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The laboratory of water does basic and applied research in water treatment, including analytical evaluation of surface and waste water. The main areas of research in water treatment are adsorption processes, photocatalytic decomposition, membrane processes, application of microwave fields and bioremediation processes. Research is done on laboratory apparatuses, using both model solutions and real water samples. Materials such as sorbents or catalysts, which are used here, are customised, based on what substances are to be removed (especially medicines and pesticides). We also provide solutions for industries. As for the analytical area, our laboratory is equipped to evaluate metals, ions, organic pollutants and biologically active substances. In this case, their mutual interaction and their influence on organisms present in water (especially bacteria and plants) are also monitored.

Research activities

  • AAS, UV-VIS, ED-XRF, SPRi analysis.
  • Research of waste water treatment.
  • Sorption from aqueous solutions.
  • Residence time distribution measurement and calculation.
  •  Macromolecules interactions study.
  • Synthesis and decomposition in microwave field.

Basic equipment

  • HR-CS AAS contrAA® 700.
  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometer Specord 250+.
  • ED-XRF Spectrometer SPECTRO Xepos.
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance imaging HORIBA OpenPlex.
  • Milestone Ethos Up Microwave Digestion System.
  • Shimadzu UHPLC Nexera XR LC-20AD XR.

Offered services

  • Basic chemical analysis of surface and waste water, including samples with particularly high absorptions and higher stray light quotient, analysis of solid waste extracts and sludge.
  • Direct solid sample analysis by AAS.
  • Multi-element analysis (AAS): Ag, Al, As, Be, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr (VI), Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, Se, Sn, Zn.
  • Non-destructive analysis of solid and liquid samples by ED-XRF (simultaneous determination of elements from sodium to uranium).

Research team

Mgr. Martina Vráblová, Ph.D.
prof. Ing. Petr Praus, Ph.D.
Mgr. Ivan Koutník, Ph.D.
Ing. Kateřina Smutná, Ph.D.
Ing. Jaroslav Lang, Ph.D.
Ing. Jan Bednárek, Ph.D.
Mgr. Jana Vaněková
Mgr. Anna Ocelková
Ing. Adam Hruška
RNDr. Jaroslav Kuchyňa
Mgr. Daniel Vrábl, Ph.D.


Mgr. Martina Vráblová. Ph.D.
Tel.:    00420 597 32 7311

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Publishing and scientific activity


