University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
Prof. Ing. Jana Zabranska, PhD. is a member of the academic staff of the Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering in the Faculty of Technology of Environment Protection, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague. She is a supervisor of Master and Doctor Degree students and has lectures on subjects "Anaerobic technology in environmental protection" and "Technology of biogas and biohydrogen production". The main field of the research is anaerobic degradation of organic compounds, activities of anaerobic microbial consortia and technological applications of anaerobic processes in practice. She is engaged in the field of industrial wastewater treatment, anaerobic digestion of different organic substrates, especially focused on anaerobic microorganism's activity, determination of degradability and methane yield from different substrates. She is authored and co-authored 273 scientific papers, 3 technological patents, 6 textbooks and 2 monographs. Prof. Zabranska is a member of IWA (International Water Association), Specialist group of Anaerobic Digestion, Sludge Management, Health Related Water Microbiology, a member of Czech Biogas Association, Czech Water Association, member of the Committee of the Czech Biotechnology Society, editorial board member of Czech journals Energy 21 and Bioprospect.
Currently she is involved in the research of intensification and control of biogas production from agroindustrial materials and biological removal of hydrogensulfide from biogas. The new interest is focused on utilization of stored renewable energy in the form of hydrogen to upgrade biogas to biomethane and biological transformation of carbon dioxide to biomethane.