Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry

  Faculty Members

Karavoltsos Sotirios (Assist. Professor )
Botsou Fotini (Laboratory Teaching Staff )
Paraskevopoulou Vasiliki (Laboratory Teaching Staff )
Sakellari Aikaterini (Laboratory Teaching Staff )
Stathopoulou Eleni (Laboratory Teaching Staff )


Retired Faculty Members

Dassenakis Manos (Professor, Lab Director)
Nikolelis Dimitrios (Professor)
Scoullos Michael (Professor)


Administrative Staff


Technical Staff

Mantzara Vassiliki


Deceased Faculty Members



  • Chemistry of aquatic systems (micro-environments), including surface and ground waters, marine surface microlayer and sediments: circulation, chemical behavior, impact on ecosystems and distribution of metals, nutrients and organic pollutants, qualitative characteristics.
  • Study of natural systems of particular interest, such as river estuaries, wetlands, lagoons etc, investigation of coastal eutrophication and its impact.
  • Study of biogeochemical cycles and metal speciation, nutrients and other substances in aquatic systems
  • Environmental impact of anthropogenic activities in the natural environment, phenomena of marine pollution with emphasis on coastal systems.
  • Ecotoxicological studies in aquatic ecosystems, bioaccumulation studies in various marine organisms – bioindicators and study of the impact of chemical compounds on the food chain.
  • Study of metal speciation in natural systems and foodstuffs, responsible for biological activity and impact. Toxicological study of trace elements in biological fluids.
  • Chemistry of the atmospheric environment and indoor spaces, determination of various pollutants in aerosols.
  • Magnetic properties of particulate matter and sediments.
  • Applications of environmental geochemistry with emphasis on magnetic characterization, behavior and distribution of principal elements and trace metals in soil systems.
  • Study of interactions in the rock – water system with emphasis on chromium speciation.
  • Environmental management of aquatic and marine ecosystems (use and exploitation of research results), contribution to the establishment of environmental policy and legislation.
  • Environmental education with emphasis on sustainable development.


  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS THERMO ICAP-Qc)
  • Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (VARIAN, SpectrAA-200)
  • VGA for the determination of mercury and arsenic (complementary to VARIAN, SpectrAA-200)
  • Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (VARIAN, SpectrAA-640Z).
  • Electrochemical Analyzer / Polarographer (ECOCHEMIE μ-AUTOLAB)
  • Total and methyl-mercury Analyzers with Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • Module for in situ determination of Hg fluxes -Dissolved Gaseous Mercury DGM
  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography – HPLC (WATERS 600)
  • Carbon Analyzer (SHIMADZU TOC-5000A)
  • Laminar flow cabinet (clean room)
  • Microwave Digester (CEM MARS 240/50)
  • Bartington Magnetic Susceptibility Meter with Dual frequency sensor, core sensor and mini-sample sensor
  • Spectrophotometer UV/VIS (VARIAN, Cary-1E)
  • Freeze Dryer (LABCONCO)
  • Balance (4 decimal digits)
  • Balance (3 decimal digits)
  • Ultraclean Water Production System (MILLIPORE MILLI-RO, MILLI-Q Academic)
  • Laboratory pH meters (Jenwayκαι Orion)
  • Laboratory conductivity meter (Radiometer)
  • Spectrophotometers for undergraduate students’ training
  • Portable salinity, conductivity and pH analyzer (YELLOW SPRINGS INSTRUMENTS, MODEL 63)
  • Portable dissolved oxygen analyzer (YELLOW SPRINGS INSTRUMENTS, MODEL 550)
  • Water samplers (ΗYDRO BIOS, Go Flo)
  • ediment samplers (MAKERETH, Ekman, Van Veen)

Laboratory Publications

LEC-NKUA Detailed presentation of Activities

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