Research Profile for Kornaros Michael

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Laboratory of Biochmemical Engineering and Environmental Technology
Chemical Engineering
Research Activity
Biochemical engineering and Environmental Technologies.
Biological Nutrient removal.
Fate and impact of Xenobiotics.
Biotechnological production of hydrogen and methane.
Research Infrastructure
Professor Gerasimos Lyberatos
Lecturer Michael Kornaros
4 postdocs
12 graduate students
Research Activities
Recent research projects and publications (1-2)
1. Integrated Biological Treatment and Agricultural Reuse of Olive mill Effluents with the Concurrent Recovery of Energy Sources (BIOTROLL), EU Quality of Life programme
2. “Ecotoxicological Assessments and Removal Technologies for Pharmaceuticals in Wastewaters” (REMPHARMAWATER), EU Environment and Sustainable Development programme
3. Bioprocessing of Sewage Sludge for Safe Recycling on Agricultural Land (BIOWASTE), EU Quality of Life programme
4. Innovation in the Process of Cork Production for Elimination of Odours Responsible for Cork Taint (INNOCUOUS), EU Quality of Life programme
5. “Production of Hydrogen and Methane from Sweet Sorghum” GSRT PENNED programme
Publications: (at the University of Patras)
1. Aggelis G., Ehaliotis C., Nerud F., Stoychef I., Lyberatos G., Zervakis G.I., “Evaluation of white-rot fungi for detoxification and decolorization of effluents from the green olive debittering process”, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 59, 353-360, (2002)
2. Aggelis G., Gavala H.N. and Lyberatos G., “Combined and separate aerobic and anaerobic biotreatment of green olive debittering wastewater”, Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, 80, 3, 283-292, (2001)
3. Antonopoulou G., Ntaikou I., Gavala H.N., Skiadas I.V., Angelopoulos K., Lyberatos G. “Biohydrogen production from sweet sorghum biomass using mixed acidogenic cultures and pure cultures of Ruminococcus Albus”, Global NEST, accepted (2006)
4. Chynoweth,D.P., Svoronos S.A., Lyberatos G., Harmon J.L., Pullammanappallil P., Owens J.M. amd Peck M., "Real-time Expert System Control of Anaerobic Digestion", Water Science and Technology, 30, pp21-29,(1994)
5. Dimitrakos- Michalakos, G., Martinez-Nieva, J., Vayenas, D. and Lyberatos, G.," Removal of Iron from Potable Water Using a Trickling Filter", Water Research, 31, pp.991-996, (1997)
6. Dokianakis, S.N., Kornaros, M.E., G. Lyberatos, “On the effect of pharmaceuticals on bacterial nitrite oxidation”, Water Science and Technology, Volume 50, Issue 5, Pages 341-346, (2004)
7. Dokianakis S.N. , Kornaros M. and G. Lyberatos, “Impact of five selected xenobiotics on isolated ammonium oxidizers and on nitrifying activated sludge”, Environmental Toxicology, accepted (2006)
8. Dokianakis S.N., Kornaros M. and G. Lyberatos, Effect of wall growth on the kinetic modelling of nitrite oxidation in a CSTR, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 93 (4), pp. 718-726 (2006)
9. Drillia P., Kornaros M., and Lyberatos G. “Wastewater Treatment from a Motor-Oil Reforming Company Using a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR)” Water Science & Technology Vol 47 No 10 pp 25–32 ,(2003)
10. Drillia P. , Stamatelatou K. and Lyberatos G. , “Fate and mobility of pharmaceuticals in solid matrices”, Chemosphere, 60,8,pages 1034-1044, (2005)
11. Drillia P., S.N.Dokianakis, M.S.Fountoulakis, M.Kornaros, K.Stamatelatou and G. Lyberatos ,“On the occasional biodegradation of pharmaceuticals in the activated sludge process: the example of the antibiotic sulphamethoxazole”, publication in the Journal of Hazardous Materials, 122, 259-265,(2005)
12. Fountoulakis M.S., Dokianakis S.N., Kornaros M.E., Aggelis G.G. and Lyberatos G. “Removal of phenolics in olive mill wastewaters using the white rot fungus Pleurotus Ostreatus”, Water Research, 36 (19), 4735-4744, (2002)
13. Fountoulakis M., Drillia P., Pakou C., Kampioti A, Stamatelatou K. and Lyberatos G., “Analysis of Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates in sewage sludge by HPLC following Microwave-Assisted Extraction”, Journal of Chromatography A, V.1089, Issues 1-2, Pages 45-51,(2005)
