ESR 14

Hybrid ozone-ceramic membrane process: increasing hydroxyl radical yield and OMP reduction while reducing membrane fouling.

Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Girona, Spain

Nikoletta Tsiarta


Nikoletta received her BSc in Environmental Science and Technology from the Cyprus University of Technology in June 2015 and since then she is An External Researcher at the Water Treatment Laboratory-Aqua of the same Department. During her last year bachelor studies, she focused on the application of Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) in the water. Because of her Diploma Thesis titled “Removal of Emerging and persistent pollutants from water through iron activation of peroxymonosulfate (PMS)”, she was selected to receive the “Division of Environmental Chemistry Undergraduate Award” offered from the Division of Environmental Chemistry of ACS following an international competition. She continued her studies as a post-graduate student at the University of Amsterdam on Freshwater and Marine Biology (MSc Biological Sciences: Freshwater and Marine Biology). Her research focused on the phytoplankton communities in pelagic freshwater systems and the application of environmentally friendly chemicals for the mitigation of eutrophication in lakes, especially in-lake treatments with hydrogen peroxide for selective killing of toxic cyanobacteria. She has experience in both research and field work as she was working on a project (IBED-AMB, UvA) which is monitoring several lakes in the Netherlands. She continued her research on the pelagic cyanobacteria and the use of AOPs as a treatment method. She has also participated in International and European conferences presenting her research work in oral presentations and posters.