MatER Meeting 2019 | POSTER Session

Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th

POSTER Session


Municipal Waste Management Tools For The Circular Economy: An Empirical Study On The Citizens’ Perception On Separate Collection And Urban Collection Centers

Mattia Belcastro,
Università La Sapienza

Presenting Authors: Belcastro Mattia
Management Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Via del Castro Laurenziano 9, Rome, 00161, Italy

Other Authors: Marco Savastano(a), Francesco Dentale(b).
(a) Management Department, Sapienza University of Rome
(b) Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Via degli Apuli 1, Rome, 00185, Italy

Keywords: citizens’ perception, municipal solid waste management, waste collection centers, separate waste collection.


Economic Regulation Of Waste Management Sector For WEEE, Batteries And Packaging In Europe

Marinella Favot,
Università di Udine

Presenting Authors: Marinella Favot
DIES Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Udine, Via Tomadini,30/A, 33100 Udine, Italy

Other Authors: Antonio Massarutto
DIES Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Udine

Keywords: Regulation, Competion, Waste, EPR Extended Producer Responsibility.

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BMP Evaluation Of Residual Organic Fraction and MBT Organic Outputs


Fabio Tatàno,
Università di Urbino

Presenting Authors: Fabio Tatàno
DiSPeA – Department of Pure and Applied Sciences, Environmental Section, University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Campus Scientifico “E. Mattei”, 61029 Urbino, Italy

Other Authors: Manuela Carchesio(a), Martina Di Addario(a), Sandro de Rosa(b), Alma Gambioli(b).
(a) DiSPeA – Department of Pure and Applied Sciences, Environmental Section, University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”
(b) ASET S.p.A. public multi-utility group, Via E. Mattei 17, 61032 Fano, Italy

Keywords: Biodrying, Biochemical methane potential, Biostabilisation, Residual organic fraction.

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Environmental And Economic Evaluation Of Different Biogas Upgrading Technologies


Lidia Lombardi,
Università Niccolò Cusano

Presenting Authors: Lidia Lombardi
Niccolò Cusano University, via Don Carlo Gnocchi 3, 00166 Rome, Italy

Other Authors: Giovanni Francini
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department – University of Florence, via Santa Marta 3, 50139 Florence, Italy

Keywords: biogas, biomethane, upgrading, LCA.

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Waste Management Statistics And Methodologies In The United States And The European Union

Demetra Tsiamis,
City College NYC – USA

Presenting Authors: Demetra Tsiamis
Earth Engineering Center, City College of New York, 140th Street & Convent Avenue, 10031, New York, New York, United States

Demetra Tsiamis is the Associate Director of the Earth Engineering Center at the City College of New York (EEC|CCNY). Ms. Tsiamis manages the center’s applied research programs on waste sustainability sponsored by private industry and government agencies. She is the lead engineer on EEC|CCNY technical due diligences of waste conversion technologies and has led research programs for Covanta, the American Chemistry Council, and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY). Ms. Tsiamis received a Masters in chemical engineering from Columbia University and a Bachelors in chemical engineering from The Cooper Union with a minor environmental engineering. Prior to EEC|CCNY, Ms. Tsiamis worked as a field engineer for Langan Engineering and Environmental Services in New York.  / ResearchGate

Other Authors: Stefano Consonni(a), Marco J. Castaldi(b).
(a) Department of Energy Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32, 20133, Milano, Italy
(b) Department of Chemical Engineering, City College of New York

Keywords: materials flow methodology, US waste management, EU WStatR, discrepancy.

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Use Of Eaf Steel Slag As Aggregate For Concrete Production: Environmental And Technical Assessment

Alessandra Diotti,
Università di Brescia

Presenting Authors: Alessandra Diotti
Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Land, Environment and Mathematics, University of Brescia, Via Branze 43, 25123 Brescia, Italy

Alessandra Diotti is an Architectural Engineer and PhD Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Brescia. The main topic of her research work and PhD is the valorisation of Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) in the construction sector. In particular, the environmental and technical characterization of CDW and recycled aggregates for concrete producion, road construction and geotechnical works are addressed. She also currently works on other types of “construction” waste (e.g. EAF steel slags or returned concrete) and more in general with circular economy in the building sector.

Other Authors: Sabrina Sorlini, Luca Cominoli, Giovanni, Plizzari.
Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Land, Environment and Mathematics, University of Brescia

Keywords: steel slag, aggregates replacement, leaching behaviour, concrete strength.

