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Research of argillaceous matter and geological observation of clay raw materials have a long history in Czech lands. Details of this history, with 145 citations, were reported by Konta (1961). Roots of the Czech National Clay Group are generally seen in an increased concern and research activity focused on clay minerals and argillaceous rocks at the Department of Petrology, Charles University in Prague, in the years 1950 - 1957 under the leadership of Prof. J. Konta.
In this centre of clay research and teaching at the Faculty of Sciences regular seminars were organised, and diploma works or doctor theses in clay science were defended. The first three conferences on clay mineralogy and petrology (started in 1958) were held at this place.

Officially, the Czechoslovak National Clay Group was founded in 1963 under the organisational mantle of the Czechoslovak Association for Mineralogy and Geology joined with the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. The first scientific conference on clay minerals and argillaceous rocks in the former Czechoslovakia was organised at Charles University in Prague. The second one, held in Prague too, had already a broad international participation.

Regular conferences were organised in three years intervals:

1958: 1st conference in Prague (Bohemia)
1961: 2nd conference in Prague (Bohemia)
1964: 3rd conference in Prague (Bohemia)

These three conferences were solely organised by the Department of Petrology (Charles University).

1967: 4th conference in Košice (Slovakia)
1970: 5th conference in Prague (Bohemia)
1973: 6th conference in Prague and in Kutná Hora (Bohemia)
1976: 7th conference in Karlovy Vary (Bohemia)
1979: 8th conference in Teplice (Bohemia)
1982: 9th conference in Zvolen (Slovakia)
1986: 10th conference in Ostrava (Moravia)
1990: 11th conference in České Budějovice (Bohemia)

These conferences were organised within the framework of the Group on Clay Mineralogy and Petrology being a part of the Czechoslovak Society for Mineralogy and Geology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.

The Czechoslovak Group for Clay Mineralogy and Petrology was also the main organizer of the 5th Meeting of the European Clay Groups.

1992: 12th conference in Bratislava (Slovakia)
1994: 13th conference in Prague (Bohemia)
1996: 14th conference in Banská Štiavnica (Slovakia)
1998: 15th conference in Brno (Moravia)
The above mentioned conferences were organised by the Czech and Slovak National Clay Group.

In 1991 the Czech and Slovak National Clay Group was registered as an independent scientific society. At first, Czech and Slovaks formed a single organization. The conferences on clay mineralogy and petrology were organised alternatively in the Czech and Slovak Republics. After the conference in Brno this jointly working group was split into the Czech Clay Group and the Slovak Clay Group.

  • 2000: 16th conference in Karlovy Vary (Bohemia)
  • 2004: 17th conference in Prague (Bohemia)
  • 2008: 18th conference in Dolní Zátoň (South Bohemia near Český Krumlov)
  • 2011: 19th conference in Skalský Dvůr, Lísek near Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
  • 2017: 20th conference at University of Chemistry and Technology Prague

The Czech National Clay Group was the main organizer of the 6th Mid-European Clay Conference in Průhonice, 2012.

The edition of conference volumes after each meeting became a tradition. Conference volumes do not exist for the 12th and 14th conferences, because some papers were preferentially printed in the journal Geologica Carpathica-Clays, published by Slovak Academic Press Ltd., Bratislava. Conference proceedings were not published from 19th conference.

References:

Konta J. (1961): Research work on clay minerals and argillaceous rocks in Czechoslovakia. In: Clays and Clay Minerals 10, 426-442.
Konta J., Melka K. (1997): Czech and Slovak National Clay Group: A short historical review. Newsletter of ECGA, No.1, p. 28-31.

ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2003

The Czech National Clay Group organized three seminars in 2003. All of them took place in Prague in the building of the Czech Geological Survey, Klárov 3, Prague 1.

The first seminar was the extraordinary meeting, in that the volume of the 16th Conference on Clay Mineralogy and Petrology (editors K.Melka and M. Šťastný) was introduced. It was held on April 9.

At this opportunity the following program was presented:

  • The lecture of J. Konta: The aim of national and international conferences in argilology and of proceedings edited on this occasion.
  • K.Melka and M. Šťastný: Presentation of the volume from the 16th Conference in Karlovy Vary.
  • The discussion of all participants in the seminar to the lecture and to the proceedings, and also to the next conferences.

