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 Voutsa Dimitra, Professor
Laboratory: nvironmental Pollution Control
PHONE:+30 2310997858
Research Areas
  • Occurrence and  fate of organic micropollutants (persistent organic pollutants, endocrine disrupting compounds, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, bisphenols, benzotriazoles)  in the aquatic environment and technical systems 
  • Regulated and Emerging disinfection by-products during water and wastewater treatment
  • Characterization of natural and wastewater organic matter as precursor of DBPs
  • Development of analytical techniques for determination of organic pollutants in various environmental samples
  • Quality of surface waters (heavy metals-toxic elements, nitrogen and phosphorus compounds, estimation of trophic status)
  • Removal technologies of  arsenic, boron and other toxic elements as well as organic micropollutants through sorption and oxidation processes 
  • Chemical characterization of airborne atmospheric particles (heavy metals, ionic constituents, organic compounds)
  • Hazard assessment and management of solid wastes and sewage sludge
 Selected Publications
1. Pantelaki I, Voutsa D 
"Organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs): A review on analytical methods and occurrence in wastewater and aquatic environment", Science of the Total Environment, 649, 247-263, (2019)
2. I. Pantelaki, A. Papatzelou, D. Balla, A. Papageorgiou, D. Voutsa 
"Characterization of dissolved organic carbon in rainwater of an urban/coastal site in Mediterranean area.", Sci. Total Environ. , 627, 1433-1441 , (2018)
3. Balla D, Voutsa D, Samara C. 
"Study of polar organic compounds in airborne particulate matter of a coastal urban city. ", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25, 12191-12205, (2018)
4. Arampatzidou, A. Voutsa, D., Deliyanni, E. 
"Removal of bisphenol A by Fe-impregnated activated carbons", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25, 25869-25879, (2018)
5. A. Papageorgiou, S.K. Stylianou, P. Kaffes, A.I. Zouboulis, D. Voutsa 
"Effects of ozonation pretreatment on natural organic matter and wastewater derived organic matter. Possible implications on the formation of ozonation by-products.", Chemosphere, 170, 33-40, (2017)
6. E.Terzopoulou, D. Voutsa 
"Study of persistent toxic pollutants in a river basin-ecotoxicological risk assessment", Ecotoxicology, 26, 625-638 , (2017)
7. Pantelaki I, Voutsa D 
"Formation of iodinated THMs during chlorination of water and wastewater in the presence of different iodine sources. ", Sci Total Environ., 613-6, 389-397, (2017)
8. A. Besis, A. Tsolakidou , D. Balla, C. Samara, D. Voutsa, A. Pantazaki , T. Choli-Papadopoulou , T. S. Lialiaris 
"Toxic organic substances and marker compounds in size-segregated urban particulate matter - Implications for involvement in the in vitro bioactivity of the extractable organic matter ", Environmental Pollution,  230 , 758-774, (2017)
9. AC. Arampatzidou, D Voutsa, EA. Deliyanni, KA. Matis 
"Adsorption of endocrine disruptor bisphenol A by carbonaceous materials: influence of their porosity and specific surface area ", Desalination and Water Treatment, 76, 232–240, (2017)
10. E. Diapouli, M. Manousakas, S. Vratolis, V. Vasilatou, Th Maggos, D. Saraga, Th Grigoratos, G. Argyropoulos, D. Voutsa, C. Samara, K. Eleftheriadis  
"Evolution of air pollution source contributions over one decade, derived by PM10 and PM2.5 source apportionment in two metropolitan urban areas in Greece ", Atmospheric Environment , 164, 416-430, (2017)
11. A. Besis, G. Lammel, P. Kukučka, C. Samara, A. Sofuoglu, Y. Dumanoglu, K. Eleftheriadis, G. Kouvarakis, S.C. Sofuoglu, V. Vassilatou, D. Voutsa 
"Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in background air around the Aegean: implications for phase partitioning and size distribution ", Environ Sci Pollut Res, -,  DOI 10.1007/s11356-, (2017)
12. Arampatzidou, A.C., Voutsa, D., Deliyanni, E.A., Matis, K.A. 
"Adsorption of endocrine disruptor bisphenol A by carbonaceous materials: Influence of their porosity and specific surface area", Desalination and Water Treatment , 76, 232-240, (2017)
13. Diapouli, E., Manousakas, M., Vratolis, S., Vasilatou, V., Maggos, T., Saraga, D., Grigoratos, T., Argyropoulos, G., Voutsa, D., Samara, C., Eleftheriadis, K. 