14. Fountoulakis, M., Drilla, P., Stamatelatou, K. and G Lyberatos,. “Toxic effect of pharmaceuticals on methanogenesis”, Water Science and Technology Volume 50, Issue 5, Pages 335-340 , (2004)
15. Gavala, H.N., Skiadas, I.V. and G.Lyberatos, “On the Performance of a centralized Digestion Facility Receiving Seasonal Agroindustrial Wastewaters”, Water Science and Technology, v.40, No 1, 339-346, (1999)
16. Gavala, H.N. and Lyberatos G., ”Influence of anaerobic culture acclimation on the degradation kinetics of various substrates”, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 74, 3, 181-195, (2001)
17. Gavala,H.N.,Skiadas,I.V,Ahring,B.K.;,Lyberatos,G., «Potential for biohydrogen and methane production from olive pulp», Water Science and Technology, 2005, 52, 1-2, 209-215
18. Gavala,H.N., Kopsinis,H., Skiadas,I.V., Stamatelatou K. and Lyberatos G., ”Treatment of Dairy Wastewater Using an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Reactor”, Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, v.73, 59-63, (1999)
19. Gavala,H.N., Skiadas,I.V., Bozinis,N.A. and Lyberatos G., «Anaerobic Codigestion of Agricultural Industries Wastewaters», Water Science and Technology, v.34, No11, 67-75, (1996)
20. Gouzinis,A., Kosmidis,N., Vayenas,D. and Lyberatos G., «Removal of Mn and Simultaneous Removal of NH3, Fe, and Mn from Potable Water Using a Trickling Filter», Water Research, 32,8,pp.2442-2450 (1998)
21. Katsogiannis,A.N., Kornaros, M.E. and Lyberatos G., “Adaptive Optimization of a Nitrifying Sequencing Batch Reactor”, Water Research, v.33, No17, 3569-3576, (1999)
22. Katsogiannis A.Ν., Kornaros M., and Lyberatos G. “Long-term effect of cycle time and aerobic/anoxic phase ratio on nitrogen removal in a Sequencing Batch Reactor”, Water Environment Research, 74 (4), 324-337, (2002)
23. Katsogiannis A.N., Kornaros M., and Lyberatos G. “Enhanced Nitrogen Removal in SBRs Bypassing Nitrate Generation Accomplished by Multiple Aerobic/Anoxic Phase Pairs” Water Science & Technology Vol 47 No 11 pp 53–59,(2003)
24. Kornaros M. and Lyberatos G., "Kinetic modeling of Pseudomonas denitrificans growth and denitrification under aerobic, anoxic and transient operating conditions", Water Research, v.32,1912-1922,(1998)
25. Kornaros, M. and Lyberatos, G.,"Kinetics of Aerobic Growth of a Denitrifying Bacterium, Pseudomonas Denitrificans, in the presence of Nitrates and/or Nitrites", Water Research, v.31,No3,479-488, (1997)
26. Kornaros, M., Zafiri, C. and Lyberatos, G., "Kinetics of Denitrification by Pseudomonas Denitrificans under Growth Conditions Limited by Carbon and/or Nitrate or Nitrite", Water Environment Research, No68,5,pp 934-945,(1996)
27. Koutrouli E.C., Gavala H.N., Skiadas I.V. and Lyberatos G., “Mesophilic Biohydrogen production from olive pulp”, , Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 84(B4): 285–289 (2006)
28. Liakou S., Kornaros M. and Lyberatos G., «Pretreatment of Azo dyes Using Ozone», Water Science and Technology, v.36,No2-3, 155-163, (1997)
29. Liakou S., Zissi U., Kornaros M., and Lyberatos G. “Combined chemical and biological treatment of azo-dye containing wastewaters”. Chemical Engineering Communications, 190 (5-8), 645-661, (2003)
30. Liakou,S., Pavlou,S., Lyberatos, G., «Ozonation of Azo-dyes», Water Science and Technology, v.35,No4,279-286, (1997)
31. Lyberatos,G. Gavala, H.N. and Stamatelatou A., «An Integrated Approach for Management of Agricultural Industries Wastewaters», Nonlinear Analysis, Theory Methods & Applications, v.30, No.4, pp.2341-2351, (1997)
32. Lyberatos, G. and I.V.Skiadas, “Modelling of Anaerobic Digestion – a Review”, Global Nest: the International Journal, v.1, No2, 63-76, (1999)
33. Lyberatos G., Klimantos P., Vassilakis I. and Kornaros M. “On the impact of land application of secondary sludge” Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus, 4 (4-5): 349-357, (2004)
34. Marazioti C., Kornaros M., and Lyberatos G. “Kinetic modeling of a mixed culture of Pseudomonas denitrificans and Bacillus subtilis under aerobic and anoxic operation conditions”, Water Research, 37, 1239-1251,(2003).
