Raffaella Pomi

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The management of residues from thermal waste treatment is an integral part of waste management systems. The primary goal of managing incineration residues is to prevent any impact on our health or environment caused by unacceptable particulate, gaseous and/or solute emissions. This paper provides insight into the most important measures for putting this(More)
This paper discusses the effects of accelerated carbonation on the leaching behaviour of two types of stainless steel slags (electric arc furnace and argon oxygen decarburisation slag). The release of major elements and toxic metals both at the natural pH and at varying pH conditions was addressed. Geochemical modelling of the eluates was used to(More)
The paper shows the results from a number of lab-scale washing treatments using the four chelating agents EDTA, NTA, citric acid and [S,S]-EDDS aiming at the remediation of a real heavy metal-contaminated sediment. Investigation of the influence of chelant type and concentration as well as solution pH was the major focus of the work. The analysis of(More)
Different artificial ageing treatments were applied to fresh incinerator bottom ash with the aim of promoting/accelerating the natural reactions occurring over time on the mineral phases in the material. The weathering treatments included accelerated carbonation, treatment with air and treatment with nitrogen gas. Both fresh and treated bottom ashes were(More)
Dredged sediments contaminated by heavy metals and PAHs were subjected to both unenhanced and enhanced electrokinetic remediation under different operating conditions, obtained by varying the applied voltage and the type of conditioning agent used at the electrode compartments in individual experiments. While metals were not appreciably mobilized as a(More)
The results of direct aqueous accelerated carbonation of three types of steel manufacturing residues, including an electric arc furnace (EAF) slag and two basic oxygen furnace (BOF) slags, are reported. Batch accelerated carbonation tests were conducted at different temperatures and CO2 pressures applying the thin-film route (liquid to solid, L/S,(More)
This paper presents the results of a wider experimental programme conducted in the framework of the NNAPICS ("Neural Network Analysis for Prediction of Interactions in Cement/Waste Systems") project funded by the European Commission and a number of industrial partners under Brite-EuRamIII. Based on the fact that bottom ashes from waste incineration are(More)
The increasing volumes of municipal solid waste produced worldwide are encouraging the development of processes to reduce the environmental impact of this waste stream. Combustion technology can facilitate volume reduction of up to 90%, with the inorganic contaminants being captured in furnace bottom ash, and fly ash/APC residues. The disposal or reuse of(More)
Important advantages, including reductions in fuel consumption and labour cost, arise from the optimal design of solid waste (SW) collection routes. Further, optimal design can reduce vehicle maintenance expenditures and improve traffic conditions in urban areas. To date, optimal routes have been developed according to intuitive methodologies and field(More)
The feasibility of treating a heavy metal-contaminated soil by means of a solidification/stabilization treatment consisting of a granulation process is discussed in the present article. The aim of the study was to attain contaminant immobilization within the agglomerated solid matrix. The soil under concern was characterized by varying levels of heavy metal(More)