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Applied Mathematics

 

Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

 

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Transformation Processes Engineering

 

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Transformation Processes Engineering
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Page last updated: 26/05/2008
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Luca Fiori , Assistant professor

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The main research topics fall within the areas of:
Energy conversion
  In cooperation with other groups of DICA and with the Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Genoa a research project about the use of biomass as an energy resource and in particular as a starting point for hydrogen production has been set up. The chemical processes we focus on are represented by syngas production through gasification and/or pyrolysis followed by steam reforming and water shift to obtain hydrogen. As starting material we consider a large variety of waste biomass products, especially the ones available in a mountain area such as Trentino..
Food engineering
  The extraction of compounds interesting for the food and pharmaceutic industry starting from agricultural-forestal materials is under study. In particular the attention is focused on the extraction of polyphenolic compounds (which represent natural anti-oxidant) from vine industry by-product – grape skin, seeds and stalks – and from fruit juices industry – pressing wastes. The technology utilized is supercritical CO2 extraction.
 
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