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Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering


Sanitary Engineering Laboratory


The Sanitary Engineering Laboratory (SEL) (URL: of the School of Civil Engineering (NTUA) has been engaged, since 1981 in extensive research in the fields of water pollution control, water resources management, water quality & process modelling, ecosystems management, drinking water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment, wastewater disposal and reuse, solid waste management, industrial wastes management and environmental impact assessment. SEL has gained large expertise in the field of water, wastewater and sludge management and has significant experience in the implementation of research projects, since it has completed successfully many European and National projects. Sanitary Engineering laboratory is accredited by Hellenic Accreditation System (E.SY.D) according to ISO 17025 for the determination of various pollutants (conventional and priority) in water, wastewater and sludge samples. SEL personnel consists of experienced academic staff, engineers, scientists, technicians, programmers and the laboratory is fully equipped with instruments suitable for the analysis of water, wastewater, sewage sludge and sediments.


Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering


Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources Management


The Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, founded in 1998 is one of the four laboratories of the Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, of the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. Its research is focused on all aspects of the water cycle, including water policy and water resources management. Over the last 2 decades, the laboratory has successfully undertaken numerous national, international and European research projects on water resources and the environment. Its ongoing research work includes: ETC, OpenMI-Life, Floodmed, Meddman, IWRM.NET, FLAPP, HYDROCARE, TRUST as well as the Educate! E-learning postgraduate course. Research focuses on Hydrological analysis and simulation, hydrological data analysis and management, water resources assessment, assessment of extreme hydrological phenomena (floods, droughts) and their consequences, climate change and its impact on water resources, radar hydrology, studies for the exploitation and management of water resources, hydroinformatics, GIS for water resources, development of databases for hydrological and meteorological information, development of mathematical / computational hydrological models, development of mathematical /  computational optimization models, development of mathematical / computational water resources management models.





Selected publications


  • Andreadakis, A., Gavalakis, E., Tzimas, A. and Kaliakatsos, L. (2007) “The implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) at the River Basin of Anthemountas with emphasis on the pressures and impacts analysis”, Desalination, 210, 1-15.
  • Ε. Eriksson,E., Baun, A., Scholes, L., Ledin, A., Ahlman, S.,  Revitt, M., Noutsopoulos,  C. and Mikkelsen, P.S. (2007). Selected stormwater priority pollutants – a European perspective. Science of the Total Environment, 383, 41-51.
  • Noutsopoulos, C., Andreadakis, A., Mamais, D. and Gavalakis, E. (2007). Identification of type and causes of filamentous bulking under Mediterranean conditions. Environmental  Technology, Vol. 28, pp. 115-122.
  • Malamis, S. and Andreadakis, A. (2009). Fractionation of proteins and carbohydrates of extracellular polymeric substances in a membrane bioreactor system. Bioresource Technology, 100:3350-3357,
  • Damikouka Ι. and A. Katsiri (2009) “Chemical Speciation and Heavy Metal Mobility in Marine Sediments”, Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 6, No. 6.
  •  Mantziaras I.D and  Katsiri A (2010) "Reaction rate constants and mean population percentage for nitrifiers in an alternating oxidation ditch system", Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering Journal, 34(1), 57-65.
  •  Mantziaras I.D and Katsiri A (2010) “Performance Optimization of an alternating oxidation ditch system by cycle timelength variation”,  Desalination (in press).
  • Mantziaras I D, Stamou A. and Katsiri A. (2011). “Effect of operational cycle time length on nitrogen removal in an alternating oxidation ditch system, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering Journal, in print, 10.1007/s00449-010-0508-5.
  • Makropoulos, C. K., Natsis, K., Liu, S., Mittas, K., and D. Butler, (2008) Decision Support for Sustainable Option Selection in Integrated Urban Water Management. Environmental Modelling and Software,  23 (12): 1448-1460,
  • Koutsoyiannis, D., C. Makropoulos, A. Langousis, S. Baki, A. Efstratiadis, A. Christofides, G. Karavokiros, and N. Mamassis (2009). Climate, hydrology, energy, water: recognizing uncertainty and seeking sustainability, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13: 247-257,
  • Liu, S., D. Butler, F. Memon, C. Makropoulos, L. Avery, B. Jefferson (2010) Impacts of residence time during storage on potential of water saving for grey water recycling system, Water Research 44 (1): 267-277,