Maria Aivalioti
Scientific Assistant, Laboratory of Management of Toxic and Hazardous Waste

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Education

  • 2011: Ph.D.:  Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete
  • 2003: MSc.:Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete.
  • 1998: Diploma in Environmental Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete.

Research Interests

Conduct research in areas characterization and remediation of contaminated areas (soils and groundwater) and hazardous waste management:

  • Remediation of water contaminated by petroleum products.
  • Application of innovative remediation technologies of contaminated soil / groundwater (air sparging, bioslurping).
  • Study / identification of contaminated areas - assessing the current situation of pollution.
  • Management of hazardous - special waste.

Participation in Research Programmes and Projects

  • “Monitoring of Groundwater / Subsoil in Industrial and Hazardous Waste treatment sites, HEL.PE. ”, HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A. - Technical University of Crete (2008-2009 & 2012 & 2015-2016 & 2018).
  •  “Site Exploration for Sitting the New Landfill of the Prefecture of Rethimno”, Municipality of Amari – Technical University of Crete (2017).
  •  “TIWaSiC - Advanced Training in Integrated Sustainable Waste Management for Siberian Companies and Authorities”, Technical University of Dresden – Technical University / Research Center of Irkutsk – Technical University of Crete (2016).
  • “Study the Investigation, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Uncontrolled Contaminated Sites / Facilities from Industrial and Hazardous Waste in Greece”, Ministry for Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works – Technical University of Crete (2008-2009).
  • “Creation of Optimum Knowledge Bank for Efficient E-Waste Management in India”, TERI – Dresden University – Technical University of Crete (2006).

Selected Publications

  • Μ. Aivalioti, R. Cossu, E. Gidarakos, «New opportunities in industrial waste management», Waste Management (2014) Vol. 34(10), pp. 1737-1738.
  • E. Gidarakos, M. Aivalioti «Industrial and hazardous waste management», Journal of Hazardous Materials (2012) Vol. 207-208, pp. 1-2.
  • Aivalioti M., Pothoulaki D., Papoulias P., Gidarakos E., «Removal of BTEX, MTBE and TAME from aqueous solutions by adsorption onto raw and thermally treated lignite», Journal of Hazardous Materials (2012) Vol. 207–208, pp. 136-146.
  • Aivalioti M., Papoulias P., Kousaiti A., Gidarakos E., «Adsorption of BTEX, MTBE and TAME on natural and modified diatomite», Journal of Hazardous Materials (2012) Vol. 207–208, pp. 117-127.  
  • M. Aivalioti, I. Vamvasakis, E. Gidarakos, «BTEX and MTBE adsorption onto raw and thermally modified diatomite» Journal of Hazardous Materials (2010), Vol. 178(1-3), pp. 136-143.  
  • D. Kalderis, M. Aivalioti, E. Gidarakos, «Options for sustainable sewage sludge management in small wastewater treatment plants on islands: The case of Crete» Desalination, Accepted (2010)
  • F. Simantiraki, M. Aivalioti, E. Gidarakos, «Implementation of an Ιmage Αnalysis Τechnique to Determine LNAPL Infiltration and Distribution in Unsaturated Porous Media» Desalination (2009), Vol. 248(1-3), pp. 705-715.
  • Aivalioti M., Gidarakos E. «In-well air sparging efficiency in remediating the aquifer of a petroleum refinery site», Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science (2008), Vol. 7(1), pp. 71-82.
  • Gidarakos E., Aivalioti M. «Large Scale and Long-Term Application of Bioslurping: The Case of A Greek Petroleum Refinery Site», Journal of Hazardous Materials (2007), Vol. 149(3), pp. 574-581.
  • Aivalioti, M., Karatzas, G., “Modeling the flow and leachate transport in the vadose and saturated zone of a municipal landfill”, Environmental Modeling and Assessment (2006), Vol. 11(1), pp 81–87.