"Evolution of air pollution source contributions over one decade, derived by PM10 and PM2.5 source apportionment in two metropolitan urban areas in Greece", Atmospheric Environment , 164, 416-430, (2017)
14. Manoli, E., Chelioti-Chatzidimitriou, A., Karageorgou, K., Kouras, A., Voutsa, D., Samara, C., Kampanos, I. 
"Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and trace elements bounded to airborne PM10 in the harbor of Volos, Greece: Implications for the impact of harbor activities", Atmospheric Environment , 167, 61-72, (2017)
15. A. Papageorgiou, N. Papadakis, D. Voutsa  
"Fate of natural organic matter at a full-scale Drinking Water Treatment Plant in Greece", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23, 1841-1851, (2016)
16. Evangelia Terzopoulou, Dimitra Voutsa 
"Active and passive sampling for the assessment of hydrophilic organic contaminants in a river basin-ecotoxicological risk assessment", Environomental Science and Pollution Research, 23, 5577-5591, (2016)
17. G. Argyropoulos, A. Besis, D. Voutsa, C. Samara, MH Sowlat, S Hasheminassab, C. Sioutas 
"Source apportionment of the redox activity of urban quasi-ultrafine particles (PM0.49) in Thessaloniki following the increased biomass burning due to the economic crisis in Greece ", Sci Total Environ, , 568, 124-136 , (2016)
18. E.Velali, E. Papachristou , A. Pantazaki, T. Choli-Papadopoulou, S. Planou, A. Kouras, E. Manoli, A. Besis, D. Voutsa, C. Samara 
"Redox activity and in vitro bioactivity of the water-soluble fraction of urban particulate matter in relation to particle size and chemical composition ", Environmental Pollution, 208, 774-786, (2016)
19. E.Velali, E. Papachristou , A. Pantazaki, T. Choli-Papadopoulou, N. Argyrou, T. Tsourouktsoglou, S. Lialiaris, A. Constantinidis, D. Lykidis, TS Lialiaris, A. Besis, D. Voutsa, C. Samara 
"Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity induced in vitro by solvent-extractable organic matter of size-sefregated urban particulate matter ", Environmental Pollution, 218, 1350-1362, (2016)
20. C. Samara, N. Kantiranis, P. Kollias, S. Planou, A. Kouras, A. Besis, E. Manoli, D. Voutsa 
"Spatial and seasonal variations of chemical, mineralogical and mosphological features of quasi-ultrafine particles (PM0.49) at urban sites ", Sci Total Environ , 553, 392-403 , (2016)
21. G.Argyropoulos, C.Samara, D.Voutsa, A.Kouras, E.Manoli, A.Voliotis, A.Tsakis, L.Chasapidis, A.Konstandopoulos, K.Eleftheriadis  
"Concentration levels and source apportionment of ultrafine particles in road microenvironments ", Atmospheric Environment, 129,  68-78, (2016)
22. A. Besis, C.Samara, D. Voutsa 
"Atmospheric occurrence and gas-particle partitioning of PBDEs at industrial, urban and suburban sites of Thessaloniki, northern Greece: Implications for human health ", Environmental Pollution, 215, 113-124 , (2016)
23. Athanasios Besis, Elisavet Botsaropoulou, Dimitra Voutsa, Constantini Samara 
"Particle-size distribution of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the urban agglomeration of Thessaloniki, northern Greece.", Atmospheric Environment , 104, 176-185, (2015)
24. E.Terzopoulou, D. Voutsa, G. Kaklamanos 
"A multi-residue method for determination of 70 organic micropollutants in surface waters by solid-phase extraction followed by gas chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry.", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22, 1095-1112, (2015)
25. D. Voutsa, A. Anthemidis, G. Jiakisikli, K. Mitani, A. Besis, A. Tsolakidou, C. Samara 
"Size distribution of total and water soluble fractions of particle bound elements - Assessment of possible risks via inhalation", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22, 13412-13426, (2015)
