CEST Proceedings are published under the ISSN 2944-9820.
Microbial Biodiversity of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) dumpsites of Cochin, Kerala, India.
Varier J., Kuttamassery N., (Corresponding) Chenichery S.
Solid waste management
Cochin, the commercial and industrial centre of Kerala, lies on the south-west coast of Arabian sea. It covers an area of 94.88 Km2. There are two major dumpsites in the city, one at Brahmapuram and other at Kalamassery. The proper management of the waste has been a challenging task for the...Read more
Municipal Solid Waste dumpsite soils, Microbial biodiversity, Cochin
Investigation of Shoreline Morphometry of Kızılırmak Delta’s Lagoons Using Fractal Dimension and Shoreline Development Index
(Corresponding) UYAR A., OZTURK D.
Hydrology and water resources
In this study, shoreline morphometry of the Karabogaz, Balik, Uzun, Cernek, Liman, Gici and Tatli lagoons which are located in the Kızılırmak Delta, was investigated by using fractal dimension and shoreline development index. The shorelines of the lagoons were obtained from Landsat 8 OLI satellite...Read more
Landsat 8 OLI, shoreline morphometry, lagoon, fractal dimension, shoreline development index, NDVI
Application of Ni loaded FAU zeolites in catalytic conversion of 1,2-dichloroethane towards value added products
(Corresponding) Góra-Marek K., (Corresponding) Srębowata A., Kowalewski E., (Corresponding) Tarach K., Pyra K.
Nanomaterials in the environmnents applications and effects
The catalytic performance of nickel loaded zeolite materials was found to be dependent on their acidic feature that influenced metal speciation and its dispersion. The selectivity to ethane and ethane of the Ni loaded catalysts increased when reducing both the number of acid sites and average...Read more
nickel, zeolites, 1,2-dichloroethene hydrodechlorination, IR spectroscopy
(Corresponding) Tarach K., Valencia S., Góra-Marek K., Rey F.
The effect of base leaching on pure silica ITQ-29 zeolite being the counterpart of LTA zeolite, was investigated. The extent of the desilication process over pure silica zeolite was controlled by partial detemplation followed by silicon extraction. The potential of hierarchically porous ITQ-29...Read more
Vaiyakone P., (Corresponding) Soriano R., Morales-Corpuz V., (Corresponding) De Sales-Papa L., Ballesteros F.
Contamination of water resources with Arsenic poses serious health concerns because of its toxic and carcinogenic nature. Detection of Arsenic at concentrations higher than 10 parts per billion (ppb) in some Philippine water resources confirmed the need for further studies on the contamination and...Read more
Arsenic Removal, Water Contamination, Electrocoagulation
Anaerobic digestion of long-chain fatty acids (oleic, palmitic, stearic) with whey protein as the emulsifier
(Corresponding) Eftaxias A., Michailidis C., Diamantis V., Aivasidis A.
Environmental biotechnology and bioenergy
Long chain fatty acids are suitable for biogas production, however, they are often responsible for process inhibition, due to their high toxicity even at low concentrations. In this study, anaerobic co-digestion of whey protein emulsified with oleic, palmitic or stearic acid were examined in...Read more
anaerobic digestion, biogas, emulsification, fat oil and grease, LCFA
High-rate anaerobic co-digestion of agro-industrial wastes combined with ammonia recovery and biogas purification
Eftaxias A., Georgiou D., (Corresponding) Diamantis V., Koumara A., Koskinari M., Aivasidis A.
Environmental biotechnology and bioenergy
Screened dairy manure, pressure-sterilized animal by-products, and cheese whey were co-digested in a Plug Flow Reactor (PFR) over a period of 150 days. The mixture was characterized by TCOD = 70±8 g/L, SCOD = 26±6 g/L, NH4-N = 1.5±0.3 g/L, TSS = 20±5 g/L, VSS = 18±6 g/L, TS = 33±5 g/L, VS = 26±2 g/...Read more
Anaerobic co-digestion of poultry manure and used cooking oil for enhanced biogas production
(Corresponding) Eftaxias A., Gkalimanis P., Koskinari M., Koumara A., Diamantis V., (Corresponding) Aivasidis A.
Aim of this study was to evaluate the anaerobic co-digestion of diluted poultry manure (DPM) and used cooking oil (UCO). Mixtures of DPM with different UCO dosages (1 to 6% v/v) were prepared using a high-shear emulsifier and digested in batch anaerobic reactors. Increasing the UCO dosage resulted...Read more
anaerobic digestion; pre-treatment; fat oil and grease; poultry manure, biogas
SeaLoc: A pilot forecasting system providing sea characteristics and other support services on high local resolution
(Corresponding) Kalantzi G., Kotsopoulos S., Panitsidis K., Partozis A.
Marine environment and coastal management
SeaLoc project aims in developing an integrated forecasting system with accompanying services for the Greek seas. Further development, however, can facilitate the whole Mediterranean region. It will provide interaction both with specialists as well as with everyday users through the internet and...Read more
marine forecasting; marine services; applied oceanography; high resolution oceanography
Sources and transfer of Cu, Hg and Pb into marine food webs using innovative tracers (metal stable isotopes, trophic markers): results of a pilot study in a French coastal area
(Corresponding) Chouvelon T., Araujo D., Bouchoucha M., Briant N., Bruzac S., Crochet S., Knoery J., Ponzevera E., Rozuel E., Sireau T., Thomas B., Amouroux D., Bérail S., Brach-Papa C.
Heavy metals in the environment
Copper (Cu), mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb) are elements and contaminants of historical and emerging concerns in coastal environments. Although Cu is considered essential for living organisms, it is bioactive in a narrow range of optimal concentrations. Hg and Pb have no known biological role and are...Read more