Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, 53 Kabanbay Batyr, ave.

ESTg got published – a new paper in Science of the Total Environment Journal (IF= 4.9)

Feb 28th, 2018

“Investigation of rice husk derived activated carbon for removal of nitrate contamination from water”

Aliya R. Satayeva, Carol A. Howell, Alina V. Korobeinyk, Jakpar Jandosov, Vassilis J. Inglezakis, Zulkhair A. Mansurov and Sergey V. Mikhalovsky


Сongratulations on the approval of the funding of a new project!

Feb 26th, 2018

We are pleased to congratulate our Professors Mert Guney and  Vassilis Inglezakis with a new project, which was approved for funding 2018-2020!

The project title is  “Mercury contamination in Pavlodar and Borovoe, Kazakhstan: Evaluation of atmospheric emissions and cycle systems, site assessment, and human health risk characterization”.

We wish Investigators and all researchers  further success and excellent results!


New conference abstract was accepted by 8th International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering (ICESE 2018)!

Feb 23rd, 2018

“Assessment of total mercury content in water of the Balkyldak Lake-reservoir, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan”

Authors: Alina V Korobeinyk, Vadim R Yapiev , Seitkhan Azat , Vassilis J Inglezakis

This study aimed at determining the levels of total mercury in water samples collected in the vicinity of the Lake-reservoir Balkyldak in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. Legacy of the chloralkali process in Pavlodar which involved the mercury cell method while producing a chlorine-free sodium hydroxide leads to serious environmental problems. Mercury emitted from industrial eluents in environment carries predominantly anthropogenic pollutants. In present investigation, samples were analyzed in respect to the geological location of collection.

Note: The 2018 8th International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering (ICESE 2018) will be held in Barcelona, Spain during 11-13 March, 2018. It brings together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Environment Science and Engineering to a common forum.

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Guest lecture of Professor Inglezakis at the University of Brighton

Feb 22nd, 2018

Professor Inglezakis provided a lecture on Refineries Wastewater Treatment  to the undergraduate students of  University of Brighton . This event was organized as a part of  module “Case studies in Environmental pollution”. Professor Inglezakis gave a very informative talk and present his  expert accounts of working in the field of environmental pollution.



Training on ICP-MS, February 7-9

Feb 18th, 2018

Our research assistants were trained on the use of the new elemental analyzer for a wide range of sample types and industries,  ICP-MS from the 7 to 9 of February . The training was conducted by  Alexei Leykin, representative of  the company Intertek, the official distributor for Russia and CIS countries. During the training, researchers were familiarized with the principle of operation of the ICP-MS , with the main characteristics and features of using for various solutions, as well as possible limitations in operation.


ESTg got published in Journal of Cleaner Production (IF = 5.715)

Feb 9th, 2018

“Hydrothermal synthesis of zeolite production from coal fly ash: A heuristic approach and its optimization for system identification of conversion”

Zhandos Tauanov, Dhawal Shah, Vassilis Inglezakis, and Prashant K. Jamwal

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Congratulations to MSc students Gaukhar and Azat with the achievement!

Feb 2nd, 2018

We are happy to announce that ESTg members Gaukhar Balbayeva and Azat Yerkinova, who worked under the supervision of Dr. Stavros Poulopoulos, participated in the 5th annual International Conference on Material Science and Environmental Engineering [MSEE 2017] that was held in December 15th-17th, 2017, in Xiamen, Fujian, China. They presented respectively the papers:

“Photochemical degradation of organic pollutants in wastewaters” by Gaukhar Balbayeva, Azat Yerkinova, Vassilis J. Inglezakis and Stavros G. Poulopoulos, and
“Photocatalytic treatment of a synthetic wastewater” by Azat Yerkinova, Gaukhar Balbayeva, Vassilis J. Inglezakis and Stavros G. Poulopoulos.
The papers will be published by IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and submitted to EI, Scopus and CPCI for indexing.
Gaukhar and Azat

The abstract of ESTG group accepted by the NAXOS 2018 6th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Feb 1st, 2018

Astana city Municipal Solid Waste Characterization

Bexultan Abylkhani, Rustam Otarov, Berik Aiymbetov, Almira Yagofarova, Diyar Tokmurzin, Christos Venetis, Stavros Poulopoulos, Yerbol Sarbassov, Vassilis Inglezakis,

NAXOS 2018 6th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, 13–16 June 2018, Greece (Oral)



ESTg got published in Journal: Desalination and Water Treatment

Jan 31st, 2018

A comparative study on phyllosilicate and tectosillicate mineral structural properties

Marinos Stylianou, Vassilis Inglezakis, Agapios Agapiou, Grigorios Itskos, Albina Jetybayeva, Maria Loizidou,


New conference abstract was accepted

Jan 31st, 2018

“Novel amphoteric cryogels for Cd2+ ions removal from aqueous solutions”, Alzhan Baimenov, Dmitriy Berillo, Leila Abylgazina, Stavros G. Poulopoulos  and Vassilis J. Inglezakis,

8th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials, March 16-18, 2018, Osaka, Japan (Oral)

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