Selected publications in peer review international scientific journals:


  1. Payam Alemi Safaval, Seyed Ahmad Neshaei, Peyman Heidarian, Mehrdad Khanmohammadi, Fariba Ghanbarpour, Zahra Azizi, Saeed Behzadi, Alexandros Stefanakis, 2024. Studying the effect of Anzali port breakwaters on sedimentation in Anzali wetland using remote sensing. Environ. Eng. Res. 29(1): 230064,
  2. Panagiotis Regkouzas, Labrini Sygellou, & Evan Diamadopoulos, 2023. Production and characterization of graphene oxide-engineered biochars and application for organic micro-pollutant adsorption from aqueous solutions. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.
  3. Mathieu Nsenga Kumwimba, Bo Zhu, Alexandros I. Stefanakis, Fidelis O. Ajibade, Mawuli Dzakpasu, Elisa Soana, Tao Wang, Muhammad Arif, Diana Kavidia Muyembe and Temitope Deborah Agboola, 2023. Advances in ecotechnological methods for diffuse nutrient pollution control: wicked issues in agricultural and urban watersheds. Front. Environ. Sci., 11:1199923,
  4. Mysha Maliha, Md Abdul Moktadir, Surajit Bag, Alexandros I Stefanakis, 2023. Circular economy practices in the leather products industry toward waste valorization: an approach of sustainable environmental management. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 1463-5771, doi: 10.1108/BIJ-10-2022-0628.
  5. Olivia Addo-Bankas, Yaqian Zhao, Arlindo Gomes and Alexandros Stefanakis, 2022. Challenges of Urban Artificial Landscape Water Bodies: Treatment Techniques and Restoration Strategies towards Ecosystem Services Enhancement. Processes 10(12), 2486;
  6. Taghipour, A., Akkalatham, W., Eaknarajindawat, N., Stefanakis, A.I., 2022. The impact of government policies and steel recycling companies' performance on sustainable management in a circular economy. Resources Policy 77, 102663;
  7. Gaballah, M.S., Abdelwahab, O., Barakat, K.M., Stefanakis, A.I., 2022. A pilot system integrating a settling technique and a horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland for the treatment of polluted lake water. Chemosphere 295, 133844;
  8. Tsalis, T., Stefanakis, A.I., Nikolaou, I., 2022. A Framework to Evaluate the Social Life Cycle Impact of Products under the Circular Economy Thinking. Sustainability 14(4), 2196;
  9. Zahui, F.M., Quattara, J.M.P., Kamagate, M., Coulibaly, L., Stefanakis, A.I., 2021. Effect of Plant Species on the Performance and Bacteria Density Profile in Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands for Domestic Wastewater Treatment in a Tropical Climate. Water 13(24), 3485;
  10. Oral, H.V., Radinja, M., Rizzo, A., Kearney, K., Andersen, T.R., Krzeminski, P., Buttiglieri, G., Ayral-Cinar, D., Comas, J., Gajewska, M., Hartl, M., Finger, D.C., Kazak, J.K., Mattila, H., Vieira, P., Piro, P., Palermo, S.A., Turco, M., Pirouz, B., Stefanakis, A.I., Regelsberger, M., Ursino, N., Carvalho, P.N., 2021. Management of Urban Waters with Nature-Based Solutions in Circular Cities - Exemplified through Seven Urban Circularity Challenges. Water 13(23), 3334;
  11. Dale, G., Dotro, G., Srivastava, P., Austin, D., Hutchinson, S., Head, P., Goonetilleke, A., Stefanakis, A.I., Junge, R., Fernández L., J.A., Weyer, V., Truter, W., Bühler, D., Bennett, J., Liu, H., Li, Z., Du, J., Schneider, P., Hack, J., Schönborn, A., 2021. Education in Ecological Engineering - a Need Whose Time Has Come. Circular Economy and Sustainability 1, 333-373,
  12. Gholipour, A. and Stefanakis, A.I., 2021. A full-scale anaerobic baffled reactor and hybrid constructed wetland for university dormitory wastewater treatment and reuse in an arid and warm climate. Ecological Engineering 170, 106360.