35. Mantzavrakos E., Kornaros M., Lyberatos G., Kaspiris P., « Impacts of a marine fish farm in Argolikos Gulf (Greece)on the water column and the sediment», Desalination v.210,pp 110–124, (2007)

36. Pakou, C., Fountoulakis, M., Drillia, P., Kampioti, A. Stamatelatou, K., Lyberatos, G. (2006). Occurrence and Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sewage Treatment Plants using Microwave-Assisted Extraction followed by Liquid Chromatography coupled with Fluorescence Detector. Accepted for publication in Fresenius Environmental Bulletin.
37. Pind, P.F., Angelidaki, I., Ahring, B.K., Stamatelatou, K., Lyberatos, G., “Monitoring and control of anaerobic reactors” Advances in biochemical engineering/biotechnology, Volume 82, , Pages 135-182, (2003)
38. Pullammanappallil, P. C., Chynoweth D. P., Lyberatos G. and Svoronos S. A.. “Stable operation of anaerobic digestion under high concentrations of propionic acid”. Bioresource Technology. 78(2), pp 165-169 (2001).
39. Pullammanappallil, P., S. A. Svoronos, D. P. Chynoweth and G.Lyberatos. « Expert system for control of anaerobic digesters.» Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 58(1), 13-22, (1998).
40. Rouvalis, A. , Iliopoulou-Georgudaki, J., G. Lyberatos, “Application of two microbiotests for acute toxicity evaluation of olive mill wastewaters”, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 13 (5) , 458-464, (2004)
41. Schmidt J.S., Christensen N., Angelidaki I. Batstone D. J., Trably E., Lyberatos G., Stamatelatou K., Kornaros M,, Metzger L., Ameall N., Watson J. , García K., Ayuso S. and Patureau D., “Safe Recycling of Sewage Sludge on Agricultural Land Biowaste”, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 84(B4): 253–257(2006)
42. Skiadas,I.V. and G.Lyberatos, «The Periodic Anaerobic Baffled Reactor», Water Science and Technology,v.38,No8-9,pp.401-408,(1998).
43. Skiadas,I.V., Gavala H.N. and G.Lyberatos, “Modelling of the Periodic Anaerobic Baffled Reactor (PABR) Based on the Retaining Factor Concept”, Water Research, 34,Νο15,pp.3725-3736, (2000)
44. Stamatelatou, K. and G Lyberatos, “Simulation of a periodic anaerobic baffled reactor (PABR): steady state and dynamic response”, Water Science and Technology, Volume 45, Issue 10, Pages 81-86, (2002)
45. Stamatelatou K, K. Dravillas and G. Lyberatos, “Methane production from sweet sorghum residues via a two-stage process”, Water Science & Technology Vol 48 No 4 pp 235–238(2003)
46. Stamatelatou K., Frouda C., Fountoulakis M.S., Drillia P., Kornaros M. and Lyberatos G. “Pharmaceuticals and health care products in wastewater effluents: the example of carbamazepine” Water Supply Vol 3 No 4 pp 131–137 (2003).
