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Vol. 32 No. 6
November-October 2010

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Two Franzosini Awards in 2010

Franzosini Award winners Jitka Eysseltova (left) and Stanislav Frančišković-Bilinski.

Jitka Eysseltova and Stanislav Frančišković-Bilinski each received the Franzosini Award in recognition of their separate contributions to the IUPAC Solubility Data Project. They were honored at the 9th Annual Meeting of the IUPAC Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data held 25–30 July 2010 in Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria.

Jitka Eysseltova, a retired professor at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, has been working on solubility projects for more than 30 years. Her first contact with the IUPAC solubility group, then named the Solubility Data Commission V.8, was in 1979. In 1981, she participated in its annual meeting, held in Louvain, Belgium, in spite of Czechoslovakian laws in force at that time prohibiting such involvement. Starting in 1983, she participated in all annual meetings of Commission V.8, and since 2002 she has attended all meetings of the Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium data. In 1988, she coauthored SDS volume 31 on “Alkali Metal Orthophosphates” (with the late T.P. Dirkse). Since 1988, she has contributed to all ISSPs, with oral and/or poster presentations and by chairing sessions. From 1991–1995 she served as titular member of Commission V.8, and from 1995–1997 she was a member of a V. 8 group working on a Copernicus Project. The head of this group was the late R. Cohen-Adad. In 1998, she coauthored SDS volume 66 on “Ammonium Phosphates” (also with T.P. Dirkse). From 2008–2009 she chaired the task group of the project “Solubility in Systems with Lithium and/or Sodium Nitrates,” and in 2010 she submitted for publication an SDS volume on lithium nitrate. At the 14th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena and Related Equilibrium Processes in July 2010 she presented an excellent Franzosini communication on “Saturated Electrolyte Solutions: Thermodynamics and Reality.”

Stanislav Frančišković-Bilinski is a research associate at the Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Traces, Division for Marine and Environmental Research, “Ruđer Bošković” Institute, Zagreb. He received his doctorate in geology at the University of Zagreb, Croatia in 2005. Frančišković-Bilinski has been, and still is, the principal investigator of geochemically oriented bilateral projects between Croatia and Austria as well as Croatia and Hungary. His scientific oeuvre mainly deals with the interaction of natural waters with sediments (e.g., “An Assessment of Multielemental Composition in Stream Sediments of Kupa River Drainage Basin, Croatia for Evaluating Sediment Quality Guidelines,” Fresenius Environmental Bulletin [2007], 16, 561–575). Thus, his expertise is a prerequisite for the success of solubility data projects of geochemical and environmental relevance which will be proposed by SSED in the near future. At the 14th ISSP he presented a comprehensive Franzosini communication titled “Toxic Elements in Stream Sediments as Indicators of Environmental Problems.”

See the write up in Conference Call for more echoes from the 14th ISSP.


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