Michal Spitalniak is a scientific guest from the Institute of Environmental Engineering, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Poland). In our group he will jointly realize a project entitled: "Assessment on soil water retainers and soil mineral additives for their possible usage in purpose to minimize climate change impact and water scarcity risk on environment and society". In his home institution, Michal’s research is focused on the development of water-absorbing geocomposites. Water absorbing geocomposites are special elements developed to enhance plant vegetation in stress conditions triggered by drought.
- Hydrobox2.0 – innovative technology supporting water saving and plant vegetation - POIR.04.01.04-00-0061/16.
- Introduction of water footprint (WFTP) approach in urban area to monitor, evaluate and improve the water use
- Water absorbing geocomposites – Innovative technologies supporting the vegetation of plants
- K. Lejcus., M. Spitalniak., J. Dbrowska. (2018): Swelling Behaviour of Superabsorbent Polymers for Soil Amendment under Different Loads. March 2018 Polymers 10(3):271, DOI: 10.3390/polym10030271.
- K. Lejcus, J. Dbrowska, J. Grzybowska Pietras, D. Garlikowski, I. Lejcus, A. Pawlowski, M. Spitalniak (2016): Analysis of the properties of nonwoven sheaths used in water absorbing geocomposites in unsaturated soil conditions. Fibres & Textiles in Eastern Europe. 2016 Vol. 24 3(117) DOI: 10.5604/12303666.1196620.
- K. Lejcus, J. Dbrowska, D. Garlikowski & M. Spitalniak (2015): The application of water-absorbing geocomposites to support plant growth on slopes. Geosynthetics International 2015 22:6, 452-456 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgein.15.00025 Published Online: December 07, 2015.