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      Combined chemical and optical methods for monitoring the early decay stages of surrogate human models 

      Statheropoulos, Miltiades K.; Agapiou, Agapios; Zorba, Eleni; Mikedi, Katerina; Karma, Sofia; Pallis, George C.; Eliopoulos, C.; Spiliopoulou, C. (2011)
      As the body decays shortly after death, a variety of gases and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) constantly emanate. Ethical and practical reasons limit the use of human corpses in controlled, time-dependent, intervening ...
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      A compendium of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by human cell lines 

      Filipiak, W.; Mochalski, Paweł; Filipiak, A.; Ager, C.; Cumeras, R.; Davis, C. E.; Agapiou, Agapios; Unterkofler, K.; Troppmair, J. (2016)
      Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) offer unique insights into ongoing biochemical processes in healthy and diseased humans. Yet, their diagnostic use is hampered by the limited understanding of their biochemical or cellular ...
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      Near real-time VOCs analysis using an aspiration ion mobility spectrometer 

      Mochalski, Paweł; Rudnicka, J.; Agapiou, Agapios; Statheropoulos, Miltiades K.; Amann, Anton; Buszewski, B. (2013)
      The ChemPro 100i chemical detector (aspiration-type ion mobility spectrometer) was used for the detection of selected volatile organic compounds known to be potential indicators of human presence. The targeted group of ...
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      Permeation profiles of potential urine-borne biomarkers of human presence over brick and concrete 

      Mochalski, Paweł; Agapiou, Agapios; Statheropoulos, Miltiades K.; Amann, Anton (2012)
      Headspace solid phase micro-extraction gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (SPME-GC-MS) analysis was performed over an in-house made filling chamber loaded with brick or concrete, mimicking a potential entrapment scene ...
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      Physiology and biochemistry of human subjects during entrapment 

      Agapiou, Agapios; Mikedi, Katerina; Karma, Sofia; Giotaki, Zoe K.; Kolostoumbis, D.; Papageorgiou, Charalambos Ch; Zorba, Eleni; Spiliopoulou, C.; Amann, Anton; Statheropoulos, Miltiades K. (2013)
      A classification of various categories of entrapped people under the ruins of collapsed buildings after earthquakes, technical failures or explosions is proposed. Type and degree of injury at the moment of building collapse ...
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      Temporal profiling of human urine VOCs and its potential role under the ruins of collapsed buildings 

      Mochalski, Paweł; Krapf, K.; Ager, C.; Wiesenhofer, H.; Agapiou, Agapios; Statheropoulos, Miltiades K.; Fuchs, D.; Ellmerer, E.; Buszewski, B.; Amann, Anton (2012)
      Context: The scent profile of human urine was investigated as potential source of chemical markers of human presence in collapsed buildings after natural or man-made disasters. Objective: The main goals of this study were ...
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      Volatile emissions during storing of green food waste under different aeration conditions 

      Agapiou, Agapios; Vamvakari, Julia P.; Andrianopoulos, A.; Pappa, Athina A. (2016)
      Controlled field experiments were carried out for monitoring the emissions of three plastic commercial household waste bins, which were adapted for studying the effect of aeration process in the evolved volatiles, during ...