26. G. Lammel, O. Audy, A.Besis, C. Efstathiou, K. Eleftheriadis, J.Kohoutek, P. Kukučka, M. D. Mulder, P.Přibylová, R. Prokeš, T.P. Rusina, C.Samara, A. Sofuoglu, S.C. Sofuoglu, Y. Taşdemir, V. Vassilatou, D. Voutsa, B.Vrana 
"Air and seawater pollution and air–sea gas exchange of persistent toxic substances in the Aegean Sea: spatial trends of PAHs, PCBs, OCPs and PBDEs", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22, 11301-11313, (2015)
27. D. Voutsa, C. Samara, E. Manoli, D. Lazarou, P. Tzoumaka 
"Ionic composition of PM2.5 at urban sites of northern Greece- Secondary inorganic aerosol formation.", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21, 4995-5006, (2014)
28. Samara C, Voutsa D, Kouras A, Eleftheriadis K, Maggos T, Saraga D., Petrakakis M  
"Organic and elemental carbon associated to PM10 and PM2.5 at urban sites of northern Greece", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21, 1769-1785, (2014)
29. K. Nödler, D. Voutsa, T. Licha 
"Polar organic micropollutants compounds in the coastal waters environment", Marine Pollution Bulletin , 85, 55-59, (2014)
30. D. Balla, A. Papageorgiou, D. Voutsa 
"Carbonyl compounds and dissolved organic carbon in rainwater of an urban atmosphere", Environmental Science and Pollution Research , 21, 12062-12073, (2014)
31. T. Grigoratos, C. Samara, D. Voutsa, E. Manoli, A. Kouras 
"Chemical composition and mass closure of ambient coarse particles at traffic and urban-background sites in Thessaloniki, Greece", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21, 7708-7722, (2014)
32. A. Papageorgiou, D. Voutsa, N. Papadakis 
"Occurence and fate of ozonation by-products at a full scale drinking water treatment plant", Science of the Total Environment, 481, 392-400, (2014)
33. Saffari A, Daher N, Samara C, Voutsa D, Kouras A, Manoli E, Karagkiozidou O, Vlachokostas C, Moussiopoulos N, Shafer MM, Schauer JJ, Sioutas C 
"Increased biomass burning due to the economic crisis in Greece and its adverse impact on winter-time air quality in Thessaloniki. ", Environmental Science & Technolology , 47, 13313−13320 , (2013)
34. Karsten Nodler, Tobias Licha, Dimitra Voutsa  
"Twenty years later – Atrazine concentrations in selected coastal waters of the Mediterranean and the Baltic Sea", Marine Pollution Bulletin , 70, 112-118, (2013)
35. A. Arditsoglou, D. Voutsa 
"Occurence and partitioning of endocrine-disrupting compounds in the marine environment of Thermaikos Gulf, Northern Aegean Sea, Greece. ", Marine Pollution Bulletin, 64(11, 2443-52, (2012)
36. D. Amiridou, D. Voutsa 
"Alkylphenols and phthalates in bottled waters", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 185, 281-286, (2011)
37. M. Salapasidou, C. Samara, D. Voutsa  
"Endocrine disrupting compounds in the atmosphere of the urban area of Thessaloniki, Greece.", Atmospheric Environment , 45 (2, 3720-3729 , (2011)
38. A. Arditsoglou, D. Voutsa 
"Partitioning of EDCs in inland waters and wastewaters in the coastal area of Thessaloniki, Northern Greece.", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 17, 529-538, (2010)
39. M. Biterna, L. Antonoglou, E. Lazou, D. Voutsa 
"Arsenite removal from waters by zero valent iron: batch and column tests", Chemosphere, 78, 7-12, (2010)
40. E. Dotsika, D. Poutoukis, W. Kloppmann, C. Guerrot, D. Voutsa, Th. Kouimtzis 
" The use of O, H, B, Sr and S isotopes for tracing the origin of dissolved boron in groundwater in Central Macedonia, Greece.", Applied Geochemistry,  25, 1783-1796, (2010)
41. C. Violintzis, A. Arditsoglou, D. Voutsa 
