Dr hab. inż. Dorota Kulikowska

+48 89 523 41 45
Research area: 

- evaluated of humic substances for soil washing
- investigated use of compost  for remediating soil contaminated with heavy metals (stabilization methods)
- analyzed organics and nitrogen transformation and assessed risk from heavy metals during sewage sludge composting
- researched humification progress during sewage sludge composting
- evaluated waste products (molasses, gliceryne) as external carbon source for nitrogen removal from wastewater with low C/N ratio
- improved nitrogen removal from reject water with a low C/N ratio, without external organic carbon
- improved methods of biological treatment of leachates from young and stabilized municipal landfills in reactors with suspended biomass (activated sludge) and in systems with attached growth biomass
- developed adsorption methods to remove non-biodegradable organics from stabilized landfill leachate

Teaching activity: 

Analytical Training, Design of Processes in Environmental Biotechnology

Research papers: 
  • Kulikowska D., Zielińska M., Adsorption and membrane filtration in the treatment of leachate from stabilized landfills: laboratory studies and full-scale experiments, Landfills. Environmental Impacts, Assessment and Management (ed. Chandler N.), Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 95-117, 2017
  • Bernat K., Kulikowska D., Drzewicki A., Microfauna community during pulp and paper wastewater treatment in a UNOX system, European Journal of Protistology 58: 143-151, 2017
  • Kulikowska D., Zielińska M., Zastosowanie adsorpcji i filtracji membranowej w oczyszczaniu odcieków z ustabilizowanych składowisk odpadów komunalnych, Laboratorium Przegląd Ogólnopolski 5-6: 14-19, 2017
  • Bernat K., Kulikowska D., Godlewski M., Crude glycerol as a carbon source at a low COD/N ratio provides efficient and stable denitritation, Desalination and Water Treatment 57(42): 19632-19641, 2016
  • Gusiatin Z. M., Kulikowska D., Behaviors of heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) in soil amended with composts, Environmental Technology 37: 2337-2347, 2016
  • Gusiatin Z. M., Kulikowska D., Influence of soil aging and stabilization with compost on Zn and Cu fractionation, stability, and mobility, CLEAN–Soil, Air, Water 44: 272-283, 2016
  • Kulikowska D., Usability of powdered activated carbon for landfill leachate treatment – continued research, Desalination and Water Treatment 57/59: 28560-28569, 2016
  • Kulikowska D., Kinetics of organic matter removal and humification progress during sewage sludge composting, Waste Management 49: 196-203, 2016
  • Kulikowska D., Bernat K., Parszuto K., Sułek P., Efficiency and kinetics of organics removal from landfill leachate by adsorption onto powdered and granular activated carbon, Desalination and Water Treatment 57/10: 4458-4468, 2016
  • Ziembińska-Buczyńska A., Drzewicki A., Kulikowska D., Impact of flowback water on activated sludge biocenosis during municipal wastewater treatment, Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S 22(4): 611-624, 2015
  • Kulikowska D., Gusiatin Z.M., Bułkowska K., Klik K., Feasibility of using humic substances from compost to remove heavy metal (Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn) from contaminated soil aged for different periods of time, Journal of Hazardous Materials 300: 882-891, 2015
  • Kulikowska D., Gusiatin Z.M., Bułkowska K., Kierklo K., Humic substances from sewage sludge compost as washing agents effectively remove Cu and Cd from soil, Chemosphere 136: 42-49, 2015
  • Kulikowska D., Gusiatin Z.M., Sewage sludge composting in a two-stage system: carbon and nitrogen transformations and potential ecological risk assessment, Waste Management 38(1): 312-320, 2015
  • Gusiatin Z.M., Kulikowska D., Influence of compost maturation time on Cu and Zn mobility (M F) and redistribution (I R) in highly contaminated soil, Environmental Earth Sciences 74(7): 6233-6246, 2015
  • Bernat K., Kulikowska D., Żuchniewski K., Glycerine as a carbon source in nitrite removal and sludge production, Chemical Engineering Journal 267: 324-331, 2015
  • Gusiatin Z.M., Kulikowska D., The usability of the IR, RAC and MRI indices of heavy metal distribution to assess the environmental quality of sewage sludge composts, Waste Management 34: 1227-1236, 2014
  • Bernat K., Kulikowska, D., Zielińska M., Cydzik-Kwiatkowska A., Wojnowska-Baryła I., Simultaneous nitrification and denitrification in an SBR with a modified cycle during reject water treatment, Archives of Environmental Protection, 390: 83-91, 2013
  • Kulikowska D., Bernat K., Nitritation-denitritation in landfill leachate with glycerine as a carbon source, Bioresource Technology 142: 297-303, 2013