Mg.sc.ing. Talrits Betkers

Education

1970 - Master degree in Engineering science (Mg.sc.ing.)

Research Interests and Expertise

Binders and adhesives based on lignin and thermosetting resins. Soil improvers. Technology of wood polymer composites​

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 (ResProd) (2014.10-4/VPP-6/6). Participant​.

2011-2015 - ERDF project - 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.

 

 

Additional Information

2006 - Statistical methods in laboratory practice, Latvian Academy of Sciences Certification Center​.

2003 - Environmental auditory course, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (Denmark), FORCE TECHNOLOGY (Denmark).

Significant Publications

  1. Shulga G., Betkers T.,  Vitolina S.,  Neiberte B., Verovkins A., Anne O., Ambrazaitene D., Žukauskaite A. Wood processing by-products treated with the lignin-based conditioner as mulch for land protection. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, 2015, 23 (04), 279-287. SCOPUS.
  2. Shulga G., Betkers T., Brovkina J., Neiberte B., Verovkins A, Belous O., Ambrazaitene D., Žukauskaite A. (2008). New lignin-based polymers for ecological  rehabilitation. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals. 2008, Vol. 486, 291(1333)-305(1347).