Institute of Chemistry, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (ICH, VAST).
The Institute of Chemistry was established on 1978, one of biggest research institutes in Vietnam among twenty institutes at national level. During 30 years of development, the Institute of Chemistry has carried out targeted fundamental research towards problems that are important for Vietnam in different areas of chemistry such as organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and chemical engineering. In the domain of environmental chemistry, and particularly with respect to the aquatic environment, the Institute of Chemistry always act as a reliable organization in the assessment and quality control as well as providing appropriate technology solutions. The Institute has a clear awareness and responsibility of the climate change problem. With the intention of the Institute to create a special research unit on the adaptation technologies for climate change, the success of this project will be a perfect platform for further development of this research.
Since 2000, the Institute began research on the advanced oxidation technologies and it has achieved some favorable results. These results were published in national and international peer-reviewed journal. In 2006, we were financed by the Ministry of Science and Technology to conduct fundamental research in relevant to modeling of reaction mechanisms of ozonation. We also have experience in implementing projects and coordinate research with partners abroad. Along with scientific research experience of previous generations combined with the enthusiasm of the youth scientific, we believe in the success of the project and will successfully resolve the issues set and completion of the project on schedule.
Department of Basic Sciences and Environment, Faculty of Life Science, University of Copenhagen
The Danish partner contributes with competences within environmental chemistry (soil, water), analytical chemistry, hydrology/modeling, and microbiology and environmental hygiene. Two departments are involved with competences within chemistry, hydrology and modeling anchored at the Environmental Chemistry and Physics (ECP) research group at Department of Basic Sciences and Environment, while microbiology competences are anchored at Department of Veterinary Disease Biology. The ECP group counts about 30 VIP including Ph.D. students. The group has specialized in environmental chemistry of soil and water pollution in relation to land use and covers analytical chemistry, solid-solution processes, contaminant sorption, degradation and transport, remediation technology, ecotoxicology and modeling. The group publishes about 40 ISI papers per year within environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, hydrology and related disciplines. The group is currently heading two MSc programmers within environmental science/chemistry (Environmental Chemistry and Health, and EnvEuro), the research school RECETO, and the water research center ViVa at the Faculty of Life Sciences. The ECP group conducts analyses of pollutants in different matrices, both in solution and in solid phases. Instrumental techniques in the group comprise both HPLC, LC-MS, LC-ICP-MS, GC-FID/EC/MS and GC-MS/MS, AAS, GFAAS, XRD, FTIR, Mössbauer spectroscopy, FFF and other techniques. Currently the ECP group has major emphasis on projects focusing on i) linkage betweeen land use and groundwater quality, ii) remediation techniques environmental cleantech (abiotic, microbial) including reactive nanoparticles, iii) mixture toxicity, iv) analytical chemistry and chemometrics of complex pollutant mixtures, and v) emerging contaminants, e.g. biotoxins.