Drosou Katerina

Research Assistant, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Processes Laboratory       https://www.pccplab.tuc.gr/el/archi-1


PhD Candidate, Environmental Organic Chemistry and Micro-pollution Research Unit




  • 2010: Applied Science and Technology in the field of Energy and Environmental Chemical Technologies at the department of Science, Technical University of Crete.
  • 2009: M.Sc.: Environmental and Sanitary Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete.
  • 2007: Degree from the Department of Environmental Engineering,Technical University of Crete

Research Interests

  • Conducting research on advanced processes such as (a) Advanced Oxidation Processes and (b) adsorption to remove micro-pollutants in the aqueous phase.
  •  Research in the composition of catalysts and investigation of their catalytic activity for the conversion of gaseous pollutants such as CO, NOx etc.


Participation in Research Programmes and Projects

  • Development of new Catalysts for Efficient De-NOX Abatement of Automobile Exhaust Purification (Acronym: CatEfDeNOX) (2021-2022) GREEK-CHINESE BILATERAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION COOPERATION, 2018-2021.
  • (PhotoGraph) - Photocatalytic removal of organic micro-pollutants from the aqueous phase using TiO2 coupled with graphene as a photocatalyst (2012-2014). ΔΕΣΜΗ 2009-2010. Cooperation program of the Department of Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Crete with the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering of the University of Cyprus and the company S. K. Euromarket Ltd. Research & Innovation Foundation

Selected Publications

  1. P. Karaolia, I. Michael –Kordatou, E. Hapeshi, C. Drosou, Y. Bertakis, D. Christofilos, G.S.Armatas, L.Sygellou, T. Schwartz, N. P.Xekoukoulotakis, D. Fatta-Kassinos, Removal of antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and their associated genes by graphene-based TiO2 composite photocatalysts under solar radiation in urban wastewaters, Applied Catalysis B, Environmental, 224 (2017), 810-824.
  2. L.A Ioannou, C. Michael, N. Vakondios, K. Drosou, N.P Xekoukoulotakis, E. Diamadopoulos, D. Fatta-Kassinos, Winery wastewater purification by reverse osmosis and oxidation of the concentrate by solar photo-Fenton, Separation and Purification Technology, 118 (2013), 659-669.
  3. Z. Frontistis, C. Drosou, K. Tyrovola, D. Mantzavinos, D. Fatta-Kassinos, D. Venieri, N.P. Xekoukoulotakis, Experimental and modeling studies of the degradation of estrogen hormones in aqueous TiO2 suspensions under simulated solar radiation, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51 (2012) 16552-16563.
  4. Z. Frontistis, V.M. Daskalaki, E. Hapeshi, C. Drosou, D. Fatta-Kassinos, N.P. Xekoukoulotakis, D. Mantzavinos, Photocatalytic (UV-A/TiO2) degradation of 17α-ethynylestradiol in environmental matrices: Experimental studies and artificial neural network modeling, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 240 (2012) 33-41.
  5. M. Konsolakis, C. Drosou, I.V Yentekakis, Support mediated promotional effects of rare earth oxides (CeO2 and La2O3) on N2O decomposition and N2O reduction by CO or C3H6 over Pt/Al2O3 structured catalysts, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 123-124 (2012) 405-413.
  6. N.P. Xekoukoulotakis, C. Drosou, C. Brebou, E. Chatzisymenon, E. Hapeshi, D. Fatta-Kassinos, D. Mantzavinos, Kinetics of UV-A/TiO2 photocatalytic degradation and mineralization of the antibiotic sulfamethoxazole in aqueous matrices, Catalysis Today, 161 (2011) 163-168.