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Environmental Technologies

Environmental Technologies
Science- 2nd Building - 2nd Floor
Research Activity
Research Activity click on the image to enlarge
Our main aim is the development of environmentally friendly processes for the exploitation of wastes and for the remediation of matrices contaminated with metals and organics.
Our approach is highly trans-discipinary, involving know-how in chemical engineering, microbial ecology, marine biology, chemistry and environmental science.
Our research activity is carried out within the Inter University Center High Tech Recycling , a joint research center that links some Italian university departments, and we also cooperate with foreign universities/research centers in Europe and private companies, dealing with waste recycling. Bioleaching di metalli da sedimenti contaminati
Waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), exhaust batteries and other industrial wastes contain base and precious metals at concentration levels comparable (in some cases even higher) with mines. In this context, our research activities are addressed at an urban mining approach, recovering base and precious metals (e.g. zinc, manganese, copper, gold, silver, indium, vanadium, nickel, molybdenum, yttrium) from high tech wastes, through an environmentally friendly approach. impianto idrometallurgico per il recupero dei metalli
Marine sediments are often characterized by high contamination with metals and organic compounds, due to anthropic activities. Our research in this field is addressed at the development of sustainable decontamination strategies through a biotechnological approach, for either in situ or ex situ remediation. Coltivazione anaerobica di microalghe per la produzione di idrogeno
According to international directives dealing with the environmental protection, our research activity in all fields is addressed at the development of environmentally friendly approaches, and the environmental impact of potentially innovative strategies is quantified through the life cycle analysis (LCA) methodology.  Catalizzatori esausti di raffineria contenenti nichel, vanadio, molibdeno
Our scientific production includes a high number of publications in high impact journals, participation to international conferences and five patents
Associate Professor
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Dr. Laura Rocchetti
Post Doc
Dr. Viviana Fonti
Post Doc
Dr. Alessia Amato
Post Doc
Dr. Francesco Gabrielli
Termoreattore Fotometro portatile Shaking bath Reattore per studi sul recupero di matrici ambientali contaminate
thermoreactor portable photometer Shaking bath
Incubatore Orbitale Sensori di Ph, Redox e Ossigeno Spettrofotometro
orbital incubator shaker
pH, ORP, conductivity and dissolved oxygen sensors spectrophotometer equipped reactor