The Department of Chemical Engineering was founded in 1978 and is the newest but also the most dynamic Department of Chemical Engineering in Greece. The vision of the Department is the constant pursuit of excellence in research and teaching.

The Environmental Systems Laboratory was established in 2015 at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Patras. The objective of the Laboratory is to conduct high-level research on environmental issues and to develop new technologies for this purpose.

The research activities of the laboratory are oriented but not limited to the following areas:

  • Biological treatment of potable water
  • Biological treatment of agro-industrial wastes
  • Biological treatment of industrial wastes
  • Constructed wetlands for the treatment of wastewaters
  • Composting of agricultural residues
  • Biodiesel production


Laboratory Establishment

In February 2015, the Environmental Systems Laboratory was established under the scientific guidance of Professor Dimitris Vayena

Feb. 2015

Jun. 2016


Completion of purchasing all the appropriate equipment, necessary for conducting high-level research on environmental protection and the development of new technologies.


The Laboratory is recruited by 2 postdoctoral fellows, 5 doctoral candidates and 10 undergraduate students.

Sep. 2018

Oct. 2019

Participation in Research Projects

  • Clean Integrated Nanotechnology for Dyes Removal from Wastewaters - CLIENTDR
  • Collagen – based composites obtained by pelt waste processing for smart biofertilisers – AGRO-SMARTGEL
  • Large scale cultivation of microalgae and utilization of the biomass produced as alternative raw material in fish feed – AlgaFeed4Fish


Environmental Systems Laboratory,

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras

University Campus Rio, 26504, Rio

  • Phone +30 (2610) 962 749, +30 (2610) 962 748

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