Alicija Sobantka
Tel.: +43-1-58801-406656

Centre for Water Resource Systems,
Vienna University of Technology,
Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Vienna, Austria




Sobantka, A., Zessner, M. and Rechberger, H. 2012. The extension of statistical entropy analysis to chemical compounds. Entropy, 14, 2413-2426.


Sobantka, A. and Rechberger, H. 2013. Extended statistical entropy analysis (eSEA) for improving the evaluation of Austrian wastewater treatment plants. Water Science and Technology, 67 (5), 1051-1057.

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Alicija Sobantka


Research Interests


•    Waste management
•    Impact assessment
•    Wastewater treatment
•    Resource management in agriculture

Alicja completed her studies in chemical engineering with the main focus on process engineering and polymer technology at the University of Applied Science in Kaiserslautern, Germany. As a research assistant at the Institute for Composite Materials at the Technical University in Kaiserslautern she was responsible for developing composite materials based on natural fibres and aquatic polymers. During a research term at the Research Centre in Jülich, Germany, at the Institute of Solid State Physics, she worked on specific silicium containing polymers, which are used to extend the theory of neutron and light scattering. Alicja also completed her diploma thesis at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, at the Institute for Reactor Safety. She has been synthesizing and analyzing modified Al-Mg-LDHs (layered double hydroxides), containing each Fe, Co and Ni. Such LDHs have been found to be able to adsorb various radionuclides. The aim for this work was to create a method for the safe long-time storage of burned-out research reactor fuels in salt domes, with particular focus on the risk presented if water enters the salt dome. Hence the reaction of water, salt and the out burned reactor fuel creates mobile radionuclides, which can move into the atmoshphere and may enter the groundwater, with severe environmental consequences.


Key Facts


After having studied food chemistry at the Technical University in Kaiserslautern, Germany, up to the first diploma, Alicja changed her studies to chemical engineering at the University of Applied Science in Kaiserslautern and obtained a Diplom-Ingenieurs degree there in 2009. Her interest in waste management and environmental protection was initiated during her studies and developed during her diploma thesis at the Research Centre Jülich.