The department "Water, inorganic technology and silicates" was established in 2004 as a result of the merging the departments of "Inorganic technology" (established in 1967) and "Technology of silicates" (established in 1968) and "Technology Water " (established in 1973).

The heads of these departments have been, in chronological order:

  • Department "Inorganic technology" - Prof. Dr. Csvetan Obretenov, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zornitca Kirova - Yordanova.
  • Department "Technology of silicates" - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Mitev, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Georgi Yordanov, Prof. Dr. Bogdan Bogdanov.
  • Department "Technology of Water" - Prof. Dr. Ivan Dobrevski, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Todorka Panayotova, Prof. Dr. Valko Mavrov, Prof. Dr. Valentin Nenov.
  • United Department "Inorganic technology and silicates" - Prof. Dr. Bogdan Bogdanov, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Todorka Dimitrova - Gavrailova.

In recent years, heads of the united Department "Technology of water, inorganic technology and silicates" are: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Todorka Panayotova, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lubka Atanasova, Prof. Dr. Valentin Nenov, Prof. Dr. Bogdan Bogdanov.

The academic staff of the department consists of one professor, 6 associate professors, one assistant and 10 PhD students. Teachers of the department train students in "Inorganic Chemical Technology", "Technology of Water", "Technology of silicates", "Chemical Engineering", "Organic Chemical Technology", "Technology of oil and gas" "Biotechnology" and "Ecology and Environmental Protection".

Members of the department have 30 patents, 60 copyright certificates and have over 600 scientific publications and reports in Bulgaria and most prestigious international scientific journals with high impact factor. Participate in more than 120 research projects. The most significant of these are: the three TEMPUS projects; two projects under the Fifth and Sixth Framework Programme; 2 project, subsidized by the Swiss Science Foundation project; two project the Black Sea 2007-2013, a project with the DAAD – Germany; project under the Bulgarian-Swiss Society.


1. Synthesis and physicochemical properties of polycrystalline materials (conventional and technical ceramics) and monocrystals from hardly smeltable oxides – laser rubies, sapphires, granites and other precious stones.
2. Glasses (special and colored) and glass-crystalline materials (including special glasses, marble-like, bioactive and machineable glass-ceramics).
3. Nanotechnology and composites materials.
4. Technical and fine ceramics. Utilization of industrial wastes. Composite materials. Porous ceramic materials for filtration of metals and liquids. Foamed glass-ceramic materials.
5. Development of compositions based on ceramic matrices. Synthesis of glass-ceramics.
6. Energy efficiency of processes used in inorganic chemical technology.
7. Microbiological methods for water purification and identification of microorganisms.
8. Microbial fuel cells.
9. Membrane processes and materials.
10. Prepurification of waters before membrane purification.
11. Corrosion processes – control and corrosion prevention.

Master degreec urriculum "Water Treatment Technology"
Advanced Water Treatment and rechnorogies
Basic nrethods in water treatment

Master degreec urriculum "Technology of Inorganic substances" - full time; part time

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