"Elemental composition of suspended particulate matter and sediments in the coastal area of Thermaikos Bay, Greece: Delineating the impact of inland waters and wastewaters", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 166, 1250-1260, (2009)
42. D. Voutsa, E. Dotsika, A. Kouras, D. Poutoukis, Th. Kouimtzis 
"Study on distribution and origin of boron in groundwater in the area of Chalkidiki, Northern Greece by employing chemical and isotopic tracers.", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 172, 1264-1272, (2009)
43. A. Arditsoglou, D. Voutsa 
"Determination of Phenolic and Steroid Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Environmental Matrices ", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 15(3), 228-236, (2008)
44. A. Arditsoglou, D. Voutsa 
"Passive sampling of selected endocrine disrupting compounds using polar organic chemical integrative samplers ", Environmental Pollution, 156(2, 316-324, (2008)
45. P. Pothitou, D. Voutsa 
"Endocrine disrupting compounds in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants in Northern Greece ", Chemosphere, 73(11, 1716-1723, (2008)
46. E. Papadaki , D. Voutsa 
"Arsenic cycling in lakes Volvi and Koronia, Northern Greece. Assessment of arsenic mobility in sediments. ", Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 16(4), 421-427, (2007)
47. A. Kouras, I. Katsoyiannis, D. Voutsa 
"Distribution of arsenic in groundwater in the area of Chalkidiki, Northern Greece. ", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 147, 890-899, (2007)
48. E. Pertsemli, D. Voutsa 
"Distribution of heavy metals in Lakes Doirani and Kerkini, Northern Greece ", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 148, 529-537, (2007)
49. M. Biterna, A. Arditsoglou, E. Tsikouras, D. Voutsa 
"Arsenate removal by zero valent iron : batch and column tests ", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 149, 548-552, (2007)
50. D. Voutsa, P Hartmann, C. Schaffner, W Giger 
" Benzotriazoles, alkylphenols and bisphenol A in municipal wastewates and in the Glatt River, Switzerland ", Environmental Science & Pollution Research, 13(5), 333-341, (2006)
51. M. Biterna and D. Voutsa 
"Polychlorinated biphenyls in ambient air of NW Greece and in particulate emissions ", Environment International, 31(5), 671-677, (2005)
52. I. Mantis, D. Voutsa, C. Samara 
"Assessment of the environmental hazard from municipal and industrial wastewater treatment sludge by employing chemical and biological methods ", Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 62(3), 397-407, (2005)
53. C. Samara and D. Voutsa 
"Size distribution of airborne particulate matter and associated heavy metals in the roadside environment", Chemosphere, 59(8), 1197-1206, (2005)
54. Petaloti, C., Voutsa, D., Samara, C., Sofoniou, M., Stratis, I., Kouimtzis, Th 
"Nutrient Dynamics in shallow lakes of Northern Greece", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 11, 11-17, (2004)
55. Voutsa, D., Terzi, H., Muller, L., Samara, C., Kouimtzis, Th. 
"Profile analysis of organic micropollutants in the environment of a coal burning area, NW Greece", Chemosphere, 55, 595-604, (2004)
56. Simeonov, V., Stratis, J.A., Samara, C., Zachariadis, G., Voutsa, D., Anthemidis, A., Sofoniou, M., Kouimtzis, Th. 
"Assessment of the surface water quality in Northern Greece", Water Research, 37, 4119-4124, (2003)
57. Manoli, E., Voutsa, D., Samara, C. 
"Chemical characterization and source identification/apportionment of fine and coarse air particles in Thessaloniki, Greece", Atmoshperic Environment, 36, 949-961, (2002)
58. Kouimtzis, Th., Samara, C., Voutsa, D., Balafoutis, Ch., Muller, L. 
"PCDD/Fs and PCBs in airborne particulate matter of the greater Thessaloniki area, N. Greece", Chemosphere, 47, 193-205, (2002)
