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Dr Evina Katsou

Dr Evina Katsou

Howell Building 234


Academic / Research Career

Dr. Evina Katsou is Reader in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Course Director of the Water Engineering MSc at Brunel University London. Dr Katsou is leading the Water Engineering group consisting of 8 PhD students and 4 postdoctoral researchers. She has authored 77 publications (h-index: 21), 11 book chapters, over 100 presentations in international conferences/workshops and has delivered over 16 invited talks. Dr Katsou has 1 patent on the production of biopolymers within wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). She is the PI of 6 H2020 and 4 UK National projects, as well as Co-I of 4 H2020 projects in the area of circular economy. Evina is currently leading the WG (Transformation Tools) of the Cost Action CA17133 and co-leading the SMART WATER working group of the ICT4Water Cluster, while she is member of the drafting team of the New ISO standards TC 323 on Circular Economy (WG: measuring circularity). Within projects HYDROUSA (H2020; Technical Director), SmartPlant (H2020; Technical Director), DEEP-Purple (BBI; DSS development and circularity assessment), WATER-MINING (H2020; WP leader), BL2F (H2020; WP Leader), INTCATCH (H2020), iWAYS (SPIRE H2020) she is leader of the WPs related with the development and application of tools for the optimization, monitoring, assessment  and validation of the new processes / products. Dr Katsou has also conducts wide range of consulting activities with contracts awarded from leading UK water industry partners, including Affinity Water, Arup, Sever Trent, BuroHappold Engineering, Anglian Water.

Industrial Activities

  1. Determination of the most effective & low-cost solution for tackling the problem of galvanized iron corrosion in specific parts of the Affinity Water piping network, which is caused by the surface water imported from Grafham reservoir; 2019-2020
  2.  Circular Economy Shop Window, Anglian Water 2019-2020 
  3. MBR design and start-up, Astana, Nazarbayev University, 2019-2020
  4. Technical support for the chemical-physical-respirometric control & preliminary evaluation of an EGSB reactor for the treatment of wastewater from textile industry, SIMEM SpA, 2014            
  5. Technical support for the evaluation & optimization of the wastewater treatment plant (technical & economic data) of the pharmaceutical company Fidia Farmaceutici SpA, Abano Terme (PD), 2013-2014. 
  6. Monitoring of the current treatment processes & capacity of the municipal wastewater treatment plant of Maser Municipality (TV, Italy); examination & evaluation of the potential co-treatment of wastewater from the Municipality of Asolo (TV, Italy); feasibility study & technical aspects, Alto Trevigiano Servizi Srl, InnovEn srl, 2013-2014.  
  7. Monitoring of the wastewater treatment plant of the Hellenic Petroleum in the Eleusis Refinery, Hellenic Petroleum, 2010 
  8. Disposal of the treated wastewater of the Hellenic Petroleum in the Eleusis Refinery & monitoring of the sea water & sediments in the vicinity of the outfall, Hellenic Petroleum, 2010 
  9. Monitoring & improvement of the industrial & municipal wastewater treatment plants of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI), HAI, 2010 
  10. Environmental assessment of the disposal of the treated wastewaters of the Eleusis Refinery, Hellenic Petroleum, 2009




PhD in ‘Wastewater Treatment with the Use of Membranes’, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece


MSc in Water Resources Science & Technology, Interdisciplinary-interdepartmental postgraduate diploma of specialization in the scientific sector ‘Science & technology of water resources’, Department of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece


MEng in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece


  • Chartered Chemical Engineer (Greece); Certificate of Competence (Chemical Engineering); Reg. No.: 47785; Ref. No.: 2301/06; Issue Date: 01/02/2006
  • HEA Fellow: 27/01/2016; Achievement of Fellowship (FHEA) of the Higher Education Academy; UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF)
  • Mentor in the APEX (Academic Practice & Professional Excellence Framework) scheme (HEA)


Newest selected publications

Çalik, S., Sözüdoğru, O., Massara, TM., Yılmaz, AE., Bakırdere, S., Katsou, E. and et al. (2020) 'Removal of Heavy Metals by a Membrane Bioreactor Combined with Activated Carbon'. Analytical Letters, 54 (10). pp. 1616 - 1626. ISSN: 0003-2719 Open Access Link

Journal article

Zhou, Y., Stanchev, P., Katsou, E., Awad, S. and Fan, M. (2019) 'A circular economy use of recovered sludge cellulose in wood plastic composite production: Recycling and eco-efficiency assessment'. Waste Management, 99 (November 2019). pp. 42 - 48. ISSN: 0956-053X Open Access Link

Journal article

Vasilaki, V., Massara, TM., Stanchev, P., Fatone, F. and Katsou, E. (2019) 'A decade of nitrous oxide (N2O) monitoring in full-scale wastewater treatment processes: A critical review'. Water Research, 161. pp. 392 - 412. ISSN: 0043-1354 Open Access Link

Journal article

Egas, D., Vasilaki, V., Katsou, E., Stanchev, P., Ponsá, S. and Colon, J. (2019) 'Implementation of the Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules for dairy products: An approach to assess nitrogen emissions in a mass balanced dairy farm system'. Journal of Cleaner Production, 215. pp. 1149 - 1159. ISSN: 0959-6526 Open Access Link

Journal article

Spinelli, M., Eusebi, AL., Vasilaki, V., Katsou, E., Frison, N., Cingolani, D. and et al. (2018) 'Critical analyses of nitrous oxide emissions in a full scale activated sludge system treating low carbon-to-nitrogen ratio wastewater'. Journal of Cleaner Production, 190. pp. 517 - 524. ISSN: 0959-6526

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