  13. Mozaffari, M.H., Shafiepour, E., Mirbagheri, S.A., Rakhshandehroo, G., Wallace, S., Stefanakis, A.I., 2021. Hydraulic characterization and removal of metals and nutrients in an aerated horizontal subsurface flow “racetrack” wetland treating oil industry effluent. Water Research 200, 117220.
  14. Šereš, M., Innemanová, P., Hnátková, T., Rozkošný, M., Stefanakis, A.I., Semerád, J., Cajthaml, T., 2021. Evaluation of Hybrid Constructed Wetland Performance and Reuse of Treated Wastewater in Agricultural Irrigation. Water 13(9), 1165,
  15. Alwahaibi, B., Jafary, T., Al-Mamun, A., Baaswain, M.S., Aghbashlo, M., Tabatabaei, M., Stefanakis, A.I., 2021. Operational modifications of a full-scale vertical flow constructed wetland with effluent recirculation to optimize total nitrogen removal. Journal of Cleaner Production 296, 126558.
  16. Stefanakis, A.I., Calheiros, CSC, Nikolaou, I., 2021. Nature-Based Solutions as a Tool in the New Circular Economic Model for Climate Change Adaptation. Circular Economy and Sustainability,
  17. Nikolaou, I.E., Jones, N., Stefanakis, A.I., 2021. Circular Economy and Sustainability: the Past, the Present and the Future Directions. Circular Economy and Sustainability,
  18. Calheiros, CSC, Stefanakis, A.I., 2021. Green Roofs Towards Circular and Resilient Cities. Circular Economy and Sustainability,
  19. Gaballah, M.S., Ismail, K., Aboagye, D., Ismail, M.M., Sobhi, M., Stefanakis, A.I., 2021. Effect of design and operational parameters on nutrients and heavy metal removal in pilot floating treatment wetlands with Eichhornia Crassipes treating polluted lake water. Environmental Science and Pollution Research,
  20. Echchelh, A., Hess, T., Sakrabani, R., Prigent, S., Stefanakis, A.I., 2021. Towards agro-environmentally sustainable irrigation with treated produced water in hyper-arid environments. Agricultural Water Management 243, 106449.
  21. Nielsen, S., Stefanakis, A.I., 2020. Sustainable dewatering of industrial sludges in Sludge Treatment Reed Beds: experiences from pilot and full-scale studies under different climates. Applied Sciences 10 (21),
  22. Gomes, A.C., Silva, L., Albuquerque, A., Simões, R., Stefanakis, A.I., 2020. Treatment of cork boiling wastewater using a horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland combined with ozonation. Chemosphere 260, 127598.
  23. Nikolaou, S., Vakros, J., Diamadopoulos, E., Mantzavinos, D., 2020. Sonochemical degradation of propylparaben in the presence of agro-industrial biochar. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 8 (4), 104010.
  24. Mourgela, R-Ν, Regkouzas, P., Pellera, F-M., Diamadopoulos, E., 2020. Ni(II) Adsorption on Biochars Produced from Different Types of Biomass. Water Air & Soil Pollution 231, 206,
  25.  Alufasi, R., Parawira, W., Stefanakis, A.I., Lebea, P., Chakauya, E., Chingwaru, W., 2020. Internalisation of Salmonella spp. by Typha latifolia and Cyperus papyrus in vitro and implications for pathogen removal in Constructed Wetlands. Environmental Technology, 1-35,
  26. Stefanakis, A.I., 2020. Constructed Wetlands for sustainable wastewater treatment in hot and arid climates: opportunities, challenges and case studies in the Middle East. Water 12 (6), 1665,  
  27. Manolikaki, I., Diamadopoulos, E., 2020. Agronomic potential of biochar prepared from brewery byproducts. Journal of Environmental Management 255, 109856.
  28. Gholipour A., Zahabi H., Stefanakis A.I., 2020. A novel pilot and full-scale constructed wetland study for glass industry wastewater treatment. Chemosphere 247, 125966.
  29. Stefanakis, A.I., 2020. The fate of MTBE and BTEX in Constructed Wetlands. Applied Sciences 10, 127, doi:10.3390/app10010127. 
