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Dr. Despo Fatta-Kassinos, Director of the Laboratory

Dr. Despo Fatta-Kassinos is a Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Director of Nireas International Water Research Center (till April 2021) at the University of Cyprus. She holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), an M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Education from the European Association of Environmental Management and Education and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from NTUA.

In 2003, she was offered the position of Lecturer at the University of Cyprus. Since then and especially during 2004, all her efforts were directed towards the establishment from scratch, of a laboratory able to provide a solid basis for developing research in the field of water/wastewater treatment technology. This was achieved in Mid-2005 when GAIA- Laboratory of Environmental Engineering was up and running, being the first environmental engineering research laboratory of the University of Cyprus and in Cyprus in general. GAIA was fully equipped for carrying out measurements in the field of characterization of the quality of aqueous matrices and water/wastewater treatment and the first graduate students were employed. Since 2011, she directs and coordinates all the scientific and administrative activities of Nireas-IWRC, which is one of the Research Units of the University.

Currently, her group is participating in 8 EU-funded research projects (H2020, PRIMA, Water JPI, ERANETMED), while she has participated in more than 70 research projects. She was the Coordinator of the ANSWER project "Antibiotics and mobile resistance elements in wastewater reuse applications: risks and innovative solutions" (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015/675530) (2015-2019) (with budget: 3.7 M€), and the Chair of the COST Action NEREUS ES1403 "New and emerging challenges and opportunities in wastewater reuse" (2014-2018). She was the leader of the WG5 'Wastewater reuse' of NORMAN Association (2013-2019) and a founding member of the International Ph.D. School on Advanced Oxidation Processes and member of its Scientific and Management Committee. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the project "Cross-Research in Environmental Technologies of the University of Santiago de Compostela (CRETUS)"of the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and the Chair of the Advisory Board of the African Center of Excellence in Water and Environment Research (2019-2024). She is a member of the core group of the Global Panel on Chemical Pollution of the Environment (GPCPE), which is an initiative of the French National Water Academy (since January 2019), and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), in Spain (since January 2020). She serves on numerous scientific evaluation panels (e.g. National Research Funding Agencies from Europe, Middle East, Asia, Canada, USA, the European Science Foundation and the European Commission). She has also served as the Chair of the Scientific and Technological Advisory Board of the European JPI 'Water Challenges for a Changing World' (2015-2019).

Prof. Fatta-Kassinos is the Editor of the Journal Environmental Chemical Engineering, Elsevier. Her publication record includes 166 papers in referred journals, 3 environmental books (co-editor) and various book chapters, and more than 180 presentations at international conferences. Currently, her group is participating in 8 EU-funded research projects (H2020, PRIMA, Water JPI, ERANETMED), while she has participated in more than 70 research projects. In 2012, she received Nikos Symeonides 2011 National Research Award by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, for her work on wastewater treatment and xenobiotics (highest national research recognition). In 2017, she received an honorary award for her long-standing contribution and activity in the research area of Environmental Protection by the Hellenic Open University. Dr. Fatta-Kassinos is a Highly Cited Researcher 2018, in recognition of the production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Cross-field, and a Highly Cited Researcher 2019 in the field Environemnt and Ecology, awarded by Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics. She developed the concept and text of a children’s book on water, entitled "The Secret Handbook of Blue Circle", published by Papadopoulos Publishing House, in Greek (2018) and by IWA Publishing, in English (2019). 

Her research expertise includes water and wastewater treatment and reuse; contaminants of emerging concern; advanced chemical oxidation processes; advanced biological treatment; advanced chromatographic analysis for the identification of microcontaminants in environmental matrices; assessment of the biological potency of microcontaminants and wastewater flows through the application of bioassays; antibiotic resistance in the aquatic environment; uptake of microcontaminants by crops during wastewater reuse.

E-mail:dfatta@ucy.ac.cy

   
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATES  
   

Costas Michael

Dr. Costas Michael graduated in chemistry (1969) and got his PhD in chemistry (1974) from the Athens University, Greece. He has been Lecturer and then Assistant Professor at the department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, Athens University (1970-1978). He worked for 29 years at the multidisciplinary State General Laboratory in Cyprus from which he left as its Director. He has long experience in the separation, identification and quantitation of organics and inorganics at trace levels, particularly in the domain of the environment, with state-of-art instrumentation. He is now a scientific associate at GAIA Lab. As a special scientist he is teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cyprus.

