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Carmelo Maucieri      
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Carmelo Maucieri published an article in May 2018.
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Maurizio Borin

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Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment—DAFNAE, University of Padua, Agripolis Campus, Viale dell’Università 16, 35020 Legnaro, Italy

Ranka Junge

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Paolo Sambo

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Michela Salvato

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Antonio Ioppolo

6 shared publications

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Ligneous-cellulosic, nitrophilous and wetland plants for biomass production and watertable protection against nutrient l... Carmelo Maucieri, Giulia Florio, Maurizio Borin Published: 01 May 2018
European Journal of Agronomy, doi: 10.1016/j.eja.2018.01.018
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A Tool for the Evaluation of Irrigation Water Quality in the Arid and Semi-Arid Regions Lucia Bortolini, Carmelo Maucieri, Maurizio Borin Published: 22 February 2018
Agronomy, doi: 10.3390/agronomy8020023
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In the Mediterranean arid and semi-arid regions, large amounts of low quality waters could be used for crop irrigation, but the adoption of articulated classifications with too rigid quality limits can often reduce the recoverable quantities of water and make the monitoring of water quality too much expensive. Therefore, an evaluation of irrigation water quality based on only a few crucial parameters, which consider the crop species to be irrigated and the type of irrigation system and management adopted, can be an easy and flexible method for maximizing the reuse of wastewater and low-quality water for agricultural purposes. In this view, an irrigation water quality tool (IWQT) was developed to support farmers of arid and semi-arid regions on evaluating the use of low quality water for crop irrigation. The most significant and cheapest parameters of irrigation water quality were identified and clustered in three quality classes according to their effects on crop yield and soil fertility (agronomic quality indicators), human health (hygiene and health quality indicators), and irrigation systems (management quality indicators). According to IWQT parameters, a tool reporting a series of recommendations, including water treatment types, was implemented to guide farmers on the use of low quality irrigation water.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Responses of Different Panicum miliaceum L. Genotypes to Saline and Water Stress in a Marginal Mediterranean Environment Caterina Caruso, Carmelo Maucieri, Andrea Berruti, Maurizio ... Published: 18 January 2018
Agronomy, doi: 10.3390/agronomy8010008
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The aims of this study were to evaluate: (1) the effect of sodium chloride (NaCl) and mannitol at different osmotic pressures on the germination of three proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) genotypes (VIR 9181, Unikum, and Kinelskoje) under controlled laboratory conditions; and (2) the effects of irrigation water salinity, maximum crop evapotranspiration (ETm) restitution regimes, and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) inoculation on forage production in a marginal Mediterranean soil for the genotypes that showed the highest and lowest seed germination. In the laboratory experiment, the Unikum genotype showed the highest seed germination (95.1%), whereas the lowest was found for Kinelskoje (80.4%). Regardless of the osmoticum type, germination was significantly reduced by osmotic pressure increases. Unikum showed a higher fresh biomass yield (FBY) (620.4 ± 126.3 g m−2) than Kinelskoje (340.0 ± 73.5 g m−2). AMF inoculation did not influence FBY under salt conditions, while in the absence of salt conditions it significantly increased the Unikum FBY (+50.7%) as compared to the uninoculated treatment (552.5 ± 269 g m−2). The 25% ETm significantly reduced FBY in both genotypes (−86.2% and −84.1% for Unikum and Kinelskoje, respectively) sd compared to the 100% ETm treatments (1090.3 ± 49.7 g m−2 in Unikum and 587 ± 72.2 g m−2 in Kinelskoje). The obtained results give novel information about proso millet forage production in low-input agriculture in marginal semi-arid Mediterranean land.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Life cycle assessment of a micro aquaponic system for educational purposes built using recovered material Carmelo Maucieri, Andrea A. Forchino, Carlo Nicoletto, Ranka... Published: 01 January 2018
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.11.097
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Aquaponics is not only a forward-looking technology but it has also been proposed as a tool for teaching natural sciences at all school levels, from primary school to university. Life cycle assessment (LCA) has become a widely accepted method of evaluating the environmental impact of products and services. In this context, the aims of this paper were:1) to create a low-price AP system for possible use as didactic tool using recovered material; 2) to evaluate the environmental impact of a micro AP model (1.5 m2) through LCA analysis; 3) to verify whether this micro AP model is representative of full-scale AP systems (>50 m2) in terms of water quality and water consumption. Both, the water quality and the average daily water consumption of our system were in line with data reported in literature for larger aquaponics. LCA shows that materials and energy flows linked to the system management practices and energy consumption principally contribute to environmental impacts. The cumulative annual energy demand of micro aquaponic system was 1040.5 kWh; assuming that this system was built for a class of 25 students, the energy consumption of the learning activity using the proposed micro aquaponic system would be 41.6 kWh student−1 year−1. The results showed that the micro aquaponic system reliably mimics a full-scale unit and that it is a teaching tool with a relatively low environmental impact.
Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Hydroponic systems and water management in aquaponics: a review Carmelo Maucieri, Carlo Nicoletto, Ranka Junge, Zala Schmaut... Published: 01 September 2017
Italian Journal of Agronomy, doi: 10.4081/ija.2017.1012
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Aquaponics, the integrated multi-trophic fish and plants production in quasi-closed recirculating system, is one of the newest sustainable food production systems. The hydroponic component of the AP directly influences water quality (in turn influencing fish growth and health), and water consumption (through evapotranspiration) of the entire system. In order to assess the role of the design and the management of the hydroponic component on the overall performance, and water consumption of the aquaponics, 122 papers published from 1979 to 2017 were reviewed. Although no unequivocal results were found, the nutrient film technique appears in several aspects less efficient than medium-based or floating raft hydroponics. The best system performance in terms of fish and plant growth, and the highest nutrient removal from water was achieved at water flow between 0.8 L min-1 and 8.0 L min-1. Data on water consumption of aquaponics are scarce, and no correlation between the ratio of hydroponic unit surface/fish tank volume and the system water loss was found. However, daily water loss was positively correlated with the hydroponic surface/fish tank volume ratio if the same experimental conditions and/or systems were compared. The plant species grown in hydroponics influenced the daily water loss in aquaponics, whereas no effect was exerted by the water flow (reciprocating flood/drain cycle or constant flow) or type (medium-based, floating or nutrient film technique) of hydroponics.
Article 1 Read 3 Citations Lolium multiflorum Lam. cvs germination under simulated olive mill wastewater salinity and pH stress Carmelo Maucieri, Antonio C. Barbera, Valeria Cavallaro Published: 01 October 2014
Ecological Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.07.055
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