VRÁBLOVÁ, Martina, Kateřina SMUTNÁ, Ivan KOUTNÍK, Dominika MARKOVÁ, Daniel VRÁBL, Kamil Maciej GÓRECKI and Radim ŽEBRÁK. A novel approach for measuring membrane permeability for organic compounds via surface plasmon resonance detection. Chemosphere. Oxford: Pergamon - Elsevier Science, Ltd., 2023, 312(1), p. nestránkováno. ISSN 0045-6535. [Detail]
BEDNÁREK, Jan, Lenka MATĚJOVÁ, Ivan KOUTNÍK, Martina VRÁBLOVÁ, Gerardo Juan Francisco CRUZ, Tomáš STRAŠÁK, Pavel ŠILER and Jan HRBÁČ. Revelation of high-adsorption-performance activated carbon for removal of fluoroquinolone antibiotics from water. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. Vídeň: Springer, 2022, p. nestránkováno. ISSN 2190-6815. [Detail]
BEDNÁREK, Jan, Lenka MATĚJOVÁ, Zuzana JANKOVSKÁ, Michal VAŠTYL, Barbora SOKOLOVÁ, Pavlína PEIKERTOVÁ, Pavel ŠILER, Adam VERNER, Jonáš TOKARSKÝ, Ivan KOUTNÍK, Marek ŠVÁB and Martina VRÁBLOVÁ. The influence of structural properties on the adsorption capacities of microwave-assisted biochars for metazachlor removal from aqueous solutions. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. OXFORD: ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2022, 10(3), p. nestránkováno. ISSN 2213-2929. [Detail]
VRÁBLOVÁ, Martina, Kateřina SMUTNÁ, Ivan KOUTNÍK, Tomáš PROSTĚJOVSKÝ and Radim ZEBRAK. Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging Sensor for Detection of Photolytically and Photocatalytically Degraded Glyphosate. Sensors. BASEL: MDPI Open Access Publishing, 2022, 22(23), p. nestránkováno. ISSN 1424-3210. [Detail]
VRÁBLOVÁ, Martina, Dominika MARKOVÁ, Daniel VRÁBL, Ivan KOUTNÍK, Barbora SOKOLOVÁ and M HRONKOVÁ. Surface plasmon resonance: An innovative method for studying water permeability of plant cuticles. Plant Science. Shannon: Elsevier, 2021, 310(září), p. nestránkováno. ISSN 0168-9452. [Detail]
VRÁBLOVÁ, Martina, Ivan KOUTNÍK, Kateřina SMUTNÁ, Dominika MARKOVÁ and Nikola VEVERKOVÁ. Combined spri sensor for simultaneous detection of nitrate and ammonium in wastewater. Sensors. Vol. 20. Basilej: Multidisciplinary digital publishing institute, 2021, 21(3), p. 1-12. ISBN 0-000-00000-0. [Detail]
KOUTNÍK, Ivan, Martina VRÁBLOVÁ and Jan BEDNÁREK. Reynoutria japonica, an invasive herb as a source of activated carbon for the removal of xenobiotics from water. Bioresource technology. San Diego: Elsevier, 2020, 309(309), p. nestránkováno. ISSN 0960-8524. [Detail]
FOJTÁŠKOVÁ, Jana, Ivan KOUTNÍK, Martina VRÁBLOVÁ, Hana SEZIMOVÁ, M. MAXA, Lucie OBALOVÁ and Petr PÁNEK. Antibacterial, Antifungal and Ecotoxic Effects of Ammonium and Imidazolium Ionic Liquids Synthesized in Microwaves. Molecules. Basilej: MDPI Open Access Publishing, 2020, 25(21), p. nestránkováno. ISSN 1420-3049. [Detail]
VRÁBLOVÁ, Martina, Daniel VRÁBL, Barbora SOKOLOVÁ, Dominika MARKOVÁ and Marie HRONKOVÁ. A modified method for enzymatic isolation of and subsequent wax extraction from Arabidopsis thaliana leaf cuticle. Plant Methods. 2020, 16(129), p. 1-11. ISSN 1746-4811. [Detail]
SANTRUCEK, J., L. SCHREIBER, J. MACKOVA, Martina VRÁBLOVÁ, J. KVETON, P. MACEK and J. NEUWIRTHOVA. Partitioning of mesophyll conductance for CO2 into intercellular and cellular components using carbon isotope composition of cuticles from opposite leaf sides. Photosynthesis Research. Springer, 2019, 141(1), p. 33-51. ISSN 0166-8595. [Detail]
VRÁBLOVÁ, Martina, M. HRONKOVA, D. VRABL, J. KUBASEK and J. SANTRUCEK. Light intensity-regulated stomatal development in three generations of Lepidium sativum. Environmental and Experimental Botany. SAN DIEGO: Elsevier, 2018, 156(prosinec), p. 316-324. ISSN 0098-8472. [Detail]
PLAVCOVÁ, L., M. HRONKOVÁ, M. ŠIMKOVÁ, J. KVĚTOŇ, Martina VRÁBLOVÁ, J. KUBÁSEK and J. ŠANTRŮČEK. Seasonal variation of δ18O and δ2H in leaf water of Fagus sylvatica L. and related water compartments. Journal of Plant Physiology. Mnichov: Urban & Fischer, 2018, 227(AUG 2018), p. 56-65. ISSN 0176-1617. [Detail]
HARENČÁK, Jan, Irena HOŠTIČKOVÁ, Martina VRÁBLOVÁ, Eva JOZOVÁ and Vladislav ČURN. Exprese genů ERD10 a ICE1 při aklimatizaci u odrůd řepky s kontrastní reakcí na stres chladem. Úroda. Profi Press, 2018, 12(LXVI), p. 131-134. ISSN 0139-6013. [Detail]
HOŠTIČKOVÁ, Irena, Martina VRÁBLOVÁ, Andrea RYCHLÁ, Marie HRONKOVÁ, Eva JOZOVÁ and Vladislav ČURN. Infračervená termografie jako nástroj pro výběr genotypů máku s kontrastní reakcí na stres suchem. Úroda. Profi Press, 2018, 12(LXVI), p. 143-146. ISSN 0139-6013. [Detail]
VRÁBLOVÁ, Martina, Daniel VRÁBL, Marie HRONKOVÁ, Jiří KUBÁSEK and Jiří ŠANTRŮČEK. Stomatal function, density and pattern, and CO2 assimilation in Arabidopsis thaliana tmm1 and sdd1-1 mutants. Plant Biology. Wiley-Blackwell, 2017, 19(5), p. 689-701. ISSN 1435-8603. [Detail]
KOUTNÍK, Ivan, Martina VRÁBLOVÁ and Marcel ŠIHOR. Methods for cyanide removal from wastewater. Waste Forum. České ekologické manažerské centrum, 2017, p. 133-140. ISSN 1804-0195. [Detail]
JELÍNKOVÁ, Irena, Martina VRÁBLOVÁ, Jan HARENČÁK, Petr ŠTOIDL and Vladimír ČURN. Využití metody rezonance povrchového plazmonu k selekci chladu odolných genotypů řepky ozimé (Brassica napus subsp. napus). Úroda. Profi Press, 2017, p. 215-217. ISSN 0139-6013. [Detail]


Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Odbourávání mikropolutantů z vody v hydroponickém systému
(Degradation of micropollutants from water in the hydroponic system)
Natálie Řehová Mgr. Martina Vráblová, Ph.D. Bachelors
Studium interakce huminových kyselin s léčivy a pesticidy
(Study of the interaction of humic acids with pharmaceuticals and pesticides )
Bc. Petra Cichoňová Mgr. Martina Vráblová, Ph.D. Masters
Vliv technologie zpracování čistírenských kalů na obsah perzistentních látek
(The influence of sewage sludge processing technology on the content of persistent substances)
Bc. Vojtěch Kasan Mgr. Martina Vráblová, Ph.D. Masters


Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Vývoj metody pro průkaz a stanovení kofeinu, nikotinu a jejich metabolitů metodou LC-MS/MS
(Method development for identification and quantification of caffeine, nicotine ant their metabolites by LC-MS/MS method)
Bc. Vojtěch Kasan Mgr. Martina Vráblová, Ph.D. Bachelors
Degradace léčiv a pesticidů v akvaponickém systému
(Degradation of drugs and pesticides in the aquaponic system)
Bc. Nikola Veverková Mgr. Martina Vráblová, Ph.D. Masters


Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Stanovení stopových množství organických látek v biologickém materiálu s využitím mikrovlnného reaktoru k přípravě vzorků
(Determination of trace amounts of organic substancs in biological material using microwave reactor for sample preparation)
Bc. Hana Vjatráková Mgr. Pavel Buček, Ph.D. Masters
Studium transportních jevů s využitím metody rezonance povrchových plazmonů
(Study of transport phenomena using the surface plasmon resonance method)
Ing. Dominika Marková Mgr. Martina Vráblová, Ph.D. Masters


Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Monitoring kvality vod v systémech intenzivní zemědělské produkce
(Monitoring water quality in systems of intensive agricultural production)
Bc. Nikola Veverková Mgr. Martina Vráblová, Ph.D. Bachelors


Title Name of student Supervisor Type
Analýza emise volatilních látek rostlinami v měnících se podmínkách prostředí
(Analysis of Emission of Volatile Compounds in Plants in Changing Environment Conditions)
Radka Plačková Mgr. Martina Vráblová, Ph.D. Bachelors