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Research fields

represent molecular modeling and computer simulations of chemical carcinogenesis and microwave chemistry. They also include the study of kinetics and reaction’s mechanisms on the corroded metal surfaces in the systems, which have not been studied yet. Researches are focused on:

  • chemical resistant steels in model solutions of aggressive media
  • inhibitors of corrosion processes with the surfactant use
  • protective coatings on metals
  • corrosion at high temperatures and pressures
  • corrosion of alluminium

Measurements are performed with the potentiodynamic method, instruments measuring electrochemical noise and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.

A SPECIAL PART OF RESEARCHES

represents density measurements of a variety of substances in supercritical carbon dioxide, which provide thermodynamic properties useful for supercritical processes. With density measurements we gain data for :

  • partial molar volumes
  • isothermal compressibility
  • isobaric thermal expansibility
  • internal pressure

RESEARCH EQUIPMENT

  • System for corrosion measurments: Eletrochemical Interface and Frequency Response Analyzer, Solarton
  • System for corrosion measurments with electrochemical noise method: potentiostat IMP 88 PC- R
  • Faraday cage for noiseless corrosion measurments
  • Densitymeter with vibratong U – tube, DMA 60/520/602
  • System for corrosion measurments: Reference 600 Potentiostat/Galvanostat/ZRA with software and electrochemical cell
     

RESEARCH PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS 

RESEARCH PROGRAMME GROUP

P2-0006: Physico Chemical Processes on the SurfaceLayers and Aplications of Nanoparticles
Principal Researcher: Darinka Brodnjak - Vončina
 

PROJECTS

Solvatation and influence of ion nature
Pricipal Researcher: Vojeslav Vlachy

Microwave Catalysis and Chemical Carcinogenesis
Pricipal Researcher: Urban Bren

Chemical Carcinogenesis – A Computational Approach
Pricipal Researcher: Urban Bren

Corrosion inhibitor testing in different media, with emphasis on acidic media at elevated temperature, BASF SE Germany
Principal Researcher: Matjaž Finšgar

Natural Scavengers of Chemical Carcinogens, Ljubljanskemlekarned.d.
Principal Researcher: Urban Bren

BILATERAL COOPERATIONS

Bosnia and Hercegovina
Use of surface active agents (surfactants) in sense the protection of construction materials against corrosion
Principal researcher: Regina Fuchs – Godec

Croatia
Eletrochemical study and corrosion resistance of aluminium and aluminium oxide and its application on the offset printing forms.
Principal researcher: Regina Fuchs – Godec

Bosnia and Hercegovina
Green inhibitors for corrosion
protection of metals and alloys
Principal researcher: Regina Fuchs – Godec
 
USA
Molecular Toxicology - An Integrated Theoretical and Experimental Approach
Principal researcher: Urban Bren