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Vincenzo Torretta   Professor  University Educator/Researcher 
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Vincenzo Torretta published an article in March 2019.
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Paolo Tosi

105 shared publications

Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita Degli Studi di Trento, Via Sommarive, 14, I-38123 Povo (TN), Trento, ITALY

Athanasios Katsoyiannis

74 shared publications

Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) - FRAM High North Research Centre on Climate and the Environment, Hjalmar Johansens gt. 14, NO-9296 Tromsø, Norway

Elena Cristina Rada

69 shared publications

Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, Insubria University of Varese, via G.B. Vico, 46, I-21100 Varese, Italy

Marco Ragazzi

67 shared publications

Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, 38123 Trento, Italy

G. Bertanza

64 shared publications

Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Waste Mismanagement in Developing Countries: A Review of Global Issues Navarro Ferronato, Vincenzo Torretta Published: 24 March 2019
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph16061060
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Environmental contamination due to solid waste mismanagement is a global issue. Open dumping and open burning are the main implemented waste treatment and final disposal systems, mainly visible in low-income countries. This paper reviews the main impacts due to waste mismanagement in developing countries, focusing on environmental contamination and social issues. The activity of the informal sector in developing cities was also reviewed, focusing on the main health risks due to waste scavenging. Results reported that the environmental impacts are pervasive worldwide: marine litter, air, soil and water contamination, and the direct interaction of waste pickers with hazardous waste are the most important issues. Many reviews were published in the scientific literature about specific waste streams, in order to quantify its effect on the environment. This narrative literature review assessed global issues due to different waste fractions showing how several sources of pollution are affecting the environment, population health, and sustainable development. The results and case studies presented can be of reference for scholars and stakeholders for quantifying the comprehensive impacts and for planning integrated solid waste collection and treatment systems, for improving sustainability at a global level.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Experimental and numerical evaluation of Groundwater Circulation Wells as a remediation technology for persistent, low p... Fabio Tatti, Marco Petrangeli Papini, Vincenzo Torretta, Giu... Published: 01 March 2019
Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2019.03.001
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Risk Assessment in a Materials Recycling Facility: Perspectives for Reducing Operational Issues Lucian Ionel Cioca, Navarro Ferronato, Paolo Viotti, Elena M... Published: 10 December 2018
Resources, doi: 10.3390/resources7040085
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Mechanical separation of light packaging waste is a useful practice for improving the quality of the recyclable waste flows and its exploitation in a frame of the circular economy. Materials Recovery Facilities can treat from 3000 to 5000 tons per year of light packaging waste. Concerning the plastic content, this is divided in four flows: PET, HDPE, other plastics, and waste rejects. The last two are generally used for energy recovery. For improving the quality of the recyclable plastic waste, a manual separation is required for reducing the impurities detectable in the final products. However, this practice could enhance the risk at work of the operators, which should be constantly monitored. This article explores the main differences of a manual separation and of a mechanical separation, assessing the costs and the health risk for the workers. The analysis started from the situation in an Italian Materials Recovery Facility, generalizing the context; a future scenario with the application of a mechanical separation is theoretically introduced. The main results obtained suggest that the manual separation plant improves the quality of the material, though increasing the risk of the operators due to the possible contact with sharp waste, sanitary danger, and risk of injuries for the mismanagement of machines, among others. The mechanical separation can be considered a real advantage from an economic point of view, since the operating costs are lower and the investment could be recovered in around 10 years, in an Italian-like context. On balance, on the one hand, the article provides indications for the private sector for improving the management of a Materials Recovery Facility, while, on the other hand, it detects the main pros and cons of both methodologies.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Sustainable Management and Successful Application of Constructed Wetlands: A Critical Review Angela Gorgoglione, Vincenzo Torretta Published: 27 October 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10113910
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Constructed wetlands (CWs) are affordable and reliable green technologies for the treatment of various types of wastewater. Compared to conventional treatment systems, CWs offer an environmental-friendly approach, are low cost, have fewer operational and maintenance requirements, and have a high potential for being applied in developing countries; particularly in small rural communities. However, the sustainable management and successful application of these systems remain a challenge. Therefore, after briefly giving basic information on wetlands and summarizing the classification and use of current CWs, this study aims to provide sustainable solutions for the performance and applications of CWs. To accomplish this objective, design and management parameters of CWs, including macrophyte species, media types, water level, hydraulic retention time (HRT), and hydraulic loading rate (HLR), are discussed. The current study collects and presents results of more than 120 case studies from around the world. This work provides a tool for researchers and decision-makers for using CWs to treat wastewater in a particular area. This study presents an aid for informed analysis, decision-making, and communication.
Article 0 Reads 4 Citations Introduction of the circular economy within developing regions: A comparative analysis of advantages and opportunities f... Navarro Ferronato, Elena Cristina Rada, Marcelo Antonio Gorr... Published: 04 October 2018
Journal of Environmental Management, doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.09.095
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation An empirical model for the evaluation of the dissolution rate from a DNAPL-contaminated area Antonella Luciano, Giuseppe Mancini, Vincenzo Torretta, Paol... Published: 02 October 2018
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi: 10.1007/s11356-018-3193-6
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