Department of Environmental Chemistry
Adres: ul. Bernardyńska 6, 85-029 Bydgoszcz
tel.: (52) 374 9502, fax: (52) 374 9505

Department staff members

prof. dr hab. inż. Janusz Hermann, prof. zw. UTP - Department Head
tel.: (52) 374 9502, e-mail:

Academic workers:

prof. dr hab. inż. Bożena Dębska
tel.: (52) 374 9511, e-mail:

dr inż. Magdalena Banach-Szott
tel.: (52) 374 9571, e-mail:

dr Joanna Cieślewicz
tel.: (52) 374 9542, e-mail:

dr inż. Krystyna Kondratowicz-Maciejewska
tel.: (52) 374 9571, e-mail:

dr inż. Piotr Wojewódzki
tel.: (52) 374 9574, e-mail:

dr Agnieszka Grzelakowska

tel.: (52) 374 9519, e-mail:

Specialist B.Sc.- technical workers:

mgr inż. Małgorzata Łudzińska
tel.: (52) 374 9549,

mgr inż. Piotr Łoginow
tel.: (52) 374 9538,

mgr inż. Jarosław Pakuła
tel.: (52) 374 9572,


Scope of scientific research

  • transformation and properties of humus,
  • functions of humus substances in land and water ecosystems,
  • protection of soil and water,
  • waste and sewage management,
  • design of new food products,
  • development of methods for bakery and confectionery products
  • research on physical-chemical properties of soil, bottom sediment, output of earth mass,
  • analyses of chemical-agricultural composition of soils,
  • complex research on soil humus (impact of fertilization, industrial emissions, etc.),
  • research on chemical and microbiological composition of industrial waste waters,
  • research on physical-chemical and bacteriological properties of surface and ground waters,
  • reports on the impact of investments that are likely to damage the natural environment,
  • qualitative and quantitative analysis of organic compounds of natural origin (humus substances), analysis of phenol pigments, phenol derivatives and pesticides, detergents,
  • the concept of biological degradation of products of animal origin in the oxygen environment and production of soil improvers,
  • the concept of sulfur recovery from biogas and its application in agriculture,
  • research on the content of petroleum derivative products and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons,
  • protection of ground waters against municipal landfill leaks,
  • biodegradation of formaldehyde and urea-formaldehyde resin,
  • method of sewage sludge hygienisation with burnt lime in adiabatic conditions,
  • normalized soils– standard soils suitable for plant cultivation,
  • the concept of biological removal of formaldehyde in waste free biofiltration,
  • complex attestation of peat covers (eg. in mushroom cultivation),
  • a concept of low budget gas and air refining through biofiltration and technologies of odor liquidation.

The scientific output of the Department of Agricultural Chemistry includes a wide array of research subjects connected with soil fertility and a possibility of plant production improvement through development of agrotechnology and utilization of biological progress with a special focus on modern fertilization methods. The results of research conducted in the department by its academic workers are of applicable character and can be implemented into agricultural production. Members of the teaching staff are authors or co-authors of nearly 500 scientific papers published both in national and international magazines. They have presented many lectures on agricultural subjects at symposiums, conferences, seminars and workshops. They have reviewed many doctoral and habilitation theses. They have also given their opinions on applications for the title of professor. They have provided a lot of assessments, opinions and implementation analyses concerning the impact of anthropogenic factors on agrosystems. They also take the initiative to conduct research and tests for the needs of individual farms and enterprises connected with optimization of fertilization and crop quality improvement.