His research interests fall within the area of environmental measurements and assessment with focus on the wastewater quality and treatment and the removal of xenobiotics from waters and wastewaters through advanced oxidation processes. He published over 30 papers in peer review journals and in proceedings of national and international refereed conferences. He has participated in many National and EU funded projects.

E-mail: tsimicha@spidernet.com.cy

 
ASSOCIATE RESEARCHERS - POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS
 

Irene Michael-Kordatou (till 2020)

Dr. Irene Michael-Kordatou is a Chemical Engineer graduated from the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens in July 2008. She has received her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cyprus in May 2012 and since then, she has been a Senior researcher at the Nireas-IWRC of the University of Cyprus.


Her core research area focuses on the assessment of the fate and behaviour of various contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) after their release in the environment through urban wastewater reuse practices and the determination of their potential biological potency. One basic pillar of her research is the study of the degradation of various CECs (with particular interest on pharmaceutical compounds) frequently detected in urban wastewater effluents through the application of various advanced oxidation processes (e.g. light-driven oxidation, ozonation, etc.). She has participated as a guest researcher at the Plataforma Solar de Almería funded by the European Commission (SFERA project), wherein she acquired extensive experience in the design, development and operation of solar-driven pilot plants for the removal of various CECs and dissolved effluent organic matter present in urban wastewater effluents. She is also studying the effects of advanced treatment processes on the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and resistance genes in wastewater.

She has participated (or she is currently involved) in a number of collaborative water-related research projects (more than 20) funded by the EU. She is the Scientific Manager of the ANSWER project (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015/675530). She is participating in the COST Action ES1403 "New and emerging challenges and opportunities in wastewater reuse (NEREUS)", in which she is a Management Committee Substitute and the Grand Holder Administrator. She has (co)authored more than 20 refereed journal papers in high-impact international scientific journals and 8 book chapters, and she presented her work in a number of scientific conferences.

 

Lida Ioannou-Ttofa (till 2020)

Dr. Lida Ioannou-Ttofa received her first degree from the Department of Chemical Engineers, of the Technical University of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2008. She also completed her master course (MSc) at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Cyprus as a full-time student in December 2009, and her PhD from the same university in November 2013 (PhD in Environmental Engineering). She has been a senior researcher at the Nireas-IWRC of the UCY since November 2013.

Her research focuses on biological processes, advanced chemical oxidation processes and membrane separation processes, as well as their combination for the treatment of agro-industrial wastewater (i.e. winery and olive mill wastewater) and for the removal of contaminants of emerging concern from urban wastewater effluents; and on the Life Cycle Assessment of these technologies.

She has participated (or she is currently involved) in a number of collaborative water-related research projects (more than 12) funded by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation, the European Regional Development Fund, and the EU. She has participated in a number of scientific conferences and has already published 11 refereed journal papers in high-impact international scientific journals (while more are in preparation) and she has co-authored two book chapters (Springer, Elsevier). She was member of the Coordinating team and the Dissemination & Outreach Manager of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network project ANSWER (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015/675530) (2015-2019) (total budget: 3.7 M€) and she was participated in the NEREUS COST Action ES1403 (2014-2018). Currently, she is the Dissemination Manager of a Partnership for Research and Innovation project DSWAP (Decision support-based approach for sustainable water reuse application in agricultural production) (PRIMA/1822).

Popi Karaolia

Dr. Popi Karaolia received her first degree in Biology, from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2006 and an M.Sc. in Environmental Management from the same university. Moreover, she received an M.Sc. in Environmental Health from the Cyprus University of Technology in association with the Harvard School of Public Health. She has successfully defended her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cyprus in February 2019 and since then, she is a researcher at Nireas-IWRC of the University of Cyprus.

Her research focuses on the removal potential of biological and advanced oxidation processes of antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, antibiotic resistance genes and other genetic biomarkers of human pollution. She is also currently working on the investigation of the presence of illicit drugs in urban sewage, and the subsequent application of a wastewater-based epidemiological approach for the evaluation of drug consumption in urban areas. Moreover, she is occupied with the occurrence of pharmaceuticals including antibiotics and their transformation products (TPs) in treated wastewater, their accumulation in soil irrigated with treated wastewater and their subsequent uptake by various crops under both hydroponic and real agricultural field conditions.