The spring meeting was held on June 4. Two lectures were presented:

  • J.Schweigstillová: The composition of salt crusts on sandstones and possible mechanisms of their origin.
  • M. Šťastný and Vl. Šrein: The composition of sediments in water reservoirs of the Ohře river and their contamination.

The autumn meeting was held on December 4. Three lectures were presented :

  • M. Pospíšil: The crystal structure and the properties of montmorillonite intercalated with various types of organic molecules with using molecular simulations.
  • F. Eichler: Qualitative and quantitative determination of clays and soils by X-ray powder diffraction.
  • K. Melka: The information on the EUROCLAY 2003 conference in Modena (Italy).

The Czech National Clay Group edited in the year 2003 two numbers (26 and 27) of bulletin Informátor in Czech language.
Karel Melka


ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2004

The Czech National Clay Group organized two seminars in 2004. Both of them took place in Prague in the building of the Czech Geological Survey, Klárov 3, Prague 1.

The first, spring meeting was held on May 26. Following lectures were presented:

  • Invited lecture of Dr. Radko A. Kűhnel (Netherlands): Possibilities and new information on X-ray analysis under the controlled humidity.
  • M. Šťastný : Information on the preparation of the XVIIth Conference on Clay Mineralogy and Petrology.

The second, autumn meeting was organized on December 1. Main lecture was delivered by K. Novotná : Mineralogy of kaolin from Kadaň region.
Afterwards M. Šťastný summarized the results of the XVIIth Conference on Clay Mineralogy and Petrology.

In the year 2004 two numbers (28 and 29) of the bulletin Informátor were edited.

Czech National Clay Group organized its XVIIth Conference.

It was held in Prague, in the building of the Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, from September 13-17, 2004 and prepared by the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics and by the Institute of Geology, both the organizations belonging to the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Forty six specialists participated in this meeting, 22 of them from abroad, of 15 countries of the world. The conference was opened by K. Melka, chairman of the Czech Group.

To attract people from Czech enterprises, it was decided to arrange Seminar lectures in Czech language, concentrated on sorbent and sealing clays, the first day. Foreign participants obtained printed materials in English and could participate in the discussions. This seminar was prepared by J.Konta and a part informing in the research of the crystal structure and the crystal chemistry of clay minerals was delivered by Z.Weiss. Other days, the lectures were delivered in English. Themes of original contributions were concentrated again on sorbent and sealing clays, on ecology, properties of clays, problems in mineralogy and geology of clays, soils etc. and on the utilization of clays in industrial application. These were also subjects of the poster exhibition. A free poster and a desk were available for publicity of the journal Clays and Clay Minerals by D.C.Bain.

Two invited lectures were presented:

  • by D.C.Bain : Dynamic Soil Clays
  • by C. Gomes : The Prelude of Porcelain in Portugal

Two excursions were on program:

(1) Foot excursion through the historical core of Prague with the demonstration of weathering effects on stones in buildings and statues.

(2) Geological excursion to Přední Kopanina quarry, west of Prague; visit of the golden opuka(marly chert), which is famous medieval stone used by builders and sculptors mainly in the 9th - 15th centuries in Prague and Czech Lands.

Participants of the Conference had opportunity to take part in the excursion to the ancient mining town of Kutná Hora, organized by the agency ITC Travel and Conference.
On the whole 23 original oral contributions were presented and 16 posters exhibited. Conference Proceedings will be edited within the journal Acta Geodynamica et Geomaterialia. Roughly 20 contributions will be published.
During the conference the plenary meeting of the Czech National Clay Group took place.

The new council for the next period was elected: K. Melka, M. Šťastný , J. Konta, B. Křelina, Z. Weiss, L. Aron, M. Holý.

K. Melka decided not to put up himself as a candidate for a chairman. Afterwards M. Šťastný was elected to the chair.

Martin Šťastný (Chairman) Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
V Holesovickach 41
182 09 Prague 8
Czech Republic


ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2005

The Czech National Clay Group organized two seminars in 2005. All of them took place in Prague - in the building of the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

The first meeting was held on May 31. At this opportunity two lectures were presented:

  • M. Pospíšil : Molecular simulation in the Cerius2 modelling software.
  • L. Fuitová : Sorption of As on modified kaolins and zeolites.

The autumn meeting, on December 5, was held on the occasion of 75 years of Dr. Karel Melka, PhD and of 80 years of Associate Professor Ing. Josef Neužil, PhD.

