Institute of Environmental Technologies, VSB


VŠB – Technická univerzita Ostrava
17. listopadu 2172/15, 708 00 Ostrava – Poruba

Year of establishment:

Number of employees:

619 89 100

The Institute of Environmental Technologies (IET) was created from the all-college workplace Centre of Environmental Technologies (CET) in August 2014, when it was approved as a university institute in the meaning of Act No.111/1998 Coll. on Higher Education.

The establishment of the IET reflects the changes that occurred in connection with the project “Institute of Environmental Technologies” in the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation, which was jointly implemented with the University of Ostrava in 2011-2013. As part of this project, the research pavilion where the centre is now located was built and modern equipment, instruments and technological units for research were acquired.

The research infrastructure of the Institute of Environmental Technologies, focused on energy recovery of waste, flue gas treatment and waste gases, has been included in the Roadmap of Large Research Infrastructures of the Czech Republic, supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic under the project “ENREGAT – Energy Recovery of Waste and Gas Treatment” (LM2018098) since 2019.

As of 1 January 2021, the Institute of Environmental Technologies merged with three other university institutes – the Centre for Nanotechnology, the Energy Research Centre and the Centre for Energy Utilisation of Non-Traditional Energy Sources to form a new university institute, the Centre for Energy and Environmental Technologies (CEET).

The Institute of Environmental Technologies is a research and educational institution whose activities are professionally focused on:

  • thermal methods of waste treatment,
  • anaerobic digestion of bio-waste,
  • reduction of pollutants (N2O, NOx, VOC, CO2, NH3) in waste gases and air by catalytic and photocatalytic methods,
  • removal of xenobiotics from wastewater and surface water,
  • material recovery of solid residues,
  • environmental technologies,
  • new methods for monitoring pollutants in the environment.

Through educational activities, the IET participates with the faculties in the implementation of accredited study programmes. The students of postgraduate and especially doctoral studies in the study programmes Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Heat Engineering and Fuels in Industry, Environmental Protection in Industry, Nanotechnology and others are involved in research projects.