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Method development for the analysis of cyanotoxins in water, biomass and fish tissue

Multi-class cyanotoxin analysis using SPE-LC-MS/MS

Accreditation of cyanotoxins analysis in water and biomass according to ISO 17025

Advanced Oxidation Processes for water purification from cyanotoxins and taste & odor compounds

Visible light photocatalytic degradation of cyanotoxins



S-K. Zervou, C. Christophoridis, T. Kaloudis, T.M. Triantis, A. Hiskia, “New SPE-LC-MS/MS method for simultaneous determination of multi-class cyanobacterial and algal toxins”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 323 (2017) 56-66.

M. Moustaka-Gouni, A. Hiskia, S. Genitsaris, M. Katsiapi, K. Manolidi, S.-K. Zervou, C. Christophoridis, T. Triantis, T. Kaloudis, S. Orfanidis, “First report of Aphanizomenon favaloroi occurrence in Europe associated with saxitoxins and a massive fish kill in Lake Vistonis, Greece”, Marine and Freshwater Research, in press.

E.J. Faassen, M.G. Antoniou, W. Beekman-Lukassen, L. Blahova, E. Chernova, C. Christophoridis, A. Combes, C. Edwards, J. Fastner, J. Harmsen, A. Hiskia, L.L. Ilag, T. Kaloudis, S. Lopicic, M. Lürling, H. Mazur-Marzec, J. Meriluoto, C. Porojan, Y. Viner-Mozzini, N. Zguna, “A Collaborative Evaluation of LC-MS/MS Based Methods for BMAA Analysis: Soluble Bound BMAA Found to Be an Important Fraction”, Marine Drugs 14(3) (2016) 45.

T. Fotiou, T.M. Triantis, T. Kaloudis, K.E. O'Shea, D.D. Dionysiou, A. Hiskia, "Assessment of the roles of reactive oxygen species in the UV and visible light photocatalytic degradation of cyanotoxins and water taste and odor compounds using C-TiO2", Water Research, 90 (2016) 52-61.

He, de la Cruz, Hiskia, Kaloudis, O'Shea, Dionysiou D.D., “Destruction of microcystins (cyanotoxins) by UV-254 nm-based direct photolysis and advanced oxidation processes (AOPs): Influence of variable amino acids on the degradation kinetics and reaction mechanisms”, Water Research 74 (2015) 227-238.

Fotiou T., Triantis T. M., Kaloudis T., Hiskia A., "Evaluation of the photocatalytic activity of TiO2 based catalysts for the degradation and mineralization of cyanobacterial toxins and water off-odor compounds under UV-A, solar and visible light", Chemical Engineering Journal, 261 (2015) 17-26.

Fotiou T., Triantis T. M., Kaloudis T., Hiskia A., "Photocatalytic degradation of Cylindrospermopsin under UV-A, solar and visible light using TiO2. Mineralization and intermediate products ", Chemosphere, 119 (2015) S89-S94.

Fotiou, T., Triantis, T.M., Kaloudis, T., Papaconstantinou, E., Hiskia, A., "Photocatalytic Degradation of Water Taste and Odor Compounds in the presence of Polyoxometalates and TiO2: Intermediates and Degradation Pathways", Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 286 (2014) 1-9.

Kaloudis, T., Zervou, S.-K., Tsimeli, K., Triantis, T.M., Fotiou, T., Hiskia, "Determination of microcystins and nodularin (cyanobacterial toxins) in water by LC-MS/MS. Monitoring of Lake Marathonas, a water reservoir of Athens, Greece", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 263 (2013) 105-115.

De La Cruz, A.A., Hiskia, A., Kaloudis, T., Chernoff, N., Hill, D., Antoniou, M.G., He, X., Loftin, K., O'Shea, K., Zhao, C., Pelaez, M., Han, C., Lynch, T.J., Dionysiou, D.D., "A review on cylindrospermopsin: The global occurrence, detection, toxicity and degradation of a potent cyanotoxin", Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts, 15(11) (2013) 1979-2003.

T. Fotiou, T.M. Triantis, T. Kaloudis, L.M. Pastrana-Martínez, V. Likodimos, P. Falaras, A.M.T. Silva, A. Hiskia, "Photocatalytic Degradation of Cyanobacterial Metabolites in Water under UV-A and Solar Light using a Nanostructured Photocatalyst based on Reduced Graphene Oxide-TiO2 Composite", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52(39) (2013) 13991-14000.

V.K. Sharma, T.M. Triantis, M.G. Antoniou, X. He, M. Pelaez, C. Han, W. Song, K.E. O'Shea, A.A. de la Cruz, T. Kaloudis, A. Hiskia, D.D. Dionysiou, "Destruction of microcystins by conventional and advanced oxidation processes: A review", Separation and Purification Technology, 91 (2012) 3–17.

