Eri Bizani ~ Teaching and Laboratory Assistant

Eri Bizani

Teaching and Laboratory Assistant, University of Athens
Phone: +302107274573
E-mail: eribizani@chem.uoa.gr

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Education

B.Sc. in Chemistry (1996-2001), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Grade: 8.1/10.0
M.Sc. in Environmental Chemistry (2001-2003), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Grade 9.84/10.00
Ph.D. in Chemistry (2003-2009), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Research topics

Undergraduate Thesis: “Comparative research of the removal of dyes from aqueous solutions using various sorbent materials’’ Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1999-2000).
Master Thesis: “Photocalatytic degradation of dyes in aqueous solutions and wastewaters”, Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2002-2003).
Ph.D. Thesis: “Photochemical and photocatalytic degradation and toxicity evaluation of selected pesticides and their transformation products.”, Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2003-2009).

Research Interests

General research interests:

  • Environmental and Food Analysis
  • Water quality and water treatment
  • Photocatalysis
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Development of LC-MS/MS methods

Projects:

  • 1999: Research project ‘’Study of a pilot electrochemical method for the removal of non-biodegradable azodyes from textile wastewaters‘’
  • 2000 – 2001: Research project: ‘’Investigation of the best sampling method and analysis of liquid and solid samples of waste waters from industries at central Macedonia, Thessalia and east Macedonia – Thraki’’.
  • 2002 – 2010: Research project: ‘’Drinking water quality control of municipality of Thermi, Greece’’
  • 2003-2006: Research project: ‘’Drinking water quality control of municipality of Madytos, Greece’’
  • 2004-2006: Research project Pythagoras I co-financed by the Greek Government and the E.U.-European Social Fund: ‘’Study of pesticides photochemical behavior in aquatic systems’’
  • 2004 – 2008: Research project: ‘’Drinking water quality control of municipality of Mikra, Greece’’
  • 2007 – 2008: Research project: ‘’Drinking water quality control of municipality of Korwneia, Greece’’
  • 2005 – 2009: Reesearch project – PENED 2003: ‘’Advanced Oxidation Processes for the degradation of carbamate pesticides in aquatic systems and
    wastewaters’’ implemened within the framework of the Reinforcment Programme of Human Research Manpower of the General Secretariat of Research and Technology and European Social Fund
  • 2007 – 2008: Research project of the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace: ‘’Quality assessment of Thermaikos Gulf ecosystem, Greece’’.
  • 2009 – 2011: Programme for the Promotion of the Exchange and the Scientific Cooperation between Greece and Germany – IKYDA 2008 financed from the National Institution of Scholarships: ‘’Transformation products of pharmaceuticals – Detection and follow-up during wastewater treatment’’.
  • 2014-2020 SUBSOL (bringing coastal SUBsurface water SOLutions to the market) Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (European Union)
  • 2017-2022 LIFE AskREACH Enabling REACH consumer information rights on chemicals in articles by IT-tools (No. LIFE16/GIE/DE/000738) (European
    Union)
  • 2018-2022: LIFE APEX, Systematic use of contaminant data from apex predators and their prey in chemicals management, LIFE17 ENV/SK/000355 (European Union)

