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Bernardo Ruggeri   Professor  University Educator/Researcher 
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Bernardo Ruggeri published an article in August 2017.
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Guido Saracco

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Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e TecnologiaPolitecnico di Torino Alessandria Campus, Viale Teresa Michel 5 15121 Alessandria Italy

Samir Bensaid

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Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy

Guido Sassi

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Politecnico di Torino, Dept of Applied Science and Technology, Turin, Italy

Tonia Tommasi

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Politecnico di Torino

Sara Sanfilippo

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Politecnico di Torino

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Experimental simulation and fuzzy modelling of landfill biogas production from low-biodegradable MBT waste under leachat... Martina Di Addario, Bernardo Ruggeri Published: 10 August 2017
Environmental Technology, doi: 10.1080/09593330.2017.1362035
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PREPRINT-CONTENT 0 Reads 0 Citations Denitrification of water in a microbial fuel cell (MFC) using seawater bacteria Naga Samrat Maruvada V.V., Kesava Rao Kaza, Bernaardo Rugger... Published: 12 February 2017
Bioengineering, doi: 10.1101/107904
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The sea contains various microbes which have an ability to reduce and oxidize substances like iron, sulphur, and nitrate. Most of these processes happen in the seawater, but can also be applied for purification of wastewater. In the present work, a consortium of seawater bacteria has been used for the first time in a microbial fuel cell to reduce nitrate in synthetic water samples and produce electricity by oxidizing organic matter. The concentrations of NO 3 - and NO 2 - were reduced to well below their permissible limits. Moreover, the growth of the bacterial consortium at cathode causes an increased electricity production in the cell because of the increased bacterial activity. The performance of the cell with a bicarbonate buffered solution (BBS) at the cathode was superior to that obtained with the commonly used phosphate buffered solution (PBS). As BBS is the natural buffering agent found in the sea, the use of BBS is eco-friendly. The same seawater bacterial consortium could be used at both the anode and the cathode, confirming their adaptability to different environments. Unfortunately, denitrification was accompanied by the generation of high concentrations of NH 4 + at the anode and the cathode, probably because of the use of N 2 gas for sparging the anolyte. This aspect merits further investigation.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 1 Citation Landfill Bioreactor Technology for Waste Management Martina Di Addario, Bernardo Ruggeri Published: 11 August 2016
Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes, doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-0150-5_8
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Article 4 Reads 0 Citations Evaluation of sustainable useful index (SUI) by fuzzy approach for energy producing processes Martina Di Addario, Andrea C. Luongo Malavè, Sara Sanfilippo... Published: 01 March 2016
Chemical Engineering Research and Design, doi: 10.1016/j.cherd.2015.11.006
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Article 0 Reads 8 Citations Surface modification of commercial carbon felt used as anode for Microbial Fuel Cells Diana Hidalgo, Tonia Tommasi, Sergio Bocchini, Alessandro Ch... Published: 01 March 2016
Energy, doi: 10.1016/
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Scaled-up experimental biogas production from two agro-food waste mixtures having high inhibitory compound concentration... Federico Battista, Debora Fino, Flora Erriquens, Giuseppe Ma... Published: 01 September 2015
Renewable Energy, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2015.03.007
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