• Publications
  • Influence
Use of municipal solid wastes for chemical and microbiological recovery of soils contaminated with metal(loid)s
Abstract Iron-rich water treatment residues (Fe-WTRs) and municipal solid waste compost (MSWC) were added together at two different total rates (i.e. 0.5% Fe-WTRs+0.5% MSWC and 1% Fe-WTRs+1% MSWC) toExpand
Municipal solid waste compost as a novel sorbent for antimony(V): adsorption and release trials at acidic pH
The results from this study suggest that MSW-Cs could be used as amendments for the in-situ immobilization of Sb(V) in acidic-polluted soils. Expand
A polyphasic contribution to the knowledge of Auxarthron (Onygenaceae)
The analysis of ITS nrDNA sequences suggests that an extensive phylogenetic revision of the genus Auxarthron is necessary, and a preliminary evaluation of the antagonistic properties of A. umbrinum and A. concentricum against phytopathogenic fungi has been performed. Expand
Fusaproliferin, Terpestacin and Their Derivatives Display Variable Allelopathic Activity Against Some Ascomycetous Fungi
This study represents the first report of these secondary metabolites produced by C. nipigonensis and N. virgineus able to reduce the growth of Alternaria brassicicola, Botrytis cinerea and Fusarium graminearum in a variable extent strongly dependent from chemical modifications and test fungi. Expand
Mobility, bioaccessibility and toxicity of potentially toxic elements in a contaminated soil treated with municipal solid waste compost.
It is suggested that MSWC, particularly at 4% rate, could be useful to stabilise PTE in sub-acidic contaminated soils and to increase the microbial activity and functionality in these latter soils. Expand
Mobility and potential bioavailability of antimony in contaminated soils: Short-term impact on microbial community and soil biochemical functioning.
The results obtained suggest that the risk assessment in soils polluted with antimony should be a priority especially for alkaline soils where the high mobility of the anionic Sb(OH)6- species can pose a serious threat for soil microbial abundance, diversity and functionality, soil fertility and eventually human health. Expand
Sb(V) adsorption and desorption onto ferrihydrite: influence of pH and competing organic and inorganic anions
Investigation of the Sb(V) adsorption on ferrihydrite (Fh) at different pH values revealed substantial absorbance shifts related to the surface hydroxyl groups of Fh, which were attributed to the formation of Fe-O-Sb( V) bonds and supported the forming of inner-sphere bonding between Sb (V) and Fh. Expand
Bioactive metabolites from new or rare fimicolous fungi with antifungal activity against plant pathogenic fungi
Three fimicolous isolates of Cleistothelebolus nipigonensis, Neogymnomyces virgineus and Rodentomyces reticulatus, collected from dung of different herbivorous mammal dung, showed strong antifungal activity against fungal pathogens of some important crops. Expand
Water Treatment Residuals as a Resource for the Recovery of Soil and Water Polluted with Sb(V): Sorption and Desorption Trials at Different pH Values
In this study, the ability of two different water treatment residuals (Fe- and Al-WTRs) to accumulate antimony(V) from an aqueous solution was investigated at different pH values (pH 4.5 and 6.5).Expand
Addition of softwood biochar to contaminated soils decreases the mobility, leachability and bioaccesibility of potentially toxic elements.
In vitro tests showed that biochar was effective at reducing the bioaccessibility of Cd and Pb in the gastric phase of S2 and that of Zn and PB in the intestinal phase ofS1, and showed thatBiochar could be used as alternative amendment for the recovery of PTEs-contaminated soils. Expand