Nicola Bianco

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Sepsis and related aspects has become an area of active and intense research, leading to important advances for an early diagnosis and appropriate management useful to improve patient outcome. The septic response is an extremely complex cascade of events, including proinflammatory, anti-inflammatory, humoral, cellular, and circulatory involvement. The(More)
Most European buildings built before 1980s were constructed without any design concern for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. In addition to this issue, over the last decades, the essential need of safer buildings has progressively attracted the interest of scientific community and government institutions. However, the strong interaction(More)
The temporal behavior of the photoinduced ion-pair formation process in the (HI)m(H2O)n (n=1-6 for m=1 and n=1-4 for m=2) cluster system has been studied via the coupling between the g 3Sigma- Rydberg and V 1Sigma+ valence states. Comparison of the time constants obtained to those measured in previous experiments for the analogous process in HBr-water(More)
An investigation of the excited-state dynamics of SO2(H2O)n (n = 1-5) clusters following excitation by ultrafast laser pulses to 4.7 eV (coupled 1A2 and 1B1 states) and 9.3 eV (F band) is presented. The findings for the coupled 1A2 and 1B1 states are in good agreement with published computational work and indicate the division of the initial excited-state(More)
An analytical solution for Low-Density Lipoprotein transport through an arterial wall under hyperthermia conditions is established in this work. A four-layer model is used to characterize the arterial wall. Transport governing equations are obtained as a combination between Staverman-Kedem-Katchalsky membrane equations and volume-averaged porous media(More)
In this article, the control of particle size distribution (PSD) is discussed as a means for the inferential control of the rheology of emulsion polymers. A controllability assessment is presented through a consideration of the process mechanisms to illustrate the attainability or otherwise of bimodal PSD. The suitability of a batch-to-batch iterative(More)
The current advanced numerical codes for the energy audits carry out 0-dimensional simulation (i.e., one computational node representing the thermal zone), underestimating the effects of thermal bridges on the seasonal heating demand of buildings. The paper suggests a numerical resolution model, implemented in Matlab, aimed to be transferred in numerical(More)
Sustainable development requires not only the use of sustainable energy resources, but also the efficient use of all energy resources. The latter should be reached by considering the concept of energy as well as exergy - the true magnitude of thermodynamic losses. Exergy describes the quality of an energy flow as the percentage that can be completely(More)
Scientific literature about energy retrofit focuses on single buildings, but the investigation of whole building stocks is particularly worthy because it can yield substantial energy, environmental and economic benefits. Hence, how to address large-scale energy retrofit of existing building stocks? The paper handles this issue by employing a methodology(More)