Research Profile for Koutsoukos G. Petros


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General
Crystal Growth and Solid/Water Interfaces
Department of Chemical Engineering
Research Activity
Geothermal Energy, corrosion and scaling, stone deterioration, biological mineralization/demineralization
Scale formation. Corrosion and Scaling in Geothermal Systems. Scale Formation and Prevention in Industrial Processes. Fouling in Aquatic Systems. Physicochemical processes in natural waters. Phosphorus Recovery from Wastewater. Fundamental Scientific Aspects for the Development of Protection and Restoration Methods of for Historic monuments. Biological calcification.Mineralization. Preparation of catalyst supports by precipitation, co-precipitation and sol-gel methods. Purification of Crystals by Melt Crystallisation. Corrosion of metals and of their alloys. Crystal growth and dissolution of Soluble Salts.
Research Infrastructure
Petros G. Koutsoukos, Professor
Powder x-ray diffraction
GC (TCD, FID) , HPLC and Ion Chromatography
Electroanalytical Instrumentation for Trace Metals Analysis
Thermal Analysis (TGA)
Streaming Potential Measurement Apparatus
Measurement of specific surface areas and porosity of solids (pore size distribution)
Particle size distribution
Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
Research Activities
Crystallization of Struvite fro Wastewater
Silica scale formation and prevention in industrial systems
Damage of Calcareous Stones of Monuments due to Salt Crystallization
Effect of Heavy Metals in Mineralization Processes
1. Nikos Spanos, Pavlos G. Klepetsanis and Petros G. Koutsoukos: Model Studies on the Interaction of Amino Acids with Biominerals: The Effect on L-Serine at the Hydroxyaoatite – Water Interface, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 236, 260-265 (2001).
2. Malvina G. Orkoula and Petros G. Koutsoukos: Dissolution Effects on Specific Surface Area, Particle Size, and Porosity of Pentelic Marble, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 239, 483-488(2001).
3. N. Spanos, V. Deimede, P.G. Koutsoukos: Functionalization of synthetic polymers for potential use as biomaterials:selective growth of hydroxyapatite on sulphonated polysulphone, Biomaterials, 23, 947-953, (2002).
4. Malvina G. Orkoula, and Petros G. Koutsoukos: Variability of Dissolution Rates at Constant Undersaturation, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 253, 185-189 (2002).
5. D. Mikroulis, D. Mavrilas,, J. Kapolos, P.G. Koutsoukos, C. Lolas: Physicochemical and microscopical study of calcific deposits from natural and bioprosthetic heart valves. Comparison and implications for mineralization mechanism, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine,13, 885-889 (2002).
6. P. Sotiropoulos and P. Koutsoukos: A Contribution to the Study of the Structure and Composition of Historical Greek Building Materials, International Zeitschrift für Bauinstandsetzen und Baudenkmalpflege, 8 , 394-418 (2002).
7. Nikos Spanos, Pavlos G. Klepetsanis, Petros G. Koutsoukos: Calculation of Zeta-Potentials From Electrokinetic Data, Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science, 829-845 (2002).
8. P. Sotiropoulos and P. Koutsoukos: A Contribution to the Study of the Structure and Composition of Historical Greek Building Materials, International Journal of Restoration of Buildings and Monuments, 8 (4), 395-417, 2002.
9. Malvina G. Orkoula and Petros G. Koutsoukos: Kinetics of dissolution of powdered Pentelic marble in undersaturated solutions: The role of particle characteristics, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science , 259, 287-292 (2003).
10. Dimitra G. Kanellopoulou and Petros G. Koutsoukos: The Calcite marble/Water Interface: Kinetics of Dissolution and Inhibition with Potential Implications in Stone Conservation, Langmuir, 19, 5691-5699 (2003).
11. Armendariz, Saul, I.; Porta-Gandara, Miguel Angel; Foster, Robert E.; Koutsoukos Petros G.; Bautista-Margulis, Raul G.; Alonso, Gabriel: Isothermal behavior of salt precipitation in an experimental solar distiller. Revista de la Sociedad Quimica de Mexico, 47(3), 287-294, (2003).
12. Ø. Gustavsen, T. Larsen, T. Østvold, C.A. Paraskeva, I.T. Hafez, A. Toliza, P.G. Klepetsanis, P.G. Koutsoukos and A. Payatakes: Sand Stabilization with Mineral Precipitation, Mining and Oilfield Chemistry, Vol. 5, 259-278, 2003
13. D. Mavrilas, J. Kapolos, P. Koutsoukos, D. Dougenis, Screening biomaterials with a new in vitro method for potential calcification:Porcine aortic valves and bovine pericardium, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 15, 699-704, 2004.
14. M. Menadakis and G. Maroulis, P.G. Koutsoukos, A quantum chemical study of doped CaCO3 (calcite), Lecture Series on Computer and Computational Sciences, 1, pp. 1-3, 2004.
