BME Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Research Group

BME Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Research Group


The Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Research Group works at the Department of Applied Biotechnology and Food Science of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.


Group members:

Ph.D. students:

  • Éva Farkas

Ph.D. candidates:

Research and education

Research topics

  • Risk assessment and characterisation of chemical substances
  • Development of ecotoxicological tests: aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology
  • Soil toxicity assessment
  • Planning and demonstration of soil remediation technologies
  • Enhanced bioremediation
  • Cyclodextrines in environmental technologies
  • Emerging pollutants: monitoring, measurement of the effects, removal from water and soil
  • Soil amelioration with waste
    • Cover layers from wastes for landfill sites
    • Soil improvement with biochar made from waste materials
  • Complex management of contaminated sites:
    • Sites contaminated with organic pollutants (petroleum hydrocarbons and aliphatic hydrocarbons)
    • Gyöngyösoroszi abandoned mining area contaminated with base metal sulphide containing waste
    • Ajka area further to the red mud spill
  • Complex re-use technologies for red mud
  • Development of the ENFO environmental and engineering database

Educational activities



Projects (2001-2015)