Ioannis A Katsoyiannis

Ioannis A Katsoyiannis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | AUTH · Department of Chemistry

Envrironmental Technology and Aquatic Chemistry

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Introduction
Ioannis A Katsoyiannis currently works at the Department of Chemistry , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as Assoc. Professor for Environmental Technology. URL: www.katsoyiannis.gr/ Link to CV: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19VzX0Kwe2FjF-UiDMzf8
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March 2018 - present
Division of Chemistry and the Environment
Position
  • Chair
March 2016 - present
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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  • Professor (Assistant)
April 2014 - present
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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  • Lecturer
Description
  • Laboratory of industrial processes: In line coagulation in plug flow reactors followed by sand filtration

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Publications (97)
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The cities in the Aksios and Kalikratia areas in Northern Greece rely on arsenic contaminated groundwater for their municipal water supply. As remedial action strongly depends on arsenic speciation, the presence of other possible contaminants, and on the general water composition, a detailed study with samples from 21 representative locations was u...
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In the present study, the tube well water quality and the associated health risks, emphasizing on arsenic contamination, were investigated in rural and urban samples from Tehsil Mailsi located in Punjab, Pakistan. Arsenic concentrations (μg/L) were ranged from 12 to 448.5 and which exceeded the WHO recommended limit (10 μg/L) in all cases. The calc...
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Human bio-monitoring (HBM) and assessing the body burden of potentially toxic trace elements is of critical importance for Public health. Thus, appropriate selection of bio-marker to consider broad spectrum of encountered environmental contaminants is of great importance. The current study aims to access the potentially toxic level in trace metals,...
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Arsenic poisoning constitutes a major threat to humans, causing various health problems. Almost everywhere across the world certain “hotspots” have been detected, putting in danger the local populations, due to the potential consumption of water or food contaminated with elevated concentrations of arsenic. According to the relevant studies, Asia sh...
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The present review article summarizes the recent findings reported in the literature with regard to the use of molecularly imprinted polymers for the removal of arsenic from water and wastewater. MIPs are polymers in which a template is employed in order to enable the formation of recognition sites during the covalent assembly of the bulk phase, vi...
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Cr(VI) is considered to be the most hazardous and toxic oxidation state of chromium and hence the development of effective removal technologies, able to provide water with Cr(VI) below the drinking water limits (US EPA 100 μg/L, European Commission 50 μg/L, which will be reduced to 25 by 2036) is a very important issue in water treatment. This stud...
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Arsenic is among the major drinking water contaminants affecting populations in many countries because it causes serious health problems on long-term exposure. Two low-cost micro-sized iron oxyhydroxide-based adsorbents (which are by-products of the industrial production process of granular adsorbents), namely, micro granular ferric hydroxide (μGFH...
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Effective fluoride removal from water is a persistent global concern both for drinking water and wastewater treatment. According to World Health Organization (WHO), standards for the maximum contaminant level in drinking water cannot be higher than 1.5 mg F− L−1 since affects the skeletal and nervous systems of humans. Various technologies have bee...
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The arsenic pollution of waters and wastewaters is concerning many countries across the world, and because of the effects of arsenic on human health, its removal from waters is of great importance. Adsorption using functionalized activated carbons as a technique for the removal of arsenic from water streams has gained great attention. In the presen...
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The interest in research on up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactors is growing. The meta-analysis of bibliometric data highlighted the growing interest in four diverse topics: (i) energy recovery production; (ii) combination with other treatments; (iii) the study of processes for the removal of specific pollutants and, (iv) characterizatio...
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To date, energy recovery from biological sewage sludge (BSS) by anaerobic digestion has been very popular. However, it can often happen that anaerobic reactors are volumetrically undersized, thus reducing performance in terms of biogas production. A continuous-flow pilot-scale plant was used to investigate, for the first time, the effects of mesoph...
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In recent years, there has been an increase in public perception of the detrimental side-effects of fluoride to human health due to its effects on teeth and bones. Today, there is a plethora of techniques available for the removal of fluoride from drinking water. Among them, adsorption is a very prospective method because of its handy operation, co...
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Designing of materials for effective uranium removal remains an open challenge. In the present work, we present a one-step co-condensation synthesis of a phosphonate functionalized ordered mesoporous silica (OMS-P). This novel material was characterized by various physicochemical methods (HR-TEM, SEM, N 2 sorption, XPS, solid NMR, low-angle XRD, an...
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Phosphorus depletion represents a significant problem. Ash of incinerated biological sewage sludge (BSS) contains P, but the presence of heavy metals (e.g., Fe and Al) is the main issue. Based on chemical characterization by SEM-EDS, ED-XRF and ICP-OES techniques, the characteristics and P content of bottom ash (BA) and fly ash (FA) of incinerated...
