Laboratory of elemental and speciation analysis

Laboratory of elemental and speciation analysis is focused on analyses of trace elements as well as micro and macro elements (Cd, Pb, Hg, Ni, Cr, Pt, Zn, Fe, Cu, Mn, Co, Ca, Mg, Te, Au, Ag, Se), both in environmental and biological samples, and in food of plant and animal origin. For determination of these elements we use the AAS method and we analyze individual species of mercury (Hg2+, MeHg+, EtHg+, PhHg+) by HPLC-CV-AFS method.

One of our main research directions is the study of diffusion and kinetic processes taking place in the environment using DGT (diffusion gradient technique in thin film) to analyze bioavailable forms of especially heavy metals.


Ing., Andrea Ridošková, Ph.D.

Head – Laboratory of elemental and speciation analysis
Research Assistant


Phone: 420 545 133 276
Address: ÚCB AF, Zemědělská 1, 61300 Brno – Building D
Office: BA02N3006
Email:


Team members

  • Ing., Andrea Ridošková, Ph.D.
  • doc. Mgr. Pavlína Pelcová, Ph.D.
  • Ing. Vendula Smolíková
  • Peter Csányi

Topics of Ph.D. theses

  • Volné téma-kovy v životním prostředí
  • Optional topic
  • Biologická dostupnost rtuti pro užitkové plodiny

Projects

  • Mobility ČR-Francie – Využití fyzikálně-chemických metod pro odhad biodostupných forem arsenu v zemědělských, urbánních a lesních půdách s LGCgE-ISA Lille, Yncréa Hauts-de-France (2020-2021)
  • GAČR: Technika difúzního gradientu v tenkém filmu: účinný nástroj pro předpovídání biologické dostupnosti rtuti (2019-2021).
  • OP VVV: European Regional Development Fund in the Operational Programme Research, Development and Education: Udržitelná produkce zdravých ryb v různých akvakulturních systémech – PROFISH (2019-2023).
  • Týmový projekt IGA AF-IGA2020-TP010 (2020-2021).

Publications

  • Stepankova, H. et al. The Anti-Proliferative Activity of Coordination Compound-Based ZnO Nanoparticles as a Promising Agent Against Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells. Int. J. Nanomed. in press (2021).
  • Smolikova, V., Pelcova, P., Ridoskova, A., Hedbavny, J. & Grmela, J. Development and evaluation of the iron oxide-hydroxide based resin gel for the diffusive gradient in thin films technique. Anal. Chim. Acta 1102, 36-45, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2019.12.042 (2020).
  • Pelcova, P., Zouharova, I., Ridoskova, A. & Smolikova, V. Evaluation of mercury availability to pea parts (Pisum sativum L.) in urban soils: Comparison between diffusive gradients in thin films technique and plant model. Chemosphere 234, 373-378, doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.06.076 (2019).
  • Nsanganwimana, F. et al. Potentials of Miscanthus x giganteus for phytostabilization of trace element-contaminated soils: Ex situ experiment. Ecotox. Environ. Safe. 214, 1-10, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2021.112125 (2021).