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ESTg published a new paper in the Environmental Science and Pollution Research Journal

Mar 20th, 2020

Title: “A detailed municipal solid waste composition analysis for Nur-Sultan city, Kazakhstan with implications for sustainable waste management in Central Asia”

Authors: Bexultan Abylkhani, Mert Guney, Berik Aiymbetov, Almira Yagofarova, Yerbol Sarbassov, Antonis A. Zorpas, Christos Venetis, Vassilis Inglezakis


We have good news: new paper has been accepted for publication in Journal of Molecular Liquids (IF=4.561)

Mar 4th, 2020

Title: “Mercury reduction and chemisorption on the surface of synthetic zeolite silver nanocomposites: Equilibrium studies and mechanisms”

Authors: Z.Tauanov, J.Lee, J.Inglezakis


New paper has been officially accepted for publication in Processes – Open Access Journal (IF=1.963)

Mar 3rd, 2020

Title : “Catalytic oxidation of methylene blue by use of natural zeolite-based silver and magnetite nanocomposites”

Authors: Aldiyar Kuntubek, Nurassyl Kinayat, Kulyash Meiramkulova, Stavros Poulopoulos, Joseph C. Bear, Vassilis Inglezakis

ESTg published a new paper in the Waste and Biomass Management & Valorization Journal

Feb 27th, 2020

Title : “Sustainable metropolitan areas perspectives through assessment of the existing waste management strategies”

Authors: Ioannis Vardopoulos, Ioannis Konstantopoulos, Antonis A. Zorpas, Lionel Limousy, Simona Bennici, Vassilis J. Inglezakis & Irene Voukkali 


ESTg got published a new paper in Journal of Air Transport Management(IF=2.412)

Feb 19th, 2020

Title: “Municipal solid waste management and greenhouse gas emissions at international airports: a case study of Astana International airport”

Authors: Y. Sarbassov, C. Venetis, B. Aimbetov, B. Abylkhani, A. Yagofarova, D. Tokmurzin, E.J.Anthony, V.J. Inglezakis    

ESTg got published a new paper in Journal of Water Process Engineering (IF=3.173)

Feb 10th, 2020

Title: “Complex organic fouling and effect of silver nanoparticles on aquaporin forward osmosis membranes”

Authors: Arman Balkenova, Amire Anuarbek, Aliya Satayeva, Jong Kim, Vassilis Inglezakis, Elizabeth Arkhangelsky

ESTg got published a new paper in Environmental Technology Journal

Feb 3rd, 2020

Title: “Photochemical mineralization of amoxicillin medicinal product by means of UV, hydrogen peroxide, titanium dioxide and iron”

Authors: Stavros G. Poulopoulos, Gaukhar Ulykbanova &Constantine J. Philippopoulos

Huge greeting from Washington #ESTgAlumni

Jan 28th, 2020

We are pleased to receive news from around the world from our alumni.

Former ESTg member Botagoz Kuspangalieva sent you a huge greeting from Washington. Currently, Botagoz is a Master student in Chemical Engineering at Howard University (Washington DC). She will be working on a project related to fractionation of plant-based materials to separate proteins from carbohydrates for both food and biofuel applications through pneumatic tribo-electrostatic separation technique. This sustainable chemical-free methodology employs an electrostatic technique to selectively charge proteins and carbohydrates in the flours and separate them based on the magnitude and type of their charge. Conventional protein production methods involve the use of solvents, concentrated acids and alkali that result in protein denaturation, thereby reducing the quality and functionality of the protein ingredients. The proposed project aimed to explore the potential of a dry or solvent free electrostatic-based separation technique for the production of high-quality protein powders as well as carbohydrate powders for both food and biofuel applications. 

We Go To Mars…

Jan 27th, 2020

“In all our history we were turning challenges and problems into opportunities. Can we do it again?”

See the next episode about our trip to Mars

#ESTgAlumni are conquering the world

Jan 21st, 2020

We continue to tell you about the alumni of our group. Today we want to talk about Zhandos Tauanov, who currently works as a KRF (Korea Research Fellowship) Postdoctoral researcher at Chungnam National University, Research Institute of Materials Chemistry, Daejeon, South Korea. This program is a highly prestigious fellowship in South Korea (success rate 15%). The title of his research topic is “Development of chiral sensing device using chiral nanostructures”. He will work on such research area as synthesis of chiral quantum dots with core-shell structures (FeSe, FeSe/ZnS) for biomedical sensing/imaging and optical applications; design and optimization of synthesis as well as the advancement of optical properties by applying fundamental studies.

We wish Zhandos new ideas, more energy for their implementation and success in any new endeavors!