Ecomondo 2022
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
  • 10:00 - 13:30
  • Memo
  • Environmental Monitoring & Control Room pad. D7
  • Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & University of Brescia, IRSA-CNR, ISS, Utilitalia  


In view of the EU Green Deal and Zero Pollution Action Plan, the need of a new regulatory framework to support sustainable and resilient sludge management, incorporating a broader scope for risk assessment and strict sludge quality control is more and more felt for quick. Approximately 25kg of dry sludge are produced per person per year all across Europe as by-product of the wastewater treatment process, and the size of the sludge production is strictly related to the efficacy of the treatment. Sludge use will be tackled from a circularity perspective, aiming at pollution prevention, resource efficiency and business opportunities. In this context, several new technologies are being developed in the last years, but in many cases these are unfortunately not sufficiently mature to be developed at a large scale, and need to be framed by appropriate legislation.
Successful examples will be showcased.

Session Chairs

Giorgio Bertanza, University of Brescia
Camilla Braguglia, IRSA CNR (Water Research Institute - National Research Council)
Tania Tellini, UTILITALIA (Italian federation of energy, water and environmental services)


10.00-10.10 Introduction by the Chairs (and a short summary on the papers presented through posters)

10.10-10.30 Updates on Sewage Sludge Directive and UWWTD
Bernd Gawlik, Joint Research Centre, European Commission (TBC)

10.30-10.50 Sludge Recovery in agriculture: ecotoxicology for the circular economy (the SLURP project)
Roberta Pedrazzani e Giorgio Bertanza, University of Brescia
​Sara Castiglioni, Mario Negri Institute

10.50-11.10 New sustainable technologies to transform sewage treatment plants into “green factories” as required by PNRR      
Elena Mauro, Utilitalia
Giancarlo Cecchini, Acea Elabori
Nicola Tselikas, AqP
Alessandro Reginato, Gruppo CAP

11.10-11.30 Risk analysis scenarios in sludge management
Eleonora Beccaloni, Italian National Institute of Health

11.30-13.15 Speakers from Call for Papers

11.30-11.45 AirPrex P-Recovery and Sludge Optimization
Davide Perduca, Perduca Ambiente srl

11.45-12.00 Use of sewage sludges for CO2 removal
Davide Papurello, Dipartimento di Energia-Politecnico di Torino

12.00-12.15 Sludge reduction in the Grosseto Hub through Newlisi hydrolysis: a case study
Edoardo Riccio, Newlisi spa

12.15-12.30 Potenzialità della stabilizzazione aerobica nella riduzione drastica dei fanghi: sperimentazione
Marta Domini, DICATAM-Università di Brescia

12.30-12.45 Potenziale dei trattamenti idrotermici propedeutici all’incenerimento dei fanghi di depurazione
Federico Viganò, Politecnico di Milano

12.45-13.00 Disidratazione tramite filtropressa di fanghi di depurazione post HTC
Daniele Pirini, B-Plas

13.00-13.15 Si fa presto a dire Idrocarburi! Uso ed abuso di un parametro non proprio "semplice"
Tiziano Vendrame, ARPA Veneto

13.15-13.30 Discussion and closure by the Chairs

Poster Session

WTMV1 – 1 PONDUS - Thermo-Alkaline Hydrolysis of sewage sludge
Davide Perduca, Perduca Ambiente

WTMV1 – 2 DePrex Degassing - Recovery of dissolved methane in anaerobically treated biosolids
Davide Perduca, Perduca Ambiente

WTMV1 – 3 Bioconversion of urban sewage sludge mediated by larvae of black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens
Silvia Arnone, ENEA Roma

WTMV1 – 4 The Roles of Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) in Energy Production & Net-Zero in Europe: “Lessons from Germany and Italy”
Lamiaa Chab, Università della Tuscia di Viterbo