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)
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)
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 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)
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)
In this study the optimal operation of micro-CHP systems producing electricity and heat for a single-family house situated in Italy is addressed considering the effects of heat dissipation relative to thermal storage systems. Three different prime movers have been analyzed separately, and for each of them the operation scheduling that maximizes the revenues(More)
A novel methodology is proposed in order to support the cost-optimal design of building envelope's thermal characteristics and space conditioning systems in presence of an enhanced simulation-based model predictive control (MPC) for heating and cooling operations. The cost-optimal solution is identified by running a main mono-objective genetic algorithm(More)
A study of the excited-state dynamics of (SO2)m clusters following excitation by ultrafast laser pulses in the range of 4.5 eV (coupled 1A2, 1B1 states) and 9 eV (F band) is presented. The findings for the coupled 1A2 and 1B1 states are in good agreement with published computational work on the properties of these coupled states. A mechanism involving(More)