Research Activity-Interests

A more detailed description of the research activities and the interests of the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and of Biochemical Processes includes the following topics:

1. Atmospheric Pollution & Technologies for Air Quality Monitoring

  • Determination of air pollutants, Determination of the composition of the particulate matter (heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons etc)

  • Study of the rain acidity

  • Determination of microbial aerosols

2. Wastewater Treatment and Management

  • Determination of the chemical and physical parameters of treated wastewater

  • Determination of microbes in wastewater

  • Determination of organic pollutants (petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated aromatic compounds etc)

3. Treatment and Management of Solid Wastes

4. Treatment Technologies for Toxic and Hazardous Wastes

5. Environmental Microbiology

  • Bacterial degradation of toxic organic compounds (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated aromatic compounds etc)

  • Determination of microbes in environmental samples

  • Soil Bioremediation

6. Biochemical Processes

  • Protein isolation, purification and characterization

  • Phytoremediation

  • Qualitative and quantitative determination of lipids

  • Study of redox reactions in enzymatic catalyzed systems

  • Protein Structure – Function Relationships

  • Study of the heavy metals – biological molecules interactions in organisms.