Objectives and research topics:

The Environmental Protection Research Group (EPRG) has more than 40 years of experience in the field of environmental science and technology with expertise in environmental monitoring, environmental chemistry (transport processes and physical-chemical interactions of organic and inorganic contaminants and microplastic), remediation technologies (solidification/stabilization, electrokinetic remediation, bioremediation, phytoremediation), wastewater treatment technologies, drinking water treatment technologies (e.g. arsenic and NOM removal), risk assessment (water-sediment systems, contaminated sites, bioavailability of organic pollutants) and eco-management (introduction of EU WFD and IPPC Directives to Serbia). The research group has participated in more than 100 scientific and professional projects – more than 30 national and international projects and 80 projects for the needs of industry. In addition to its educational and scientific activities, EPRG also carries out routine analysis of environmental samples in the fully accredited Laboratory for environmental chemical analysis “Dr Milena Dalmacija” according to ISO 17025.

Ongoing projects:

1.    Title: Development of master curricula in ecological monitoring and aquatic bioassessment for Western Balkans HEIs (ECOBIAS)
Type: Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education
Duration: 15.01.2020.-14.01.2023.
Project coordinator: dr Snežana Radulović, Department of biology and technology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad
ESPR group members engaged in the project: dr Božo Dalmacija, dr Jasmina Agbaba, dr Srđan Rončević

2.    Title: Investigation of microplastic influence on water resources
Type: Bilateral project Serbia – Portugal
Duration: 2020-2021
Project coordinator: Aleksandra Tubić

3.    Title: Magnetite nanoparticles: a new approach for arsenic removal for small water utilities
Type: National project – Innovation Fund of Republic of Serbia
Duration: 2020-2021
Project coordinator: Jasmina Nikić

4.    Title: Valorisation of microalgae biomass obtained in the treatment of wastewater treatment (142-451-2576/2019-02)
Duration: 2019-2020
Project coordinator: dr Jelena Vladić, Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad
ESPR group members engaged in the project: dr Jelena Molnar Jazić, dr Snežana Maletić, dr Jasmina Agbaba.

5.    Title: CA18130 – European Network for Chemical Elemental Analysis by Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence
Type: International project – COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action
Duration: 13/03/2019 – 12/03/2023
Contact person: dr Nenad Grba
Project web pages: https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA18130/#tabs|Name:overview and https://enforcetxrf.eu/

6.    Title: The potential use of biomass for sequestration of organic pollutants in soil/sediment, Grant No. 451-03-02141/2017-09/13
Project type: Bilateral cooperation project between the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Austria
Duration: 2018-2021
Project leader: dr Snežana Maletić

Selected projects:

Title: CECRA – Reinforcement of the laboratory for environmental protection at the Faculty of Science of the University of Novi Sad as a centre of excellence for environmental

chemistry and risk assessment; FP6 project.

Type: international project

Duration: 2007-2009

Contact person: Prof. dr Božo Dalmacija

Title: MATCROSS – Development of new materials for application in environmentally friendly technologies for the cost-effective remediation

of contaminated sites threatening cross-border regions; Hungary-Serbia IPA Cross border Co-operation Programme, Project No.: HUSRB/1002/214/188.

Type: international project

Duration: 2011-2013

Contact person: Prof. dr Srđan Rončević

Title: ARSENICPLATFORM – Arsenic and ammonium in drinking water: implementation of a cross-border platform for safe water; Hungary-Serbia IPA Cross border Co-operation

Programme, Project No.: HUSRB/1002/121/075;

Type: international project

Duration: 2011-2013

Contact person: Prof. dr Jasmina Agbaba


University of Szeged, Hungary

IWA – International Water Association

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany

Water management companies (“Vode Vojvodine”) and water supply companies (waterworks in Belgrade, Novi Sad etc.)

The research group have cooperation with 52 Universities from all over the world through the participation in Alliance of Belt and Road for Environmental Deans (ABRED).

For more information please visit the following links:



http://unep-iesd.tongji.edu.cn/index.php?classid=1201&page_1201=3 [1]

Selected equipment:
GC/MSD (Agilent technologies 7890A/MSD 5975C); GC/µECD/FID (Agilent technologies 6890N); ICP-MS/HPLC (Agilent Technologies 7700 Series, HPLC Agilent Technologies 1260 Infinity); IC (ICS 3000 Dionex); Accelerated solvent extractor  (Thermo Scientific Dionex ASE 350).
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