15. G. Bithelis, M.D., N. Bouropoulos, Ph.D., E.N. Liatsikos, M.D., P. Perimenis, M.D., P.G. Koutsoukos, Ph.D., and G.A. Barbalias, M.D. Assessment of Encrustations on Polymethane Ureteral Stents, Journal of Endourology, Vol. 18, Num. 6, 2004.
16. Kofina, A. N.; Koutsoukos, P. G., Spontaneous Precipitation of Struvite from Synthetic Wastewater Solutions, Cryst. Growth Design; 2005; 5(2); 489-496.
17.D.G. Kanellopoulou and P.G.Koutsoukos, Inorganic Coatings for the Protection of Marble Surfaces from Deterioration, Chemical Industry, 11, 161-168 , 2005
18. Iosif T. Hafez, Christakis A. Paraskeva, Asimina Toliza, Pavlos G. Klepetsanis, Petros G. Koutsoukos, Øyvind Gustavsen, Terje Østvold, and Alkiviades C. Payatakes, Calcium Phosphate Overgrowth on Silicate Sand, Crystal Growth & Design 6, 675–683, 2006
19. N. Spanos, D. Y. Misirlis, D. G. Kanellopoulou, P. G. Koutsoukos, Seeded growth of hydroxyapatite in simulated body fluid, J. Materials Science,. 41 (2006) 1805–1812
20. Lioliou MG, Paraskeva CA, Koutsoukos PG, A.C.Payatakes. Calcium sulfate precipitation in the presence of water-soluble polymers, J Colloid Interface Sci 303,164-170, 2006
21. Kovaios ID, Paraskeva CA, Koutsoukos PG, A.C.Payatakes. Adsorption of atrazine on soils: Model study, J Colloid Interf Sci . 299 (1): 88-94 , 2006
22. Hafez IT, Paraskeva CA, Toliza A, et al. Calcium phosphate overgrowth on silicate sand, Cryst Growth Design, 6 (3): 675-683 2006
23. Spanos N, Kanellopoulou DG, Koutsoukos PG, The interaction of diphosphonates with calcitic surfaces: Understanding the inhibition activity in marble dissolution, Langmuir 22 (5): 2074-2081 ,2006
24. D.Mavrilas, P.G. Koutsoukos, E. N Koletsis,E.Apostolakis,And D. Dougenis, In Vitro Evaluation for Potential Calcification of Biomaterials Used for Staple Line Reinforcement in Lung Surgery, Experimental Biology and Medicine 231:1712-1717 (2006)
25. C.A. Paraskeva, V.G. Papadakis, E. Tsarouchi, D.G. Kanellopoulou, P.G. Koutsoukos, Membrane processing for olive mill wastewater fractionation, Desalination, 213 , 218–229, 2007
26. C. A. Paraskeva, V. G. Papadakis, D. G. Kanellopoulou, P. G. Koutsoukos, K. C. Angelopoulos, Membrane Filtration of Olive Mill Wastewater and Exploitation of Its Fractions, Water Environment Research, 79(4), 421-429(2007).
27. Lioliou MG, Paraskeva CA, Koutsoukos PG, A.C.Payatakes. Calcium sulfate precipitation in the presence of water-soluble polymers, J Colloid Interf Sci , 308 (2007) 421–428
28. A. N. Kofina, K. D. Demadis, P. G. Koutsoukos, The Effect of Citrate and Phosphocitrate On Struvite Spontaneous Precipitation, Crystal Growth and Design, 7(12) (2007) 2705-2712
29. Hermann Ehrlich , Petros G. Koutsoukos , Konstantinos D. Demadis , Oleg S. Pokrovsky , Principles of demineralization: Modern strategies for the isolation of organic frameworks. Part I. Common definitions and history, Micron, In Press (2008)
30. C.A. Apostolopoulos , P.G. Koutsoukos, Study of the corrosion of reinforcement in concrete elements used for the repair of monuments, Construction and Building Materials, 22 (2008) 1583–1593
31. M.G. Lioliou, A. N. Kofina, C.A. Paraskeva, P. G. Klepetsanis, T. Østvold,| A.C. Payatakes, and P. G. Koutsoukos, Controlled Precipitation of Sparingly Soluble Phosphate Salts Using Enzymes. I. Controlled Development of Solution Supersaturation in Situ, Crystal Growth and Design,8 (2008)1390-1398
32. S. P. Gartaganis, D.G. Kanellopoulou, E. K. Mela, V. S. Panteli, and P. G. Koutsoukos, Opacification of Hydrophilic Acrylic Intraocular Lens Attributable to Calcification: Investigation on Mechanism, American Journal of Ophthalmology, 2008
Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas-Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature, Patras, Greece
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