Publications by authors named "Katarzyna Zarębska"

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Preparation of Sorbents Containing Straetlingite Phase from Zeolitic By-Product and Their Performance for Ammonium Ion Removal.

Molecules 2021 May 19;26(10). Epub 2021 May 19.

Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, A. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland.

In this study, straetlingite-based sorbents were used for NH ion removal from a synthetic aqueous solution and from the wastewater of an open recirculation African catfish farming system. This study was performed using column experiments with four different filtration rates (2, 5, 10, and 15 mL/min). It was determined that breakthrough points and sorption capacity could be affected by several parameters such as flow rate and mineral composition of sorption materials. In the synthetic aqueous solution, NH removal reached the highest sorption capacity, i.e., 0.341 mg/g with the S30 sorbent at a filtration rate of 10 mL/min and an initial concentration of 10 mg/L of NH ions. It is important to emphasize that, in this case, the Ce/C0 ratio of 0.9 was not reached after 420 min of sorption. It was also determined that the NH sorption capacity was influenced by phosphorus. In the wastewater, the NH sorption capacity was almost seven times lower than that in the synthetic aqueous solution. However, it should be highlighted that the P sorption capacity reached 0.512 mg/g. According to these results, it can be concluded that straetlingite-based sorbents can be used for NH ion removal from a synthetic aqueous solution, as well as for both NH and P removal from industrial wastewater. In the wastewater, a significantly higher sorption capacity of the investigated sorbents was detected for P than for NH.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules26103020DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8160715PMC
May 2021

LCA and economic study on the local oxygen supply in Central Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Sep 29;786:147401. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, Department of Coal Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland. Electronic address:

Medical oxygen is the key to survival for COVID-19 patients. To meet the pandemic-driven oxygen demand spike, local hospitals began searching for a suitable medical oxygen delivery system. Among the studies published on the impact of COVID-19 on a range of aspects, including the global economy and the environment, no study has been conducted on the environmental impact of medical oxygen supply to hospitals under epidemic conditions. In this paper the authors perform a comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to evaluate the environmental and economic impact of three scenarios (oxygen cylinders, liquid oxygen in tanks and on-site oxygen production) of local oxygen supply to hospitals in Poland. The LCA was performed according to ISO 14040 -14044 standards requirements, using the SimaPro 9.0 software. Results from the analysis showed that the Global Warming Potential (GWP) and Fine Particulate Matter Formation Potential (FPMFP) indicators for the liquid oxygen in tank scenario are the lowest and equal 265 kg CO eq and 0.309 kg PM eq. respectively. The greatest terrestrial acidification reductions (-1.38 kg SO eq) can be achieved when applying the on-site oxygen production scenario. Our findings revealed that the oxygen in cylinders scenario has the most harmful impact on the environment. The economic analysis was performed in order to compare the monthly and annual operational costs of analysed scenarios. The results show that hospitals sustain the lowest annual costs when using the on-site oxygen production scenario.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147401DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8081744PMC
September 2021

SO sorption properties of fly ash zeolites.

Turk J Chem 2020 11;44(1):155-167. Epub 2020 Feb 11.

Department of Coal Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków Poland.

In the presented study, the sulfur dioxide sorption properties of fly ash zeolite X were investigated. Sorption tests were performed on fly ash zeolite samples that were not prepared specially for sorption, in addition to dried samples and samples in the presence of water vapor. The samples saturated with water vapor showed the highest sorption capacity. The sorption capacity of the samples additionally dried prior to the sorption experiment was higher than that of the samples that were not specially prepared for the sorption test. Regeneration tests indicated relatively good regeneration properties. The obtained results were described with the use of Langmuir, Sips, and Dubinin-Astakhov models, with the Dubinin-Astakhov model providing the best fit.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3906/kim-1905-50DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7751809PMC
February 2020

CO sorption and regeneration properties of fly ash zeolites synthesized with the use of differentiated methods.

Sci Rep 2020 Feb 4;10(1):1825. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, al. A. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059, Kraków, Poland.

