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

Traineeship at the Universidad de Alicante, Spain #ESTglife

Nov 21st, 2018
Our  ESTg member, Aliya Kudarova was participating in a 1-month traineeship in the framework of Nanoporous and Nanostructured Materials for Medical Applications (NanoMed) project at the Universidad de Alicante, Spain.

Aliya continued the work on the characterization of modified and non-modified forms of zeolite by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). Aliya performed the synthesis of modified form of zeolites from the raw material on site.

Aliya completed the measurements of iodide removal from water solutions under different conditions on UV-VIS spectrophotometer. 

New paper about top soil physical and chemical properties in Kazakhstan across a north-south gradient was published in Scientific Data Journal with IF=5.305

Nov 19th, 2018

Independent of the season, SOC significantly differed among soil types. The distribution of total nitrogen content among our sampling sites followed a similar pattern as SOC, with significant differences between soil types occurring in northern, central and southern Kazakhstan. The results of the study are published in SCIENTIFIC DATA | 5:180242 | DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2018.242

The co-lead authors of the study are Vadim Yapiev, Christian Schönbach (School of Science and Technology), and Vassilis Inglezakis (School of Engineering). The other authors are Nazarbayev University students and faculty – Charles P Gilman, Tolganay Kabdullayeva, Akmaral Suleimenova, Aizhan Shagadatova, Azat Duisembay, Sanzhar Naizabekov, Saule Mussurova, Kamilya Sydykova, Ilyas Raimkulov, Ilyas Kabimoldayev, Ainagul Abdrakhmanova, Symbat Omarkulova, Dastan Nurmukhambetov, Aliya Kudarova, and Daniyar Malgazhdar.

Ref: https://nu.edu.kz/news/nu-researchers-analysed-top-soil-physical-chemical-properties-kazakhstan-across-north-south-gradient

 

One more conference paper was accepted by SGEM Vienna Green, Austria

Nov 12th, 2018

Title: Removal of total organic carbon and color from Astana municipal landfill leachate by Uv-Fenton, UV-H2O2 and Fenton reaction

Authors: Stavros G. Poulopoulos, Ardak Makhatova, Birzhan Mazhit, Vassilis J. Inglezakis

Conference: SGEM Vienna Green, 3-6 December 2018, Vienna, Austria

For more information: https://www.sgemviennagreen.org/

Happy birthday to our supervisor!

Nov 9th, 2018

Today is a good day when we can express our gratitude to the founder of our group and supervisor Professor Vassilis Inglezakis!

On his birthday, we’d like to express our sincere gratitude for all his time and efforts teaching and mentoring us. We are so grateful to have him as  a role model, leader, and advisor! His mentorship gives us a better understanding of what it takes to achieve greatness in life.

Dear Professor Inglezakis, thank you for your continued support, guidance and encouragement.

Hope the next year brings you many new fantastic experiences!

Kind regards,

Environmental Science and Technology Group

AlChe Recognition prize to Nazarbayev University chapter

Nov 4th, 2018

On behalf of ESTg , We wish to congratulate AIChE Student chapter of Nazarbayev University and their advisor Prof. Inglezakis on their selection as an Outstanding Student Chapter for the 2017-2018 school year! This prize is a recognition of the efforts and hard work of students, as well as their active involvement and development of their chapter. We wish AlChe students further prosperity, greater recognition throughout the world, a lot of prizes and awards!

ESTg at NU Research day

Oct 25th, 2018

ESTg is the cornerstone of The Environment and Research Efficiency Cluster (EREC) a newly founded research cluster. In this event our researcher Zhandos Tauanov gave a tour to our new labs in block C4 and presented the existing projects of our group.

Site visit to Pavlodar refinery #ESTgvisits

Oct 21st, 2018

Professor Inglezakis and group of 2nd year students visited Pavlodar refinery. During the visit,  students were able to familiarize themselves with the main processes and important units at the plant, learn more about the remote operation of the control room, as well as get answers to their questions about the company.

Note: Pavlodar Oil Chemistry Refinery (POCR LLP) is the largest enterprise in the northeast of Kazakhstan for oil refining and production of oil products and one of the three oil refineries of the Republic, 100% of shares are owned by “National Company “KazMunayGas” JSC.

ESTg got published a paper in Desalination and Water Treatment Journal

Oct 19th, 2018

“Quarries Environmental Footprint in the Framework of Sustainable Development. The case study of Milos Island”

Grammati Goudouva, Pantelitsa Loizia, Vasilis Inglezakis, Antonis A. Zorpas

Good news! Another successful publication in the Scientific Data Jornal with IF=4.836

Oct 18th, 2018

“Top soil physical and chemical properties in Kazakhstan across a north-south gradient”

Vadim Yapiyev, Charles P Gilman, Tolganay Kabdullayeva, Akmaral Suleimenova, Aizhan Shagadatova, Azat Duisembay, Sanzhar Naizabekov, Saule Mussurova, Kamilya Sydykova, Ilyas Raimkulov, Ilyas Kabimoldayev, Ainagul Abdrakhmanova, Symbat Omarkulova, Dastan Nurmukhambetov, Aliya Kudarova, Daniyar Malgazhdar, Christian Schönbach, Vassilis Inglezakis

 

New paper has been accepted for publication in the Desalination and Water Treatment Journal

Oct 15th, 2018

“Effects of 2-Chlorophenol and 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol on an Activated Sludge Sequencing Batch Reactor”

D. Doskaliyev, S.G. Poulopoulos, A. Yeshmuratova, F. Aldyngurova, A.A. Zorpas, V.J. Inglezakis