Athanasia Tekerlekopoulou

Assistant Professor (tenured)

Environmental Engineering with a specialization in Biological Processes of potable water and wastewater

Phone: +30 264107-4204
E-mail: atekerle [at] upatras [dot] gr
Extended CV


Undergraduated Studies: Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1997)
Postgraduated Studies: Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Ioannina (2006)
Ph.D. Thesis: The study of biological removal mechanisms of pollutants from potable water using trickling filters
Supervisor: Prof. D.V. Vayenas

Scopus: 39, h=15, citations>650

Selected Publications

  • TSOLCHA ON, TEKERLEKOPOULOU AG*, AKRATOS CS, BELLOU S, AGGELIS G, KATSIAPI M, MOUSTAKA-GOUNIC M, VAYENAS DV. 2015. "Treatment of second cheese whey effluents using a Choricystis-based system with simultaneous lipid production" Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Article in Press
  • TATOULIS TI, TEKERLEKOPOULOU AG*, AKRATOS CS, PAVLOU S and VAYENAS DV. 2015. Aerobic Biological Treatment of Second Cheese Whey in Suspended and Attached Growth Reactors. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, DOI 10.1002/jctb.4515
  • MICHAILIDES MK, TEKERLEKOPOULOU AG*, AKRATOS CS, COLES S, PAVLOU S and VAYENAS DV. 2015. Molasses as an efficient low cost carbon source for biological Cr(VI) removal. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 281: 95-105
  • PELENDRIDOU K, MICHAILIDES MK, ZAGKLIS DP, TEKERLEKOPOULOU AG*, PARASKEVA CA, VAYENAS DV. 2013. Treatment of olive mill wastewater using a coagulation-flocculation process either as a single step or as post-treatment after aerobic biological treatment.  Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 89(12), 1866-1874
  • TEKERLEKOPOULOU AG*, PAVLOU S, VAYENAS DV. 2013. Removal of ammonium, iron and  manganese from potable water in biofiltration units: A review. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 88: 751-773
  • TEKERLEKOPOULOU AG*, TSIFLIKIOTOU M, AKRITIDOU L , VIENNAS A , TSIAMIS G , PAVLOU S, BOURTZIS K  &  VAYENAS DV. 2013. Modelling of biological Cr(VI) removal in draw-fill reactors using microorganisms in suspended and attached growth systems. Water Research, 47(2):623-636
  • MICHAILIDES M, CHRISTOU G, AKRATOS CS, TEKERLEKOPOULOU AG & VAYENAS DV*. 2011. Composting of olive leaves and pomace from a three-phase olive mill plant. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 65 (3): 560-564


Research Interests

  • Technologies of drinking water/toxic wastewater treatment using physicochemical and, mainly,  biological processes, aiming to optimize performance
  • Supervision of treatment plants for the biological removal of water pollutants (ammonia, iron, manganese) and the biological treatment of industrial wastewaters (dairy, olive mill, table olive, winery, hexavalent chromium, etc.)
  • Process modelling leading to the design of effective and economic systems for drinking water and wastewater treatment



Solid waste management
Fluid Mechanics- Hydraulics
Wastewater management
Chemical and biochemical processes
Hazardous wastes management


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