Mirna Habuda-Stanić

Mirna Habuda-Stanić
University of Osijek | UNIOS · Faculty of Food Technology

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Additional affiliations
November 1999 - present
University of Osijek
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
September 2022 - October 2022
Norwegian University of Technology and Science
Field of study
  • Food waste utilization and sustainability
July 2019 - September 2019
Norwegian Institute for Water Research
Field of study
  • Ecotoxicology and water quality
April 2019 - April 2019
University of South Carolina
Field of study
  • Disinfection By-Products (DBPs) in drinking water

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Publications (63)
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In this study, the oxidation kinetics, mechanisms, affects and products of metalaxyl (MTL) by two different S(IV)-based processes (i.e., Mn(VII)/S(IV) and Cr(VI)/S(IV)) were systematically investigated and compared. The results showed that the concentration of S(IV) was primarily responsible for driving Mn(VII) and Cr(VI) consumption with a measure...
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Microalgal toxicity tests using integrative endpoints as algal growth are regularly required to analyse the toxicity of potentially hazardous substances in the aquatic environment. However, these do not provide mechanistic information on the toxic mode of action by which contaminants may affect algae. Bottled waters can be used as a substitute for...
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Contamination of natural waters with arsenic, which is both toxic and carcinogenic, is widespread. Among various technologies that have been employed for arsenic removal from water, such as coagulation, filtration, membrane separation, ion exchange, etc., adsorption offers many advantages including simple and stable operation, easy handling of wast...
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Fluoride is one of the anionic contaminants which is found in excess in surface or groundwater because of geochemical reactions or anthropogenic activities such as the disposal of industrial wastewaters. Among various methods used for defluoridation of water such as coagulation, precipitation, membrane processes, electrolytic treatment, ion-exchang...
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Groundwater in the area of eastern Croatia contains high concentrations of iron, manganese, ammonia, organic substances and arsenic. The appearance of inorganic arsenic in groundwater is mainly caused by arsenic from natural geological sources. Since the groundwater is the main source of drinking water for the population in this area, almost 200,00...
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Rapid population growth requires more intense production of food industry, with two major consequences: significant amount of food processing residues and more sewage sludge originating from biological wastewater treatment plant. Sludge is a big concern for the disposal for wastewater treatment plant. The European Union makes an effort regarding th...
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The 2nd International Student GREEN Conference (ISC GREEN 2022) was held in Osijek, Croatia, from 2-3 June 2022. The 2nd International Student GREEN Conference was organized by the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek in collaboration with the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and the network of higher education and re...
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The Naturavita project is one of the largest nature protection projects in Croatia. Project area is located in the area of Nature Park Kopački rit and Regional Park Mura-Drava. The main project objectives include demining, restoration and protection of forests and water resources. One of the main tasks of the project includes the preservation of wa...
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Procjene ukazuju da će proizvodnja proizvoda akvakulture na svjetskoj razini do 2030. godine doseći 109 milijuna tona, što čini povećanje od približno 25 % u odnosu na proizvodnju ostvarenu u 2020., koja je, prema izvješću Organizacije za prehranu i poljoprivredu Ujedinjenih naroda, iznosila 82, 1 milijuna tona. Povećanje proizvodnje, a nužno i pre...
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The 9th International Conference WATER FOR ALL was held on the 19-20 May 2022 in Osijek, in the Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek on the occasion of World Water Day and with the aim of gathering and exchanging experiences of scientists and experts in the field of water management, environmental protection, and preservation of water resour...
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As Guest Editors for a Special Issue of the open access journal Water (ISSN 2073-4441, IF 3.103, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/stats), we would like to invite you to publish a feature paper in this issue. The topic of the issue is *Plant- and Microbial-Based Novel Biosorbents*. Either a long review or research paper are encouraged. This Special...
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Dear Colleagues, Under the global COVID-19 pandemic, rapid transmission of severe acute-respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) occurs via contact or inhalation of viral droplets and aerosols. To avoid SARS-CoV-2 infection, intensified disinfection procedures have been adopted in indoor and outdoor settings and during drinking water and wa...
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Kopački Rit is one of the largest fluvial lowlands in Europe, bordered by the river Drava and the Danube in the Baranja triangle. The flood dynamics maintains a high biological diversity, which is an exceptional natural value of Kopački Rit. The sustainability of Kopački Rit, among other things, is threatened by groundwater decline and pollution. I...
