On Thursday, 23th April 2015, were Dr. Frederik Hammes lecture «Flow Cytometry for Routine Analysis of Drinking Water». Meetings, practical experiments and the lecture took place during his visit.
On April 16, 2015 in «Green Bridge Forum 2015» Talis Juhna (leader of the Water Research Group) presented ideas and advances in green technologies by Water Engineering and Technologies department.
On 13th April Linda Mezule was in «Hannover Messe 2015». It is the world’s leading show for industrial technology highlights innovations and groundbreaking solutions in all the core sectors – i.e. industrial automation and IT, energy and environmental technology, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as research and development. Linda Mezule there presented technology for getting biofuels from agricultural waste, weeds, straw and wood waste.
On April 14 2015, in our laboratory were journalists from Latvian Television.
They asked Brigita Dalecka, our scientific assistant in Water Research Laboratory, about our technologies how to make biobutanol from hogweed.
In Ludza on April 13 2015, were informative seminars for farmers on the Rural Development Programme for news and events. One of speakers were Water Research laboratory scientist Linda Mezule. She speaks about using biomass grass for getting biofuell.
Riga Technical University scientists in cooperation with Ltd. «Vides risinājumu institūts» and colleagues from Durmishidze Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of Georgian produced biofuels from hogweed, straw and algae.
At the end of the Year 2014 a newspaper «Dienas Bizness» posted the article about our researchers and laboratory. In this article, Linda Mezule said «I have to disappoint You. Here, underneath it all, doesn’t hide sexy story about any accidental romantic discoveries. We just developed a technology that allows identified existing bacteria in drinking water and one of the main conditions was speed of the test. Our developed test finished this task in two hours».
May 9th our laboratories visited by representatives from the Boeing Company: Ms. Kimberly Pearson (Regional Director, BCA International Business Development), Dr. Joanna Szydlo-Moore (BCA Director Research, Technology and Engineering), Mr. Mark Norris (BCA Sales) and Mr. Roberto Molina (BR&T-E Madrid). They were accompanied by Gundega Ose and Agnese Buša from Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) and Laila Elina and Gatis Bažbauers from RTU.
Riga Technical University and magazine «Būvinženieris» has made the joint project.
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing has released a new book «NOM Removal from Water and its Influence on the Drinking Water Quality: Natural organic matter removal from water and its influence on the water quality in distribution network» by Kristina Tihomirova (Publishing date: October 26, 2011). The book is available on http://www.amazon.com and http://www.amazon.co.de.