Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry Lab

The research activities of the Environmental Chemistry Lab focus on the design and development of novel advanced nanostructured materials for environmental and energy applications:

  • Development of solar-light activated nanomaterials (metal oxides, carbon nitride, MOFs) and their application as photocatalysts in:
  • Photodegradation of environmental pollutants
  • Production of hydrogen (H2) through the water splitting and photoreforming process of bio-available carbohydrates
  • Photocatalytic conversion of CO2 into fuels
  • Development of novel nanomaterials as pollutants absorbers
  • Development of multi-functional nanomaterials for the combined capture and conversion of pollutants
  • Development of sensors


We apply advanced spectroscopies with collaboration with other institutes to get an understanding of the mechanism that governs application as a way to improve efficiency.

The lab collaborates closely with the following institutes:

  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
  • Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, SPAIN
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Trieste, Trieste, ITALY
  • Institute of Chemistry and Processes for Energy, Environment and Health (ICPEES), French National Research Council (CNRS) / University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, FRANCE
  • Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
  • Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, GREECE
  • Department of Geology, University of Patras, GREECE

Faculty members:

Konstantinos Christoforidis, Assistant Professor


Department of Environmental Engineering,

Democritus University of Thrace,

Vas. Sofias 12, 67100 Xanthi, GREECE

Head of the lab: Konstantinos Christoforidis

Contact Details

Tel: +302541079370

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