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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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Marco Antônio Schiavon

247 shared publications

Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei

Vincenzo Torretta

93 shared publications

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

Simone Zanoni

63 shared publications

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy

Dino Zardi

37 shared publications

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

Lucian-Ionel Cioca

33 shared publications

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, 550024 Sibiu, Romania

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations 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 Sustainability of the Urban Transport System under Changes in Weather and Road Conditions Affecting Vehicle Operation Dmitriy Zakharov, Elena Magaril, Elena Cristina Rada Published: 16 June 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10062052
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The paper suggests a methodological approach for assessing the sustainability of the urban transport system. Parameters were selected for assessing the sustainability of the transport system and significant factors affecting sustainability were determined. Parameters of the sustainability of the system when changes in the weather and road conditions affect vehicle operation were estimated on the basis of the simulation modeling. An integral indicator of sustainability was introduced to evaluate the sustainability of the transport flow management subsystem and the methodological approach to its calculation was substantiated. The results from changing the parameters of the traffic flow were demonstrated in the case of a significant amount of precipitation and the constraints put on the movement of vehicles on the road infrastructure unit due to snow-removal operations and road traffic accidents. Also, the parameters of road traffic under the reconstruction of the main street of regulated traffic into a street of uninterrupted traffic were presented.
Article 6 Reads 4 Citations Critical Review of the Effects of Glyphosate Exposure to the Environment and Humans through the Food Supply Chain Vincenzo Torretta, Ioannis Katsoyiannis, Paolo Viotti, Elena... Published: 24 March 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10040950
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Glyphosate is a synthesis product and chemical substance that entered in the global market during the 70s. In the beginning, the molecule was used as an active principle in a wide range of herbicides, with great success. This was mainly due to its systemic and non-selective action against vegetable organisms and also to the spread of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) crops, which over the years were specifically created with a resistance to glyphosate. To date, the product is, for these reasons, the most sprayed and most used herbicide in the world. Because of its widespread diffusion into the environment, it was not long before glyphosate found itself at the center of an important scientific debate about its adverse effects on health and environment. In fact, in 2015 the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France), an organization referred to as the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO, Geneva, Switzerland), classified the substance as “likely carcinogenic” to humans. This triggered an immediate and negative reaction from the producer, who accused the Agency and claimed that they had failed to carry out their studies properly and that these conclusions were largely contradictory to published research. Additionally, in 2015, just a few months after the IARC monography published on glyphosate, the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority, Parma, Italy), another WHO related organization, declared that it was “unlikely” that the molecule could be carcinogenic to humans or that it could cause any type of risk to human health. The conflict between the two organizations of the World Health Organization triggered many doubts, and for this reason, a series of independent studies were launched to better understand what glyphosate’s danger to humans and the environment really was. The results have brought to light how massive use of the herbicide has created over time a real global contamination that has not only affected the soil, surface and groundwater as well as the atmosphere, but even food and commonly used objects, such as diapers, medical gauze, and absorbent for female intimate hygiene. How human health is compromised as a result of glyphosate exposure is a topic that is still very debatable and still unclear and unambiguous. This paper is a review of the results of the main independent recent scientific studies.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Factors Affecting Spatial and Temporal Concentration Variability of Pharmaceuticals: Comparison between Two WWTPs Cristiana Morosini, Milena Marsoni, Vincenzo Torretta, Fabio... Published: 18 August 2017
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su9081466
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The presence of emerging organic micropollutants (such as pharmaceuticals) in sewage has been, for a long time, an issue of great concern within the international scientific debate. This item represents one of the main challenges related to a sustainable development, with particular concern to the public health control. While most of the work has been concentrated on their detection and the evaluation of their average level, little is known about the spatial and temporal variability of concentrations of these compounds in the effluent and its capability to affect the concentrations in time of the receiving water body. In this study, three sampling campaigns were carried out at two different wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in Varese area (Northern Italy) with the aim of monitoring the occurrence of some pharmaceuticals to evaluate their removal efficiency. The detected pharmaceuticals were: Ofloxacin, Ibuprofen, Atenolol, Bezafibrate, Carbamazepine, Salbutamol, Cyclophosphamide and Hydrochlorothiazide. The results obtained, together with the analysis of the characteristics of the chemicals and of the two WWTPs, allowed evaluating the factors affecting the spatial and temporal concentration variability in effluent waters and the potential influence of this variability in driving the exposure of the aquatic ecosystems in the receiving water body.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Unconventional Reducing Gases Monitoring in Everyday Places Luca Dalla Valle, Giorgia Passamani, Elena Cristina Rada, Vi... Published: 01 July 2017
Energy Procedia, doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.039
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Article 0 Reads 5 Citations Anaerobic digestion as sustainable source of energy: A dynamic approach for improving the recovery of organic waste Marco Ragazzi, Manfredi Maniscalco, Vincenzo Torretta, Navar... Published: 01 July 2017
Energy Procedia, doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.086
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