Production of fly ash zeolites may be an attractive method for the utilization of solid wastes from the energy sector. Different methods of synthesis often yield a variety of zeolite types, thereby affecting the properties of the resulting materials. The attention paid to carbon dioxide emission reduction technologies fully justifies the study of the sorption behaviours of fly ash zeolites synthesized by different methods. This work investigates the sorption properties of fly ash zeolites synthesized with different methods using CO. Sorption capacity and adsorption isotherms were determined following the volumetric method and textural parameters were resolved according to the Dubinin-Astakhov (DA) method. The CO sorption capacity was in the range 0.24-4.16 mmol/g. The relationships between structure and sorption behaviour were studied for each synthesis method. Some strong similarities between commercial zeolites and fly ash zeolites were found. The mechanism for sorption was proved to be physisorption which is fully reversible under selected conditions. The observed trends were used to identify the best sorbent.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58591-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7000786PMC
February 2020

Energy and environment as the foundations for sustainable development.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 03 7;26(9):8359-8361. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059, Krakow, Poland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-04299-8DOI Listing
March 2019

Total antioxidant status in lung cancer is associated with levels of endogenous antioxidants and disease stage rather than lifestyle factors - preliminary study.

Contemp Oncol (Pozn) 2016 5;20(4):302-7. Epub 2016 Sep 5.

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland.

Aim Of The Study: Decreased total antioxidant capacity (TAC) has been reported in different neoplasms, including lung cancer. However, no study concerning the relationship between endogenous antioxidants, lifestyle factors, and TAC has been conducted among lung cancer patients. The purpose of the study was to investigate the associations between endogenous antioxidants, severity of disease, lifestyle factors, and TAC in lung cancer patients.

Material And Methods: The study was conducted among 59 lung cancer patients. The levels of total antioxidant status (ATBS method), endogenous antioxidants, and C-reactive protein were measured in patients' sera automatically. Dietary habits of the subjects were evaluated based on the Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) on the day of admission to hospital.

Results: We found a positive correlation between serum albumin, uric acid (UA), and TAC and a negative correlation between CRP and TAC. Moreover, TAC was significantly positively associated with disease stage. We did not find any significant relationship between the frequency of selected food consumption and TAC in lung cancer patients, except for a positive correlation between the frequency of refined cereal products consumption and TAC level. Smoking status did not correlate with TAC.

Conclusions: Total antioxidant status of lung cancer patients results from their disease stage and levels of endogenous antioxidants rather than from lifestyle factors. The lack of influence of diet and smoking on the TAC presumably result from disturbed homeostasis in which cancer, while developing, could determine the redox state to a greater extent than lifestyle factors.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5032158PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/wo.2016.61850DOI Listing
September 2016

CO2 adsorption properties of char produced from brown coal impregnated with alcohol amine solutions.

Environ Monit Assess 2016 Jul 17;188(7):416. Epub 2016 Jun 17.

Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, Aleja Mickiewicza 30, 30-059, Cracow, Poland.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reduction is critical to mitigating climate change. Power plants for heating and industry are significant sources of CO2 emissions. There is a need for identifying and developing new, efficient methods to reduce CO2 emissions. One of the methods used is flue gas purification by CO2 capture through adsorption. This study aimed to develop CO2 adsorbent out of modified brown coal impregnated with solutions of first-, second-, and third-order amines. Low-temperature nitrogen adsorption isotherms and CO2 isotherms were measured for the prepared samples. The results of experiments unexpectedly revealed that CO2 sorption capacity decreased after impregnation. Due to lack of strait trends in CO2 sorption capacity decrease, the results were closely analyzed to find the reason for the inconsistencies. It was revealed that different amines represent different affinities for CO2 and that the size and structure of impregnating factor has influence on the CO2 sorption capacity of impregnated material. The character of a support was also noticeable as well for impregnation results as for the affinity to CO2. The influence of amine concentration used was investigated along with the comparison on how the theoretical percentage of the impregnation on the support influenced the results. The reaction mechanism of tertiary amine was taken into consideration in connection to no presence of water vapor during the experiments. Key findings were described in the work and provide a strong basis for further studies on CO2 adsorption on amine-impregnated support.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-016-5423-zDOI Listing
July 2016

Hard coal as a potential low-cost adsorbent for removal of 4-chlorophenol from water.

Water Sci Technol 2016 ;73(8):2025-30

Institute of Chemistry, Military University of Technology, Kaliskiego 2, 00-908 Warsaw, Poland E-mail:

The potential use of raw hard coals as low-cost adsorbents for the removal of 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) from aqueous solutions was examined. The effect of experimental parameters such as the pH and salt presence was evaluated. The kinetic studies showed the equilibrium time was found to be 2 h for all of the adsorbents and that the adsorption process followed the pseudo-second order kinetic model. The adsorption isotherms of the 4-CP on the hard coals were fitted to the Langmuir, Freundlich, Langmuir-Freundlich, Sips and Redlich-Peterson equations. Based on the results obtained, hard coals appear to be a promising adsorbent for the removal of some hazardous water pollutants, like 4-CP and related compounds.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2016.046DOI Listing
August 2016