Elena Karounou, Ph.D. Ch. Eng.


Elena Karounou, Ph.D. Ch. Eng.

Graduated from the Chemical Engineering Dept. (Process and Environmental) from the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK in 1999, presenting two thesis papers on: “Environmental Impact Assessment of Poly Plant” and “Design of a Particulate, NOx, SOx, and H2S Cleaning System”.
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She obtained an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Chem. Eng. Dept. of Loughborough University, UK. Her thesis evaluated the performance of PAN based activated carbon fibers for the adsorption of metals from water solutions. MSc thesis Title: "Wet and dry chemical oxidations were performed in the lab under controlled conditions to modify a PAN based fiber."

She completed a doctoral thesis (2000-2004) in Chem. Eng. Dept. of Loughborough University, UK in the subject "Removal of endocrine disruptors (EDCs) by activated carbons and Hypersol-Macronet hypercrosslinked polymeric adsorbents".

She worked from 2003 to 2004 to Severn Trent Company Ltd. for removing EDCs from drinking and bio-purified water with photocatalysts.

She has been working since 2005 in HERACLES G.C.Co (member of LAFARGEHOLCIM group) as a Process Engineer (from 2005 to 2011 in MIlaki cement plant and from 2011 till today in Volos Cement Plant).

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Conferences: 3

List of publications:

Karounou, E.K., Koukou, M.K., Marinos, J., and Phillipou, P.H., ''Measurement of solid particles residence time distribution in a kiln line of the Greek cement works “Milaki Plant”'', Cement International, 2004, 12(1), 80-87.

Saha, B., Karounou, E. & Streat, M. (2010). Removal of 17β-oestradiol and 17α-ethinyl oestradiol from water by activated carbons and hypercrosslinked polymeric phases. Reactive and Functional Polymers. 70, 8, 531–544. DOI: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2010.04.004.