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Elena Cristina Rada     Post Doctoral Researcher 
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Elena Cristina Rada published an article in April 2019.
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Vincenzo Torretta

116 shared publications

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

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

Marco Ragazzi

67 shared publications

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

Elena Magaril

58 shared publications

Department of Environmental Economics, Ural Federal University, Mira str., 19, 620002 Ekaterinburg, Russia

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Investigation on the Possibility of Increasing the Environmental Safety and Fuel Efficiency of Vehicles by Means of Gaso... Elena Magaril, Romen Magaril, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, Elena Sk... Published: 11 April 2019
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su11072165
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Environmental safety problem originated from vehicles requires development and exploration of integrated and effective solutions, which considers the development level of technologies, the cost of their widespread use, the legislation requirements and other relevant aspects. One improvement method of the petroleum-derived fuels characteristics is the use of additives that complement the refining methods and provide ample opportunities to influence the individual characteristics. The aim of this work is to study the influence of the developed multifunctional surface-active nano-additive on the gasoline characteristics and engine performance. The measurement results confirmed the effective reduction of the surface tension of gasoline at the boundary with air, improving the mixture formation in the engine. On the other hand, the saturated vapor pressure was significantly decreased, which dramatically reduces evaporation losses and air pollution by light hydrocarbons. The use of the additive, due to a combination of its surface-active and catalytic action, significantly increases the fuel efficiency of engines and reduces octane requirements, greenhouse gases emissions, as well as noise level during operation of vehicles, and the environmental safety of vehicle operation increases.
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.
Energy Production and Management in the 21st Century III: The Quest for Sustainable Energy, doi: 10.2495/eq180061
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PROCEEDINGS-ARTICLE 0 Reads 0 Citations CRITICALITIES AND POTENTIALITIES OF LOCAL RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY Luca Adami, Giacomo Castagna, Elena Magaril, Ramona Giurea, ... Published: 10 September 2018
Energy Production and Management in the 21st Century III: The Quest for Sustainable Energy, doi: 10.2495/eq180101
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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 3 Reads 2 Citations Assessment of arsenic removal efficiency by an iron oxide-coated sand filter process Arianna Callegari, Navarro Ferronato, Elena Cristina Rada, A... Published: 03 July 2018
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi: 10.1007/s11356-018-2674-y
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