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Environmental Engineering and Management Laboratory (LEEM)

Welcome to the new website of the Laboratory of Environmental Engineering and Management of the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Crete.

Aim

The aim of the Laboratory is to promote the teaching and scientific research in the field of environmental engineering, ecological technologies and sustainable management of water resources, wastewater and by-products, as well as to generally contribute to the knowledge and understanding of environmental management through collaborations in research projects.

Alongside courses teaching, the aim of the Laboratory is the training in laboratory equipment and methods in the scientific area of the Laboratory, the preparation of undergraduate and postgraduate theses of students and conducting fundamental and applied research independently or within the framework of funded research projects.

History

The Laboratory of Environmental Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete was founded in 1992 by Professor Evan Diamadopoulos. It was initially housed in the building of the former French School ni Halepa, Chania and functioned as an interdepartmental laboratory that supported the School of Production Engineering and Management and the School of Mineral Resources Engineering of the TUC.

The laboratory was transferred to the premises of the University Campus in 1999, while since 2003 it belongs to the School of Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, and the Division ΙΙ: «Environmental Process Design and Analysis». Since May 2021, the laboratory belongs to the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.

Today, the Laboratory is housed in the building Κ3 of the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering occupying a large single space.

Research

The research activities of the Laboratory focus on the following:

  • Water treatment using physical and chemical processes
  • Treatment and reuse of urban wastewater, industrial wastewater and municipal sludge
  • Nature-Based Solutions, Constructed Wetlands design and research
  • Hybrid wastewater treatment systems
  • Solid waste exploitation (urban, agro-industrial) for the production of activated carbon and biochar
  • Use of biochar and activated carbon in environmental and agronomic applications
  • Circular Economy applications in water and waste management