She is actively involved in several collaborative water-related research projects funded by various Cyprus-based, European and international funding bodies. Dr. Karaolia has participated in a number of scientific conferences, has published more than 11 refereed journal papers in high-impact international scientific journals, has co-authored 3 book chapters, she has taught various university courses and has given numerous seminar presentations on water-related
topics, in Cyprus and abroad.

Email:pkarao01@ucy.ac.cy

Magda Psichoudaki

Dr. Magda Psichoudaki is a Chemist who graduated from the University of Patras where she also received her MSc in Environmental Chemical Analysis (University of Patras, Dpt of Chemistry, Award of Excellence from the same University). She defended her Phd in Chemical Engineering in 2014 (University of Patras, Polytechnic School). Her doctoral and postdoctoral work (University of Gothenburg, Dpt of Chemistry & Molecular Biology, Sweden) focused on the interactions of atmospheric organic compounds with water and their cloud formation ability, the physicochemical characterization of atmospheric emissions and their photochemical oxidation,  source apportionment, novel instrument development and optimization for atmospheric nanoparticles sampling and measurement, and analytical method parameterization. She has previously worked as a chemical analyst and research project manager at the private sector, focusing mainly on Persistent Organic Pollutants, (POPs) e.g. toxins and pesticides analysis of food and environmental samples, chromatography-based method development, method validation and quality assurance. She has participated in various European research programmes (e.g. MEGAPOLI, THALIS, PEGASOS, Vinnova) and collaborated with various European and American Universities and Institutions.

Magda's instrumental experience includes Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry-based techniques (e.g. Chemical Ionization MS, Aerosol MS, Gas Chromatography-MS/MS, Liquid Chromatography MS/MS, Ion Chromatography, High Performance Liquid Chromatography), as well as particle number and size distribution, Organic Carbon measurement, etc. Her previous work has been presented in more than 20 European, American and international conferences and published in high-impact journals (11 publications). She is a member of various committees and she is often selected as a reviewer in various journals.

Email:psychoudaki.magdalini@ucy.ac.cy

 

Kyriakos Manoli

Dr. Kyriakos Manoli obtained a five-year diploma (equivalent to MEng) in Chemical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2012, and a PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, in 2017. He completed both industrial and academic postdoctoral fellowships at Trojan Technologies, Canada (2017-2019), and Texas A&M University, USA (2019-2020), respectively. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Nireas-International Water Research Center of the University of Cyprus. He is interested in reaction engineering and environmental engineering, and his research focuses on the development, modeling and optimization of oxidation and disinfection processes for water and wastewater treatment.

During his PhD studies and postdoctoral fellowships, he collaborated with universities, governmental agencies as well as municipalities on various projects related to wastewater treatment. He spent 4 months as a visiting researcher at Toronto Water-City of Toronto, where he worked on the modeling, simulation (BioWin) and optimization of the biological wastewater treatment (nitrification/denitrification) of the largest wastewater treatment plant in Canada. He collaborated with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on projects related to the identification and oxidation of pharmaceuticals and pesticides in secondary effluent wastewaters. He was the site team leader for a full-scale testing of a disinfection control technology, in a wastewater treatment plant in Toronto, during collaboration between Trojan Technologies and Toronto Water-City of Toronto.

In 2010, he received a scholarship by the Hellenic Republic for the first place among third-year chemical engineering undergraduate students of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, for excellence in studies and ethics. In 2013, he was awarded the University of Western Ontario Graduate Research Scholarship for his PhD studies in Canada. The Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Undergraduate Students Society of the University of Western Ontario gave him the award “Best Graduate Teaching Assistant” for Excellence in Teaching for the academic year 2015-2016. His research was recognized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) with the “Session’s Best Paper/Presentation Award” at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting which took place in San Francisco, CA, USA (Session: Liquid Phase Reaction Engineering). Couple of years later, he was awarded the “Second Prize” in the “3 Minute Research Competition” of the Postdoctoral Research Forum 2018, at the University of Western Ontario, for his 3-minute presentation entitled “New lifestyle; Different needs; Novel water treatment technologies”. At the same year of 2018, the Water Environment Federation selected his WEFTEC conference paper on pilot- and full-scale wastewater disinfection studies for publication in the magazine, Water Environment & Technology. This paper entitled “Smarter Dosing for Disinfection” was exposed to water professionals resulting in commercialization interest. In 2020, he was one of the 2 representatives of Texas A&M University as a postdoctoral researcher for the prestigious conference “The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas 2020 Annual Conference: Innovating Texas”, in Dallas, TX, USA.

