Z. Romanowska-Duda

Z. Romanowska-Duda
University of Lodz · Department of Ecophysiology and Plant Development

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Introduction
Z. Romanowska-Duda currently works at the Department of Ecophysiology and Plant Development, University of Lodz. Z. does research in Limnology, Phycology and Microbiology. Their most recent publication is 'Heavy Metal Uptake by Herbs. V. Metal Accumulation and Physiological Effects Induced by Thiuram in Ocimum basilicum L..'
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May 1980 - present
University of Lodz
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (96)
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Industrial production of biogas offers a way to manage distillery leachate. The waste is usually subjected to anaerobic digestion for producing biogas. However, the effluent from anaerobic processes has high chemical oxygen demand (COD) and is harmful to the environment. An effective method of lowering COD is ozonation. Effluent from biogas plants...
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A review of the potential areas of algal biomass utilization has already been conducted. In addition to lowering the greenhouse effect and contributing to the decrease in the amounts of harmful substances in the air and water, attention has been paid to the possibility of utilizing algal biomass as a feedstock for the production of environmentally...
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Allelopathy is an interaction that releases allelochemicals (chemicals that act allelopathically) from plants into the environment that can limit or stimulate the development, reproduction, and survival of target organisms and alter the environment. Lemna minor L. contains chemicals that are allelopathic, such as phenolic acids. Chemical compounds...
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This work presents the results of research on the thermo-chemical conversion of woody biomass-pine wood coming from lodzkie voivodship forests and sewage sludge from the Group Sewage Treatment Plant of the Łódź Urban Agglomeration. Laboratory scale analyses of the carbonization process were carried out, initially using the TGA technique (to assess...
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The effect of foliar application of Cyanobacteria and Chlorella sp. monocultures on physiological activity, element composition, development and biomass weight of basket willow (Salix viminalis L.) and the possibility to prepare biofuel from it in the fortification process was studied. Triple foliar plant spraying with non-sonicated monocultures of...
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Poland is one of the leading producers of sugar from sugar beet in Europe. However, the production of sugar generates large amounts of lignocellulosic waste, in the form of beet pulp and leaves. Currently, this waste is not reutilized in the chemical industry, but is only used as food for farm animals. This paper assesses the potential of using bio...
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An increase in plant productivity and the limitation of environmental pollution through the use of natural fertilizers are becoming the most important issues in contemporary sustainable agriculture. Therefore, the purpose of the research was to demonstrate the effect of Jerusalem artichoke ash, used alone or together with biopreparations and biogas...
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Modern agriculture must be subject to some adaptation processes due to unpredictable climate changes. One of the activities that enables the production of plant biomass in adverse climatic conditions is the development of ecological and innovative crop technologies using natural plant extracts. The elimination of synthetic fertilizers and their rep...
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The aim of the research was to investigate the effect of biogas plant waste on the physiological activity, growth, and yield of Jerusalem artichoke and the energetic usefulness of the biomass obtained in this way after the torrefaction process. The use of waste from corn grain biodigestion to methane as a biofertilizer, used alone or supplemented w...
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The aim of this study was to determine the effects on methane production of the addition of microalgae biomass of Arthrospira platensis and Platymonas subcordiformis to the common feedstock used in agricultural biogas plants (cattle manure, maize silage). Anaerobic biodegradability tests were carried out using respirometric reactors operated at an...
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Diazotrophic cyanobacteria are able to bind atmospheric nitrogen and produce many different types of bioactive compounds which have a benefi cial infl uence on growth and development of higher plants. The process of nitrogen fi xation is specifi c to heterocysts, specialized cells with construction adjusted for protection of labile nitrogenase from...
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Wpływ potencjalnych zmian klimatycznych, Cyanobacteria, Biojodis i Asahi SL na rozwój roślin ślazowca pensylwańskiego (Sida hermaphrodita) A B STRACT: The aim of the research was to evaluate the growth and metabolic activity of Virginia mallow (Sida hermaphrodita L. Rusby) plants cultivated under the expected climate changed conditions and treated...
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One of the most important factors in determining the profitable production of microalgae biomass is the use of a cost effective growth medium that is rich in nutrients. The objective of the study was to determine the possibility of using digestates from anaerobic digestion of different feedstock mixtures as the media for Scenedesmus sp. cultivation...
