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Assoc. prof. Jan Bartáček

E-mail: jan.bartacek@vscht.cz
Tel.: +420 220 443143
Office: B 104
Fax.: +420 220 444305
Web: http://web.vscht.cz/bartacej



  • 2006 - Ph.D. diploma at the Institute of Chemical Technology Prague at the Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering.
  • 2002 - master studies at the Institute of Chemical Technology Prague at the Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering.

Occupation and employer:

  • 2015 - now: assosiate professor at the Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (ICT Prague)
  • 2010 - 2015: assistant professor at the Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering (ICT Prague)
  • 2008 - 2010: post-doc position at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (Delft, the Netherlands)
  • 2006 - 2008: post-doc position at Wageningen University (Wageningen, the Netherlands)


His main research area is wastewater technology, especially resource recovery from wastewater (energy and nutrients recovery). In this field, he is running a research project funded by Marie Curie fundation:  „Biofilms in bioreactors for advanced nitrogen removal (BioNIT)“. Next to this, he continues with his previous research focused on essential metals in anaerobic granular sludge (chemical speciation, bioavailability) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of transport processes in methanogenic granular biofilm.

Research projects:

  • Marie Curie European Reintegration Grant (ERG-268417): Biofilms in Bioreactors for Advanced Nitrogen Removal from Wastewater (BioNIT), 01-09-2010 – 31-08-2013
  • Grant agentury NAZVA (QI92A286): Zvýšení produkce bioplynu z rostlinné biomasy použitím anaerobních hub, 01-01-2009 – 31-12-2013 (členem řešitelského týmu od 01-01-2011).
  • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships (MEIF-CT-2006-041896): Bioavailability of Heavy Metals in Anaerobic Granular Sludge (BIOTRAC), 01-06-2008 to 31-05-2010
  • Marie Curie Excellence Team (MEXT-CT-2003-509567): Novel Biological Engineering Processes for Heavy Metal Removal and Recovery, 26-07-2006 to 31-05-2008 (participating from July 26 2006 through May 30 2008)

Most important publications:

