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Dionissios Mantzavinos

Process & Environmental Engineering
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Curriculum Details

  • Diploma, Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1991
  • MSc/DIC, Chemical Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, University of London, 1993
  • PhD/DIC, Chemical Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, University of London, 1996

The research activities lie in the domain of environmental chemical engineering with focus on process development for water and wastewater treatment.
Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs)
Photochemical processes (heterogeneous and homogeneous photocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, UV/H2O2);
Thermochemical processes (catalytic and non-catalytic wet air oxidation);
Electrochemical processes over BDD and DSA;
Fenton and alike processes;
Ozone oxidation;
Low frequency ultrasound irradiation;
Process integration (including some bio and physicochemical)
Research interests
Kinetics and mechanisms;
Transformation by-products & properties and reaction networks;
Modeling and optimization;
Industrial wastewater treatment and valorization (olive oil production, edible olives, textiles, cotton processing, wineries, leachates);
Emerging and persistent micro-pollutants in the water cycle (pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors, pesticides);
Inactivation of waterborne pathogens

D.Venieri, E.Markogiannaki, E.Chatzisymeon, E.Diamadopoulos and D.Mantzavinos, Inactivation of Bacillus anthracis in water by photocatalytic, photolytic and sonochemical treatment, Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences12(4), (2013), 645-652. download
E.Lacasa, E.Tsolaki, Z.Sbokou, M.A.Rodrigo, D.Mantzavinos and E.Diamadopoulos, Electrochemical disinfection of simulated ballast water on conductive diamond electrodes, Chemical Engineering Journal223, (2013), 516-523. download
P.C. Papaphilippou, C.Yiannapas, M.Politi, V.M.Daskalaki, C.Michael, N.Kalogerakis, D.Mantzavinos and D.Fatta-Kassinos, Sequential coagulation-flocculation, solvent extraction and solar-Fenton oxidation for the valorization and treatment of olive mill effluent, Chemical Engineering Journal224, (2013), 82-88. download
V.Koutantou, M.Kostadima, E.Chatzisymeon, Z.Frontistis, V.Binas, D.Venieri and D.Mantzavinos, Solar photocatalytic decomposition of estrogens over immobilized zinc oxide, Catalysis Today209, (2013), 66-73. download
V.M.Daskalaki, I.Fulgione, Z.Frontistis. L.Rizzo and D.Mantzavinos, Solar light-induced photoelectrocatalytic degradation of bisphenol-A on TiO2/ITO film anode and BDD cathode, Catalysis Today209, (2013), 74-78. download
E.Chatzisymeon, S.Foteinis, D.Mantzavinos and T.Tsoutsos, Life cycle assessment of advanced oxidation processes for olive mill wastewater treatment, Journal of Cleaner Production54, (2013), 229-234. download
N.Kalogerakis, M.Politi, S.Foteinis, E.Chatzisymeon and D.Mantzavinos, Recovery of antioxidants from olive mill wastewaters: A viable solution that promotes their overall sustainable management, Journal of Environmental Management128, (2013), 749-758. download

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