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Abstract: The article presents the results of experimental research on a heat exchanger type heat pipe for the range of 15 � 50 °C lower source temperature. The emergence of processes occurring inside and related to their work is essential mainly in the era of achieve to demote heat losses and keep off unnecessary dissipation of energy. The need to...
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Farmland soil typical for the Polish rural environment was used in pot experiment to estimate the impact of cadmium and zinc on the manganese, lead and copper uptake by lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L). Bioavailable and total forms of investigated metals in soil and metal concentrations in plants were determined by atomic absorption spectrometry....
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In this paper authors present research results which are the optimum parameters of the torrefaction process using straw from oats and maize. The most important parameters for the torrefaction process are temperature and residence time. Both parameters are essential to designing and construction of industrial biomass torrefaction installations. Ener...
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The most significant problem, in ecological vegetable seed production, is low, capacity which is mainly caused by high rates of seed infection with fungi and a shortage of effective biological agents to eliminate pathogens. Therefore, proecological methods of seed quality enhancement are being researched, with the aim of increasing the profitabilit...
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Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a popular herb widely used in medicine. It is often cultivated in soils with substantial heavy metal content. Here we investigate the associated effects of cadmium and copper on the plant growth parameters augmented by the manganese, zinc, and lead uptake indicators. The concentration of all elements in soil and...
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Themultifunctional use ofmacrophytes including production of biofuels, 8 reduction of post-industrial waste, animal feed, phytoremediation and bioindication 9 oftoxicity,aredevelopingdirectionsthatsupporttheenergyindustry,includingRES. 10 The ash from Sorghum contains large amounts of macroelements, including phos11 phorus,nitrogen,potassium,calciu...
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Energy crops and waste coming from agricultural production have the most promising perspective from all kind of renewable energy sources in Poland. Biomass is most often subjected to a compaction process in order to facilitate its energy use. Cur-rently, intensive works on the process of biomass torrefaction are being carried out. In this paper aut...
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Many strains of microalgae are potentially useful for industrial purposes. Microalgal biomass and microalgae‐derived substances are becoming valuable products with a widening range of applications including biofuels and human food. In this study, the possibility of using the methane waste from biomass biodigestion in the cultivation of Chlorella vu...
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The aim of the research was to check the suitability of the Phytotoxkit test for quick assessment of usefulness of ashes from the combustion of sorghum and Jerusalem artichoke biomass as fertilizers in the cultivation of energy crops. Seeds of Sorghum bicolor L. were placed in the Phytotoxkit-plates, filled with Alonet Substrate KS (Latvia) and con...
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The aim of experiments was to investigate a maximal efficiency of PSII, as a marker indicating growth, vigor, energetic value and physiological activity of sorghum fertilized with wastes from a biomass biodigestion to methane in a distillery integrated with a biogas plant using corn grains as substrate. The sorghum plants grown outdoor in different...
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One of the most important factors determining the profitability of microalgae biomass production is the use of inexpensive and available source of nutrients. The aim of the study was to determine the possibility of using anaerobic digestion effluents (ADE) from the fermentation of distillery stillage, maize silage and bovine slurry as a nutrient in...
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The aim of this research was to evaluate the physiological activity and growth of willow (Salix viminalis L.) plants cultivated under the conditions of adverse temperature and soil moisture content, and to assess the effect of the foliar application of Biojodis (1.0%) and Asahi SL (0.03%) bio-stimulators, or a mixture of Microcistis aeruginosa MKR...
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Biomass of agricultural origin has the biggest potential from all kind of renewable energy sources in Poland because it provide continuous electricity generation, and is the only widespread source of renewable heat. In this paper an installation with a batch reactor was used to conductor experimental tests on three different energy plants by means...
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Development of a sustainable bioenergy market is based these days on energy crops, increased production of which competes with global food and feed supply. Consequently, there is a need to identify an alternative energy biomass of non-food plant species. The microalgae biomass offers such an alternative as it may be produced independently of farm l...
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The aim of the study was to improve the effect of stratification of apple "Ligol" seeds by application of selected compounds, phytohormones, and physical methods For this purpose the seeds were stratified at 3°C in distilled water or in the presence of potassium nitrate (KNO3), ethephon (ET), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), a mixtur...