Publications in journals and books

  1.  Ε. Voudrias, K. Fytianos, E. Bizani, ”Sorption – Desorption Isotherms of Dyes from Aqueous Solutions and Wastewaters with Different Sorbent Materials’’, 2002, Global Nest, Vol.4(1), p.p. 75-83
  2. Ε. Μπιζάνη, Θ. Κουιμτζής, ”Στρατοσφαιρικό όζον: Σχηματισμός – Διάσπαση – Διαχρονική και Tοπική Εξέλιξη’’, 2003, Χημικά Χρονικά – Γενική Έκδοση, Τεύχος 3, Τόμος 65
  3.  E. Bizani, K. Fytianos, I.Poulios, V. Tsiridis, ”Photocatalytic Decolorization and Degradation of Dye Solutions and Wastewaters in the Presence of Titanium Dioxide”, 2006, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 136, 85-94.
  4.  E. Evgenidou, E. Bizani, C. Christophoridis, K. Fytianos, ”Heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of prometryn in aqueous solutions under UV/Vis irradiation’’, 2007, Chemosphere, 68, 1877-1882.
  5. E. Μπιζάνη, Κ. Φυτιάνος, ”Προχωρημένες οξειδωτικές μέθοδοι αντιρρύπανσης – Η ετερογενής φωτοκατάλυση με τη χρήση ημιάγωγιμων υλικών’’, 2008, Χημικά Χρονικά, Τεύχος 3, Τόμος 70, 20-26.
  6.  A. Zapata, I. Oller, E. Bizani, J.A.Sánchez-Pérez, M.I. Maldonado, S. Malato, ”Evaluation of operational parameters involved in solar photo-Fenton degradation of a commercial pesticide mixture’’, 2009, Catalysis Today, 144 (1-2), 94-99.
  7.  S. Veloutsou, E. Bizani, K. Fytianos, ”Photo-Fenton decomposition of β-blockers Atenolol and Metoprolol; Study and Optimization of System Parameters and Identification of Intermediates”, 2014, Chemosphere, 107, 180-186.
  8.  E.-C. Kalogridi, C. Christophoridis, E. Bizani, G. Drimaropoulou, K. Fytianos, ”’Part I: Temporal and spatial distribution of multiclass pesticideresidues in lake waters of Northern Greece: application of anoptimized SPE-UPLC-MS/MS pretreatment and analytical method”, 2014, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(12), 7239-7251.
  9.  E.-C. Kalogridi, C. Christophoridis, E. Bizani, G. Drimaropoulou, K. Fytianos, ”Part II: temporal and spatial distribution of multiclass pesticideresidues in lake sediments of northern Greece: application of anoptimized MAE-LC-MS/MS pretreatment and analytical method”, 2014, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(12), 7252-7262.
  10.  E. Bizani, D. Lambropoulou, I.Poulios, K. Fytianos, ‘’Photocatalytic oxidation of molinate in aqueous solutions’’, 2014, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(21), 12294-12304.
  11.  C. Christia, E. Bizani, C. Christophoridis, K. Fytianos, ‘’Pesticides residues in fruit samples: Comparison of different QuEChERS methods using LC-MS/MS’’, 2015, Environmental Science and Pollution Research (accepted for publication)

Book Chapters

1. D. Lambropoulou, E. Evgenidou, C. Christophoridis, E. Bizani, K. Fytianos, (2012), Ch. 17
Flame Retardants, 377-411, Analysis of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Food, Editor Leo M.I.
Nollet, Wiley-Blackwell
2. C. Christophoridis, E. Bizani, K. Fytianos, (2011), Ch. 21 Environmental quality monitoring,
using GIS as a tool of visualization, management and decision-making. Applications emerging from
the EU Water Framework Directive EU 2000/60, 397-424, Agricultural and Environmental
Informatics, Governance and Management: Emerging Research Application, Εditors Drs. Zacharoula
Andreopoulou, Basil Manos, Nico Polman and Davide Viaggi IGI Global publications

