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Roman Smotraiev

Associate Professor, PhD Ukrainian State University of Chemical TechnologyDepartment of Inorganic Substances Technology and Ecology
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Professional Bio

His research focus during the last decade has been: the scientific principles and technological aspects of metal oxide technology, organ metallic compounds and mineral fertilizers (2001-2005); Development of the scientific foundations and new resource saving technologies in the production of inorganic substances and mineral fertilizers (2006-2010); Working out scientific principles and new technologies of thin inorganic synthesis, mineral fertilizers and resource saving technologies (2011-2015); scientific basis of nanodispersed synthesis of oxides and oxide compounds, which are structurally associated with polymers for composite materials (2008-2010); and the Physicochemical basis the process modification composite material by nanodispersed compounds Ti, Al, Ca, which is chemically precipitated from solution (2011-2013).

Worked as project coordinator in project CPEA-2011/10002 Development of three study modules in water management and technology for Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan harmonised with Norway (“Water Harmony”) (2011-2015).

He is the author of over 100 scientific papers and educational works.


  1. Physico-chemical methods of water purification. Water management. – К.: ООО НПП «Ника-Центр, 2015. – 615 р. ІSBN 978-82-999978-0-5.
  2. Chepurna I., Smotraev R., Kanibolotsky V., Strelko V. Colloidal and chemical aspects of nanosized hydrated zirconium dioxide synthesized via a sol–gel process. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. – V.356 – 2011. – Р. 404-411.
  3. Sorochkina K., Smotraiev R., Chepurna I. Zirconium and aluminum oxyhydroxides particles formation during sol–gel process. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects.- V.484. – 2015. Р.56–61.
  4. Chekalova I., Smotraiev R. Project on upgrading of a drinking water treatment plant // Proceedings of the international conference of Water Harmony project on European education, Cherkassy, 2013. – Р.38-42.
  5. Sorochkina K., Smotraiev R., Ratnaweera H. Arsenic removal by zirconium oxyhydroxide adsorbents. Selected publications from the Water Harmony project: Water Research and Technology, 2015. – Р. 235-245.
  6. Sorochkina, K., Smotraiev, R. Investigation of porous characteristics of absorbent base don hydrated oxides of zirconium and aluminum. Works of Odessa Polytechnic University, № 4, 2013.
  7. Смотраев Р.В., Манидина Е.А. Kinetics of absorption of sulfur oxide(IV) by Solutions of iron(II) and iron(III) salts.  Issues of Chemistry and Chemical Technology (Voprosy khimii i khimicheskoi technologii) 2:45-51 · March 2016.