Water

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Nitrogen fertilization of crops can have significant environmental consequences in terms of groundwater and air pollution due to the release of nitrogenous substances into the environment, which are not completely absorbed by the vegetation. Among the nitrogenous fertilizers the best known and most used is urea, as it delivers the largest amounts of nitrogen (N) at the lowest costs. In this context, the UNIZEO project had the aim of creating and testing a...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The purpose of the BISCOL project was to reduce the environmental impact of the dyeing process in the textile industry. Each phase of the textile production process requires huge quantities of water, energy and chemical compounds (coloring agents, surfactants etc.) to obtain products which satisfy the consumer demand. The daily water consumption of a medium-sized company with a production of about 8.000 kg of fabric per day is about 1,6 million liters of...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Water Framework Directive 2000/60/CE (WFD) is a key legal instrument of the European legislation to prevent deterioration of water quality, protect and improve the status of water bodies (rivers and lakes) and ensure  sustainable use of water resources. In the same vein the project INHABIT focused on the habitats as the key to understand the functionality and the ecological status of water systems. The project had the objective to integrate information...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The GENIUS project dealt with pollution problems of the aquatic ecosystems arising from accidental oil spills and hydrocarbon contamination. The possibility of ensuring both an efficient environmental protection and the recovery of the spilled hydrocarbon depend on the choice of the technology to be used for the decontamination  operations. Decontamination technologies and traditional absorbing products are often not ecological and difficult to apply, moreover do not...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION    Depletion and pollution of surface and underground water resources are becoming increasingly widespread phenomena.  The causes are mainly due to the increase in water consumption and quality deterioration of the water resources, phenomena linked to factors such as changes in the agricultural practices, population growth and climate change. In this context, managing and governing the water resource and its use is one of the main challenges to be...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The climate change imposes the implementation of adaptation and mitigation strategies in many sectors of the human activities which cause the emission of huge quantities of greenhouse gases. As for agriculture this need is especially felt in the case of greenhouse horticulture , as far as the traditional practices request the use of a lot of chemicals, energy and water which produces  large quantities of greenhouse gases and polluting effluents. This situation...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Climate change is the survey context of the TRUST project as decisive factor within the surface waters and groundwaters management. In particular TRUST was aimed at quantifying the possible consequences  of climate change on aquifers and identifying adaptation measures through their artificial recharge to mitigate the impacts caused by drought and decreased availability of water resources resulting from climate change. The first project step was the hydrogeological...