  30. Stefanakis, A.I., 2019. The role of Constructed Wetlands as green infrastructure for sustainable urban water management. Sustainability 11 (24), 6981, 
  31. Regkouzas, P., Diamadopoulos, E., 2019. Adsorption of selected organic micro-pollutants on sewage sludge biochar. Chemosphere 224, 840-851.
  32. Stefanakis, A.I., Bardiau, M., Silva, D., Taylor, H., 2019. Presence of bacteria and bacteriophages in full-scale trickling filters and an aerated constructed wetland. Science of the Total Environment 659, 1135–1145.
  33. Ramírez S., Torrealba G., Lameda-Cuicas E., Molina-Quintero L., Stefanakis A.I., Pire-Sierra M.C., 2019. Investigation of pilot-scale Constructed Wetlands treating simulated pre-treated tannery wastewater under tropical climate. Chemosphere 234, 496-504.
  34. Muñoz, C., Gómez, G., Stefanakis, A.I., Plaza de los Reyes, C., Vera-Puerto, I., Vidal, G., 2019. Aromatic compounds and organic matter behavior in pilot Constructed Wetlands treating Pinus Radiata and Eucalyptus Globulus sawmill industry leachate. Applied Sciences 9 (23), 5046,
  35. Daee, M., Gholipour, A., Stefanakis, A.I., 2019. Performance of pilot Horizontal Roughing Filter as polishing stage of waste stabilization ponds in developing regions and modelling verification. Ecological Engineering 138, 8-18.
  36. Gomes, A.C., Silva, L., Albuquerque, A., Simões, R., Stefanakis, A.I., 2018. Investigation of lab-scale horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands treating industrial cork boiling wastewater. Chemosphere 207, 430-439. 
  37. Kwiatkowski, M., Kalderis, D., Diamadopoulos, E., 2017. Numerical analysis of the influence of the impregnation ratio on the microporous structure formation of activated carbons, prepared by chemical activation of waste biomass with phosphoric acid. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 105, 81-85.
  38. Manolikaki, I., Diamadopoulos, E., 2017. Ryegrass yield and nutrient status after biochar application in two Mediterranean soils. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 63 (8), 1093-1107.
  39. Tatoulis, T., Akratos, C.S., Tekerlekopoulou, A.G., Vayenas, D.V., Stefanakis, A.I., 2017. A novel horizontal subsurface flow Constructed Wetland: reducing area requirements and clogging risk. Chemosphere 186, 257-268. 
  40. Vakondios, N., Mazioti, A.A., Koukouraki, E.E., Diamadopoulos, E., 2016. An analytical method for measuring specific endocrine disruptors in activated sludge (biosolids) using solid phase microextraction-gas chromatography. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 4, 1910-1917.
  41. Manolikaki, I.I., Mangolis, A.,  Diamadopoulos, E., 2016. The impact of biochars prepared from agricultural residues on phosphorus release and availability in two fertile soils. Journal of Environmental Management 181, 536-543.
  42. Tatoulis, T., Stefanakis, A.I., Frontistis, Z., Akratos, C.S., Tekerlekopoulou, A.G., Mantzavinos, D., Vayenas, D.V., 2016. Treatment of table olive washing water using trickling filters, constructed wetlands and electrooxidation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-8. doi:0.1007/s11356-016-7058-6.
  43. Stefanakis, A.I., Seeger, E., Dorer, C., Sinke, A., Thullner, M., 2016. Performance of pilot-scale horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands treating groundwater contaminated with phenols and petroleum derivatives. Ecological Engineering 95, 514-526. 
  44. Agrafioti, A., Kalderis, D., Diamadopoulos, E., 2014. Arsenic and chromium removal from water using biochars derived from rice husk, organic solid wastes and sewage sludge. Journal of Environmental Management 133, 309-314.
  45. Katsoni, A., Mantzavinos, D. Diamadopoulos, E., 2014. Sequential treatment of diluted olive pomace leachate by digestion in a pilot scale UASB reactor and BDD electrochemical oxidation. Water Research 57, 76-86.
  46. Vakondios, Ν., Koukouraki, Ε., Diamadopoulos, E., 2014. Effluent organic matter (EfOM) characterization by simultaneous measurement of proteins and humic matter. Water Research 63, 62-70.