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Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) is extensively cultivated as either an important spice and food additive or a source of essential oil crucial for the production of natural phenylpropanoids and terpenoids. It is frequently attacked by fungal diseases. The aim of the study was to estimate the impact of thiuram contact time on the uptake of manganese, cob...
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The physiological response of plants to triple foliar biofertilization with cyanobacteria and green algae under the conditions of limited use of chemical fertilizers was investigated. Triple foliar biofertilization with intact cells of Microcystis aeruginosa MKR 0105, Anabaena sp. PCC 7120, and Chlorella sp. significantly enhanced physiological per...
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Information concerning corn plant development within predicted environmental constraints and the possibility of alleviating their negative Influence by ecological compounds is limited. Thus the aim of our research was to evaluate the physiological activity, growth, and development of corn plants under the expected climate-change conditions and trea...
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Mixts. of 3 strains of Cyanobacteria (Anabaena sp. Trebon, Microcystis aeruginosa MKR 0105, Anabaena variabilis) and 2 com. biostimulators were added to soil used for growing Sida hermaphrodita L. Rusby plants at temp. varying over a wide range (from –5°C to +40°C) applied at 3 week intervals (20% soil moisture) and excessive hydration (60%). Folia...
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Correlations between the sowing value of primed tomato seeds (mean germination time - MGT, germination uniformity - T75-25) and selected physiological events (total activity of dehydrogenases - TAD, activity of catalase AC, activity of the cell cycle ACC, and leakage of electrolytes - LE) were analyzed in order to find useful physiological markers...
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The global energy demand keeps rising and easy accessible fossil fuel reserves rapidly decrease which leads to increasing energy prices. The energy production can be based on various sources alternative to petroleum, but the material economy of substances mainly depends on biomass, in particular plant biomass. The potential of renewable biomass res...
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Lavatera thuringiac ‘Uleko’ is a perennial plant little known in Poland, although it has a very high potential for multi directional use in several areas of economy. However, very low seed germination harvested in the harvest ripening (maturity) phase (5-20%) makes commercial production of these plants difficult and reduces the economic efficiency...
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Streszczenie. Celem badań było określenie wpływu wodnych monokultur wybranych szczepów sinic: Anabaena sp. (Třeboň), Anabaena variabilis, Oscillatoria sp., Microcystis aeruginosa, Anabaena sp. (szczep KEiRR UŁ) i ich mieszaniny na kiełkowanie nasion, a także wzrost i rozwój siewek oraz aktywność fizjologiczną słonecznika zwyczajnego (Helianthus ann...
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Willow plants (Salix viminalis L.) were fertilized with a com. synthetic fertilizer (up to 1.0 g/plant) and then with water-suspended diatoms (Navicula sp.) (600 000 cells in 1 mL of water, sonification at 20 Hz for 15 min, foliar application). The use of diatoms resulted in an increase in the quantity of microelements in plants (N, P, K) but did n...
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Willow plants (Salix viminalis L.) were fertilized with a com. synthetic fertilizer (up to 1.0 g/plant) and then with watersuspended diatoms (Navicula sp.) (600 000 cells in 1 mL of water, sonification at 20 Hz for 15 min, foliar application). The use of diatoms resulted in an increase in the quantity of microelements in plants (N, P, K) but did no...
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The ability of Cyanobacteria and green algae to improve physiological activity and plant development gives a promising perspective and has a useful potential in practice, although literature concerning this issue is scanty. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of two species of Cyanobacteria (Microcystis aeruginosa MKR 0105, Anabae...
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The correlation between the sowing value of primed China aster seeds represented by germination percentage (GP), mean germination time (MGT), germination uniformity expressed as the time between 25% and 75% of germinated seeds (T75-25) and some selected physiological characteristics – total activity of dehydrogenases (TAD), activity of catalase (AC...
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The aim of this educational review is to provide practical information on the hardware, methodology, and the hands on application of chlorophyll (Chl) a fluorescence technology. We present the paper in a question and answer format like frequently asked questions. Although nearly all information on the application of Chl a fluorescence can be found...
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Latest publications indicate that Cyanobacteria and green algae can play an important role in symbiosis with other organisms and can produce active compounds (classified as secondary metabolites) that inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria and fungi and increase plant growth. Some strains of Cyanobacteria can also assimilate atmospheric nitrogen...