The department researches the properties of technogenic magnetic particles (TMP) in the environment and their role in the transfer of chemical contaminants to the soil environment. We are investigating the potential for using TMP as indicators of environmental contamination. We investigate current and historical soil contaminants using the soil magnetometry method (ISO 21226: 2019) as well as classical geochemical methods. We also identify anthropogenic contamination in soils in areas with historical mining and industrial activity and in former landfills. We cooperate with archaeologists in magnetic detection of archaeological sites. We also deal with bioremediation of post-industrial areas and areas damaged by human activities.