  47. Viola, F.,  Sapiano, M., Schembri, M., Brincat, C., Lopez, A., Toscano, A., Diamadopoulos, E., Charalambous, B., Molle, B., Zoumadakis, M., Torrens Armengol, A., Gallinas Vich, M., Noto , M.T., 2014. The state of water resources in major Mediterranean islands. Water Resources 41, 639–648.
  48. Agrafioti, A., Kalderis, D., Diamadopoulos, E., 2014. Ca and Fe modified biochars as adsorbents of arsenic and chromium in aqueous solutions. Journal of Environmental Management 146, 444-450.
  49. Lacasa, E., Tsolaki, E., Sbokou, Z., Rodrigo, M.A., Mantzavinos, D., Diamadopoulos, E., 2013. Electrochemical disinfection of simulated ballast water on conductive diamond electrodes. Chemical Engineering Journal 223, 516-523.
  50. Solak, S., Vakondios, N., Tzatzimaki, I., Diamadopoulos, E., Arda, M., Kabay, N., Yüksel, M., 2013. A comparative study for removal of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) from treated wastewater using highly crosslinked polymeric adsorbents and activated carbon. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 89, 819-824.
  51. Ioannou, L.A., Michael, C., Vakondios, N., Drosou, K., Xekoukoulotakis, N.P., Diamadopoulos, E., Fatta-Kassinos, D., 2013. Winery wastewater purification by reverse osmosis and oxidation of the concentrate by solar photo-Fenton. Separation and Purification Technology 118, 659-669.
  52. Loupasaki, E., Diamadopoulos, E., 2013. Attached growth systems for wastewater treatment in small and rural communities: A review. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 88, 190-204.
  53. Loupasaki, E., Diamadopoulos, E., 2013. Comparative evaluation of three attached growth systems and constructed wetland for in situ treatment of raw municipal wastewater. Environmental Technology 34, 1503-1512.
  54. Bouki, C., Venieri, D., Diamadopoulos, E., 2013. Detection and fate of antibiotic resistant bacteria in wastewater treatment plants: A review. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 91, 1-9.
  55. Agrafioti, A., Bouras, G., Kalderis, D., Diamadopoulos, E., 2013. Biochar production by sewage sludge pyrolysis. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 101, 72-78.
  56. Venieri, D., Markogiannaki, E., Chatzisymeon, E., Diamadopoulos, E., Mantazvinos ,D., 2013. Inactivation of Bacillus anthracis by photocatalytic, photolytic and sonochemical treatment. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 12, 645-652.
  57. Dialynas, E., Diamadopoulos, E., 2012. The effect of biomass adsorption on the removal of selected pharmaceutical compounds in an immersed membrane bioreactor system. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 87, 232-237.
  58. Stefanakis, A.I., Tsihrintzis, V.A., 2012. Heavy metal fate in pilot-scale Sludge Drying Reed Beds under various design and operation conditions. Journal of Hazardous Materials 213-214, 393-405.
  59. Stefanakis, A.I., Tsihrintzis, V.A., 2012. Use of zeolite and bauxite as filter media treating the effluent of Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 155, 106-116.
  60. Stefanakis, A.I., Tsihrintzis, V.A., 2012. Effects of loading, resting period, temperature, porous media, vegetation and aeration on performance of pilot-scale Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands. Chemical Engineering Journal 181-182, 416-430. 
  61. Stefanakis, A.I., Tsihrintzis, V.A., 2012. Effect of various design and operation parameters on performance of pilot-scale Sludge Drying Reed Beds. Ecological Engineering 38, 65-78. 
  62. Agrafioti, E., Diamadopoulos, E., 2012. A strategic plan for reuse of treated municipal wastewater for crop irrigation on the island of Crete. Agricultural Water Management 105, 57-64.
  63. Stefanakis, A.I., Komilis, D., Tsihrintzis, V.A., 2011. Stability and maturity of thickened wastewater sludge treated in pilot-scale Sludge Treatment Wetlands. Water Research, 45, 6441 - 6452.
