Myrsini Christou

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Pleurotus ostreatus grown in bioreactor batch cultures in a model phenolic wastewater (diluted and sterilized olive oil mill wastewater-OMW), caused significant phenolic removal. Laccase, the sole ligninolytic enzyme detected in the growth environment, was produced during primary metabolic growth. The bioprocess was simulated with the aid of a mathematical(More)
Uncertainty in predictions of long-term yields of perennial grasses makes business plans untenable in the short run. Long-term data across varied environments, including marginal lands, will help in preventing uncertainty while providing farmers and entrepreneurs with sound information to estimate reliable and affordable strategies on what, where, and how(More)
Article history: Received 19 October 2007 Received in revised form 19 February 2008 Accepted 20 February 2008 Available online 18 April 2008 This paper concerns the behaviour of nonlinear regular waves interacting with rectangular submerged breakwaters. A new series of experimental results is presented and compared with numerical calculations based upon a(More)
New crops are gradually establishing along with cultivation systems to reduce reliance on depleting fossil fuel reserves and sustain better adaptation to climate change. These biological assets could be efficiently exploited as bioenergy feedstocks. Bioenergy crops are versatile renewable sources with the potential to alternatively contribute on a daily(More)
The soil sampling guidelines used in European countries (ESSG), as kindly provided by the national institutions which participated in the project, have been recorded, studied, evaluated and presented in this paper. The aim has been to ascertain what soil sampling guidelines exist in Europe; to detect similarities and differences (comparable results),(More)
Fifteen institutions from 13 European countries and Switzerland participated in a comparative test sampling at the Dornach site, near Basel in Switzerland. They received the site description and were asked to develop their own sampling plans, based on their national guidelines for a three-dimensional description of the Pb, Zn, Cu and Cd pollution, with a(More)
Kenaf is a rapidly growing crop of great interest as a source of low cost natural fiber. Kenaf fibers can be used in the manufacture for a wide range of pulp, paper and paperboard products and may be a substitute for fiberglass and other synthetic fibers. The purpose of this work was to study the adaptability, growth and yields of three early (PI 3234923,(More)
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