Email: manoli.kyriakos@ucy.ac.cy

 
 
Ph.D. CANDIDATES
 

Stella Michael

Stella Michael holds a 5-year Diploma in Environmental Engineering (BSc & MSc equivalent) from Technical University of Crete. Over the past years, Ms. Michael has worked as an Environmental Engineer in the consultancy sector and has been involved in a number of projects in the fields of Environmental Policy, Water & Flood Management, Waste & Pollution Management, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA & SEA) and Renewable Energy Sources. Since January 2015, she is a full-time Ph.D. candidate and her research focuses on the removal of contaminants of emerging concern from wastewater by advanced treatment processes.

Email: smicha17@ucy.ac.cy


Iakovos Iakovides

Iakovos C. Iakovides is a Chemical Engineer graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Patras in 2012. He also obtained his M.Sc. in “Energy and Environment” from the same department in October of 2015. Currently, he is a Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Engineering at the University of Cyprus. He was an early-stage researcher in the ANSWER project (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015/675530) at Nireas-International Water Research Center of the University of Cyprus from April 2016 to March 2019.

His research activities focus on the (i) development, application and optimization of advanced wastewater treatment processes for the removal of contaminants of emerging concerns (CECs) in urban wastewater, (ii) assessment of the efficiency of the advanced wastewater treatment processes to remove antibiotic resistance determinants, as well as toxicity, and (iii) evaluation of the accumulation of chemical and biological CECs in soil irrigated by treated wastewater and their subsequent uptake by selected crops (i.e. cucumbers and lettuce) under real agricultural field conditions.

He has participated (or he is currently involved), in several collaborative water-related research projects funded by the European Commission, the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation, the Greek national funds and the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT). He has (co)authored 6 refereed journal papers in high-impact international scientific journals, and he has presented his work in high-level scientific conferences. He has also been involved in various outreach activities such as the Cyprus Researchers Night, radio talks, café scientific, visit to schools and writing articles for the local newspaper and web-sites in layman form in order to disseminate the outcome of his research to the wide public.

Email: iakovidis.iakovos@ucy.ac.cy


Vasiliki Beretsou

Vasiliki Beretsou is a Chemist with a B.Sc. degree from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Athens (Greece) (2013). During her B.Sc. studies, she had a four-month internship at the Pesticide Residues Laboratory of General Chemical State Laboratory (Greece).

She received her M.Sc. in October of 2015 with specialization in “Analytical Chemistry” from the same university and she conducted her master thesis under the supervision of Dr. Nikolaos Thomaidis. Her research interests are focused on the occurrence and fate of contaminants of emerging concern in engineered and natural environments, with emphasis on the identification of transformation products of pharmaceuticals by applying state-of-the-art analytical techniques (LC-QTOFMS), and suspect and non-target screening approaches.

Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cyprus and an Early Stage Researcher of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN “ANSWER”. Her research focuses on the investigation of the potential of transformation products of antibiotics formed during advanced wastewater treatment to induce biological adverse effects and antibiotic resistance.

Email: beretsou.vasiliki@ucy.ac.cy

   
RESEARCHERS  
 

Iakovia Ttofi

Iakovia Ttofi received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Cyprus in 2017. Following, she obtained a Master of Science degree in Chemistry, with a minor in Chemical Biology from Leiden University (2019). Her thesis focused on the Design and Synthesis of tools to study the endocannabinoid system. During her thesis she has gained experience on the design and performance of multi-step synthetic processes, on the synthesis of glycolipid libraries, cell culture techniques, analytical techniques and fluorescent and electron microscopy. She is currently a Researcher at Nireas-IWRC (at Gaia lab) where she is involved in the NANO-CARRIERS project (P2P/WATER/1017/0004), concerning the interaction of contaminants of emerging concern in wastewater with micro- and nano-plastics.