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BACKGROUND: This study reports the development of a dynamic membrane (DM) adsorber by the pre‐depositing powdered‐sized fraction of iron oxide‐based adsorptive material on the surface of a microfiltration(MF) membrane. The aim is to use the developed DM adsorber for arsenate (As(V)) remediation from water by a combined mechanism of adsorptive and...
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The present special issue collected articles that address the very important topic of innovative approaches in water and wastewater treatment technologies. Thirteen articles are published, ten research paper and three review articles. The papers can be divided in four major categories, namely, membrane treatment, adsorption studies, advanced oxidat...
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In water and wastewater, phosphate anions are considered critical contaminants because they cause algae blooms and eutrophication. The present work aims at studying the removal of phosphate anions from aqueous solutions using silica particles functionalized with polyethylenimine. The parameters affecting the adsorption process such as pH, initial c...
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The removal of uranium species from aqueous phases using non-hazardous chemicals is still an open challenge, and remediation by adsorption is a prosperous strategy. Among the most crucial concerns regarding the design of an efficient material as adsorbent are, except the cost and the green character, the feasibility to be stable and effective under...
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The adsorption of arsenic (V), As(V), on two porous iron oxyhydroxide-based adsorbents, namely, micro-sized tetravalent manganese feroxyhyte (µTMF) and granular ferric hydroxide (µGFH), applied in a submerged microfiltration membrane hybrid system has been investigated and modeled. Batch adsorption tests were carried out to determine adsorption equ...
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Arsenic (As) and chromate (Cr(VI)) contamination of ground and surface waters is a major problem worldwide. Given that a new drinking water limit is anticipated for Cr(VI) and that the limit of arsenic in drinking water is quite low (10 μg/L), there is an urgent need for evaluating technologies that could be efficient for removal of both contaminan...
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Groundwater is commonly used as a drinking water resource all over the world. Therefore, groundwater contamination by toxic metals is an important issue of utmost concern for public health, and several technologies are applied for their effective removal, such as coagulation, ion exchange, adsorption, and membrane applications like reverse osmosis....
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Studies about the measurement of outdoor tobacco smoke (OTS) are limited to a few very recent studies. In many countries around the world, within public buildings, smoking is prohibited by law. However, these prohibitions often drive smokers to move to the border of the areas where smoking is forbidden, typically the entrances of buildings, in orde...
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Chromium(VI) (Cr(VI)) is the main chromium species found in groundwater and is considered as a highly toxic and carcinogenic element to humans. In the present study, removal of Cr(VI) by coagulation with ferrous iron is studied in a continuous flow treatment unit comprising pipe flocculation reactors followed by a sand filter. The studied parameter...
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An adequate access to water supply systems is crucial for a sustainable future. Climate change is expected to increase water shortage problems worldwide. Reuse/recycling of treated wastewater for domestic and/or agricultural purposes can be considered an interesting water supply: it is independent from seasonal drought and meteorological variabilit...
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The issues concerning the management of sewage sludge produced in wastewater treatment plants are becoming more important in Europe due to: (i) the modification of sludge quality (biological and chemical sludge are often mixed with negative impacts on sludge management, especially for land application); (ii) the evolution of legislation (landfill d...
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The new technique used for carbonates determination in lignites and coals with high CO2 content, based on a pressure method that utilizes the FOGL Digital Calcimeter (BD Inventions), which is a bench-top apparatus that gives more consistent and rapid results.
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Fluoride, an anionic pollutant, is possibly to be found in excessive concentrations especially in groundwaters and can show detrimental effects on human health, in concentrations higher than the commonly applied legislation limit of 1.5 mg/L The most commonly applied method for water de-fluoridation is performed by Al-based coagulants, which howeve...
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The present Special Issue brought together recent research findings from renowned scientists in this field and assembled contributions on advanced technologies that have been applied to the treatment of wastewater and drinking water, with an emphasis on novel membrane treatment technologies. The 12 research contributions highlight various processes...
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Antimony (Sb) is classified as a toxic pollutant of high priority, because its effects on human health (toxicity) are similar to those of arsenic. However, unlike arsenic, the removal of antimony from polluted waters is still not well understood. In the present study the removal of common antimony species in water, namely, Sb(III) and Sb(V), was in...
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The small sized powdered ferric oxy-hydroxide, termed Dust Ferric Hydroxide (DFH), was applied in batch adsorption experiments to remove arsenic species from water. The DFH was characterized in terms of zero point charge, zeta potential, surface charge density, particle size and moisture content. Batch adsorption isotherm experiments indicated that...
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This study investigates the performance of membrane-based ozonation and peroxone processes, regarding the transformation of carbamazepine (CBZ), benzotriazole (BZT), p-chlorobenzoic acid (pCBA) and atrazine (ATZ) in natural surface waters, as well as the formation of bromates. Ozonation, performed with the use of ceramic membrane contactor, was abl...
