Research Group

Introduction

The research group Envilab belongs to the Environmental Pollution Control Laboratory of the Chemistry Department in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The Lab was founded in 1977 and belongs to the Physical, Analytical and Environmental section of the Chemical Department.Since its establishment until now, it has developed important activities in national and international level. Members of the laboratory participate in many committees and councils for the protection of the environment in North Greece.
Moreover, members of the research group have participated in enough research programs, which were being financed by national and international funds.From the research activities of the group, have been generated many papers in international pronounced magazines as well as oral and poster presentations in international conferences.

Collaboration with other academic institutions and research institutes in Greece and aboard is currently taking place and is strongly encouraged by the members of the research group.

The laboratory has been certified according to ISO 9001:2000 and during its operation has been successfully passed the interlaboratory trials. Today it is in the process of accreditation (ISO 17025) for the determination of different organic and inorganic compounds in water samples.

Contact

Research group Envilab Environmental Pollution Control Laboratory Chemistry Department Aristotle University of Thessaloniki University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece Tel.: 0030 2310 997873, 0030 2310 997687, 0030 2310 997799 Mob.: 0030 6973673680 Fax.: 0030 2310 997799 e-mail: fyti@chem.auth.gr

Educational material on relative courses

Under development

Laboratory Distinctions

Thessaloniki 5/09//2011 Our laboratory has participated in an international interlaboratory analytical study (SCHEMA 22 01), for the determination of heavy metals in groundwater samples and has been ranked at the top 5 of the 47 laboratories that participated from Europe, Asia and the USA, as far as reliability, validity and accuracy of analytical results. [important]This …

Laboratory equipment

Additionally, Laboratory equipment includes the following: Gas chromatography (Capillary GC) with flame detector (FID) and electron capture detector (ECD) Double beam spectrophotometers UVVis(Shimadzu) Photocatalytic water treatment and wastewater system (SunTest XLS+ II, ATLAS) Toxicity detection instrument (Microtox, SDI) Photometer WTW (PhotoLab S12) / Incubator (WTW) Water, soil and sediment samplers Digital multiinstruments for field measurements in water Shimadzu TOC-L Analyzer

Research associates

Prof. Dr. Klaus KummererDepartment of Environmental Health Sciences University Medical Center Freiburg email: Klaus.Kuemmerer@uniklinik-freiburg.de Prof. Dr. Horst Friedrich SchroderAnalytical Research Laboratory, Institute of Environmental Engineering D-52056 Aachen, Germany email: schroeder@isa.rwth-aachen.de Prof. Dr. Amadeo Fernandez-AlbaUniversity of Almeria, Analytical Chemistry 04071 Almeria, SPAIN email: amadeo@ual.es Prof. Dr. Triantafyllos AlbanisUniversity of Ioannina, Dep. Of Chemistry Panepistimiopolis Douroutis, Chemistry …

Research group members – CVs

DEP Members  Fytianos Konstantinos, Professor, Chemistry Department, Aristotle University of Thassaloniki, fyti@chem.auth.gr PhD Researchers  Bizani Erasmia  Zacharis Constantinos  Christoforides E. Christoforos PhD Candidates  Mitsika Elena Post Graduate Students  Gkorgolia Christina  Gougoutsa Chrysi  Christia Christina Chemists  Eugenakis Manolis  Koltsakidou Anastasia  Papargyriou Dimitra  Veloutsou Sofia

Research interests and activities

 Quality control of aquatic and terrestrial systems and appreciation of the pollution‘s level in the environment Measurements of physicochemical parameters in aquatic systems Determination of inorganic (heavy metals etc) and organic pollutes (pesticides, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PHAs), Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chlorate hydrocarbons, phenols, Pharmaceuticals compounds) in environmental samples (drinkable water, surface water, sediment, soil) and …

Research projects

1. Research program ‘’HRAKLEITOS’’ (Research scholarships, co-funding from the E.U.), ‘’Study of the photochemical behavior of selected organophosphorous pesticides in aquatic systems’’. 2. Research program ‘’Pythagoras I’’ (EPEAEK II, co-funding from the E.U.), ‘’Study of the photochemical behavior of selected pesticides in aquatic systems’’. 3. Research program – PENED 2003: (General Secretariat of Research and …

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Seminars

1. Study presentations “WATER RESOURCES POLLUTION AND RECOMMENDED SOLUTIONS” 22-04-2007 Conference Centre Nik. Germanos, International expedition Centre of Thessaloniki. In the frame of EXPOLINK ’07 expedition, in cooperation with the NGO “Ecocity”. 2. Discussion board on Water Issues: “Water Resources pollution“, 15-05-2008, Tellogleio Foundation, Thessaloniki. In cooperation with the NGO “Ecocity“

Useful links

ΕΛΙΝΥΑΕ (Ελληνικό Ινστιτούτο Υγιεινής και Ασφάλειας της Εργασίας) ΕΝΩΣΗ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ ΧΗΜΙΚΩΝ ΕΠΙΚΙΝΔΥΝΕΣ ΤΟΞΙΚΕΣ ΟΥΣΙΕΣ Catalogues Sigma-Aldrich  Supelco SPME Website (click on SPME link)  Flucka Merck 3M_Empore Varian  Dictionaries Dictionaries and reference works (HERO list)  Specialist Dictionaries –( large collection incl) Chemistry Dictionaries Selected www Chemistry Resources Databases PubChem ChemFinder Web Elements ACS interactive periodic tables ChemExper …

Where you can find us

Leonardo da Vinci CHEMLAB II

    CHEMLAB Homepage: http://eu-chemlab.eu ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ ΔΙΑ ΒΙΟΥ ΜΑΘΗΣΗΣ LEONARDO DA VINCI Δράση: μετάδοση καινοτομίας Διάρκεια 24 μήνες ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ Πρόκειται για ένα Ευρωπαϊκό Πρόγραμμα Συνεργασίας με στόχο την δια βίου εκπαίδευση νέων εργαζόμενων, που δεν κατέχουν ανώτατο Πανεπιστημιακό πτυχίο, σε σύγχρονες τεχνολογίες Χημικής Ανάλυσης με στόχο τη βελτίωση των ικανοτήτων τους ως Τεχνικοί Χημικής Ανάλυσης. Η αρχική …

Νέα / Περιβαλλοντικές ειδήσεις

Νέα / Περιβαλλοντικές ειδήσεις 07/02/2012 Κοπή βασιλόπιτας 2012 Έγινε παρουσία ολων των μελών της Ομάδας Envilab η κοπή της πίτας για την καινούργια χρονιά 2012. Το φλουρί επεσε στον φοιτητή της Ομάδας Μανώλη Ευγενάκη.     Ο καθηγητής κ. Κωνσταντίνος Φυτιάνος επισκέφτηκε απο 16-19/01/2012 το ερευνητικό κέντρο EAWAG στη Ζυρίχη και συναντήθηκε με την καθηγήτρια Juliane Hollender …

Latest Publications

• Bourliva A., Christophoridis C., Papadopoulou L., Giouri K., Papadopoulos A., Mitsika E., Fytianos K. 2016 Characterization, heavy metal content and health risk assessment of urban road dusts from the historic center of the city of Thessaloniki, Greece, Environmental Geochemistry and Health p1-24 • Gougoutsa C, Christophoros Christophoridis , Constantinos K. Zacharis, Konstantinos Fytianos (2016) …