CEST Proceedings are published under the ISSN 2944-9820.
Comparative effects of salinomycin and meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) on lead induced impairment of reproductive function in male mice
(Corresponding) Pavlova E., Kamenova K., Gluhcheva Y., Petrova E., Ivanova J., Atanassova N.
Heavy metals in the environment
Lead (Pb) directly targets testicular spermatogenesis and also the sperms in the epididymis inducing reproductive toxicity. In our study we compare the effects of meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) and tetraethylammonium salt of salinomycinic acid on Pb content and the endogenous levels of...Read more
Biomonitoring of 21 phthalate metabolites in Slovak pre-school and school age children related to their consumer practices
(Corresponding) Šidlovská M., Hlisníková H., Petrovičová I., Kolena B., Wimmerová S., Pälmke C., Koch H.
Environmental exposures and human health
Consumer practices are considered to be the main source of human exposure to phthalates. The aim of our study was biomonitoring of low molecular weight phthalate (LMWP) and high molecular weight phthalate (HMWP) metabolites in Slovak pre-school (n=100; age range 1-6 years) and school age children (...Read more
Heterotrophic growth of Chlorella vulgaris on crude glycerol
Gougoulias N., Metsoviti M., Grigoriou M., Lamprakopoulos S., Besios A., (Corresponding) Papapolymerou G.
Environmental biotechnology and bioenergy
The heterotrophic growth of C. vulgaris using crude glycerol as the sole carbon source was studied in five 5L flasks. Air in each flask was provided at a rate of 300 L/hr and the contents were continuously stirred with a magnetic bar. Temperature, pH and initial inorganic nutrients (nitrogen,...Read more
Biorecovery of metal sulfides from leachates obtained through zinc-carbon battery recycling
(Corresponding) Retka J., Uhrynowski W., Zhendong Y., Karczewska-Golec J., Bajda T., Drewniak L., Debiec-Andrzejewska K.
Solid waste management
One of the most commonly used methods of recycling of spent zinc-carbon batteries is hydrometallurgical leaching with sulfuric acid. The technology is highly efficient and enables the recovery of the majority of deposited metals. Unfortunately it also generates leachates that remain after the...Read more
Zn-C batteries, recycling, leachate, sulfate reducing bacteria, metal sulfide
Characterization of activated carbon prepared from Aegina pistachio shells for Hg removal
(Corresponding) Karagianni E., Chatzitheodoridis E., Papassiopi N.
Preparation of activated carbon from agricultural bio-products is a promising way to produce useful adsorbents for Hg removal. In this study Aegina pistachio shells were used as raw materials and the activation was carried out by impregnation with ZnCl2 and heating at 750oC under N2 atmosphere...Read more
Liquid chromatography coupled to high-resolution-Orbitrap mass spectrometry for the determination of nitrofuran metabolites in fish samples
(Corresponding) Trantopoulos E., Kosma C., Karkabounas A., Boti V., Albanis T.
Nitrofurans (NFs) are synthetic antibiotic drugs employed for the treatment of bacterial diseases in livestock production or as food additives in industrial farming of food-producing animals. The most widely used NFs in veterinary medicine are nitrofurantoin (NFT), furazolidone (FZD), nitrofurazone...Read more
Nitrofurans,nitrofuran metabolites,fish,aquacultures,UHPLC-LTQ Orbitrap MS
Pharmaceutical residues in hospital and urban wastewaters: Occurrence, removal and potential risk assessment
Martinaiou P., Trantopoulos E., (Corresponding) Kosma C., Albanis T.
The presence of ten pharmaceutical compounds (bupropion, venlafaxine, mirtazapine, sertraline, citalopram, caffeine, triclosan, carbamazepine, diazepam, clozapine) which belong to different treatment categories was studied in one hospital and three urban WWTPs in north and northwestern Greece. The...Read more
IN-SITU REMOVAL OF ANTIBIOTICS IN SOIL BY COLD PLASMA
(Corresponding) Aggelopoulos C., Hatzisymeon M., Tataraki D., Rassias G.
Soil and groundwater contamination and remediation
Antibiotics are extensively used in clinical settings to treat or prevent human diseases, in veterinary science for farm and domestic animal health and in agriculture for crop protection. Due to their incomplete biological degradation, human and animal antibiotics are released through discharges...Read more
The effect of alkaline activated reservoir sediments used as a binder in concrete on its compressive strength
(Corresponding) Junakova N., Junak J.
Lakes, rivers, estuaries and ecosystem health
Sediment as the product of erosion processes is found in every water body and reduces the storage capacity and the lifetime of water reservoirs. The quantity of sediment which affects downstream areas and also their quality complicate sediment management. Dredged sediments are on the borderline of...Read more
A new sustainable approach in recovering Cobalt from “hard metal” production by-products
Amadou O., DE GAUDENZI G., MARCHESELLI G., PIREDDA M., (Corresponding) SERPE A.
Hazardous waste management
The present work shows the capability of Maleic Acid solutions to tune the amount of Co in cemented carbide-based recovery powders with a Co content exceeding the threshold (10% Co) for industrial manufacturing in Hard Metal production and required by safety regulations. Maleic acid solutions react...Read more
Hard Metal, Critical Metals, Recycling, Cobalt, Maleic Acid