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The aim of the study was to prepare a novel adsorbent by chemical modification of hazelnut shells and evaluate its potential for the nitrate removal from model solutions and real wastewater. The characterization of the novel adsorbent, i.e., modified hazelnut shell (MHS) was performed. The adsorbent characterization included the analysis of element...
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Development of low-cost bioadsorbents produced from various waste biomass became the focus of many research studies due to their eco-friendly, sustainable and high efficiency removal of heavy metals, nutrients, pesticides, dyes and similar pollutants removal from water and wastewaters by adsorption. Waste biomass obtained from agriculture or the fo...
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As the world's population increases, so does the amount of wastewater generated during agricultural activities. Inadequate wastewater management can be the cause of sea and river pollution. However, wastewater can be a potential source of biologically active components that can be obtained via physicochemical, biological, thermochemical or combined...
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By the end of August 1970 in Bizovac, instead of the expected oil, thermal water with a temperature of 96.8 ° C flowed from the Bizovac-2 wells. Laboratory analysis determined that found thermal water belonged to the group of highly mineralized thermal waters with iodine content above 1 mg/l, i.e. to the group of iodine-saline hyperthermal waters....
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The water for human consumption that is distributed to consumers through the water supply system of the city of Vinkovci is derived from the East Slavonia water well pumping station in Sikirevci. The continuous long-term monitoring has established an exceptional quality of this groundwater. Therefore, groundwater, prior to distribution to consumers...
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Climate change and water deficity greatly affect modern agricultural production, and one of the most important agro-technical measures in this regard is irrigation, where the use of wastewater for this purpose appears as one of the solutions. Wastewater treatment achieves the remediation and removal of heavy metals, thus preventing harmful effects...
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The aim of this work was to investigate grape seeds as a potential adsorbent for nitrate removal from water. Grape seeds were modified by quaternization and the applicability of the modified grape seeds (MGS) was evaluated in batch adsorption experiments. Fixed bed adsorption and regeneration studies were carried out to determine the regeneration c...
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Humic acid (HA) impairs water quality due to its reactivity with many substances present in water. During the drinking-water treatment process and water distribution via water supply system, HA present in water may react with chlorine and other disinfects producing harmful disinfection by-products (DBPs), which are categorized by the International...
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The Osijek-Baranja County, with the surface of 4152 km2, have 264 settlements wich are supplied with drinking water obtained from 21 water-wells. In this paper, the results of descriptive statistical analysis reveal the basic characteristics of groundwater samples. The results show uniform values of temperature and pH in water samples. By comparing...
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The 8th International Conference WATER FOR ALL was held on the 21th and 22th March 2019 in Osijek, on Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture Osijek on the occasion of World Water Day and with the aim of gathering and exchanging experiences of scientists and experts in the field of water management, environmental protection and preservation o...
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Brza industrijalizacija i naglo povećanje broja ljudi te nesputano iskorištavanje prirodnih resursa, značajno su pridonijeli onečišćenju okoliša različitim onečišćujućim tvarima. Konvencionalne su metode za uklanjanje onečišćujućih tvari iz plinovitih i vodenih medija: biološka obrada, flokulacija, membranski separacijski procesi, kemijska precipit...
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Ekološka poljoprivreda i proizvodnja hrane podrazumijeva uzgoj povrća, voća i žitarica bez primjene suvremenih agrotehničkih mjera, odnosno primjene pesticida i mineralnih gnojiva, kao i uzgoj životinja bez primjene preparata veterinarske medicine. Ekološka proizvodnja hrane također podrazumijeva i procesiranje sirovina do završnog prehrambenog pro...
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The 1st International Students’ GREEN Conference (ISC GREEN 2018) was held in Osijek, Croatia, on 17-18 May, 2018, and it was organised by the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek in collaboration with the International Federation of Environmental Health and the network of over fourty higher education and research institutions. This confere...
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If untreated wastewater containing high concentrations of phosphorus is discharged into a natural recipient, it poses an environmental threat, causing eutrophication of water bodies all over the world. In the past century, numerous investigations in nutrient removal from wastewater, particularly phosphorus and nitrogen, were conducted in order to r...
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Phosphate removal (PO4-P) was investigated with nitrate (NO3-N) as an electron acceptor under anoxic conditions, with sodium acetate as a carbon source. The experiments were performed at a ratio of NO3-N/PO4-P 3 and C/N 3 for the initial 20 mg NO3-N/L and 60 mg NO3-N/L, as well as at NO3-N/PO4-P 8.5 for the initial 60 mg NO3-N/L, at C/N 2. Removal...