T. M. Triantis, T. Fotiou, T. Kaloudis, A. Kontos, P. Falaras, D.D. Dionysiou, M. Pelaez, A. Hiskia, "Photocatalytic Degradation and Mineralization of Microcystin-LR under UV-A, Solar and Visible Light using Nanostructured Nitrogen Doped TiO2", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 211-212 (2012) 196-202.

X. He, M. Pelaez, C. Williams, J.A. Westrick, K.E. O’Shea, A. Hiskia, T. Triantis, T. Kaloudis, A.A. de la Cruz, D.D. Dionysiou, "Efficient Removal of Microcystin-LR by UV-C/H2O2 in Synthetic and Natural Water Samples", Water Research, 46(5) (2012) 1501-1510.

T. Triantis, K. Tsimeli, T. Kaloudis, N. Thanassoulias, E. Lytras, A. Hiskia, "Development of an integrated laboratory system for the monitoring of cyanotoxins in surface and drinking waters", clearToxicon, 55(5) (2010) 979-989.



T.M. Triantis, T. Kaloudis, A. Hiskia, “Method validation guidelines for the analysis of cyanotoxins“, in J. Meriluoto, L. Spoof, G. Codd (Eds), "Handbook of Cyanobacterial Monitoring and Cyanotoxin Analysis", John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, in press.

T. Kaloudis, T.M. Triantis, A. Hiskia, “Analysis of taste and odour compounds produced by cyanobacteria”, in J. Meriluoto, L. Spoof, G. Codd (Eds), "Handbook of Cyanobacterial Monitoring and Cyanotoxin Analysis", John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, in press.

Suresh C. Pillai, Niall B. McGuinness, Ciara Byrne, Changseok Han, Jacob Lalley, Mallikarjuna Nadagouda, Polycarpos Falaras, Athanassios G. Kontos,  Miguel A. Gracia-Pinilla, Kevin O´Shea, Ramalinga V. Mangalaraja, Christophoros Christophoridis, Theodoros Triantis, Anastasia Hiskia, and Dionysios D. Dionysiou, “Photocatalysis as an Effective Advanced Oxidation Process”, in M.I. Stefan (Ed.), “Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Treatment: Fundamentals and Applications”, IWA Publishing, in press.

M.G. Antoniou, Ce.  Zhao, K.E. O’Shea, G. Zhangc, D.D. Dionysiou, Ch. Zhao, C. Han, M.N. Nadagouda, H. Choi, T. Fotiou, T.M. Triantis, A. Hiskia, “Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Contaminants in Water: Process Optimization and Degradation Pathways”, in D.D Dionysiou, G. Li Puma, J. Ye, J. Schneider, D. Bahnemann (Eds), “RSC Energy and Environment Series No. 15, Photocatalysis: Applications”, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 2016, pp. 1-34 DOI: 10.1039/9781782627104-00001, eISBN:978-1-78262-710-4.

M.G. Antoniou, M.A. Pelaez, W. Song, K. O'Shea, L. Ho, G. Newcombe, M.R. Teixeira, A.A. de La Cruz, T.M. Triantis, T. Kaloudis, A. Hiskia, R. Balasubramanian, S. Pavagadhi,  C. Han, V. Sharma, M. Dixon, X. He, D.D. Dionysiou, "Practices that Prevent the Formation of Cyanobacterial Blooms in Water Resources and remove Cyanotoxins during Physical Treatment of Drinking Water" in S. Ahuja (Ed.),   "Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification" , Elsevier, Waltham, 2014, Pg. 173-195.

A. Hiskia , T.M. Triantis, M.G. Antoniou, A.A. de la Cruz , K. O’Shea , W. Song , T. Fotiou, T. Kaloudis , X. He, J. Andersen, D.D. Dionysiou, "Transformation Products of Hazardous Cyanobacterial Metabolites in Water", in L. Nollet, D. Lambropoulou (Eds), "Transformation Products of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Analysis, Processes, Occurrence, Effects and Risks", John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, England, ISBN: 978-1-118-33959-6, 2014, Ch. 23, pp 687-711

M. Pelaez, M.G. Antoniou, D.D. Dionysiou,  A.A. de la Cruz, K. Tsimeli, T. Triantis, A. Hiskia, T. Kaloudis, C. Williams, M. Aubel, A. Chapman, A. Foss, U. Khan, K.E. O'Shea, J. Westrick, “Sources and Occurrence of Cyanotoxins Worldwide” in D.F. Kassinos, K. Bester, K. Kümmerer (Eds), “Xenobiotics in the Urban Water Cycle : Mass Flows, Environmental Processes, Mitigation and Treatment Strategies (Environmental Pollution Series, Vol. 16) ”, Springer-Verlag New York, LLC, 2010, pg. 101-127, online version.