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Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies for Environment Protection and Sustainable Future (NanoEnviCz)
Hosting Legal Entity
J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, ASCR, v.v.i
Dolejškova 3, Prague, PO: 182 23 (Czech Republic)
Dolejškova 3, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry ASCR, v.v.i, Prague, PO: 182 23 (Czech Republic)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Czech Republic
Provider Country:
Czech Republic
Institute of Experimental Medicine AS CR, v.v.i. | Institute of Inorganic Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i. | Palacký University | Technical University of Liberec | University of J. E. Purkyně
Current Status:
Operational since 2016
Operational since 2017 to 2022
Design/planning since 2015 to 2016
Scientific Description
NanoEnviCz conducts research in the field of nanomaterials and nanocomposites for environmental and related applications. Provided services include controllable syntheses of nanomaterials, their complex chemical, structural, morphological and surface characterization, tuning their functional properties, monitoring their potential toxicity and hazard.

RI Keywords
RI Category
Micro- and Nanotechnology facilities
Materials Synthesis or Testing Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Engineering and Energy
Chemistry and Material Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Sensing and monitoring of pollutants

Efficient sensing of pollutants; Biosensing by new devices; Application of new sensors in monitoring of pollutants; Magnetic sensors; Advanced electrochemical sensors; Graphene based nanosensors; Magnetically assisted SERS sensors.

Synthesis and design of new multifunctional nanomaterials for environment protection

Conceptually new nanostructured materials with the potential for applications in innovative technologies; Computer aided nanomaterials design; Low dimensional materials and their composites (carbon dots, nanotubes, graphene derivatives); Nanofibers; Magnetic hybrids; Metal and metal oxide NPs, Redox active nanomaterials; Nanomaterials for biomedical applications

Novel nanomaterials and technologies for sustainable production

Processes and technology for sustainable energy and chemical production. Catalytic processes for transformation of natural gas to liquids; Nanomaterials for renewable utilization; Magnetically separable green catalysts.

Effective photocatalytic technologies

Mastering nanomaterials for photocatalysis; Effective photocatalytic processes; Photovoltaic paints; Functional surfaces for environmental protection; Hybrid materials combining photocatalysts and heterogeneous catalysts; Thin photocatalytic films for direct solar splitting of water.

Heterogeneous catalysis for environmental protection

Nanomaterials for catalytic degradation of pollutants in water, soil and air; Nanostructured heterogeneous catalysts for abatement of pollutants from industrial processes and automotive transport; New “clean” catalytic processes for chemical production.

Toxicity and risks of nanomaterials

Complete health risks environmental risks; „In vitro“ and „in vivo“ toxicity tests – cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, interactions with membranes; RNA gene expression changes and protein expression changes; Complete eco/aquatoxicity evaluation; Toxicity against bacteria and fungi.

Nanotechnology for trapping and chemical degradation of pollutants

Nanomaterials for sorption; Natural based nanomaterials produced by “green” technology; Reactive sorbents for degradation of pesticides and highly toxic agents; Degradation of chemical warfare agents; Analysis of filtering capabilities of nanomaterials; Elimination of radionuclides contamination; Modified nanofiber filters; Advanced antimicrobial filters/membranes; Nano iron for groundwater and waste water treatment; Nano-trapping of heavy metals.

Access Mode
Excellence Driven
Users Definition
Number of Users
192 users in 2016
Type of Users
Academic - 56.0%
Public research organisations - 34.0%
Public services - 7.0%
Industry/private companies - 3.0%
Date of last update: 13/03/2018