The following lectures were delivered:

  • J.K. Novák : The unique position of palygorskite earth between dolomitic complex and overlying bentonite - Central Belize.
  • F. Eichler : The use of X-ray diffraction methods for the study of clays.
  • I. Turnovec : The reaction of corundum abrasive grains with the ceramic cement during firing.
  • J. Šrámek : Gothic statues of Parleřian building school and their identification.
  • J. Bujdák : The origin and reactions of supermolecular structures of dyes on the surfaces of clay minerals.

Proceedings of the XVIIth Conference on Clay mineralogy and Petrology in Prague (13th - 17th September 2004) were edited towards the end of the year 2005 within the journal Acta Geodynamica et Geomaterialia (Vol.2, No.2; 138). The Czech National Clay Group presented in the year 2005 two numbers (30 and 31) of the bulletin "Informátor" in Czech language.

A member of the Council of the Czech National Clay Group, Prof. Zdeněk Weiss, died on 5th May 2005 (born on 9th January 1942). After his death the Council was supplemented with Dr. Miroslav Pospíšil, PhD, who will take care for web pages of the Czech Group.
Karel Melka


ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2006

The Czech National Clay Group organized two seminars in 2006. All of them took place in Prague - in the building of the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

The first meeting was held on June 7. At this opportunity two lectures were presented:

  • Zdeněk Štaffen: Mineral composition of chalk sediments and their influence on using in Czech architecture.
  • David Koloušek: Hydrothermal stability of geopolymers.

The autumn meeting, on November 22. At this seminar two lectures were presented:

  • Petr Rojík: Recent Fe-minerals of Sokolov basin.
  • Jiří Novák: Atypical development of cement marlstones in big quarry Úpohlavy and creation of rigid marl nodules.

The Czech National Clay Group presented in the year 2006 three numbers (32 - 34) of the bulletin "Informátor" in Czech language. The ISSN number for Journal Informátor was obtained. Printed version: ISSN 1802-2480 and internet .pdf version: ISSN: 1802-2499.

Miroslav Pospíšil


ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2007

The Czech National Clay Group organized spring seminar in 2007. The seminar took place in Prague - in the building of the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

The spring meeting was held on May 23. At this seminar two interesting lectures were presented:

  • Jiří Pinkas: Chemistry of silicates and aluminosilicates.
  • František Škvára: Alkaline activated materials geopolymers.

The Czech National Clay Group presented in February 2007 special issue of Informátor. The Informátor number 35 was fully dedicated to life-jubilee of prof. Jiří Konta. The spring issue of Informátor was published in May 2007.


The autumn meeting was held on November 28. At this seminar two lectures were presented:

  • Petr Kovář: Hydrotalcites intercalated with organic anions analyzed by using molecular modeling.
  • František Kovanda: Intercalation of organic anions into layered double hydroxides structures.

The preparation of clay conference was started.

The Czech National Clay Group presented in the year 2007 three numbers (35 - 37) of the bulletin "Informátor" in Czech language.
The ISSN numbers for Journal Informátor: printed version: ISSN 1802-2480 and internet .pdf version: ISSN: 1802-2499.

Miroslav Pospíšil


ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2008

The Czech National Clay Group organized spring seminar in 2008. The seminar took place in Prague - in the building of the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

The spring meeting was held on May 29. At this seminar one lecture and three contributions to contemporary events were presented:

    Lecture:
  • Soňa Jarková: Comparative study of physical-chemical and technology properties of selected Czech bentonites.
  • Contributions
  • Václav Suchý: The 7th general program EU. A participation for small and midlle firms and research organizations.
  • Martin Šťastný: Information about the preparation of the 18th Clay Conference in Czech Republic.
  • Miroslav Pospíšil: Information about the 4th Mid-European Clay Conference.

The autumn meeting was held on November 26. At this seminar two lectures were presented:

  • Vladimír Machovič: Vibrational spectra of clay minerals.
  • Karel Melka: Classification scheme for mica minerals.