59. Voutsa, D., Samara, C. 
"Labile and bioaccessible fractions of heavy metals in the airborne particulate matter from urban and industrial areas", Atmospheric Environment, 36, 3583-3590, (2002)
60. Kaiserli, A., Voutsa, D., Samara, D. 
"Phosphorus fractionation in lake sediments. Lakes Volvi and Koronia, N. Greece", Chemosphere, 46, 1147-1155, (2002)
61. Zambetoglou, K., Voutsa, D., Samara, C. 
"Toxicity and Heavy metal contamination of surficial sediments from the Bay of Thessaloniki (Nortwestern Aegean Sea) Greece", Chemosphere, 49, 17-26, (2002)
62. Voutsa, D., Samara, C., Kouimtzis, Th., Ochsenkuhn, K. 
"Elemental composition of airborne particulate matter in a multi-impacted urban area", Atmospheric Environment, 36, 4453-4462, (2002)
63. Voutsa, D., Manoli, E., Samara, C., Sofoniou, M., Stratis, I. 
"A study of surface water quality in Macedonia, Greece: Speciation of nitrogen and phosphorus", Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 129, 13-32, (2001)
 Research Projects
1. Study in the formation of ozonation by-products during treatment of surface waters. Project Leader: D. Voutsa
Water Supply and Sewarage Co. (EYATH) S.A
2. Removal of arsenic from potable water by employing new technologies Project EPEAEK II-PYTHAGORAS Project Leader: Dimitra Voutsa
Greek Ministry of Educational Affairs and EU-European Social Fund
3. Occurence and fate of toxic and endocrine disrupting compounds in the coastal environment. PENED 2005. Project Leader: Dimitra Voutsa
EU-European Socual Fund (75%) and the Greek Miistry of Development-GSRT (25%)
4. n integrated strategy to assess and evaluate water quality of Lake Skodra. SEE-ERA. NET Pilot Joint Call Project leader: Dimitra Voutsa
Greek Ministry of Develpment-GSTR and European Commission
5. Emerging pollutants as indicators of quality status in marine environmenta. A comparative study between Mediterranean and Baltic Sea. Project Leader: D. Voutsa
IKYDA 2010. Programme for the promotion of the exchange and scientific cooperation between Greece and Germany.
6. Development of a cost efficient policy tool for reduction of particulate matter in AIR (ACEPT-AIR).
LIFE 09 ENV/GR/000289. Programme Life+Environment Policy and Governance
7. Bioactivity of airborne particulates in relation with their size, morphology and chemical composition (BIOACTAIR).

8. Study on the efficincy of zeolite in water and wastewater treatment. Project Leader: D. Voutsa

9. Heavy metal and toxic elements in airborne particulate matter. Project Leader: D. Voutsa

10. 13 Seminar Protection of the environment-Water integrated management-drinking water

1. Food containers and packaging materials as possible sources of hazardous chemicals to food In Hazardous Chemicals associated with plastics in the marine environment. Editors H. Takada and HK Karapanagioti. 2017. Springer International Publishing
E. Manoli and D. Voutsa, Pages:- (2017)
2. Environmental Pollution Control
K. Fytianos, C. Samara, D. Boutsa, Pages:383 (2004)
3. xic organic compounds in environmental samples. Sampling-Pretreatment-Analysis
Voutsa Dimitra, Pages:56 (2001)
4. Urban and industrial solid wastes.
Voutsa Dimitra, Pages:90 (2009)
5. Chemistry and Management of Ecosystems
, Pages:58 (2008)
6. Ecological Water Quality-Water treatment and reuse
Ecological Water Quality-Water treatment and reuse. Editors K. Voudouris and D. Voutsa, Intec, Croatia. , Pages:pp 496 (2012)
7. Water Quality-Monitoring and Assessment.
Editors K. Voudouris and D. Voutsa Intec, Croatia., Pages:pp 602 (2012)
8. Principles of processes/technologies for decontamination and protection of environment
C. Samara and D. Voutsa, Pages:185 (2017)
  School of Chemistry
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki