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;
Low frequency ultrasound irradiation;
Process integration (including some bio and physicochemical)
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
S.Nikolaou, J.Vakros, E.Diamadopoulos and D.Mantzavinos, Sonochemical degradation of propylparaben in the presence of agro-industrial biochar, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 8, (2020), 104010.
N.Pueyo, M.P.Ormad, N.Miguel, P.Kokkinos, A.Ioannidi, D.Mantzavinos and Z.Frontistis, Electrochemical oxidation of butyl paraben on boron doped diamond in environmental matrices and comparison with sulfate radical-AOP, Journal of Environmental Management, 269, (2020), 110783.
A.Stathoulopoulos, D.Mantzavinos and Z.Frontistis, Coupling persulfate-based AOPs: A novel approach for piroxicam degradation in aqueous matrices, Water, 12(6), (2020), 1530.
A.Ioannidi, P.Oulego, S.Collado, A.Petala, V.Arniella, Z.Frontistis, G.N.Angelopoulos, M.Diaz and D.Mantzavinos, Persulfate activation by modified red mud for the oxidation of antibiotic sulfamethoxazole in water, Journal of Environmental Management, 270, (2020), 110820.
A.Lykoudi, Z.Frontistis, J.Vakros, I.D.Manariotis and D.Mantzavinos, Degradation of sulfamethoxazole with persulfate using spent coffee grounds biochar as activator, Journal of Environmental Management, 271, (2020), 111022.
E.Grilla, J.Vakros, I.Konstantinou, I.D.Manariotis and D.Mantzavinos, Activation of persulfate by biochar from spent malt rootlets for the degradation of trimethoprim in the presence of inorganic ions, Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 95(9), (2020), 2348-2358.
M.Moschogiannaki, Z.Frontistis, G.Kiriakidis, D.Mantzavinos and V.Binas, Porous CoxNi1-xTiO3 nanorods for solar photocatalytic degradation of ethyl paraben, Journal of Meteriomics, 6(4), (2020), 788-799.