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Maria Cristina Lavagnolo

Country of origin: Italy Currently in: Italy, Padova General field of specialization: Engineering sciences
Academic Background


1993 Doctorate Engineering sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Engineering sciences

Appropriate technologies for developing countries in water, waste-water, solid waste management sectors Phytoremediation of contaminated sites Integrated organic waste management Urban regeneration

Research Keywords: 
Enviromental remediation
wastewater treatment
waste management
waste recycling
waste sustainable technologies

Publications resulting from Research: 

Maria Cristina Lavagnolo, Mario Malagoli, Francesco Garbo, Alberto Pivato, Raffaello Cossu (2016). Lab-scale phytotreatment of old landfill leachate using different energy crops. Waste Management, doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2016.06.016

Mubashir Saleem, Luca Alibardi, Maria Cristina Lavagnolo, Raffaello Cossu, Alessandro Spagni (2016). Effect of filtration flux on the development and operation of a dynamic membrane for anaerobic wastewater treatment. Journal of Environmental Management, vol.180, pag. 459-465, doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.05.054

Alberto Pivato, Alberto Barausse, Francesco Zecchinato, Luca Palmeri, Roberto Raga, Maria Cristina Lavagnolo, Raffaello Cossu (2015). An integrated model-based approach to the risk assessment of pesticide drift from vineyards. Atmospheric Environment, vol. 111, p.136-150, ISSN: 1352-2310, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.04.005

Alberto Pivato, Roberto Raga, Maria Cristina Lavagnolo, Stefano Vanin, Alberto Barausse, Luca Palmeri, Raffaello Cossu (2014). Assessment of compost dosage in farmland through ecotoxicological tests. Journal Of Material Cycles And Waste Management, ISSN: 1438-4957, doi:10.1007/s10163-014-0333

Andrea Giordano, Valentina Sarli, Maria Cristina Lavagnolo, Alessandro Spagni (2014). Evaluation of aeration pretreatment to prepare an inoculum for the two-stage hydrogen and methane production process. Bioresource Technology, vol. 166, p. 211-218, ISSN:0960-8524, doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.05.019

Lorenzo Favaro, Luca Alibardi, Maria Cristina Lavagnolo, Sergio Casella, Marina Basaglia (2013). Effects of inoculum and indigenous microflora on hydrogen production from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste. International Journal Of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 38 , p. 11774-11779, ISSN: 0360-3199, doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.06.137

A.Spagni, S. Marsili-Libelli and M. C. Lavagnolo (2008) Optimisation of sanitary landfill leachate treatment in a sequencing batch reactor, Water Science & Technology—WST | vol 2/58, ISSN: 0273-1223, IWA Publishing

Spagni A., Lavagnolo M.C., Scarpa C., Vendrame P., Rizzo A., Luccarini L.(2007), Nitrogen removal optimization in a Sequencing Batch Reactor Treating Sanitary Landfill Leachate, J.Environ. Sci. Health, Part A. Vol.A42, No. 6, pp. 757-765 ISSN: 1093-4529

Cossu R., Haarstad K., Lavagnolo M.C., Littarru P. (2001). Removal of municipal soild waste COD and NH4-N by phytoreduction: a laboratory scale comparison of terrestrial and aquatic species at different organic loads. Ecological Engineering, Elsevier Science, B.V., vol.16, pp.459-470

Cossu R., Polcaro A.M., Lavagnolo M.C., Palmas S., Renoldi F., Mascia M. (1998). Electrochemical Treatment of Landfill Leachate- Oxidation at Ti/PbO2 and Ti/SnO2 anodes. Environmental Science and Technology, ACS Publisher, Washington, USA, vol. 32, n. 22, pp. 3570-3573

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Teaching on Environmental Sanitary Engineering, University of Padova Teaching on Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries, University of Padova Teaching on Solid Waste Management and Technology, ENSTP, Yaoundè, Cameroon Teaching on Environmental Project Work, ENSTP, Yaoundè, Cameroon


IWWG-International Waste Working Group
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Oct 2013
Best work in developing countries 2013
Best work in developing countries in the solid waste management awarded by the Sardinia Symposium International Committee