Ecomondo 2022
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
  • 14:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Global Water Expo Room D1 pav.
  • Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & Italian National Institute of Health, Legambiente, Marche Polytechnic University, Utilitalia


Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other so called persistent, mobile (PM) substances, as well as other contaminants of emerging concern, are being recognized as serious threats to the safety of water resources. The way towards a zero pollution, toxic-free environment need knowledge and know-how about analytical methods and environmental chemistry, source detection, transport and fate, preventive measures, treatment technologies and proper legislation. The workshop will present the current scenario and state-of-the-art solutions within the context of emerging technologies and policy mechanism.

Session Chairs

Luca Lucentini, Ecomondo STC and Italian National Institute of Health
Andrea Minutolo, Ecomondo STC and Legambiente (Italian environmental association)
Francesco Fatone, Ecomondo STC and Marche Polytechnic University


14.00-14.10 Introduction by the Chairs

14.10-14.25 There isn’t One Health without One Water
Luca Lucentini, Italian National Institute of Health (TBC)

14.25-14.40 The zero-pollution challenge in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe
Giulio Pattanaro, Research Programme Administrator, REA.B3 Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Environment

14.40-14.55 Establishing a zero-pollution circular economy: an overview of the Horizon2020-Green Deal project PROMISCES
Julie Lions, BRGM (France) – Horizon2020 PROMISCES Project Coordinator

14.55-15.10 Persistent chemicals and contaminants of emerging concern: the experience of Regione Piemonte as Italian frontrunner in PFAS regulation
Angelo Robotto, General Director ARPA Piemonte

15.10-15.25 Pilot and full scale PFAS removal in urban water cycle technologies
Edoardo Slavik, Coordinator of the research project PFAS Remover

15.25-15.40 Projects for the quantification of plastics and emerging contaminants in surface water of Po river catchment
Irene Ingrando and Elena Barbieri, Po river District Basin Authority

15.40-15.55 Microplastics in lakes and urban water infrastructures: the Life Blue Lakes
Andrea Minutolo, Legambiente
Stefania Gorbi, Lucia Pittura, Anna Laura Eusebi e Serena Radini, Marche Polytechnic University

15.55-16.10 Effect-based monitoring of water and sludge
Giorgio Bertanza and Roberta Pedrazzani, University of Brescia

16.10-16.25 CECs and Safety and risk management plans in urban water cycle: case studies
Enrico Veschetti, Representative of Italian National Institute of Health 

Speeches selected from the Call for Papers

16.25-16.35 Heat treatment of PFAS in liquid matrices
Mantovani M. (a), Zanetti N. (a), Beltrame D. (b), Zerlottin M. (b), Della Zassa M. (a), Canu P. (a, c)
(a) K-INN Tech s.r.l., Spin Off of the University of Padua (b) Acque del Chiampo S.p.A., Arzignano (VI) (c) Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua

16.35-16.45 PROMISCES: convenient PFAS analysis in complex matrices
Marco Lazzazzara, Alessandro Frugis, Giancarlo Cecchini, Alessandro Filippi - Acea Elabori SpA, Acea Group

16.45-16.55 Range of solutions for the management of the solution from PFAS in the subsoil
Marcello Carboni, REGENESIS

16.55-17.05 New integrated tools for monitoring the quality of groundwater
Desdemona Oliva, CAP Group

17.05-17.15 Development of a profitable methodology for the determination of microplastics in water intended and intended for human consumption
Gioia V., Lazzazzara M., Castellani M., Filippi A., Frugis A., Cecchini G. - Acea Elabori SpA, Acea Group

17.15-17.25 Acque Borate - optimization of the treatment and product recovery process
Cinzia Mazzara and Antonino Patania, Eni Rewind S.p.A.

17.25-17.35 O3 in wastewater purifiers: a new vision towards better performance and lower costs
Riccardo Calvi, Pier Luigi Radavelli, SIAD Società Italiana Acetilene e Derivati ​​SpA

17.35-17.50 Discussion and conclusion


WTMV2 – 1 Grey water footprint is a tool for assessment of Groundwater Chemical Pollution?
Serio Francesca, Imbriani Giovanni, De Donno Maria Antonella, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento,Prov. le Lecce-Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy

WTMV2 – 2 Treatments of water contaminated by organic dye treated with carbon nanotubes
De Luca Pierantonio, Macario Anastasia, University of Calabria

WTMV2 – 3 Black Sea: Diagnostic pollution of the Black Sea. Applicazione del modello DPSIR per la formulazione di proposte di miglioramento dell'area del Mar Nero
N. Bertolini - ambiente S.p.A., M. Mannocci - ambiente S.p.A.

WTMV2 – 4 Sviluppo di un innovativo processo di rimozione del boro con lisciviato di ceneri pesanti
Carlo Limonti*, Giulia Maria Curcio*, Francesco Marchio**,  Alessio Siciliano*, * Università della Calabria, Rende (Cosenza), ** Econet srl, Lamezia Terme (CZ)"

WTMV2 – 5 TETI - TEcnologie innovative per il controllo, il moniToraggio e la sIcurezza in mare
David Giraldi; Prof. Antonio Mazzola; Simone Panfiglio Ambiente S.p.a. ; Università degli studi di Palermo; NAVTEC

WTMV2 – 6 Merging The Circular Economy with The Blue Economy
Christopher J Rochfort - The Centre for Organic Research & Education (CORE)