Czech Clay group organized the 18th clay conference in Czech Republic.
The conference was held in September 29 - October 1, 2008 in Sporthotel Zátoň in Zátoňské Dvory near Český Krumlov, 50 years after the first national clay conference. Conference has 38 participants included 7 foreign participants.
Main topics of conference:
A) Phyllosilicates in the Sediment-Forming Processes
B) Evaluation and Discussion of two Boos Edited by Renown Editorial Houses:
     Meunier A. (2005): Clays
     Bergaya F., Theng B.K.G., Lagaly G (editors) (2006): Handbook of Clay Science
C) Clay Materials in Traditional and Modern Technologies
D) Utilization of Metakaolin in Geopolymers and Building Materials

Geological excursion was arranged to the ceramics clays and diatomite deposits Borovany and sand pit in Chlum. Afternoon excursion was about Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque historical buildings including Castel and their construcion stones in Český Krumlov.

Honorary membership of Czech Clay Group was awarded two foreign professors:
Christopher V. Jeans (England)
Hideo Minato (Japan)


The Czech National Clay Group presented in the year 2008 three numbers (38 - 40) of the bulletin "Informátor" in Czech language.
The ISSN numbers for Journal Informátor: printed version: ISSN 1802-2480 and internet .pdf version: ISSN: 1802-2499.

Miroslav Pospíšil


ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2009

The Czech National Clay Group organized spring seminar in 2009. The seminar took place in Prague - in the building of the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

The spring meeting was held on May 26. At this seminar two lectures were presented:

  • Kamil Lang: Hybrid LDH films as photoactive materials.
  • David Hradil: Kadaň green distemper and its identification in the paintings of Czech collections.

The autumn meeting was organized together with Centre of Nanotechnology Ostrava in lecture hall of VŠB-TU Ostrava on November 26. At this seminar thirteen lectures were presented:

  • Karla Barabaszová: Metal oxides as functional fillers for clay composite materials.
  • Barbora Doušová: The preparation of anion active nanosorbents based on clay minerals.
  • Zdeněk Klika: Montmorillonite intercalated with methylene blue in acid water solutions.
  • Peter Komadel: Reduction and oxidation of nontronite. The peak reduction technique obtained in the years 1986-87.
  • Petr Kovář: Molecular modeling of layered materials intercalated with porphyrin derivatives.
  • Jana Madejová: IR spectroscopy characterization of natural and modified clay nanomaterials.
  • Lucie Obalová: Effect of catalysts in mixed oxides prepared by thermic decomposition of layered double hydroxides.
  • Daniela Plachá: The preparation of sorption materials on the base of vermiculites.
  • Miroslav Pospíšil: Molecular modeling of methylene blue on the montmorillonite surface.
  • Petr Praus: Ag nanoparticles on montmorillonite.
  • Gražyna Simha Martynková: Application of vermiculite in composites.
  • Marta Valášková: Porous cordierites on the base of natural clay minerals mixture.
  • Vítězslav Zima: Layer metal organophosphates and their intercalates.

The Czech National Clay Group presented in the year 2009 two numbers (41 - 42) of the bulletin "Informátor" in Czech language.
The ISSN numbers for Journal Informátor: printed version: ISSN 1802-2480 and internet .pdf version: ISSN: 1802-2499.

Miroslav Pospíšil


ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2010

The Czech National Clay Group organized spring seminar in 2010 with student presentations. The seminar took place in Prague - in the building of the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

The spring meeting was held on May 27. Two student lectures were presented:

  • Vlasta Vašutová: Characterization and chemical modification of halloysites.
  • Marek Veteška: Sorption of organic molecules on montmorillonite surface: molecular modeling and experiment.

The autumn meeting was organized on November 25 at the same place as spring meeting. Two lectures were presented:

  • Jaromír Dlouhý: Intercalation of polar materials and starches into montmorillonite structures.
  • Jiří Brus: Structural description of amorphous aluminosilicates: role of water and ss-NMR.

We have started to prepare 6th MECC in Prague at Floret Congress Centre, Průhonice. The 6th MECC conference will be held on September 4 - 9, 2012.

A new official logo of Czech National Clay Group was established.

The Czech National Clay Group presented in the year 2010 two numbers (43 - 44) of the bulletin "Informátor" in Czech language.
The ISSN numbers for Journal Informátor: printed version: ISSN 1802-2480 and internet .pdf version: ISSN: 1802-2499.

Miroslav Pospíšil


ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2011

The Czech National Clay Group published three numbers (45–47) of the "Informátor" bulletin in Czech language with information about clay science in the Czech Republic. Contributions in Informátor 47 were reviewed. In 2011, traditional spring and autumn seminars were organized.

