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      Application of ion mobility spectrometry for the detection of human urine 

      Rudnicka, J.; Mochalski, Paweł; Agapiou, Agapios; Statheropoulos, Miltiades K.; Amann, Anton; Buszewski, B. (2010)
      The aim of the present study was to evaluate the suitability of ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) for the detection of human urine as an indication of human presence during urban search and rescue operations in collapsed ...
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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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      Dynamic vapor generator that simulates transient odor emissions of victims entrapped in the voids of collapsed buildings 

      Statheropoulos, Miltiades K.; Pallis, George C.; Mikedi, Katerina; Giannoukos, S.; Agapiou, Agapios; Pappa, Athina A.; Cole, A.; Vautz, W.; Thomas, Charles Lawrence Paul (2014)
      The design, development, and validation of a dynamic vapor generator are presented. The generator simulates human scent (odor) emissions from trapped victims in the voids of collapsed buildings. The validation of the device ...
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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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      Spatial characteristics of urinary BTEX concentrations in the general population 

      Tsangari, Xanthi; Andrianou, Xanthi D.; Agapiou, Agapios; Mochalski, Paweł; Makris, Konstantinos C. (2017)
      Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, o-, m-, and p-xylenes (BTEX) are ubiquitous outdoor and indoor air pollutants associated with both environmental and health effects. The objective of this exploratory study was to determine ...
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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 ...