Conferences Presentations

1. Ε. Voudrias, K. Fytianos, E. Bizani, ‘’ Removal of dyes from aqueous solutions and wastewaters by sorbent materials ‘’, 2001, 7th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Syros island, Greece, 03-06/09.
2. E. Bizani, K. Fytianos , I.Poulios, V. Tsiridis, ‘’ Photocatalytic Treatment of Dye Solutions in the Presence of Titanium Dioxide ‘’, 2004, International Conference Protection and Restoration of the Environment VII, Mykonos, Greece, 28/06-01/07.
3. E. Bizani, K. Fytianos, ‘’ Evaluation of Textile Dyes Photocatalytic Degradation Efficiency Using a Toxicity Assay ’’, 2005, 12th International Symposium on Toxicity Assessment, Skiathos, Greece 12-17/06.
4. C. Christophoridis, E. Bizani, K. Fytianos, ‘’ Bioremediation as a Method of Degrading Pesticides in Soil and Groundwater : A Review ’’, 2005, 3rd European Bioremediation Conference, Chania, Greece, 04-07/07.
5. E. Bizani, K. Fytianos, I. Poulios, ‘’ Photocatalytic Degradation of an Azo-Dye and Textile Wastewaters in TiO2 Suspensions under UV-Vis Irradiation ’’, 2005 9th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Rhodes island, Greece, 01-03/09.
6. E. Μπιζάνη, Κ. Φυτιάνος, Ι. Πούλιος, ‘’Φωτοκαταλυτική επεξεργασία υδατικών διαλυμάτων του παρασιτοκτόνου carbaryl με τη χρήση ημιαγώγιμων υλικών και UV/Vis ακτινοβολίας’’, 2006, Συνέδριο ‘’Μονάδες Επεξεργασίας Υγρών Αποβλήτων Μικρής Κλίμακας’’, Πορταριά Πηλίου, 08-09/04.
7. Ε. Bizani, K. Fytianos, I.Poulios, ‘’Semiconductor-assisted photodegradation of a carbamate pesticide in aqueous solutions under UV/Vis irradiation’’, 2006, 17th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, Prague, 27-31/08.
8. E. Evgenidou, E. Bizani, C. Christophoridis, K. Fytianos, ‘’Heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of prometryn in aqueous solutions under UV/Vis irradiation’’, 2006, 1st European Conference on Environmental Applications of Advanced Oxidation Processes, Chania, Greece, 07-09/09
9. Ε. Bizani, K. Fytianos, I.Poulios, ‘’Titanium dioxide – assisted photocatalysed degradation of a carbamate and a thiocarbamate pesticide’’,2007, Second International Conference on Semiconductor Photochemistry, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 23-25/07.
10. Ε. Bizani, K. Fytianos, I.Poulios, ‘’Photocatalytic oxidation of molinate in aquous solutions’’, 2007, 10th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Kos island, Greece, 05-07/09.
11. E. Evgenidou, E. Bizani, C. Christophoridis, K. Fytianos, ‘’Heterogeneous photocatalytic treatment of a carbamate, an organophosphorous and a triazine pesticide in acqueoys solutions’’, 2007, 10th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Kos Island, Greece, 05-07/09.
12. X. Χριστοφορίδης, Ε. Μπιζάνη, Ε. Ευγενίδου, K. Φυτιάνος, ‘’Αξιολόγηση της ποιότητας των υπόγειων υδάτων του Δήμου Θέρμης (Ν. Θεσσαλονίκης, Β. Ελλάδα)’’, 2008, 3ο Περιβαλλοντικό Συνέδριο Μακεδονίας, Θεσσαλονίκη, 13-14 /03.
13. Ε. Bizani, K. Fytianos, ‘’Photo-Fenton treatment of a carbamate pesticide, pirimicarb, in acqueous solutions’’, 2008, International Symposium on Green Chemistry for Environment and Health, Munich, Germany, 13-16/10.
14. C. Christophoridis. E. Bizani, E. Evgenidou, K. Fytianos, ‘’Temporal and spatial variations on the groundwater quality in the municipality of Thermi (N. Greece)’’, 2009, International Conference on Xenobiotics in the Urban Water Cycle, Pafos, Cyprus, 11-13/03.
15. C. Gkorgkolia, E Bizani, K. Fytianos, ‘’Photo-Fenton decomposition of the endocrine disrupting compound di-butyl phthalate’’, 2009, 11th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Chania, Crete, Greece, 03-05/09.
16. E. Bizani, D. Lambropoulou, K. Fytianos, ‘’Identification and structural elucidation of photocatalytic degradation products of molinate by using UPLC-MS/MS and GC-EI-MS techniques’’, 2009, 2nd European Conference on Environmental Applications of Advanced Oxidation Processes EAAOP2, Cyprus, 09-11/09.
17. Ι. Bulskaya, E. Bizani, K. Fytianos, ‘’Comparative Study of Paper Mill Effluent Treatment Using TiO2 Suspensions or Photo-Fenton Reagent’’, 2009, 2nd European Conference on Environmental Applications of Advanced Oxidation Processes EAAOP2, Cyprus, 09-11/09.