The spring meeting was organized in Ostrava as a section of NanoOstrava conference on April 28.
Three lectures were presented:

  • Jan Drahokoupil: X-ray diffraction study of MFI zeolite membrane.
  • Petr Praus: Zinc sulphide and cadmium sulphide nanoparticles for photoreduction of carbon dioxide and for photodecomposition of phenol.
  • Vlastimil Matějka: Clay minerals as substrate of photoactive nanoparticles.

The autumn meeting was organized on November 30, at the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
Two lectures were presented:

  • Jiří K. Novák: Pozzolana materials of Jamaica for renewing of cement industry and concrete admixtures.
  • Lenka Lisá: Clay minerals in relation to anthropogenic influenced sediments.

In 2011, we organized the 19th clay conference of CNCG in Bystřice nad Pernštejnem with a very exclusive excursions to the uranium mine where we went down the shaft to 1025 m of depth, chemical finishing plant for uranium and walk inside water dam “Vír”.

Plenary lectures presented during conference:

  • Peter Komadel: Influence on melting clays in acids, possibilities of laboratory experiment comparison.
  • Josef Lazárek: Uranium mining in Rožná deposit with relation to neighboring villages and perspective of future utilization.
  • Iveta Štyriaková: Bilogical-chemical removing of fine-grained iron and clay minerals from non ore materials.
  • Ivan Kraus: Slovakian viniculture from geology point of view.
  • Barbora Doušová: Influence of structure and surface bonded iron for sorption properties of selected clays.
  • Petr Duchek: Applications of montmorillonite in composite biodegradable materials.

The Czech National Clay Group presented in the year 2011 three numbers (45 - 47) of the bulletin "Informátor" in Czech language.

Miroslav Pospíšil


ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2012

On 16th March, 2012 a special seminar in honor of Prof. Jiří Konta was organized at Charles University, Faculty of Natural Sciences.

The spring meeting was organized on June 21, at the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
Two lectures were presented:

  • Martin Šťastný, Pavel Hájek: Rokytka, river of changes (not only sediments and their contaminations - comprehensibly and professionally).
  • Vojtěch Kapsa: Journey to microworld (and back).

We organized the 6th MECC in Pruhonice (September 4 – 9, 2012) at Floret Congress centre.

The Czech National Clay Group presented in the year 2012 two numbers (48 - 49) of the bulletin "Informátor" in Czech language.

Miroslav Pospíšil


ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2013

The Czech National Clay Group published three numbers (50–52) of the "Informátor" bulletin in Czech language with information about clay science in the Czech Republic. One article contribution in Informátor was reviewed.

Informátor 50 published reviewed article: “Way to microworld” by Vojtěch Kapsa and Lubomír Skála with following abstract: “In this paper, differences in understanding physical reality in classical and quantum physics are discussed. Classical physics, as a result of our effort to describe the world around us, operates with intuitive concepts related to our everyday experience. It assumes that it is possible in reality to approach arbitrarily close to simple idealizations like the perfect isolation of the system from its surrounding, in principal arbitrary accuracy and non-interactiveness of measurement etc. Contrary to it, quantum mechanics, as a result of our ambition to understand the microworld, describes our experimental possibilities more realistically: it is impossible to isolate microsystems perfectly; measurement itself influences the measured system etc. For these reasons, quantum mechanics must use the apparatus of mathematical statistics and its the well-known paradoxes are only consequence of our limited experience with consistent statistical description of the world around us.”

Informátor 51 published article: “Rokytka, river of change” by Martin Šťastný and Pavel Hájek with the abstract: “Rokytka, although the length of the flow of only 36 km, is a very interesting river that flows through the beautiful and pure countryside with nature reserves and the highly polluted industrial area once Vysočany. In the vicinity of the river there are many interesting places, both in historical and in terms of science. Mentions the various buildings in the vicinity and is given the results of mineralogical and geochemical studies of sediments of the little river and its tributaries.”
We published remembrance of George W. Brindley from J. Konta in this number.

Informátor 52 reported conferences in the year 2013 and announced upcoming events.
We did not organized seminars in 2013.

Miroslav Pospíšil


ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2014

The autumn meeting was organized on November 27, at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.
One lecture was presented:

  • Juraj Bujdák: “Hybrid systems of organic dyes and clay minerals: Interesting behavior and potential applications.”

The Czech National Clay Group presented in the year 2014 two numbers (53 - 54) of the bulletin "Informátor" in Czech language.

