Department of Membrane Separation Processes

Department number: 
Head of Department: 
Izák Pavel
Rozvojová 135/1, 165 02 Praha-Lysolaje, Česká republika
izakaticpf [dot] cas [dot] cz
+420 220 390 204

Annual Reports for Eduard Hála Laboratory of Separation Processes

Annual Reports for Department of Separation Processes

Annual Reports for the former E. Hála Laboratory of Thermodynamics

Laboratory of Supercritical Fluid Extraction

Membrane Separation Group

Group of Chemical Thermodynamics

Micro Flow Innovation Center (MFIC)

Fields of research:

  • Thermophysical properties of pure ionic liquids and their liquid phase behaviour in mixtures with molecular solvents
  • Experimental determination of vapour–liquid equilibria in mixtures containing components of low and high molecular mass
  • Data processing using activity coefficient models and equations of state
  • Prediction of phase behaviour by means of models based on group contribution methods
  • Mass transport in polymeric membranes, mutual influence of permeating substances
  • Membrane separation of CH4 and CO2 mixtures
  • Separation of gases by ionic liquids membranes
  • Condensation in porous membranes during vapor permeation
  • Gas transport in asymmetric porous membranes
  • Pervaporation - dehydration of alcohols, separation of azeotropic mixture, etc.
  • Separation of volatile organic compound from  air 
  • Pertraction – separation of enantiomers
  • Evaluation of transport properties such as permeability, activation energy of permeation and selectivity of process
  • Supercritical fluid extraction and pressurised liquid extraction of bioactive compounds from plants and their mathematical modelling; integration of extraction and fractionation
  • Study on preparation of nanostructured metal oxides using supercritical and pressurized fluids
  • Study on preparation of polymeric foams by pressurization with supercritical CO2 followed by rapid depressurization
  • Design and construction of extraction units based on Vibrating Plate Extractor (VPE)
  • Extractive separation of biologically active substances from plants and microalgae
  • Kinetic studies of hydrogenation reactions in a packed-bed microreactor
  • Utilization of microreactors as an efficient tool for photosensitive reactions

Applied research:

  • Technology for the preparation of molecularly imprinted polymeric materials
  • Separation of unwanted components from raw biogas
  • Separation of volatile organic compound from air
  • Separation of racemic mixtures
  • CO2 extracts of insecticidal substances from plants for botanical pesticides
  • Recovery of precious and special metals from waste electrical and electronic equipment using Vibrating Plate Extractor (VPE)
  • Microtechnology application for kinetic studies and process intensification

History of the Research Projects


Head of Department
Senior Scientist

Deputy Head of Department

Researcher emeritus

Senior Scientist


Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Student

Research Assistant

Lab Technician