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Institute for Physics
Center for Experimental Physics

 Contact data
StreetPregrevica 118 
ZIP, City, State 11000 - Belgrade (Serbia) 
Phone+ 381 11 3713145 
Fax+381 11 3262190 
Emailtasic@ipb.ac.rs 
 Contact person

Dr Mirjana Tasic (Research Professor)
 Employees in RTD
> 100
 Activities in Research and Development

 RTD sectors:
» Air Pollution treatment     
» Water treatment     
» Environment Pollution (Measuring, Health)     
» Food quality and security     
» Medicine and Health     

 Area of expertise (keywords)
» Air quality
» suspended particulate matter
» PM10
» PM2.5
» trace elements
» active biomonitoring by moss
» total atmospheric deposition
» volatile organic compounds
» physical and chemical characterization of atmospheric particles
» XRF analysis¬∑
 RTD Experiences

 RTD focus of organization
The principle activities of the Institute of Physics are oriented towards scientific research and education.

 Description of RTD activities
Research activities involve the following: development of the integral monitoring of trace metals and radionuclides in urban air; determination of trace metals (Cd, Pb, Hg, Cu, Zn, As, Cr, Ni) contents and natural and man made radionuclides (Be-7, Cs-137, Pb-210) in suspended particles PM10 and PM2.5, and in higher-plant leaves; physical characterization of particles i.e. determination of size, shape and size distribution. Special attention will be focused to first priority metals with highly toxic effects such as Pb whose predominant source in our country is still from road traffic (leaded gasoline in use) leading to wide dispersal in city air. Accompanying continuous measurements of NOx, SO2 and O3 will be performed related to the influence of gaseous species to aerosol formation. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) will be measured on-line by Proton Transfer Mass Spectrometer. Three representative sampling points are chosen in Belgrade with following sampling schedule: daily air samples for PM10 and PM2.5 particles, and collecting of representative plant samples (leaves) at the beginning and the end of vegetation period. Analysis of the trace metals content have been done by atomic absorption spectrometry and a MiniPal energy dispersive
x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometer in clean room class 100. Physical characterization of particles has been done by electronic microscope (SEM/ EDX) with determination of elemental composition and automatic image analyzing system. The activity of the natural and man made radionuclides have been measured on the HPGe detector by standard gamma spectroscopy.
For the first time active biomonitoring method with moss bags will be used to estimate the deposition of heavy metals and radionuclides in the urban air.

 Experiences in international Programmes
Balkan Environmental Agency (B.EN.A), Thessaloniki,
The Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, FP6-2002-INCO-WBC/SSA-3, REINFORCING EXPERIMENTAL CENTER FOR NONEQUILIBRIUM STUDIES WITH APPLICATION IN NANO-TECHNOLOGIES, ETCHING OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

 Organisation is/was involved in projects funded by the following RTD programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)
National RTD Programmes

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2005-11-01 / 2010-01-21