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Elena Cristina Rada     Post Doctoral Researcher 
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Elena Cristina Rada published an article in August 2018.
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Paolo Tosi

98 shared publications

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trento, Povo, Trento, Italy

Vincenzo Torretta

83 shared publications

Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, Insubria University, 21100 Varese, Italy

Massimo Raboni

38 shared publications

School of Industrial Engineering, LIUC – University Cattaneo, Castellanza, VA, Italy

D. Zardi

32 shared publications

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

Larisa Ivaşcu

27 shared publications

Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation / Department of Management, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Good Practices and Actions for Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management in the Tourist Sector Ramona Giurea, Ilaria Precazzini, Marco Ragazzi, Moise Ioan ... Published: 13 August 2018
Resources, doi: 10.3390/resources7030051
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This paper deals with waste management in the tourism sector, specifically in the agro-tourism structures. Two regions of Romania and Italy have been considered as case studies in order to promote good practices and actions for sustainable municipal solid waste management. Specific criteria to adopt for the sustainable consumption of beverages and food and for the sustainable use of packaging of various types have been analyzed and suggested. The adoption of an indicator at the level of the single tourist structure has been proposed to help self-analysis that is aimed at setting the priorities of intervention for improving its environmental sustainability.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Individual risk evaluation and interventions for mitigation in the transportation of hazardous goods: a case study Elena Cristina Rada, Navarro Ferronato, Vincenzo Torretta Published: 09 August 2017
MATEC Web of Conferences, doi: 10.1051/matecconf/201712106008
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The transport of hazardous substances is an economic activity essential for goods’ transference chain. However, the risk in transporting hazardous materials is related to the occur of accidents causing environmental damages and public health dangerous consequences. A quite recent Italian example is the Viareggio accident (2010), which involved a train with tank cars containing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) which caused more than thirty deaths. This paper describes the safety state in the Varese district (an area of northern Italy with a very high population density and industrial activities), with the aim at comparing the current situation (considering the risks due to the transportation of hazardous materials on the main motorways and main national roads) with a potential scenario that introduces a few mitigating interventions, such as a partial conversion from road haulage to rail transport. This comparison can be accomplished by developing the existing intermodal platforms and implementing new ones in strategic areas.
Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Energy recovery from Municipal Solid Waste in EU: proposals to assess the management performance under a circular econom... Elena Cristina Rada, Lucian-Ionel Cioca, Gabriela Ionescu Published: 09 August 2017
MATEC Web of Conferences, doi: 10.1051/matecconf/201712105006
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In 2015 the European Commission issued a package of documents on Circular Economy concerning an integrated revision of legislative proposals on waste management. The aim was to stimulate a European transition towards a circular economy concept, which is expected to foster competitiveness, sustainable economic growth and new jobs generation. Three indicators are proposed in this paper to contribute to the assessment of the energy recovery management performance from MSW in a scenario of circular economy: a) referring to MSW directly used (RMSW) or indirectly used (SRF) as input of thermochemical plants, an indicator can be the percentage of waste having LHV > 13MJ/kg; b) referring to the MSW directly or indirectly used as input of thermochemical plants, the percentage of waste having ash recovered; c) referring to food waste, percentage of this stream sent to anaerobic digestion. The above indicators, proposed and discussed in this paper, have to be integrated with other ones in order to complete the quantification of the role of MSW management in term of energy recovery under a circular economy strategy. It is not the aim of the present paper to give a comprehensive solution to this complex issue.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Present and future of SRF Elena Cristina Rada Published: 01 January 2016
Waste Management, doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2015.11.035
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Article 0 Reads 5 Citations Assessing the air quality impact of nitrogen oxides and benzene from road traffic and domestic heating and the associate... Marco Schiavon, Martina Redivo, Gianluca Antonacci, Elena Cr... Published: 01 November 2015
Atmospheric Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.08.054
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Article 0 Reads 14 Citations Sustainable Development and Technological Impact on CO2 Reducing Conditions in Romania Larisa Ivascu, Vincenzo Torretta, Gabriela Ionescu, Lucian-I... Published: 03 February 2015
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su7021637
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Climate change is a reality all over the world, and its complexity is increasing. Therefore, sustainability has become a national and international concern, ingrained in many organizational processes. The ability of organizations to respond to sustainability concerns is sometimes hindered by the complexity of integrating sustainability into business models and by the need to rethink their strategic directions. In Romania, sustainable development has become a priority for businesses, but even though companies are showing some concern, there are yet to demonstrate any full commitment (they are mainly concerned with areas such as society and the environment). This paper assesses Romania’s involvement in the adoption of actions directed toward the reduction of pollutants and greenhouse gases, namely actions focused on reducing the main causes of pollution. This analysis compares the situation in Romania with that of the European Union. The main concerns can be categorized according to four sectors, which produce the highest quantity of carbon dioxide emissions in the world: the energy sector, the transport sector, the waste sector and the industry sector. The last section of this paper deals with the carbon footprint of Romania and its implications.