Safdar M., (Corresponding) Mavroulidou M., Gunn M., Garelick J.
Net Zero emission transition
Biocementation (i.e., the production of biomimetic cement through the metabolic activity of microorganisms) has attracted the vivid interest of researchers worldwide in the last decade. To date most research works and commercial products proposed biocementation using the urea hydrolysis metabolic...Read more
A truly circular process for recycling all main raw materials of waste of LCDs screens of smartphones
Martelo L., Silva M., Bacelo H., Bastos M., (Corresponding) Soares H.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND BIOECONOMY
A liquid-crystal display (LCD) screen is composed by two transparent glasses coated with indium-tin oxide (ITO) on it and crystal liquids (LCs) sandwiched between them. The current implemented recycling process usually adopts mechanical crushing or pyrolysis as the primary LCDs screens treatment...Read more
: Indium, Critical Raw Material, LCD screens recycling
Assessing wind farms projects with the use of multicriteria methods and stakeholders analysis
Mpakali E., (Corresponding) Vagiona D.
Spatial environmental planning
The use of wind potential and the protection of biodiversity are two conflicting aspects that arise in the development of wind energy projects, generating conflicts between different stakeholders. The aim of this study is to develop a methodology for assessing the suitability of existing wind farms...Read more
A presumptive and interactive map of PFAS contamination in Greece: a tool for the identification of possible exposure sources
(Corresponding) Soubasakou G., Evrenoglou L., Cavoura O.
Pollution control and contaminated sites
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are emerging global contaminants that can have adverse environmental and human health effects. In recent years regulatory authorities have focused on setting stricter environmental limits and implementing precautionary principles. The extent and severity...Read more
per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-presumptive map-interactive map-potential sources-contamination levels
Synthesis of iron and nitrogen co-doped biochar for the activation of peroxymonosulfate to degrade sulfamethoxazole
Xue Y., Kamali M., (Corresponding) Dewil R.
Advanced oxidation processes
In this study, iron and nitrogen co-doped biochar (Fe-N-BC) was synthesized by a facile pyrolysis process of mixed walnut shell, melamine, and iron(III) chloride, and then the biochar (BC), nitrogen-doped biochar (N-BC), and iron-doped biochar (Fe-BC) also were prepared as a control. The Fe-N-BC...Read more
Iron and nitrogen co-doped biochar; peroxymonosulfate; mechanisms; toxicity.
Optimization of wastewater treatment by integration of artificial intelligence techniques: recent progress and future perspectives
(Corresponding) Cairone S., Hasan S., Zarra T., Belgiorno V., Naddeo V.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is proving useful in optimizing the process efficiency in many sectors, including wastewater treatment. The complexity of wastewater characteristics and treatment technologies leads to uncertainties and variability in the efficiency of the processes in wastewater...Read more
LCA of Applying a Smart Farming System – Implementing a Territorial Approach for Recommending Good Agricultural Practices
(Corresponding) Karagkounis A., Fragkou E., Tsegas G., Barmpas F., Moussiopoulos N.
Life cycle analysis (lca)
This study is part of the LIFE GAIA Sense project, aiming to evaluate the environmental efficiency of Smart Farming (SF) through LCA and to produce recommendations for good agricultural practices. Thus, the environmental performance of SF treatment, specifically regarding fertilizers/pesticides...Read more
life cycle analysis, air quality management, environmental management, sustainable agriculture, smart farming
Life Cycle Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis for the integrated assessment of an innovative Mn-TiO2 nanoparticle photocatalytic paint
(Corresponding) Karagkounis A., Fragkou E., Barmpas F., Efthimiou G., Tsegas G., Moussiopoulos N.
Air pollution and health
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) are applied in combination in the frame of an integrated assessment of a new photocatalytic paint product developed within the LIFE VISIONS project. The Mn-TiO2 nanoparticle photocatalytic paint has been demonstrated to efficiently remove...Read more
TiO2 photocatalytic paint, indoor air quality, computational fluid dynamics modelling, life cycle analysis, cost benefit analysis
Removal Of Selenium From Polluted Water By Fexoy-Sucrose Foams
Lopez-Toyos L., Rodríguez E., Garcia R., Martinez-Tarazona M., (Corresponding) Lopez-Anton M.
Water and wastewater treatment and reuse
A series of iron-based carbon foams were evaluated as adsorbents for selenium removal from aqueous solutions. The carbon foams were prepared using sucrose as a precursor and then impregnated with different iron oxides/hydroxides. The efficiency of iron-based sucrose foams was compared to that...Read more
adsorption; inorganic selenium; carbon foams; sucrose; iron nanoparticles
Understanding the alteration of organic pollutants and microbiome profiles in a petrochemical wastewater biotreatment process
Wu F., (Corresponding) Deng F., Liu S., Hose G., Simon G.
A better understanding of the alteration of organic pollutants and microorganisms in wastewater biotreatment processes is essential for the elucidation of pollutant removal mechanisms. This study investigated the alteration of organic pollutants, microbial communities and functional genes in a...Read more