMR and pathogens in aquatic ecosystems demands further study.
EPS biotechnology (https://international.epsbiotechnology.cz) belongs among the leaders of Czech environmental biotechnology, food and agriculture biotechnology, waste management, and engineering, with a broad selection of custom tailored services provided. The company possesses its own research and development facilities performing laboratory testing for commercial and scientific purposes on a daily basis. Main portion of the company research activities is focused on developing innovative solutions in the field of environmental biotechnology, specific yeast strain production, agriculture biotechnologies, and bioremediation. During past 18 years, EPS has gained its solid reputation for its professional expertise.
Currently, there are 15 national or international research grant projects in progress. Project titled PESTICIDES (https://vyzkum.epsbiotechnology.cz/english_progress/en_pesticide.html) probably is the most pertinent for the subject topic.
The EPS work team is built of highly experienced and enthusiastic engineers, biotechnologists, consultants, project managers, and scientists with profound expertise in ecology services, laboratory testing, and development of novel biotechnology tools and techniques.