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Denitrifying dephosphatation at static/anoxic configuration of process was investigated. Sodium acetate was electron donor, and nitrite and nitrate electron acceptors. At ratios C/N 3, 5, 7 with NO2-N as electron acceptors initial concentration of PO4-P was 15 mg/L, and at ratios C/N 3 and 5 with NO3-N as electron acceptors initial concentration wa...
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The aim of the study was to screen the waste wood biomass of 10 wood species as biosorbents for synthetic dye Congo Red (CR) removal from water and to single out the most efficient species for further batch biosorption experiments. Euroamerican poplar (EP), the most efficient species achieving 71.8% CR removal and biosorption capacity of 3.3 mg g−1...
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The quality of mineral water is conditioned by a number of factors, primarily the quality of water in the water source. The aim of this study was to determinate content of Ni²⁺ and Mn²⁺ ions in the mineral water, after treatment by selective ion-exchange column. The primary objective of investigated technological process was optimal performance of...
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Klimatske promjene, porast svjetskog stanovništva, industrijalizacija i suvremeni način života negativno utječu na vodne resurse i kakvoću vode dostupne za ljudsku potrošnju. Razvoj suvremenih analitičkih metoda posljednjeg desetljeća omogućio je nove spoznaje o prisutnosti pojedinih kemijskih elemenata i njihovih spojeva u vodnim resursima, a mnog...
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Nitrate and phosphate are naturally occurring nutrients in the environment, both essential for plants and animals. However, during the past decades, due to extended usage of fertilizers and detergents, as well as due to impropriate disposal of human and animal waste, the presence of nitrate and phosphate in the aquatic ecosystems became serious env...
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Many industries produce large quantities of wastewater. Effluents discharged from industries are often highly polluted and could be toxic to aquatic life. Recently, alternative methods for wastewater treatment have been extensively researched. Removal of different pollutants by adsorption on lignocellulosic materials proved to be a promising, cost-...
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Waste lignocellulosic material, namely brewers’ spent grain (BSG), was modified by quaternisation, where amino groups were introduced into BSG via the reaction with N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) and epichlorohydrin. The applicability of the modified BSG (MBSG) for the removal of nitrate ions from model solutions and wastewater was evaluated in batch...
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The discharge of heavy metal ions into the environment, due to extensive industrialization and inadequate waste disposal, has become a worldwide issue. Since heavy metals are not biodegradable, they accumulate in living organisms. The most common toxic metal ions in water are arsenic, lead, copper, cadmium, chromium, nickel, zinc, cobalt and mangan...
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Background and Purpose: Wood and wood processing industries are generators of a substantial amount of waste wood biomass, such as wood chips, shavings and sawdust. Such waste is often unused and its disposal can be a serious environmental problem. Different lignocellulosic waste materials have been successfully used as low-cost adsorbents (biosorbe...
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High concentrations of nitrate in water, both in surface and in groundwater, is a consequence of geological composition of soil or human activity. Increased concentrations of nitrate in drinking water is a serious hazard to human health, causing abnormalities such as cancerous growth in human digestion system, while excessive nitrate intake via dri...
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Pharmaceuticals constitute a large group of human and veterinary medicinal organic compounds which have long been used throughout the world. According to their therapeutic activity they are classified in several groups: antibiotics, analgetics/antipyretic, CNS (Central nervous system) drugs, cardiovascular drugs, endocrinology treatments, diagnosti...
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Water quality for beer production is very important, because beer contains 85-95% of water. Water for beer production due to physical, chemical and microbiological characteristics must comply with the Regulations on the basic requirements for beer and beer like products (NN 6/98) and the Regulations on the parameters of assessment and methods of an...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the performances of polyamide nanofiltration membranes during water reclamation. The study was conducted using nanofiltration concentrates obtained from two different nanofiltration drinking water treatment plants placed in the northern part of Serbia (Kikinda and Zrenjanin). Used nanofiltration concentrates...
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Recent studies revealed the similar chemism and appearance of heightened arsenic concentrations (over 200 μg/L) in groundwaters of the Pannonian basin (Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, and Romania) due to the geological composition. These are representing significant health issues since those groundwaters are the main source of drinking water for the popu...
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This paper reports the potentiometric determination of fluoride adsorbed onto four commercials granular activated carbons from aqueous solution under three temperature regime and various conditions: pH (4-9), initial fluoride concentration (2-40 mg/L), dosage of activated carbon (2-20 g/L) and contact time (15-360 min). The maximum fluoride uptakes...