47. Stamatelatou,K., Lyberatos, G., Tsiligiannis, C., Pavlou, S., Pullammannappallil, P. and Svoronos S.A., «Optimal and Suboptimal Control of Anaerobic Digesters», Environmental Modelling and Assessment, 2,4, 353-363(1997)
48. Stamatelatou K., Skiadas I. and Lyberatos G., On the behaviour of the periodic anaerobic baffled reactor (PABR) during the transition from carbohydrate to protein-based Feedings, Bioresource Technology, Volume 92, Issue 3,Pages 321-326 (2004)
49. Stamatelatou K., Vavilin V. and Lyberatos G., “Performance of a glucose fed periodic anaerobic baffled reactor under increasing organic loading conditions: 1. Experimental results”, Bioresource Technology, 88, pp.131-136, (2003)
50. Stamatelatou K., Lokshina L., Vavilin V. and Lyberatos G., “Performance of a glucose fed periodic anaerobic baffled reactor under increasing organic loading conditions: 12. Model prediction”, Bioresource Technology, 88, pp.137-142, (2003)
51. Tsakarestos, I. and Lyberatos G. “The strategic planning of the waste management system on a regional case”, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 9, 5-6, 265-268, (2000)
52. Tziotzios G., Teliou M. , Kaltsouni V., Lyberatos G., Vayenas D.V., “Biological phenol removal using suspended growth and packed bed reactors”, Biochemical Engineering Journal v.26, 65–71(2005)
53. Tziotzios G., Oikonomou C., Lyberatos G. and Vayenas D. V. “Effect of the Specific Surface Area and Operating Mode on Biological Phenol Removal Using Packed Bed Reactors”, Desalination, accepted
54. Tzitzi, M., Vayenas, D. and Lyberatos, G., "Pretreatment of Textile Industry Wastewaters with Ozone", Water Science and Technology, 29, pp151-160, (1994)
55. Vavilin, VA, Rytov, S.V., Lokshina LY, Rintala JA and Lyberatos G., “Simplified Hydrolysis models for the optimal design of two-stage anaerobic digestion”, Water Research, 35, 17, 4247-4251, (2001)
56. Vayenas, D. and Lyberatos, G.,"A Novel Model for Nitrifying Trickling Filters", Water Research, 28, pp1275-1284, (1994)
57. Vayenas, D. V and Lyberatos, G.,"On the Design of Nitrifying Trickling Filters for Potable Water Treatment", Water Research, 29, pp1079-1084, (1995)
58. Vayenas, D., Pavlou, S. and Lyberatos, G.,"Dynamic Modelling of Nitrifying Trickling Filters", Environmental Modelling and Assessment, 2, 3, pp221-226, (1997)
59. Vayenas,D., Pavlou,S. Lyberatos,G., «Development of a Dynamic Model Describing Nitritification and Nitratification in Trickling Filters», Water Research, 31, pp. 1135-1147, (1997)
60. Vlachos P. , Kampioti A., Kornaros M.and Lyberatos G. , “Development and evaluation of alternative processes for sterilization and deodorization of cork barks and natural cork stoppers”, European Food Research and Technology, accepted (2006)
61. Zafiri C., Kornaros M. and Lyberatos G.,"Kinetic modelling of biological phosphorus removal wit a pure culture of Acinetobacter sp. under aerobic, anaerobic and transient operating conditions”, Water Research, v.33, No12, pp2769-2788, (1999)
62. Zissi,U., Kornaros,M. and Lyberatos, G., ”Kinetics of growth and aniline degradation of Stenotrofomonas maltophilia”, Water Environment Research, v.71,No1, pp43-49,(1999)
63. Zissi,U., Kornaros,M. and Lyberatos, G.,”Kinetics of p-Aminoazobenzene Degradation by Bacillus subtilis under Denitrifying Conditions”, Water Environment Research, v.71,No3, pp323-331,(1999)
64. Zissi,U., Lyberatos, G. and Pavlou S., "Biodegradation of p-Aminoazobenzene by Bacillus subtilis under aerobic conditions", Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology,19,pp.49-55 (1997)
65. Zissi,U.and Lyberatos, G., "Azo-dye Biodegradation under anoxic conditions", Water Science and Technology, 34, No5-6,pp. 495-500, (1996)
66. Zissi,U.and Lyberatos, G., "Partial degradation of p-aminoazobenzene by a defined mixed culture of Bacillus subtilis and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia", Biotechnology and Bioengineeering, 72,No1, pp.49-54, (2001)
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