Laboratory of Optic Methods

Research focus of the laboratory

• Determination of heavy metals in environmental (water, soil, sediments, sludge) and biological samples (plants, food, body fluids),

• Determination of hydride-forming elements (As, Sb, Se, Bi, Sn) in various environmental, plant and biological samples,

• Speciation of ecotoxicologically important elements in waters, soils and sludges.• Determination of bioaccessible forms of elements in soils and sludges,

• Determination of toxic and potentially toxic elements in various environmental samples using the dosing of a fine suspension directly into the electrothermal atomizer "Slurry Sampling ETAAS",

• Concentration and speciation of elements from water samples using extraction techniques - "Cloud Point Extraction (CPE) and Solid Phase Extraction (SPE)",

• Use of biological substrates (microscopic fungi) for bioremediation of contaminated environmental components (water, soil).

Vedúci laboratória

Pracovníci laboratória

Doktorandi pracujúci v laboratóriu


  • Perkin Elmer 1100 B Flame Atomizer Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (FAAS),
  • Perkin Elmer 2100 Flame Atomizer Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (FAAS),
  • Perkin Elmer 2100 atomic absorption spectrometer with a FIAS-200 flow injection system in conjunction with an AS-90 automatic sample feeder,
  • Perkin Elmer 1100 B atomic absorption spectrometer with electrothermal atomizer HGA 700 (ETAAS) and with the possibility of dispensing fine suspension USS-100 "Slurry Sampling" (SS-ETAAS),
  • Mass spectrometer (Varian 820-MS) with inductively coupled plasma (ICP-MS),
  • Infrared spectrometer with Fourier transform (FTIR) from BOMEM Hartmann & Braun and an analytical microscope (IR-Plan) from SPECTRA-TECH,
  •  Microwave disassembly system MDS 200 from CEM,
  •  UV/VIS spectrophotometer from Hitachi, U-2001,
  •  Zetasizer dispersion analyzer (Nano series) for the characterization of dispersion systems.