This book aims to structure, in a complete and sequential way, the mainstream technical knowledge which is related to eutrophication control. The book considers the development of innovative technologies for phosphate removal while supporting the restoration of currently degraded lakes and reservoir systems. In addition, this book contains key aspects of future benchmark interests being specially framed under the ongoing development of a circular economy. In particular, the book will contribute to a better understanding of the problem of internal P-loads and P-sources disposition towards more effective control of nutrients’ enrichment in lakes. The chemical routes and environmental fate of such lake nutrients will be viewed in the light of innovative technologies (engineering dimensions) and circular economy perspectives (economics dimensions). The main theme extends to an economic appreciation of environmentally polluted aquifers. The book will appeal to an interdisciplinary audience, covering a wide spectrum of scientific fields, such as environment, physical chemistry, surface chemistry, interfacial phenomena, coastal engineering, bio-engineering, environmental policymakers, and economists.
Dr Miltiadis G. Zamparas (PhD) is a Teaching and Research Associate at the School of Science and Technology, Hellenic Open University, Greece. Miltiadis holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Environmental engineering from the University of Ioannina and the University of Patras, Greece. He also holds an MSc in Institutions and Health policies from the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Peloponnese, Greece. He received his PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2015 from the University of Patras, School of Engineering, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management. He served as Deputy Manager of the 6th Region of Healthcare Authority: Peloponnese, Epirus, Ionian Islands and Western Greece (2015-2019). He is currently a Researcher in the field of Chemical Engineering, at the Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT). Miltiadis has published his research in peer-reviewed scientific journals and international conferences and has reviewed a number of scientific papers. His primary research activities focus on environmental chemistry, environmental monitoring, materials science, characterization, as well as novel functional materials for water treatment. He has also served as editor for books and special issues at mainstream international editions in the fields of environmental protection and energy production.
Dr Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos (PhD) is a Teaching and Research Associate at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He has accumulated almost 25 years of research and teaching experience at NTUA, Hellenic Naval Academy (2 years), Hellenic Merchant Marine Academy (2 years), and the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education of Athens (4 years). During the period 1991-2021, he accomplished a solid educational profile of 21 university qualifications, including Chemical Engineering (MEng, MSc, PhD, PostDoc), Environment (BSc and MSc), Business Administration (BA and MA), Hellenic Civilization (BA and MA), Energy (MSc), Education (PGCE), Psychology (CertHE, HND, PGCert). Grigorios is a reviewer of more than 4000 papers in more than 270 journals related to interdisciplinary scientific fields. Grigorios (co)authored numerous papers in scientific journals and international conferences. He has also served as editor for books and special issues at mainstream international editions in the fields of environmental protection and energy production. His CV is included in international Who’sWho editions, while his research interests are covering the fields of engineering, environmental systems, energy, remediation of polluted areas through aqueous or gaseous media, renewable energy sources, business administration, education, development economics, circular economy, behavioural ecology.