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Firs, last name:
Tsitsino Khukhunia

Date of birth:
24.10.1951

Position:
Scientist - LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of Physical-chemical Research of the Environment
Scientific (academic) Degree:
Master

Contact information:
Address: 1/9, M. Alexidze str., Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone :   (995 32) 236 44 94 (office),  238 32 97 (home)
E-mail: gamma@gamma.ge
Fax:   (995 32) 233 32 68

Education:
1968-1973. I Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, organic chemistry

Professional qualification:
Certificate of completion - Environmental Characterization (ground water & surface water) and Risk Assessment at Hard Rock Mine Sites. Tbilisi Georgia, March 2009.

Scientific work Experience:

1973-1974  Scientific Institute of Vaccines and Serums (Bacteriophage), laboratory assistant.
1974-1983  Chemical-engineer, Dept. of Physicochemical Researches, A. Janelidze Institute of Geology.
1983-1986  Senior Chemical-engineer, Dept. of Physicochemical Researches, A. Janelidze Institute of Geology.
1986-2005 Junior Scientist, Dept. of Physicochemical Researches, A. Janelidze Institute of Geology.
2005-2009 Scientist, Dept. of Physicochemical Researches, A. Janelidze Institute of Geology.
2009-present  Scientist, Department of Physical-chemical Research of the Environment, Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology.

Field of interests:
Analyses of geological materials, soils,  underground and superficial water, investigation of heavy and toxic metals in the environment, Synthesis and investigation of arsenic-containing materials.

Number of publications 22.  Patent - 3
List of publications:

N. Machitadze, Ts. Khukhunia (1998). Distribution of Heavy Metals in the Soils of Bolnisi District. Proceedings of A. Janelidze Geological  Institute,  1998, pp. 272-276 (Russian)

Ts. Khukhunia, V. Gvakharia, R. Gigauri (2003). Quantitative Analysis of Bromine in the Salts of Quaternary Arsoniums. Bulletin of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, vol. 167,  2, pp. 270-272

Ts. Khukhhunia, V. Gvakharia, M. Injia, N. Chochia, R. Gigauri. (2004).  Method of Extraction of Arsenic from Polymetallic Waste from Realgar-auripigment  Ore of Lukhuni Deposit (Georgia). A. Janelidze Geological Institute, Proceedings, New Series, vol. 119, 2004, pp. 861-864

V. Gvakharia, N. Machitadze, M. Stamateli, N. Gelashvili, N. Benashvili, Ts. Khukhunia, L. Khomeriki (2009). Bottom Sediments in the Downstream Sections of the Black Sea Basin Rivers of Georgia//Information and Innovation (in press).

Participation in international scientific forums (not more than 10):
1. VI International Congress "Water Ecology and Technology ECWATECH-2006". Moscow, Russia.
2. 2006 - International meeting "Progressive Methods of Dressing and Deep Processing of Nonferrous, Rare and Platinum Metals Ores". Krasnoyarsk, Russia.   

Participation in Scientific Grant Projects (not more than 10):
1. 2003. Elaboration of Sustainable Development Model on the River Aragvi Basin Region. Horizon Foundation. 
2. 2001-2004. Programme of Protecting Measures of Ecological Pollution of Samegrelo Region Rivers IDA GEF World Bank Contract No IDCDP/C/QSBS/5-2003.
3. 2002-2004. Complex Processing of Barite-Gold and Cooper-Zinc Ores of Madneuli. Grant of Georgian Academy of Sciences.
4. 2005-2006. Creation of National Standard "Natural Mineral Bottled Water". EURASIA Foundation.
5. 2005. 2005. Processing of Gold Containing Barite-polymetallic Ores of Madneuli. Grant of the Georgian Academy of Sciences.
6. 2008-2009. - GNSF/STO7/5-206 "Study of Geochemistry of the Georgian Sector of the Black Sea and Dynamics of Accumulation of Pollutants". Georgia National Scientific Foundation
7. 2007-2009. Project UNTC-P-322. Regional evaluation of mining-related metals contamination, risks, and innovative remediation technologies in Ukraine and Georgia