CEST Proceedings are published under the ISSN 2944-9820.
Investigating the Performance of Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Primary Sludge and Acid Whey Using a Twin Pilot Scale System
(Corresponding) Gkoumas F., Tzivelou E., Gravanis Z., Mamais D., Malamis S., Noutsopoulos C.
Anaerobic Digestion (AD) has proven to be an effective method for transforming organic waste into biogas, a renewable energy source that can play a crucial role in reducing our dependence on finite fossil fuels. Despite its widespread use, mono-digestion, where a single substrate is utilized, is...Read more
Circular bioeconomy in the sustainable biotransformation of agri-food residues and waste
BUTU M., (Corresponding) RODINO S., (Corresponding) BUTU A.
Waste strategies development
This paper explores the potential of sustainable biotransformation of agri-food residues and waste into a spectrum of marketable ingredients for food and feed and other bio-based products (biochemicals, biomaterials) which is at the heart of the bioeconomy. With over 80% of land covered by farms or...Read more
bioeconomy, biotransformation, agri-food residues and waste, bio-based products
Microbial inoculum production for bioleaching of critical metals from tailings
Butu A., (Corresponding) RODINO S., (Corresponding) BUTU M.
Recycling of materials to new products
In this paper, research is presented regarding the development and testing of strategies to identify the optimal solutions for the production of microbial inoculum for the bio-recovery of critical metals from tailings. The versatility and diversity of biotechnologies available offer the opportunity...Read more
UrbEm: a method and tool to refine regional emission inventories for urban atmospheric studies
(Corresponding) Kakouri A., Ramacher M., Kuenen J., Speyer O., Gerasopoulos E., Athanasopoulou E.
Environmental data analysis and modelling
As cities are growing in size and complexity, the estimation of air pollution exposure requires detailed spatial representation of air pollution levels. Intra-urban atmospheric studies require up-to-date and credible emission inventories. The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) provides...Read more
air pollution, emissions, urban air quality, Chemistry Transport Modelling
Simulating the fate of selected PAHs in Saronikos Gulf, Eastern Mediterranean, using a far-field water-quality model.
(Corresponding) Mazioti A., Kolovoyiannis V., Petalas S., Mamoutos I., Potiris E., Krasakopoulou E., Tragou E., Zervakis V.
Environmental data analysis and modelling
The aim of this study is to investigate the distribution of selected Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and predict their fate in the marine area of Saronikos Gulf. A three-dimensional model (Delft3D-FLOW) was used to simulate sea circulation and hydrographic variables (salinity, temperature...Read more
Decreased Dissolved Oxygen Affecting Sustainability of Mussel Farming in East Manila Bay, Philippines
(Corresponding) Enova A., Jaraula C., Villanoy C.
Ecological effects of environmental change
Manila Bay is surrounded by industrial, urban and populated cities of the Philippines and exposed to various pollutants. A hydrodynamic model previously simulated with the influence of tides, winds, rivers and pharmaceutical pollutants showed high dissolved organic pollutant concentration near...Read more
Hypoxia, Manila Bay, Pollutant Transport, Mariculture
Antibiotic Susceptibility of Erwinia amylovora Isolates from Fire Blight Diseased Pomaceous Fruit Trees in Georgia
(Corresponding) Sadunishvili T., Amashukeli N., Gaganidze D., Kharadze S., Sturua N., Rezzonico F.
Fire blight, caused by the bacterial pathogen, Erwinia amylovora is a devastating disease of fruit trees belonging to the Rosaceae family. The most susceptible species are apple, pear and quince. The economic loss caused by bacterial blight of fruit trees is manifested both in crop loss and rapid...Read more
Fire blight, Erwinia amylovora, antibiotic susceptibility
Evaluation of physico-chemical factors affecting Wastewater-Based Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in a southern Philippine sewershed
(Corresponding) Jaraula C., Limen M., Otero M., Miguel R., Kobayashi V., Baja E., del Mundo D., Murao L.
Wastewater-Based Epidemiology as a complementary Public Health Surveillance tool in Davao City proved useful as the basis of further improvements in disease surveillance. Weekly sampling from November to December in 2020 identified 91% sewer water samples with SARS-CoV-2 RNA despite the lack of...Read more
low-sanitation areas, low-income country wastewater-based surveillance, untreated wastewater, sewershed, COVID-19
PROMETHEUS: Services, systems and methods for HEIs in the domains of Circular Economy, and Sustainable Development
(Corresponding) Lachana Z., Zlatinis G., Tsigkou K., Charalabidis Y., Kornaros M., Lekkas D., Klontza E.
Circular economy and industrial symbiosis
Prioritizing innovation and entrepreneurship is difficult for European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), especially in the context of digital transformation. Despite fruitful partnerships, many HEIs struggle to interact with business leaders, share knowledge, and promote cross-border...Read more
Digital Transformation, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, HEIs transformation, Entrepreneurship Acceleration Platforms
A first insight of Hg occurrence in the hellenic volcanic arc
(Corresponding) Anagnostou E., Stathopoulou E., Heimbürger-Boavida L., Nomikou P.
Heavy metals in the environment
Mercury is a highly toxic element with both natural and anthropogenic sources to the marine environment, with implications to ecosystems and human health. It is recognized as a priority pollutant by the European Environmental Legislation and the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). The...Read more
mercury (Hg) , Hellenic Volcanic Arc, thermal springs, hydrothermal fluid