ENVIRONMENTAL BYSINESS UNIT

The Environmental unit is responsible for consulting, conducting research studies and engaging in environmental research.

This unit's strength lies in its cooperation with National and International Universities and Research Institutes among which are the MARINE SCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER, State University of New York, U.S.A, the CENTER OF OCEANOGRAPHY & CLIMATOLOGY, INSTITUTE OF BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY, University of Hamburg, Germany, the MAX-PLANK INSTITUTE FOR MARINE MICROBIOLOGY, LIMNOLOGY AND METEOROLOGY, Germany, the INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria, the NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, Greece, the NATIONAL CENTER FOR MARINE RECEARCH, Greece and the INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY & MINERAL EXPLORATION, Greece, BRITISH AEROSCAPE / ROYAL ORDNANCE / ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES GROUP.

The activities of the Environmental business unit in each of its three departments include:

Consultancy:

· Urban/Regional Planning & Development

· Water Resources Management

· Freshwater Exploration & Table, Natural/Mineral Water Filling Plants

· Freshwater Treatment

· Waste Water Treatment

· Solid and Liquid Waste Management, including Hazardous Wastes

· Waste Recycling: Biomass Energy, Composting

· Improvement and Remediation of Waters & Soils

Recearch Studies:

· Regional, Spatial and Ecological Analysis

· Ecosystems Management

· Ecosystems Monitoring & Quality Assessment

· Environmental Impact Studies & Risk Assessment

· Design of Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants - Process Optimization of Existing Plants

· Reduction of Industrial Solid/Liquid Effluents and Atmospheric Emissions

· Recycling of Wastes & Water

· Environmental Remediation: Technological & Financial Analysis (Waters & Soils)

· Freshwater Exploration: Hydrogeology & Geophysics

Environmental Research:

· Intergrated Ecosystems Analysis:

· Origin of Elements in Natural Waters and Soils/Sediments

· Development of Models for Specifying Quantitatively the Human Influence on Freshwater Chemistry