CEST Proceedings are published under the ISSN 2944-9820.
Preliminary study of minerals, tyrosinase and elastase activity in plants from urbans park– green analytical solutions
Zovko Končić M., Jug M., Dalipi R., Sangiorgi E., Margui E., (Corresponding) Jablan J.
Users of cosmetics in particular show a strong preference for products derived from plant extracts and other natural sources, as they consider them to be environmentally friendly, safe, and capable of positively affecting the health and appearance of human skin. The present study aims to analyze...Read more
DETERMINATION OF GREENHOUSE GASES EMISSIONS FROM PMDI PRODUCTS IN GREECE
(Corresponding) Glytsos T., Mammi-Galani E., Chalvatzaki E., Korkontzelou A., Letsios V., Alexandrakis S., Lazaridis M.
Climate change mitigation and adaptation
The focus of the current study is on the estimation of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions from pressurized Metered Dose Inhalers (pMDIs) products in Greece. The emissions are expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq). The total emissions of the pMDIs were estimated at 47.53 kt CO2eq and they...Read more
Assessment Study on the Socio-Economic and Environmental Impact of Comprehensive On-site Wastewater Management and Reuse in Rural Areas
Sustainable water management in the mediterranean – technological solutions, demonstration and deployment
During the last 4 years Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group (PWEG) has succeeded in implementing a comprehensive low cost and low tech. decentralized wastewater management and reuse scheme in Marj Al Ghazal village in the arid Jordan Valley (JV) improving the access to non-conventional water...Read more
Development and validation of a novel analytical protocol for the simultaneous determination of organic micropollutants in biota specimens by GC-APCI-QToF MS.
Orfanioti A., Gkotsis G., Nika M., (Corresponding) Thomaidis N.
During the last decades, overwhelming evidence has shown that various xenobiotic compounds have been released into the environment, due to anthropogenic activities. The term “Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)” has been established for organic chemicals that are resistant to degradation,...Read more
Biota Specimens, Organic Micropollutants, ASE, Generic Analytical Protocol, GC-APCI-QToF MS
Investigation of the influence of environmentally relevant pH values in the toxicity of the b-blocker Metoprolol in zebrafish (Danio Rerio) embryos through toxicokinetic approaches (uptake, bioaccumulation, and biotransformation)
Tzepkinli V., Panagopoulou E., Damalas D., Aalizadeh R., Schweizer M., Hebel J., Kohler H., Von der Ohe P., Triebskorn R., (Corresponding) Thomaidis N.
Recently, the release of emerging contaminants into the aquatic ecosystems has become an issue of concern among scientists since some of them are frequently detected in the environment at levels that may cause harm. One of the main categories of emerging contaminants is the human and veterinary...Read more
Start-up of full-scale UASB - verftical flow constructed wetland for domestic wastewater treatment
(Corresponding) Malamis S., Statiris E., Seintos T., Koukoura A., Mamais D., Noutsopoulos C., Masi F., Rizzo A., Bresciani R.
This work examined the start-up of a full-scale upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) - vertical flow constructed wetland (CW) for domestic wastewater treatment. The UASB reactors were inoculated with sludge originating from an industrial anaerobic reactor and the start-up period due to the slow...Read more
Patterns of drug use and chemical exposure in Athens (Greece) during COVID-19 pandemic using wastewater-based epidemiology
Aleiferi E., Galani A., Kontou A., Gkogkou A., Nika M., Alygizakis N., (Corresponding) Thomaidis N.
After the first COVID-19 case in 2019 in Wuhan, China, the virus SARS-COV-2 has rapidly spread nationwide, alarming both the public and scientific community (Cascella et al., 2021). Currently, there are no treatments available for COVID-19, hence reducing the virus transmission and vaccinations...Read more
COVID-19 wastewater-based epidemiology, wastewater treament plant of Psyttaleia (Athens), high-resoltution mass spectrometry (HRMS), LC-MS/MS
SARS-Cov-2 in wastewater: a seven-month period of monitoring infection dynamic in Athens
Kontou A., Galani A., Kostakis M., Markou A., Lianidou E., (Corresponding) Thomaidis N.
Wastewater-based epidemiology to monitor covid-19 outbreak: present and future diagnostic methods to be in your radar
Since December 2019, COVID-19 has spread rapidly all over the world with considerable morbidity and mortality. SARS-CoV-2 infections are accompanied by the shedding of virus in feces of both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, indicating that Wastewater-based Epidemiology (WBE) is an...Read more
The PULCHRA project explore the open schooling concept in the theme “Cities as urban ecosystems” and in view of creating new partnerships in local communities to foster science education for all citizens. Schools, in cooperation with other stakeholders become agent of community well-being, taken...Read more
science, cities, SDG’s, education, open schooling, motivation, activation, creativity, innovation, community well-being.
The European Green Deal - Environmental priorities and related R&I activities
(Corresponding) Manfred R.
Environmental management and policies
The presentation explains the background and objectives of the European Green Deal as well as its different elements, which have been adopted so far. It focuses on the areas of responsibility of DG Environment. This covers in particular the biodiversity strategy, the circular economy action plan...Read more