Email: ttofi.iakovia@ucy.ac.cy


Panagiota Loutsiou

Panagiota Loutsiou is a graduate student currently completing her Master of Science degree in Public Health at the European University Cyprus. She gained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a major in Microbiology from the European University Cyprus. Her thesis project was a review on the effectiveness and safety of the MMR and Priorix vaccine. She has previously worked at microbiology laboratories, including at the Cyprus State Laboratory, where she conducted food and water analysis. She is currently a researcher at Nirea’s Gaia Laboratory and her work focuses on the detection SARs-CoV-2 in wastewater.

Email: loutsiou.panayiota@ucy.ac.cy


Anna Korelidou (till 2020)

Anna Korelidou received her first degree from the Department  of Biology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2013. She also completed her Master's degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of plants at the University of Crete in 2016. Her thesis focused on the biodegradation of toxic phenols by green alga. During her Master studies, she had an internship at the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Spain, at the Laboratory of Molecular genetics and Biochemistry (2015). She has previously worked as a clinical laboratory analyst and as a microbiologist in the private sector.

She has gained work experience in microbiological analyses of food, water, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, air and sewage. Her research focuses on the removal of contaminants of emerging concern from wastewater by advanced treatment processes.

 

   
MSc STUDENTS
 

Panagiota Parpa

Panagiota Parpa received her undergraduate degree in BSc (Hons) Environmental Science from Newcastle University in 2020. Throughout her degree she gained experience in physicochemical analysis, as well as, analysis of pollutant in water. Her dissertation focused on land use and precipitation impacts on river water quality, which involved phosphorus analysis. She is currently a master’s student at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cyprus and an intern at Nireas-IWRC, working as a researcher. She is involved in a project concerning contaminants of emerging concern, antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistant genes in wastewater and adsorption processes.

Email: parpa.panagiota@ucy.ac.cy


 

Theoni Mina

Theoni Mina holds a bachelor’s degree from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Cyprus and currently works as a researcher at Nireas-IWRC. During the last year of her studies, she worked as a special scientist at Nireas-IWRC (Gaia Laboratory) working on various research projects, focusing on the uptake of pharmaceuticals by crops irrigated with treated wastewater.

Now, she is pursuing her master’s degree (M.Sc.) in the field of Environmental Engineering at the University of Cyprus. Her thesis focuses on the determination of various species-specific and antibiotic resistance genes of clinical importance in urban wastewater influents, and their potential associations with antibiotic-resistant infections within the community.

Email: mina.theoni@ucy.ac.cy


 
MEng STUDENTS
 
GRADUATED Ph.D. STUDENTS
 

Popi Karaolia

Thesis title: Evaluation of the efficiency of the combination of a Membrane BioReactor with selected Advanced Oxidation Processes for the removal of antibiotic-related microcontaminants, February 2019

 
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Lida Ioannou

Thesis title: Advanced systems for the enhancement of the environmental performance of wineries - wastewater purification combining biological, advanced chemical and reverse osmosis treatment, November 2013

 

Μarlen Ines Vasquez Hadjilyra

Thesis title: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients in Aqueous Matrices: An Integrated Approach for Assessing Effects, December 2012


 

Irene Michael

Thesis title: Investigating the solar-driven advanced chemical oxidation of ofloxacin and trimethoprim in sewage and other aqueous matrices, May 2012

 


 

Antigoni Achilleos

Thesis title: Application of advanced oxidation methods for the removal of selected pharmaceutical active compounds from urban wastewaters, May 2011

 
GRADUATED M.Sc. STUDENTS
   

Maria Dionysiou

Thesis title: Identification and quantification of illicit drugs in urban wastewater in Cyprus, 2020

Rafael Papamarkou

Thesis title: Monitoring of cefotaxime-resistant bacteria in urban wastewater, May 2019

Morpho Kodjiamani

Thesis title: Removal of humic and fulvic acids during the application of light-driven oxidation processes, May 2016

Andreas Parpounas

Thesis title: Development of an analytical method for the assessment of the presence of veterinary antibiotics in environmental matrices, December 2015

Rafaella Andreou

Thesis title: Αbatement of parabens in secondary treated wastewater by ozonation and UV-C light-activated persulfate oxidation, May 2015

Maria Tarapoulouzi

Thesis title: Advanced bioassays for evaluating the effects of pharmaceuticals to organisms and humans, December 2014

Angeliki Panayi

Thesis title: Purification of olive mill wastewater by coagulation and solar Fenton oxidation at a pilot-scale, December 2014

Constastia Anastasiadou

Thesis title: Optimizing the solar photocatalytic treatment of parabens in municipal wastewater effluents: Evaluation of operational and kinetic parameters, May 2014

Petros Koutsoftas

Thesis title: Removal of X-Ray Contrast Media by Μoving Βed Βiofilm Reactor, December 2013

Constantinos Yiannapas

Thesis title: Optimising olive oil wastewater treatment by coagulation-flocculation and solar Fenton oxidation, September 2013

Elena Eliadou

Thesis title: Heavy metals uptake by soil and crops in areas of intense wastewater reuse irrigation, May 2013

 

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Julie Fotiou

Thesis title: Sonolysis and sonophotocatalysis for the treatment of wastewater laden with pharmaceutical compounds, May 2013

 

Lida Ioannou

Thesis title: Solar photocatalysis for the removal of sulfamethoxazole and amoxicillin from sewage, December 2009

Aleka Papaioannou

Thesis title: Solar photocatalysis for the removal of sulfamethoxazole and amoxicillin from sewage, May 2009

   

Chariklia Mavronikola

Thesis title: Removal of amoxicillin from aqueous solutions through the application of homogeneous photocatalytic process and investigation of the possible use of solar light as a photon flux source, June 2008

   

Maria Constantinou

Thesis title: Chemical degradation of recalcitrant and toxic herbicides and insecticides in aqueous solutions, June 2008

   

Nektaria Varnava

Thesis title: Homogeneous Catalytic Chemical Oxidation of Atrazine and Fenitrothion in Aqueous Solutions by Dark Fenton and Photo Fenton Reactions, June 2008

   

Costas Voskos

Thesis title: Assessment of the environmental impacts caused by the operation of livestock units in a selected area in Cyprus, June 2008

   
GRADUATED M.Eng. STUDENTS

E. Nikolaou

Thesis title: Determination and monitoring of the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of cefotaxime in E. coli in an MBR-treated wastewater effluent, May 2019

A. Evagorou

Thesis title: Microplastics in the marine environment: major sources and already identified effects, May 2018

S. Hadjiprokopiou

Thesis title: Guidelines on the minimization of the environmental impacts caused by the operation of Environmental Science and Technology Laboratories, May 2017

A. Theophanous

Thesis title: Water and wastewater management - A glossary, May 2017

P. Photiou

Thesis title: Insights into Solid Phase Extraction methods for optimum recovery of pharmaceutical compounds from complex environmental matrices, December 2016

P. Panayiotou

Thesis title: Adsorption behavior of fluoroquinolone antibiotics in soils, May 2015

M. Iakovou

Thesis title: Removal of clarythromycin from sewage and investigation of the parameters affecting the formation of bromate ions during ozonation, May 2015

P. Kitrou

Thesis title: Occurrence and fate of antibiotics in the terrestrial environment, December 2014

M. Parpi

Thesis title: An environmental and socioeconomic approach of olive mill wastewater management - Current status in some Mediterranean countries, December 2014

S. Christodoulou

Thesis title: A comparative study of the effects of chloride, sulfate and carbonate ions on the rates of decomposition of ethyl paraben by solar photo-Fenton, December 2014

E. Constantinou

Thesis title: Exploring the biological potency of wastewater matrices, July 2014

M. Michael

Thesis title: Development of public communication material using as examples winery wastewater management and the assessment of effects of pharmaceutical residues in the environment, May 2013

V. Sophokleous

Thesis title: Evaluation of the potential biological effects of mixtures of pharmaceuticals in aqueous matrices, April 2011.

D. Karalagas

Thesis title: Systems and methods for the treatment of olive oil wastewaters, April 2011.

G. Michaelides

Thesis title: Environmental Management Systems in wineries, Μay 2010

I. Elia

Thesis title: Wineries: Current situation, environmental impacts and environmental success stories, Μay 2010

E. Efthimiou

Thesis title: Occurence, fate and effects of antibiotics in the environment, May 2010

P. Kakouri

Thesis title: Occurence, fate and effects of pharmaceuticals in hospital wastewater, May 2010

E. Kassinidis

Thesis title: Evaluation of the impact caused by the presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients in environmental waters and wastewaters, Μay 2010

S. Panayiotou

Thesis title: Parameters affecting the cost and the efficiency of waste management schemes in islands. Particularities of island states and their comparison with mainland countries with islands, Μay 2009

 
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