Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies for Environment Protection and Sustainable Future (NanoEnviCz)
Core Data
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
Mission and objectives
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
Engineering and Energy
Biological and Medical Sciences
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sample preparation techniques

Dip Coater 5 (UFCH18), T2 Glove Box (UFCH13), clean room (UFCH11), Reactor Speedwave four (UFCH12), Supercritical Drying Procedure (UACH6), Laboratory electric superkanthal furnace (UFCH17), Extruder, Multi-Gran (UFCH6), Microarray printer - NEW (UJEP26), Planetary Mono Mill (UFCH15), Power Tome Ultramicrotome (UACH11), Precision Etching Coating Systém (UACH13), Precision Ion Polishing System (UACH12)

XRD techniques

X-ray difractometer Panalytical X (UJEP5), Multipurpose X-ray powder diffractometer PANalytical XPertPRO MPD (UACH14), X-ray Powder Diffraction (UPOL7)

Electrochemical techniques

FRA - PhotoEchem System (UFCH 20), Potentiostat METROHM (UJEP11)


Precise photo-reactor with optical bench (UJEP8), Catalytic flow microreactor A (UFCH9), Universal magnetron deposition system (UJEP1), Autoclave for synthesis, catalysts testing and kinetic measurements (UFCH3), Autoclave for synthesis, catalysts testing and kinetic measurements (UFCH2), Autoclave for synthesis, catalysts testing and kinetic measurements (UFCH4), Catalytic flow microreactor B (UFCH10), Fluidized Bed Reactor (UJEP2), QUV Accelerated Weathering Tester and Q-Sun Xenon Test Chamber (UFCH7), Flow reactor (UPOL12), Laboratory reactors (UJEP12), Photocatalytic degradation liquide phase (UACH2)

Surface characterization techniques

BET (TUL10), Surface Area and Pore Size Analyzer (BET) (UACH5), Goniometr (UJEP7), Apparatus for the determination of the texture features and adsorption properties of solid materials (UFCH19)

Particle size distribution techniques

Particle Size Distribution Laser Scaterring (UACH3), Zetasizer nano ZS (IEM8), Zetasizer nano ZS (UJEP23), ZetaSizer NanoS (UFCH1)

Physical properties measuring systems

SQUID (UPOL1), PPMS (UPOL2), Equipment of the laboratory of nanotoxicology in cell cultures (IEM 9), Fragment Analyzer (IEM 10)

Spectroscopic techniques

Mass Spectrometer with inductively coupled plasma ICP-MS (TUL8), FTIR Spectrometer (UFCH8), Mössbauer spectrometers (UPOL4), ICP-OES Optical Emission Spectrometer (UJEP17), Thermogravimetric analyser with FTIR spectrometer (TUL2), Electron-Paramagnetic-Resonance Spectrometer (UPOL13), Thermo Nicolet (UACH8), Thermogravimeter STA449F1(Netzsch) connected with Mass Spectrometer (Anamet) (UFCH14), Thermoanalytical Complet (UACH15), Microplate spectrophotometer (UJEP19), UV/Vis spectrophotometer CINTRA (UJEP10), XPS/ESCA and Auger electron spectroscopy (UJEP3), X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (UPOL3), Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer SIMS (UJEP4), Spectrophotometer Cary 50 (UJEP13), Spectrofluorometer FluorMax 4 (UJEP25)

Microscopic techniques

Scanning Probe Microscope (UPOL6), Raman microscopy (TUL4), Scanning Electron Microscope (UPOL10), Infrared imaging microscope with FTIR spectrometer (TUL3), High resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM) -NEW Low temperature UHV (UPOL8), System AFM-Raman (UPOL9), AFM (UACH1), Fluorescence Microscope (IEM4), Atomic force microscope Integra (UJEP24), High resolution transmission electron microscope (UACH10), DXR Raman mikroscope (UACH9), Transmission Electron Microscope (UPOL11), HRSEM FEI NanoSEM 450 (UACH4), High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (UPOL5)

Micromolecular techniques

Fast Real-Time PCR system 7900HT (IEM7), Metafer Slide Scanning System (IEM2), SpectraMax Multimode Plate Reader (IEM1), iScan System (IEM5), MiSeq System (IEM6), Metafer Slide Scanning System (IEM3)


Ultracentrifuge (UFCH16), Refrigerated Centrifuge (UFCH5), Disc Centrifuge (TUL5)

Chromatographic techniques

HPLC/MS/MS (TUL1), Ion Chromaatograph DIONEX (UJEP14), Liquid chromatograph with diode-array detector Dionex (UJEP9), Liquid chromatograph with MS detection (UJEP18), GC/MS/MS (TUL11), Liquid Chromatograph (UJEP15), Gas chromatograph (UJEP16), Gas chromatograph with Mass spectrometer (UACH7)


Electrokinetic analyser SurPASS (UJEP6), Microarray laser scanner - NEW (UJEP27), Analyser of total and organic carbon (UJEP20)

Microbiologic techniques

Real-time PCR device (TUL6), Respirometer O2/CO2 /CH4 sensors (TUL9), Respirometer - NEW (TUL12), Laboratories for mammalian cell cultivation (UJEP21), System for Next-Generation Sequencing (TUL7), Laboratory of biosensors and microfluidics (UJEP22)

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Number of Users
Number Year
192 2016
Users Definition
Type of Users
Academic - 56.0%
Public research organisations - 34.0%
Public services - 7.0%
Industry/private companies - 3.0%