Personnel Emeritus and Past Faculty
Grigoropoulos Sotirios

Telephone: +30 2610 996533
Fax: +30 2610 996534
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, 265 00 Patras, Greece

Sotirios Grigoropoulos was born in Athens (1933). He is a graduate of the School of Chemical Engineering (1955) of the National Technical University of Athens and received M.S.Ch.E. (1958) and Sc.D. (Sanitary Engineering, 1960) degrees from Washington University, St. Louis, USA. He was Professor of Environmental Engineering (1982-2000) in the Department of Civil Engineering.

He was employed as a Chemical Engineer by Sigma Chemical Company (1956-1957). 1958-1960: Research Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering, Washington University. 1960-1963: Associate Professor, 1963-1979: Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and 1966-1979: Director of the Environmental Research Center, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA. 1979-1982: Chair Professor, Chair of Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Patras.

He has published papers in international journals, books and the proceedings of scientific conferences, and has edited the proceedings of conferences. He was the principal investigator of research programs that were sponsored by private and state agencies. He is a member of International and Greek Scientific and Professional Committees and Associations and Honoray Organizations.

His main research interests are in the area of Environmental Engineering with emphasis on water an wastewater engineering.

Selected Publications
  1. Ryckman, D.W. and Grigoropoulos, S.G. "The Use of Chlorine and Its Derivatives in Taste and Odor Removal," Journal American Water Works Association, 51(10), 1268-1274 (1959).
  2. Smith, J.W. and Grigoropoulos, S.G. "Toxic Effects of Trace Organics on Fish," Journal American Water Works Association, 62(8), 499-506 (1970).
  3. Oliver, L.J. and Grigoropoulos, S.G. "Source Control of Storm-Generated Pollution Using a Small Urban Lake," Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 53(5), 594-603 (1981).
  4. Tsonis, S.P. and Grigoropoulos, S.G. "Anaerobic Treatability of Olive Oil Mill Wastewater," Water Science and Technology, 28(2), 35-44 (1993).
  5. Manariotis, I.D. and Grigoropoulos, S.G. "Low-Strength Wastewater Treatment Using an Anaerobic Baffled Reactor," Water Environment Research, 74(2), 170-176 (2002)

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