CEST Proceedings are published under the ISSN 2944-9820.
Climate Change and Security
(Corresponding) Shahmohammadi-Kalalagh S., Nasiri H., Ahmadzadeh-Kaleybar F.
Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Climate change is increasingly been called a ‘security’ problem, and there has been speculation that climate change may increase the risk of violent conflict. In this paper, the impact of climate change on the indicators such as war and insecurity, water and food resources, poverty development,...Read more
Climate change, Migration, War and poverty, Water and food resources
Evaluation of Hydrodynamic effects on the Geomorphology of Indus Delta (Pakistan) by land sat data
(Corresponding) Mahar G.
Spatial environmental planning
A temporal study with the help of landsat satellite image has been carried out to assess the degree of the geomorphic degradation of different deltaic features. History of water flow of Indus River System (IRS) in the scenario of water storage for power generation and strengthening of irrigaion...Read more
Indus Delta, Coastline, Creeks, Indus River, Indus Canyon
Lekkas D., (Corresponding) Klontza E., Galogiannis K., Gkoltsiou K., Alexopoulos C., Cainadas E.
Environmental management and policies
A series of courses in environmental education, specialized in sustainable agribusiness, was given in the framework of the «Geo-ergon Paideia» project (in Greek: Γεωργών Παιδεία – Γεωργών Παιδιά). «Geo-ergon Paideia» was a transnational exchange program which aimed at training school students of...Read more
An overview of the plastic waste and recycling status in Qatar
(Corresponding) Hahladakis (Chachladakis) J.
Solid waste management
The State of Qatar has recently launched its national vision (QNV2030) underlining, therein, its full commitment to retain harmony between the main three pillars of sustainable development: economic growth, social development and environmental management. However, rapid development and "mega...Read more
Selenium accumulation in unicellular photosynthetic algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Thalassiosira weissflogii grown in Se-contaminated media
Zkeri E., Mavrakis E., Pergantis S., (Corresponding) Lydakis-Simantiris N.
Heavy metals in the environment
The objective of this study was to investigate the accumulation of Se (IV) and Se (VI) and their effect on the growth of two unicellular photosynthetic algae, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Thalassiosira weissflogii. For this purpose, a cell growth rate experiment was conducted, in nutrient media...Read more
Selenium accumulation, single cell-ICP-MS, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Thalassiosira weissflogii
The role of End of Waste Criteria in the Framework of Circular Economy Strategy
(Corresponding) Zorpas A.
More than 1.8 billion tonnes of waste are produced each year in Europe. This equals to 3.5 t per person and are mainly produced from commercial activities (e.g. shops, hospitals, restaurants), industry (e.g. clothes manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies), agriculture (e.g. slurry), construction...Read more
Application of some clay minerals to eliminate the hazards of heavy metals in contaminated soils
Heavy metals in the environment
Soil pollution by heavy metals has serious hazards on microorganism plants, human being and ecological environment. Many approaches have been introduced to overcome the problem of contaminated soils by heavy metals as cadmium, copper and nickel.
A laboratory experiment conducted using zeolite and...Read more
zeolite, bentonite, heavy metals, contaminated soils.
Integrating Urban Heat Island Mitigation into Green Building Rating Systems
(Corresponding) Almashhour R., Kolo J., Beheiry S.
Climate change adaptation
Amidst the climate crisis, cities remain the foremost cause and victims of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. UHI is the higher temperature observed in a city compared to nearby rural environments. The built environment, in particular buildings, are known to be highly responsible for heating up or...Read more
Built environment; Urban Heat Island (UHI); Green Building Rating Systems (GBRSs)
Circular Economy: Assessment of Circularity in Olive Oil Mills
(Corresponding) Kounani A., Pavloudi A., Aggelopoulos S., Kontrogeorgos A.
Circular economy and industrial symbiosis
A central issue for academics and politicians regarding the circular economy in the last few years has been the evaluation and monitoring of the circularity level, so that conclusions can be drawn about how the implemented policies have been transitioning toward sustainability. Even though the...Read more
circular economy in olive oil mills, circularity assessment, indicators of circular economy
Transformation products of microcystin-RR with reactive species produced by radiolysis of water.
Iliakopoulou S., Triantis T., Antonopoulou M., Edwards C., Linda L., Hiskia A., (Corresponding) Kaloudis T.
Advanced oxidation processes
Microcystins (MCs) are potent cyclic-peptide toxins produced by cyanobacteria during freshwater bloom episodes. They can severely impact drinking water supplies and recreational waters. More than 300 MCs are known today, which are toxic, mainly by inhibiting protein phosphatases. MC-RR is an...Read more
Microcystins, water radiolysis, reactive species, transformation products, LC-HRMS