  • Capson-Tojo, G., Torres, A., Muñoz, R., Bartacek, J., Jeison, D. 2017 Mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic digestion of lipid-extracted microalgae N. gaditana for methane production Renewable Energy 105, 539-546
  • Vital, B., Bartacek, J., Ortega-Bravo, , JC., Jeison, D. 2017 Treatment of acid mine drainage by forward osmosis: Heavy metal rejection and reverse flux of draw solution constituents Chemical Engineering Journal 332, 85-91
  • Kouba, V., Svehla, P., Catrysse, M., Prochazkova, L., Hrncirova, H., Jenicek, P., Bartacek, J. 2017. How biomass growth mode affects ammonium oxidation start-up and NOB inhibition in partial nitritation of cold and diluted reject water. Environ Technol, ahead of print.
  • Kouba, V.; Darmal, R.; Vejmelkova, D.; Jenicek, P.; Bartacek, J., Cold shocks of anammox biofilm stimulate nitrogen removal at low temperatures Biotechnol Prog 2017, ahead of print.
  • Kouba, V., Proksova E., Wiesinger H., Vejmelkova D., Bartacek, J. 2017. Good servant, bad master: Sulfide influence on partial nitritation of sewage. Water Sci Technol, ahead of print.
  • Kouba, V., Vejmelkova D., Proksova E., Wiesinger H., Concha M., Dolejs P., Hejnic J., Jenicek P., Bartacek, J. 2017. High-rate partial nitritation of municipal wastewater after psychrophilic anaerobic pre-treatment. Environ Sci Technol, ahead of print
  • P. Jeníček, J. Horejš, L. Pokorná-Krayzelová, J. Bindzar, J. Bartáček. Simple biogas desulfurization by microaeration – Full scale experience. Anaerobe (In Press, Accepted Manuscript). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anaerobe.2017.01.002
  • Hejnic Jakub, Dolejs Petr, Kouba Vojtech, Prudilova Andrea, Widiayuningrum Patria and Bartacek Jan. Comparing Anaerobic Treatment of Sewage at 15 °C Using UASB Reactor and Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor. Environmental Engineering Science. Volume 33, Number 11, doi: 10.1089/ees.2016.0163, ahead of print.
  • Dolejs Petr, Gotvald Robert, Velazquez Aida M.L., Hejnic Jakub, Jenicek Pavel, and Bartacek Jan. Contact Stabilization with Enhanced Accumulation Process for Energy Recovery from Sewage. Environmental Engineering Science. August 2016, ahead of print. doi:10.1089/ees.2016.0155.
  • Kouba, V., Widiayuningrum, P., Chovancova, L., Jenicek, P., Bartacek, J. 2016. Applicability of one-stage partial nitritation and anammox in MBBR for anaerobically pre-treated municipal wastewater. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 1-11.
  • Dolejs, P., Paclík, L., Maca, J., Pokorna, D., Zabranska, J., Bartacek, J. 2015. Effect of S/N ratio on sulfide removal by autotrophic denitrification. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99, 2383–2392.
  • Krayzelova, L., Bartacek, J., Díaz, I., Jeison, D., Volcke, E.I.P., Jenicek, P. 2015. Microaeration for hydrogen sulfide removal during anaerobic treatment: a review. Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology, 14(4), 703-725.
  • Pacek, L., Svehla, P., Bartacek, J., Radechovsky, J., Hrncirova, H., Shejbalova, S., Balik, J., Jenicek, P. 2015. Direct and indirect effects of oxygen limitation on nitrification process applied to reject water treatment. Desalination and Water Treatment, 56(3), 598-607.
  • Svehla, P., Radechovsky, J., Hrncirova, H., Pacek, L., Bartacek, J. 2015. Effect of influent nitrogen concentration on feasibility of short-cut nitrification during wastewater treatment in activated sludge systems. Chemical Papers, 69(7), 921-929.
  • Kouba, V., Catrysse, M., Stryjova, H., Jonatova, I., Volcke, E.I.P., Svehla, P., Bartacek, J. 2014. The impact of influent total ammonium nitrogen concentration on nitrite-oxidizing bacteria inhibition in moving bed biofilm reactor. Water Science and Technology, 69(6), 1227-1233.
  • Krayzelova, L., Kolesarova, N., Bartacek, J., Jenicek, P. 2014a. Microaeration for hydrogen sulfide removal in UASB reactor. Bioresource Technology, 172, 297-302.
  • Krayzelova, L., Lynn, T.J., Banihani, Q., Bartacek, J., Jenicek, P., Ergas, S.J. 2014b. A Tire-Sulfur Hybrid Adsorption Denitrification (T-SHAD) process for decentralized wastewater treatment. Water Research, 61, 191-199.
  • Podzimek, T., Bartacek, J. 2014. Použití jednobuněčných řas jako substrát pro výrobu bioplynu. Bioprospect, 24(4), 101 - 103.
  • Svehla, P., Bartacek, J., Pacek, L., Hrncirova, H., Radechovsky, J., Hanc, A., Jenicek, P. 2014. Inhibition effect of free ammonia and free nitrous acid on nitrite-oxidising bacteria during sludge liquor treatment: Influence of feeding strategy. Chemical Papers, 68(7), 871-878.
  • Bartacek, J., Fermoso, F.G., Vergeldt, F., Gerkema, E., Maca, J., Van As, H., Lens, P.N.L. 2012. The impact of metal transport processes on bioavailability of free and complex metal ions in methanogenic granular sludge. Water Science and Technology, 65(10), 1875-1881.
  • Jenicek, P., Bartacek, J., Kutil, J., Zabranska, J., Dohanyos, M. 2012. Potentials and limits of anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge: Energy self-sufficient municipal wastewater treatment plant? Water Science and Technology, 66(6), 1277-1281.
  • Bartacek, J., Fermoso, F.G., Catena, A.B., Lens, P.N.L. 2010a. Effect of sorption kinetics on nickel toxicity in methanogenic granular sludge. Journal of Hazardous materials, 180(1-3), 289-296.
  • Bartacek, J., Manconi, I., Sansone, G., Murgia, R., Lens, P.N.L. 2010c. Divalent metal addition restores sulfide-inhibited N2O reduction in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Nitric Oxide - Biology and Chemistry, 23(2), 101-105.
  • Fermoso, F.G., Bartacek, J., Lens, P.N.L. 2010a. Effect of vitamin B12 pulse addition on the performance of cobalt deprived anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors. Bioresource Technology, 101(14), 5201-5205.
  • Fermoso, F.G., Bartacek, J., Manzano, R., van Leeuwen, H.P., Lens, P.N.L. 2010b. Dosing of anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors with cobalt: Impact of cobalt retention on methanogenic activity. Bioresource Technology, 101(24), 9429-9437.
  • Kennes, C., Lens, P.N.L., Bartacek, J. 2010. Air pollution control. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 85(3), 307-308.
  • Bartacek, J., Vergeldt, F.J., Gerkema, E., Jenicek, P., Lens, P.N.L., Van As, H. 2009b. Magnetic resonance microscopy of iron transport in methanogenic granules. Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 200(2), 303-312.
  • Fermoso, F.G., Bartacek, J., Jansen, S., Lens, P.N.L. 2009. Metal supplementation to UASB bioreactors: from cell-metal interactions to full-scale application. Science of the Total Environment, 407(12), 3652-3667.
  • Vergeldt, F.J., Bartacek, J., Gerkema, E., Osuna, B., Philippi, J., Lens, P.N.L., Van As, H. 2009. Quantitative NMR microscopy of Iron Transport in Methanogenic Aggregates. Diffusion Fundamentals, 10, 31.1-31.44.
  • Bartacek, J., Fermoso, F.G., Baldó-Urrutia, A.M., Van Hullebusch, E.D., Lens, P.N.L. 2008. Cobalt toxicity in anaerobic granular sludge: Influence of chemical speciation. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 35(11), 1465-1474.
  • Fermoso, F.G., Bartacek, J., Chung, L.C., Lens, P. 2008a. Supplementation of cobalt to UASB reactors by pulse dosing: CoCl2 versus CoEDTA2- pulses. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 42(2), 111-119.
  • Fermoso, F.G., Collins, G., Bartacek, J., Lens, P.N.L. 2008b. Zinc deprivation of methanol fed anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 35(6), 543-557.
  • Fermoso, F.G., Collins, G., Bartacek, J., O'Flaherty, V., Lens, P. 2008c. Acidification of methanol-fed anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors by cobalt deprivation: Induction and microbial community dynamics. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 99(1), 49-58.
  • Fermoso, F.G., Collins, G., Bartacek, J., O'Flaherty, V., Lens, P.N.L. 2008d. Role of nickel in high rate methanol degradation in anaerobic granular sludge bioreactors. Biodegradation, 19(5), 725-737.
  • Bartacek, J., Zabranska, J., Lens, P.N.L. 2007. Developments and constraints in fermentative hydrogen production. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 1(3), 201-214.
Updated: 24.10.2017 20:54, Author: Lucie Pokorná


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