  64. Anglada, Á, Urtiaga, A., Ortiz, I., Mantzavinos, D., Diamadopoulos, E., 2011. Boron-doped diamond anodic treatment of landfill leachate: evaluation of operating variables and formation of oxidation by-products. Water Research 45 (2), 828-838.
  65. Anglada, Á, Urtiaga, A., Ortiz, I., Mantzavinos, D., Diamadopoulos, E., 2011. Treatment of municipal landfill leachate by catalytic wet air oxidation: Assessment of the role of operating parameters by factorial design. Waste Management 31 (8), 1833-1840.
  66. Stefanakis, A.I., Tsihrintzis, V.A., 2011. Dewatering mechanisms in pilot-scale Sludge Drying Reed Beds: effect of design and operational parameters. Chemical Engineering Journal 172 (1), 430-443.
  67. Stefanakis, A.I., Akratos, C.S., Tsihrintzis, V.A., 2011. Effect of wastewater step-feeding on removal efficiency of pilot-scale horizontal subsurface flow Constructed Wetlands. Ecological Engineering 37 (3), 431-443.
  68. Velegraki, T., Balayiannis, G., Diamadopoulos, E., Katsaounis, A., Mantzavinos, D., 2010. Electrochemical oxidation of benzoic acid in water over boron-doped diamond electrodes: Statistical analysis of key operating parameters, kinetic modeling, reaction by-products and ecotoxicity. Chemical Engineering Journal 160 (2), 538-548.
  69. Stefanakis, A.I., Akratos, C.S., Melidis, P., Tsihrintzis, V.A., 2009. Surplus activated sludge dewatering in pilot-scale Sludge Drying Reed Beds. Journal of Hazardous Materials 172 (2-3), 1122-1130.
  70. Stefanakis, A.I., Akratos, C.S., Gikas, G.D., Tsihrintzis, V.A., 2009. Effluent quality improvement of two pilot-scale, horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands using natural zeolite (clinoptilolite). Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 124 (1-3), 131-143.
  71. Stefanakis, A.I., Tsihrintzis, V.A., 2009. Effect of outlet water level raising and effluent recirculation on removal efficiency of pilot-scale horizontal subsurface flow Constructed Wetlands. Desalination 248 (1-3), 961-976.
  72. Stefanakis, A.I., Tsihrintzis, V.A., 2009. Performance of pilot-scale Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands treating wastewater: effect of various design parameters. Desalination 248 (1-3), 753-770. 
  73. Tsimas, E.S., Tyrovola, K., Xekoukoulotakis, N.P., Nikolaidis, N.P., Diamadopoulos, E., Mantzavinos, D., 2009. Simultaneous photocatalytic oxidation of As(III) and humic acid in aqueous TiO2 suspensions. Journal of Hazardous Materials 169 (1–3), 376-385.
  74. Chatzisymeon, E., Xekoukoulotakis, N.P., Diamadopoulos, E., Katsaounis, A., Mantzavinos, D., 2009. Boron-doped diamond anodic treatment of olive mill wastewaters: Statistical analysis, kinetic modeling and biodegradability. Water Research 43 (16), 3999-4009.
  75. Dialynas, E., Mantzavinos, D., Diamadopoulos, E., 2008. Advanced treatment of the reverse osmosis concentrate produced during reclamation of municipal wastewater. Water Research 42 (18), 4603-4608.
  76. Kalderis, D., Bethanis, S., Paraskeva, P., Diamadopoulos, E., 2008. Production of activated carbon from bagasse and rice husk by a single-stage chemical activation method at low retention times. Bioresource Technology 99 (15), 6809-6816.
  77. Giannis, Α., Kalaitzakis, Μ., Diamadopoulos, Ε., 2007. Electrochemical treatment of olive mill wastewater. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 82 (7), 663-671.
  78. Antoniou, C.V., Koukouraki, E.E., Diamadopoulos, E., 2006. Determination of chlorinated volatile organic compounds in water and municipal wastewater using headspace–solid phase microextraction–gas chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A 1132 (1-2), 310-314.
  79. Tyrovola, K., Diamadopoulos, E., 2005. Bromate formation during ozonation of groundwater in coastal areas in Greece. Desalination
    176 (1–3), 201-209.