18. C. Gkorgkolia, E. Bizani, K. Fytianos, ‘’Oxidative decomposition of the endocrine disrupting compound triadimenol using Photo-Fenton system’’, 2011, 12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology CEST2011, Rhodes, Greece, 8-10/09.
19. S. Veloutsou, E. Bizani, K. Fytianos, ‘’Photo-Fenton decomposition of two pharmaceutical compounds; atenolol and metoprolol’’, 2011, 12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology CEST2011, Rhodes, Greece, 8-10/09.
20. C. Christia, E. Bizani, C. Christophoridis, K. Fytianos, ‘’Determination of pesticide residues in fruit samples originated from Greece. Study and optimization of QueECheRS method using LC-MS/MS analysis’’, 2011, 12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology CEST2011,Rhodes, Greece, 8-10/09.
21. G. Drimaropoulou, E-C. Kalogridi, C. Christophoridis, E. Bizani, K. Fytianos, ‘’Experimental Design Approach for Optimization of Solid Phase Extraction and Development of a Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray-Tandem Mass Spectrometry Method (LC-MS/MS) for the Determination of Multiclass Pesticides in Water Samples’’, 2011, 13th EuCheMS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, Zurich, Switzerland, 11-15/09.
22. E-C. Kalogridi, G. Drimaropoulou, C. Christophoridis, E. Bizani, K. Fytianos, ‘’Development and Application of Analytical Method for Simultaneous Extraction and Determination of Multiclass Pesticides in Lake Waters and Sediments of Northern Greece’’, 2011, 13th EuCheMS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, Zurich, Switzerland,11- 15/09
23. C. Christia, E. Bizani, C. Christophoridis, K. Fytianos, ‘’Pesticide residues determination in Greek fruit samples using optimized QuECheRS pretreatment method’’, 2011, 7th International Symposium of Mediterranean Group of Pesticide Research, Thessaloniki, Greece, 09-11/11
24. Christophoridis C., Bizani E., Iossifidis D., Kallioras A., Dimitriadis K., Makropoulos C. “A Novel Hybrid Photocatalytic System for water purification: application to groundwater remediation and aquifer recharging” SPEA10, 10th European meeting on Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications (SPEA10), Almeria, Spain 04-08/06
25. C. Christophoridis, E.A. Bizani, M.F. Touloupi, G.A. Konstantouraki, M.C. Nika, A. Hiskia, N.S. Thomaidis, “Oxidative degradation of metformin using laboratory and pilot scale reactors”, 2018, ISEAC-40 40th International Conference on Environmental & Food Monitoring, , Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 19-22/06
26. E.A. Bizani, C. Christophoridis, M.F. Touloupi, G.A. Konstantouraki, M.C. Nika, A. Hiskia, N.S. Thomaidis, “Identification and quantification of a polar pharmaceutical compound and its oxidative transformation products by chromatographic methods” AACD 2018, 25- 29/09/2018, Chania, Crete,
27. C. Christophoridis, M. Kanidi, M. Kandyla, G. Mousdis, E. Bizani, A. Hiskia, “Enhanced photocatalytic activity of novel TiO2 thin films developed on a lasermicrostructured Si surface”. 2019, 6th Environmental applications of advanced oxidation processes EAAOP-6, Portoroz Slovenia, 25-30/06

Scholarships and Awards

  • Scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) for the 1st year of undergraduate studies (1st position, 1996-1997)
  •  Scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) for the 1st year of postgraduate studies (2002).
  •  Scholarship from Onassis Foundation for Ph.D. studies (2003, duration 39 months)
  •  Special Grant of the Support Program for Onassis Scholars’ Association Members (2017-2019)

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Association of Greek Chemists, 2001-Present
Member of the Onassis Scholars Association, 2009-Present
Member of the Chemicals Working Group of European Environmental Bureau (EEB), 2014-
Present
Board member of the environmental NGO ECOCITY

Contact information

Eri Bizani
Office: 4th floor, Wing E, Office 02
Phone: +30 210 7274573
Postal Address: Panepistimioupoli Zografou, Postal Code:15771, Athens, Greece
Email: eribizani@chem.uoa.gr