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In the present study, the fate of trivalent chromium (Cr(III)) during ozonation of ultrapurified water and wastewater effluent was investigated. In experiments conducted in phosphate buffered ultrapurified water, O3 alone in excess was inefficient to oxidize Cr(III) (only about 10 – 15% of total Cr(III) content), while in presence of the secondary...
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The present study aims to evaluate changes in the structure-composition of natural organic matter (NOM) that occur after the application of bubbleless ozonation or peroxone treatment of surface waters. The oxidation experiments (using 0.5-2 mg O3/mg DOC, or 2:1 O3:H2O2 molar ratio) were performed in a continuous mode, using a tubular ceramic membra...
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Chromium (Cr(VI)) is a very toxic and carcinogenic element, which is widely present in groundwaters, mainly due to geogenic conditions. The limit of Cr(VI) in drinking water is expected to be reduced to 10 μg/L in both the USA and the European Union. Recent literature findings indicated that the most efficient process in reducing Cr(VI) levels to b...
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The current study determined, for the first time, the levels of titanium (Ti), strontium (Sr), barium (Ba), vanadium (V), gallium (Ga), tin (Sn), thallium (Tl), and antinomy (Sb), in deposited dust, and human hair collected from general population of different geographical areas of Pakistan. All the samples were prepared by microwave digestion and...
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Glyphosate is a synthesis product and chemical substance that entered in the global market during the 70s. In the beginning, the molecule was used as an active principle in a wide range of herbicides, with great success. This was mainly due to its systemic and non-selective action against vegetable organisms and also to the spread of Genetically Mo...
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The safety of high quality drinking water supply relies on the quantities to be delivered, on the complexity of the water supply systems, and on the widespread phenomena of the contamination of water bodies. These parameters indicate the need for the development of an application that will allow the quick acquisition of data on strategic management...
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The present work considers the pollution abatement of wastewaters, the efficiency of which is depending on stringent verification of the performance of wastewater treatment plants. This is very important especially given that eExisting wastewater/aqueous waste treatment plants often need to be upgraded in order to improve their performance. The sat...
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The presence of arsenic in water supplies is a major problem for public health and still concerns large parts of population in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Europe. Removal of arsenic is usually accomplished either by coagulation with iron salts or by adsorption with iron oxides or activated alumina. However, these materials, although very effi...
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Water scarcity and water pollution is a worldwide problem and has driven research into eco-friendly and low-energy cost efficient remediation. The reuse of wastewater for non-potable purpose after proper treatment is the only sustainable solution to the problem. Advanced oxidation processes (AOP) based on the in-situ generation of hydroxyl radicals...
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Due to its toxicity, Cr(VI) is undesirable in groundwater. Its chemical reduction to Cr(III) species, followed by precipitation is the most widely practiced treatment technique for the removal of Cr(VI) from polluted waters. The resulting Cr(III) species present low solubility, is much less toxic, and can be subsequently removed either by precipita...
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In the present study, several pre-polymerized coagulants of iron and aluminum were tested for their efficiency towards As(V) and As(III) removal from water sources. The results showed that the pre-polymerized coagulants of iron, such as poly-ferric sulfate and poly-ferric silicate chloride, were very efficient for As(V) removal. With regard to As(I...
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Treatment of drinking water for arsenic (As) removal has been implemented in centralized facilities worldwide, reflecting the increasingly stringent national and international drinking water standards for As, for which a standard of 10 μg/L has been widely adopted. It might therefore be expected that information on the performance of installed trea...
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This study evaluates the efficiency of iron-based oxy-hydroxides to remove antimony from groundwater to meet the requirements of drinking water regulations. Results obtained by batch adsorption experiments indicated that the qualified iron oxy-hydroxide (FeOOH), synthesized at pH 4 for maintaining a high positive charge density (2.5 mmol OH−/g) ach...
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Municipal solid waste final disposal represents an environmental burden worldwide since landfilling, or open dumping, is still the preferred solution for the end of life of solid discarded materials. This study aims to review the technological innovations applied for landfill leachate treatment, taking into consideration the experiences obtained du...
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In this study the level of toxic metals (Mn, Zn, Pb, Cd, Co, Cu) was determined in sediment samples from the Chenab River, Pakistan. The potential toxicity of studied metals was determined by evaluating enrichment factor (EF), geo-accumulation index (Igeo) and metal pollution index (MPI). Considering the spatial distributional patterns, the metal c...
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The oxidation and removal of As(III) by commercially available micro-scale zero-valent iron (mZVI) was studied in aerated synthetic groundwater with initially 6.7μM As(III) at neutral pH values. Batch experiments were performed to investigate the influence of ZVI and H2O2 concentrations on As(III) oxidation and removal. Oxidation and removal kineti...
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In the present chapter, we investigated the operation of a water treatment plant for wastewater reuse and production of demineralised water. The plant consisted of coagulation with iron salts, lime softening, and powdered activated carbon unit, followed by multimedia filtration and ultrafiltration. The water was then treated with reverse osmosis an...