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Waste Fat Material As Pcm For Thermal Storage System


Davide Papurello,
Politecnico di Torino

Presenting Authors: Davide Papurello
Department of Energy Engineering (DENERG), Politecnico di Torino, Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy

Other Authors: Andrea Lanzini
Department of Energy Engineering (DENERG), Politecnico di Torino

Keywords: PCM, waste, fat, thermal storage.

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Biocatalytic Aerobic Digestion: Opportunities Of Circular Economy For Biomasses


Camillo Cardelli,

Presenting Authors: Camillo Cardelli
MOPI srl, via Cocchi 7, 56124 PISA

Other Authors: Francesco Criscitiello(a), Marco Badalassi(a), Fabrizio Nardo(b).
(a) Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Università di Pisa
(b) Antifemo srl

Keywords: biostabilisation.


Next Generation Of Combustion Controllers For Forward Moving Reciprocating Grates


Damir Zibrat,
Technikgruppe – Austria

Presenting Authors: Damir Zibrat
Technikgruppe GmbH Austria

Keywords: combustion optimisation.

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Exergy-economic analysis of repowered waste-to-energy plants


Maria Luisa Carneiro,
PUC – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Presenting Authors: Maria Luisa N. M. Carneiro
Mechanical Engineering Department, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Maria Luisa N. M. Carneiro holds a Degree in Environmental Engineering (2011) and MSc. in Mechanical Engineering (2015) at Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). PhD student since 2015 in Mechanical Engineering at PUC-Rio, where also worked as a research assistant. Develops research in energy and environment with focus on renewable energy sources (biofuels and biomass), energy optimization, electricity generation in hybrid power cycles fueled by municipal solid waste and atmospheric pollution control. For 12 months, between 2009 and 2010, participates in the CAPES’ exchange program as undergraduate student in Energy and Environmental Engineering at INSA de Lyon, France, where also worked as an intern at Cabinet Merlin, an Engineering and Consulting company in Lyon. Between 2011 and 2015, worked as Environmental Analyst at Vale S.A. in Rio de Janeiro, a Brazilian mining company, where developed auditing and consulting activities for implementing the company’s environment, health and safety management program. Enthusiast of foreign languages, speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Italian.

Other Authors: Marcos Sebastião P. Gomes
Mechanical Engineering Department, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Keywords: exergy, municipal solid waste, gas turbine, hybrid combined cycles.

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MatER Design Challenge


RE-CAFFÈ: Circular coffee service for vending machines and bars

Juliana Campos-Maya Ivanova, POLIMI

Maya Ivanova is a product and service designer, currently in her Master course of Product Service System Design in Politecnico di Milano. She has previously acquired a B.Sc in Engineering design with a profile on furniture and interior design. The big gap between the majors served as an inspiration for her to pursue a path that would lead to more opportunities to tackle problems regarding sustainability. Additional working experience and competition participation lead to her additional education in the field of circular design and cradle-to-cradle strategies.

Juliana Campos is a product and experience designer. She holds a B.Sc in Product Design from São Paulo at Mackenzie University. Currently studying Product Service System Design in Politecnico di Milano. She has worked for 6 years with product design for children. Enthusiastic about the theme of sustainability, she acted in the realization of many workshops in the area of environmental education with children in Brazil.


WASTEVILLE: An interactive gaming experience for waste management learning

Barbara Vigano’-Valentina Demarchi, POLIMI

Barbara Viganò is a Product Service System Design student at the Design faculty of Politecnico di Milano. She graduated last year in Bsc in Product Design with 110 cum laude at Politecnico di Milano. In her academic path, she has participated to many activities such as a serie of workshops called Challenge Programme around Europe with the Idea League focused on topics between technology and society. Passionated about Circular Economy and behavioural change, she is exploring how Service Design can be applied to them.

Valentina Demarchi is a MSc student in Product-Service-System Design at Politecnico di Milano, where she received a Bachelors in Industrial Product Design in July 2018. As Erasmus student at Brunel University London, she carried out projects with real companies, two of which got awarded as Best Luminaire 2016 and as Best Lawn&Garden Project 2017, by the Lighting Education Trust and Bosch UK respectively. The former project was further developed during a three-months internship at MikeStoane Lighting, Edinburgh, following which a first prototype was showcased at the Light+Building Fair of Frankfurt in March 2018.
Ms. Demarchi is also part of Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP) XV Cycle, a double-degree program offering horizontal-skills developent and and multidisciplinary-projects to 150 selected students from both Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino. Within ASP, she is among the 30 selected students which will also attend the SEI Pioneer Program, a 12-month course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship founded by Fondazione Agnelli.

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