Characterization and coagulation of pollutants in drinking water treatment
Coagulation/flocculation followed by separation of suspension is an essential step in drinking water treatment. However, the efficacy of the process depends on a range of factors, including the character of pollutants. The aim of the work is to enhance coagulation efficiency of selected polluting agents and their mixtures and to describe the relationships between the coagulation behaviour and the properties of interacting compounds.
- 2012 – 2015: Charles University in Prague, Master’s in Ecology and Environmental Protection, Master’s thesis: Interactions between proteins and humic substances
- 2013: Aarhus University, Denmark, Semester Exchange Program in Agroenvironmental Management
- 2009 – 2012: Charles University in Prague, Bachelor’s in Ecology and Environmental Protection
- 2001 – 2009: Grammar School of Jiří Orten, Kutná Hora
Participation on teaching
- Novotna, K., Cermakova, L., Pivokonska, L., Cajthaml, T., Pivokonsky, M., 2019. Microplastics in drinking water treatment – Current knowledge and research needs. Science of the Total Environment 667, 730-740.
- Pivokonsky, M., Cermakova, L., Novotna, K., Peer, P., Cajthaml, T., Janda, V., 2018. Occurrence of microplastics in raw and treated drinking water. Science of The Total Environment 643, 1644-1651.
- Baresova, M., Pivokonsky, M., Novotna, K., Naceradska, J., Branyik, T., 2017. An application of cellular organic matter to coagulation of cyanobacterial cells (Merismopedia tenuissima). Water Research 122, 70–77.
- Novotná, K., Barešová, M., Čermáková, L., Načeradská, J., Pivokonský, M., 2016. Effect of cyanobacterial peptides and proteins on coagulation of kaolinite. European Journal of Environmental Sciences 6(2), 83–89.
- Pivokonsky, M., Naceradska, J., Brabenec, T., Novotna, K., Baresova, M., Janda, V., 2015. The impact of interactions between algal organic matter and humic substances on coagulation. Water Research 84, 278-285.