Physical Chemistry of Soil Degradation and Remediation Workshop

This workshop is organized by The Department of Physical Chemistry of Porous Materials. Since physical chemistry is our love, sometimes even reciprocated, we like to devote the present workshop to physicochemical studies of soil degradation. Why? Soil provides over 90% of human food and is a key factor of environment sustainability. Agroecological soil functions are increasingly threaten by degradation processes as erosion, acidification, alkalization, salinization, drying, nutrients and humus lost, pollution, structure destruction. These processes alter a number of soil properties including surface charge, area, energy and geometry, which in turn change soil sorption, buffering, ionic exchange and composition, aggregation, porosity, wettability, mechanical and water stability and many others, which lead to soil malfunctioning. Physical chemistry offers both theories and tools to study soil degradation problems, and to create methods of their mitigation. Appears we locate upon a good place. We heartily welcome everyone who is interesting in any problem of soil degradation and remediation. Please share Your knowledge with us. Our input will be some expertise in adsorption of gases, vapors ions and polymers, estimation of surface charge, area, adsorption energy, nanoporosity, fractality, kinetics and thermodynamics of adsorption, water and mechanical stability of aggregates, and some others.


  • MSc Mike Gorbounov – Department of Chemical Engineering, Brunel University London
  • Prof. Teodoro Miano – University of Bari Aldo Moro


  • Assoc. Prof. Agnieszka Jamiołkowska – Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland
  • Prof. Dorota Kołodyńska – Department of Inorganic Chemistry,, Institute of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland


  • Grzegorz Józefaciuk Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland
  • Agnieszka Adamczuk – Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland (Chair of the Committee)
  • Kamil Skic – Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland (Conference Secretary)