Msc. Chem Sandra Livča

Education

Master of Science degree in chemistry, University of Latvia, Faculty of Chemistry.

Research Interests and Expertise

Lignin-based surface active substances. Modified lignins as emulsion stabilizers and detergents.

Significant Projects

2019 - LS IWC Bio-economic grant - Waste biomass from wood processing wastewater as a potential for application in environmentally friendly composites (LigPolimerKM). Participant.

2017-2018 - LS IWC Bio-economic grant: Waste biomass from wood processing wastewater as a potential for application in environmentally friendly composites (AtkritBiomasKM). Participant.

2014-2017 - National Research Programme, Forest and earth entrails resources: research and sustainable utilization – new products and technologies VPP-3 (ResProd) (2014.10-4/VPP-6/6). Participant.

2011-2015 - European Regional Development Fundproject  - Investigations of possibilities of woodworking by-products utilization, ForestCompetenceCenter (LIAA  No.L-KC-11-0004) (KC/2.1.2.1.1/10/01/003; 2.1.2.1.1.). Participant.

2010-2013 - National Research Programme - Sustainable Use of Local Resources (Entrails of the Earth, Forest, Food and Transport) – New Products and Technologies (NatRes) (Nr. 2010.10-4/VPP-5). Participant.

 

Additional Information

  1. Livcha S., Shulga G., Zhilinska E., Neiberte B., Verovkins A.,  Vitolina S., Viksna A. (2017) Lignin from Hydrolyzed Wood By-Product as an Eco-Friendly Emulsion Stabilizer. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference “Environmental Engineering”, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. Vilnius, Lithuania, Published by VGTR Press, 1-7.
  2. Jaunslavietis, J., Shulga, G., Ozolins,J., Neiberte, B., Verovkins,A., Vitolina,S., Livcha, S. (2017) Effect of functionalization ofdomestic wood residue on biocomposite wettability and moisture sorption properties. Proceedings of  the 11th International Scientific Practical Conference “Environment. Technology, Resources”, Rezekne High Education Institute, Rezekne, Latvia, 2017, Vol 1, 129-133.
  3. Livcha S., Verovkins A., Shulga G., Neiberte B., Vitolina S. (2012) Characteristics and properties of soda lignin obtained from aspen wood by-product. Latvian Journal of Chemistry, 4, 421-427, ISSN 0868-8249.