Maria G. Antoniou, Assistant Professor Department of Chemical Engineering, Cyprus University of Technology
Eleni Keliri, PhD Student Department of Chemical Engineering, Cyprus University of Technology
Evangelos Daskalakis, Assistant Professor Department of Chemical Engineering, Cyprus University of Technology
Global warming, water scarcity, and anthropogenic activities greatly contribute to the deterioration of surface water quality and availability due to phenomena such as eutrophication. This project aims to develop physical-chemical oxidation processes which will result in the mitigation of cyanobacteria harmful algalblooms that impair surface water quality, without the use of hazardous chemicals (i.e., algaecides), taking into consideration the wellness of the remaining ecosystem.
POxi: A novel testing kit for ensuring healthier and environmentally saferwaters.
Poxi is a side product of CYanOxi, which has been developed in parallel to cover a need that arose during lab testing. Despite its use as a lab-based method for researchers, it can be widely applied as a rapid, easy, and accurate method for the quantification of nonchlorinated compounds in swimming pools, hot tubs, and spa waters, as well asin industries such as electronics production, paper recycling and wool treatment.