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Our student, Botagoz Kuspangaliyeva, is admitted for an internship in Kashiwa, Japan!

Apr 2nd, 2018

Botagoz Kuspangaliyeva is 3rd year undergraduate student, who works under supervision of Prof. Inglezakis in ESTg group. She is admitted for the University of Tokyo Summer Internship program (UTSIP) in Kashiwa. 

This program aims to expose the undergraduates to world-leading research activities in the field of natural science for 6-weeks and its scholarship is awarded only to 30 students through a competitive process around the world. She is assigned to a laboratory of Professor Yoshito Oshima in the Department of Environmental Studies and will conduct a research project on organic synthesis using “supercritical water” as an environmental technology under his guidance.
Supercritical water is a promising reaction medium for organic reactions because its solvent properties can be varied with the temperature and the pressure, and these properties affect reaction kinetics and mechanisms. The aim of this study is to propose a methodology which enables to control the reaction rate and the selectivity of organic synthesis reactions only with the change of temperature and pressure of supercritical water.

We wish  Botagoz that  this internship would be very productive and contribute to further success in her research activities!

ESTg got published – a new paper in ​Desalination and Water treatment Journal

Mar 28th, 2018

“Treatment of municipal solid waste landfill leachate by use of combined biological, physical and photochemical processes”

V.J. Inglezakis , A. Amzebek, B. Kuspangaliyeva, Y. Sabrassov, G. Balbayeva, A. Yerkinova, and S.G. Poulopoulos


ESTg got paper accepted by Environmental Engineering and Management Journal (IF= 1.096)

Mar 16th, 2018

“Optimization of heavy polluted soil from olive mill waste through the implementation of zeolites “

M. K. Doula, A. A. Zorpas, V.J. Inglezakis, J.P. Navvaro, D. J. Bilalis

ESTg got published – a new paper in ​Chemosphere Journal (IF= 4.208)

Mar 13th, 2018

“In vitro dermal bioaccessibility of selected metals in contaminated soil and mine tailings and human health risk characterization”

Leal, L. T. C., Guney, M., and Zagury, G. J.

Another successful publication in the Microporous & Mesoporous Materials journal with IF=3.615

Mar 3rd, 2018

“Two-phase homogeneous diffusion model for the fixed bed sorption of heavy metals on natural zeolites”

V.J.Inglezakis, M.M. Fyrillas and M.A. Stylianou

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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.