Miroslav Pospíšil


ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2015

The Czech National Clay Group published two numbers (55–56) of the "Informátor" bulletin in Czech language with information about clay science, seminars with theses of lectures and upcoming conferences in the next year and overview about clay conferences and workshops in the year 2015.

In 2015, traditional spring and autumn seminars were organized.

The spring meeting was organized in Prague on May 28.
Two lectures were presented:

  • Remembering to honorary member of CNCG - RNDr. Karel Melka, Ph.D.
    Launch of the book: “Encyklopedický přehled jílových a příbuzných minerálů” written in Czech language by Karel Melka and Martin Šťastný with author reading.
  • Zdeněk Klika "Quantitative mineral analysis of rocks – critical evaluation"
  • Jonáš Tokarský "Ghassoul – characterization and use of Morocco clay"

The autumn meeting was organized on November 26, at the Technical University in Ostrava.
Eleven lectures and six posters were presented:

Oral presentations:

  • Zbigniew Rozynek: "A 30 min story about clay particles behavior in different physical systems"
  • Jonáš Tokarský: Ghassoul – charakterizace a použití marockého jílu
  • Barbora Doušová: Vliv vázaného železa na kvalitu jílových sorbentů
  • David Koloušek: Syntéza zeolitů v geopolymerech využitelných v akvakultuře
  • František Kovanda: Příprava vrstevnatých hydroxidů obsahujících Co na kovových nosičích
  • Marta Valášková: Modifikované vermikulity ve funkci prekurzorů do cordieritové keramiky s funkčními vlastnostmi
  • Daniela Plachá: Charakterizace a využití organicky modifikovaných vermikulitů
  • Gražyna Simha Martynková: Interkalace vermikulitu neutrálními molekulami tavením
  • Peter Boháč: Hybridné systémy na báze ílových minerálov a organických farbív pripravené metódou LbL
  • Lukáš Petra: Príprava a charakterizácia uhlíkovo-ílových kompozitov
  • Miroslav Pospíšil, Petr Kovář: Struktura montmorillonitu interkalovaného thiabendazolem řešená molekulárními simulacemi

Poster presentations:

  • Lenka Kulhánková: Studium zátěžového senzoru připraveného z nanokompozitu polyanilin/fylosilikát
  • Miloslav Lhotka: Využití rehydratovaných kaolínů pro dekontaminaci arsenu, antimonu a selenu
  • Pavel Hájek, Martin Šťastný: Geochemický a mineralogický záznam sedimentů rybníku Martiňák
  • Zdeněk Klika, Jana Seidlerová, Marianna Hundáková, Marta Valášková, Ivan Kolomazník: Uptake of Ce(III) and Ce(IV) on montmorillonite
  • Milan Pšenička: Intercalation of pravastatin drug into LDH in water environment - molecular simulation study
  • Jakub Škoda: Molecular simulations of Zr derivatives containing sulfophenylphosphonates

Miroslav Pospíšil


ACTIVITIES OF THE CZECH NATIONAL CLAY GROUP 2016

The Czech National Clay Group published two numbers (57–58) of the "Informátor" bulletin in Czech language with information about clay science in the Czech Republic and in the world. Informátor published information about seminars together with abstracts of lectures, overview of published books and interesting papers and summary of previous conferences. We are announcing upcoming conferences in the next years.

In 2016, traditional spring and autumn seminars were organized.

The spring meeting was organized in Prague at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics on May 12.
Two lectures were presented:

  • Dimitrios Papoulis "CLAY-BASED NANOCOMPOSITES POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS"
  • Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos "UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES FOR GEOLOGICAL AND GEOARCHAEOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS"

The autumn meeting was organized in Prague at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics on November 24.
Two lectures and one commercial presentation were presented:

  • Martin Šťastný, Josef Dudek: "HAS BEEN THE SECRET OF LOŠTICE CUPS REVEALED?"
  • Martin Šťastný, Miroslav Coubal: "TECTONIC CLAYS AND CLAY MINERALS"
  • Pavel Hájek : "TECHFLOOR PRODUCTS PRESENTATION"

In the year 2016 Clays and Clay Minerals, vol. 64, no. 1, 3-74, 2016 published the book of prof. Jiří Konta: THE BEAT OF MY HEART.
Members of CNCG participated at the Mid European Clay Conference in Košice and Ph.D. student Jakub Škoda obtained the best poster presentation award.

Miroslav Pospíšil


 
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