The research team is highly interested to participate in this call, especially in the field of the evaluation of risk assessment of emerging pollutants. In this area, we have a strong focus to use physicochemical properties (e.g. lipophilicity) to predict environmental behavior of xenobiotics. In the last 5 years we develop novel methods based on biomimetic liquid chromatography (https://doi.org/10.5599/admet.553) to predict bioconcentration factor (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.01.028) and lethal concentration (LC50) of different species (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.02.075), whose performance is generally better than n-octanol/water partitioning or even approved environmental packages. The laboratory can also participate in analytical measurements of emerging pollutants in aquatic ecosystems.
Laboratory of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry of National Technical University of Athens has long experience in research project, particularly in Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry. The fields of its research activity involves the following areas: Speciation analysis of trace elements, biomimetic chromatography for estimation of biopharmaceutical properties of bioactive compounds and ecotoxicity of environmental pollutants, chemometric treatment of analytical data. The laboratory has also participated in many intercomparison exercises for the preparation of certified reference materials (e.g. for butyltins, arsenic and selenium species (i.e. SEAS Project) and recently for inorganic and organic analytes in environmental matrices (ENVCRM project). Members of the team are currently occupied in a research project of EU, referring to aerosol metrology (in terms of heavy metals). The laboratory (Prof. Maria Ochsenkuehn- Petropoulou) founded in 1999 the successful biannual international conference in Analytical Chemistry "IMA" (Instrumental Methods of Analysis- Modern Trends and Applications). The 11th conference of this series was held in September 2019 in Ioannina, Greece (https://www.conferre.gr/congress/ima2019). Analytical instrumentation involves AAS with GF and HG system, two HPLC systems with UV detectors, UV-Vis, FTIR and two electrochemical analyzers (for voltammetric, amperometric and potentiometric techniques). Furthermore, the laboratory cooperates with the centralized laboratory of the School of Chemical Engineering, where GC-MS, LC-MS, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, Raman and XRD spectrometer are available.