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In this study, 25 wheat samples (harvest 2009) were collected from storage tanks of the local producers from five eastern Croatian Counties and analyzed on mycotoxins occurrence. The samples were stored in diverse ways: in concrete silos, metal silos or foot warehouse equipped with or without temperature sensors, and with or without cooling or vent...
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Elevated nitrate concentrations in natural water sources are a worldwide concern due to the extensive levels of soil N-fertilization. This study investigates three commercially available polyethersulfone (PES) ultrafiltration (UF) membranes with different molecular weight cut-offs (5, 10, and 30 kDa), which we modified with a cationic surfactant, c...
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The use of biocatalysts for the industrial synthesis of chemicals has been attracting much attention as an environmental friendly synthetic method. Various plants, such as apple (Malus pumila), carrot (Daucus carota), cucumber (Cucumis sativus), onion (Allium cepa), potato (Solanum tuberosum), radish (Raphanus sativus) and sweet potato (Ipomoea bat...
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Groundwater is the main source of drinking water in the eastern Croatia region and it contains elevated concentrations of natural organic matter, ammonia, arsenic, manganese and iron due to geological composition of soil. Natural raw waters often contain negative hydrophobic colloids and their stability depends on zeta (ξ) potential. Zeta potential...
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Groundwater in the area of eastern Croatia contains increased concentrations of organic compounds, primarily natural organic matter (NOM). Organic compounds in water become a problem in drinking water treatment, especially during water disinfection with chlorine, when harmful disinfection by-products like trihalomethanes appear. Therefore, the remo...
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Microbiological and chemical quality of drinking water primarily results from water origin and type of applied water treatment. Since the drinking water is one of the mean way through which many infectious agents can be transmitted to humans causing waterborne diseases, constant monitoring of drinking water quality in water supply systems is needed...
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Najvažniji izvori vode za piće na području istočne Hrvatske su podzemne vode koje karakterizira visoka tvrdoća i povišene koncentracije željeza, amonija, mangana, arsena i organskih tvari, što negativno utječe na organoleptička svojstva i zdravstvenu ispravnost vode za piće. Jedan od procesa koji se često primjenjuje pri kondicioniranju vode je koa...
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Groundwater is the main source of drinking water for the population of nearly 200,000 people in eastern Croatia. The largest town in the region is Osijek whose citizens are supplied with drinking water obtained from groundwater from the “Vinogradi” well field. This study investigated and determined As occurrence in groundwater of the Osijek area. G...
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EXTENDED ABSTRACT The territory of the northern Serbia geographically is located in the south Pannonian basin. But, although this region is richness of surface water (Danube, Tisa and Sava river), the groundwater are the main sources of drinking water for the population over 2.000.000 people, and these groundwater are usually characterized with hig...
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EXTENDED ABSTRACT Natural organic matter (NOM) in water is a complex mixture of organic materials and when present in water NOM changes aesthetic characteristics of water like taste, smell and color. During water chlorination process harmful disinfection by-products (DBP) could be formed in a reaction between organic matter and chlorine. Therefore,...
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The occurrence of arsenic in natural ground waters is due to geological composition of soil. There are several methods for removal of arsenic from drinking water, such as coagulation followed by filtration, membrane processes, ion exchange and adsorption. Adsorption methods proved to be effective, economic, easy to perform and construct. The object...
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The arsenic contamination in water was discussed. Arsenic toxicity depends on arsenic forms such as water soluble arsenic (V) and arsenic (III) which is hard to isolate. There are three methods of arsenic determination in drinking water which are silver diethylditiocarbamate spectrophotometric method with sodium borohydride, silver diethylditiocarb...

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This conference aims at bringing together students of natural, biomedical, technical, biotechnical, humanities and social sciences, as well as enabling the exchange and broadening of students’ knowledge. Furthermore, the aim is to promote the multidisciplinary approach to environmental protection, as well as to encourage the implementation of guidelines of sustainable development in everyday life. The conference has been held since 2018. The conference venue is Osijek, Croatia. web-site: http://www.ptfos.unios.hr/isc_green_en/
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The International Conference WATER FOR ALL is being held on World Water Day with the aim of gathering and exchanging experiences of scientists and experts in the field of water management, environmental protection and preservation of water resources. The conference has been held since 2011. The conference venue is Osijek, Croatia. web-site: http://www.ptfos.unios.hr/water/