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Dicam - People
Giuseppe Guglielmi


Position in DICAM

Research Officer
Contact Information
Telephone: +39 461 882 639
Fax: +39 461 882 672
Office: 404
Email: giuseppe.guglielmi@ing.unitn.it

Research topics


    1974, November 24th: born in Andria (BARI)

    1993, July: scientific school leaving certificate at Liceo Statale "R. Nuzzi", Andria

    1999, July: degree in Environmental Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan. Thesis: “Monitoraggio dei processi anaerobici mediante biosensore RANTOX”, Tutor: Prof. Alberto Rozzi, co-tutor: Ing. Alfieri Pollice

    November 1999-February 2000: collaboration at the Water Research Institute of National Research Council (IRSA-CNR) in Bari

    February 2003: PhD in Environmental Engineering at DICA. Thesis: “Membrane Biological Reactors for municipal wastewater treatment”
    March 2003 - MArch 2005: post-doc fellow at DICA

    January 2004-April 2004: visiting fellow at the School of Water Sciences - Cranfield University
    Since April 2005: research fellow at the Istituto Agrario San Michele all'Adige

    Member of the EMS (European Membrane Society)

Research topics

    My research activity is mainly focused on membrane biological reactors for wastewater treatment.

    The DICA experimental site for MBRs is placed in Pietramurata (33 km from Trento) and it includes three membrane modules,
    working in parallel according to a pre-denitrifcation scheme. The experimentation has been started up in autumn 2001.

    Main topics are:
    - evaluation of the biological aspects of the process (biomass activity assesed by means of respirometry, modelisation of sludge production)
    - analysis of fouling and optimisation of the operational conditions
    - critical flux and sustainable flux
    - definition of design and operation criteria for MBR

    Since March 2003, effluent from MBR is used to irrigate 6 experimental lysimeters. This project is named AGRESTE and other research partners are Istituto Agrario di San Michele all'Adige , Sevizio Opere Igienico-Sanitarie of Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Azienda Sanitaria Locale.

    Since May 2005 two new MBRs have been starte-up in Lavis (submerged VRM Huber) and Trento Nord (tubular side-stream Millenniumpore).

    Other research fields:
    - comparative evaluations of methods for the estimation of the oxygen tansfer coefficient
    - modelling of Sequeincing Batch Reactor process (SBR)
    - appropriate technologies for water sanitation in developing countries

    Have a look at Pietramurata


    2001-2002: 4th year Sanitary Engineering course (Prof. Ziglio)

    MSc thesis
    BOSCHETTI G. (A.A. 1999-2000), Analisi critica del metodo off-gas per la stima dell'efficienza di trasferimento dell'ossigeno in impianti di depurazione per acque reflue

    ROMANI S. (A.A. 1999-2000), Modellizzazione del respirogramma sperimentale dei fanghi attivi per la caratterizzazione cinetica del processo

    SEDLAK S. (A.A. 2000-2001), Indagine sperimentale sul trattamento biologico di reflui urbani con bioreattori a membrana

    VIAN F. (A.A. 2000-2001), Applicabilità dei bioreattori a membrana per l'adeguamento di impianti di trattamento dei reflui civili

    LUI G. (2000-2001), Indagine sperimentale e automazione di un biorattore a membrana su scala pilota per il trattamento di reflui civili

    CASTELLI R. (2001-2002), Sviluppo di un modello per la valutazione comparativa delle soluzioni progettuali per il potenziamento degli impianti di depurazione delle acque reflue

    RUGOLOTTO C. (2003-2004), Indagine sperimentale sulle tecnologie di trattamento delle acque reflue urbane per il riutilizzo agricolo

    CHIARANI D. (2003-2004), Flux criticality and sustainability in membrane bioreactors for municipal wastewater treatment


    GUGLIELMI, G., Chiarani, D., Judd, S., Andreottola, G. (2007), Flux criticality and sustainability in a hollow fibre membrane bioreactor for municipal wastewater treatment, Journal of Membrane Science, in press
    Brookes, A., Jefferson, B., GUGLIELMI, G., Judd, S.J. (2006), Sub-critical fouling in a membrane bioreactor: impact of flux and MLSS, Separation Science and Technology, 41, 1279-1291
    GUGLIELMI, G., Chiarani, D., Andreottola, G. (2006), Applicazione del concetto di flusso critico per l’ottimizzazione della gestione di un bioreattore a membrana per il trattamento di acque reflue civili, IA INGEGNERIA AMBIENTALE, Luglio 2006
    ANDREOTTOLA G., GUGLIELMI G. (2001), Dynamic simulation model for sequencing batch reactors (SBR). Part I - Calibration and validation (in Italian), IA INGEGNERIA AMBIENTALE, No. 3/4 - March 2001
    ANDREOTTOLA G., GUGLIELMI G. (2001), Dynamic simulation model for sequencing batch reactors (SBR). Part II - Design procedure(in Italian), IA INGEGNERIA AMBIENTALE, No. 5 - March 2001
    ANDREOTTOLA G., BOSCHETTI G., GUGLIELMI G., RAGAZZI M. (2001), Critical analysis of the off-gas method for the estimation of the oxygen transfer efficiency in wastewater treatment plants (in Italian),IA INGEGNERIA AMBIENTALE,No. 11/12 - November-December 2001
    ANDREOTTOLA G., FOLADORI P., GELMINI A., GUGLIELMI G., ROMANI S. (2001), Application of a dynamic simulation model to predict the performance of a wastewater treatment plant (in Italian),IA INGEGNERIA AMBIENTALE, No. 10 - October 2001

    Conference Proceedings
    ANDREOTTOLA G., GUGLIELMI G. (2000), Sequencing Batch Reactor(SBR) technology: design criteria (in Italian), Proceedings of Corso di Aggiornamento in Ingegneria Sanitaria - Politecnico di Milano, 16-19 October 2000
    GUGLIELMI G. (2001); Membrane Bioreactors for upgrading WWTP's; Proceedings of NYM 3rd, September 2001,Delft(NL)
    ANDREOTTOLA G., GUGLIELMI G. (2002), A Predicting Model of Sludge Production in a Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) for Municipal Wastewater Treatment, oral presentation at Conference "Membranes in drinking and industrial water production", September 22-26, 2002 - Mulheim/Ruhr, Germany
    ANDREOTTOLA G., GUGLIELMI G. (2002), Performance of Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) for Nitrogen Removal in Municipal Wastewater. Trentino Case Study, poster presentation at Conference "Membranes in drinking and industrial water production", September 22-26, 2002 - Mulheim/Ruhr, Germany
    GUGLIELMI, G. (2002), Membrane Bioreactors for municipal wastewater treatment (in Italian), Proceedings of Corso per Gestori di Impianti di Depurazione, Perugia, September 2002
    ANDREOTTOLA, G., FOLADORI, P., GUGLIELMI, G.(2002), Advanced technologies for wastewater treatment: submerged biofilters, membrane bioreactors and moving bed biofilm reactors (in Italian), Proceedings of 1° Corso di Aggiornamento in Ingegneria Sanitaria, Politecnico di Bari, September 2002
    GUGLIELMI, G. (2002), Fouling in MBRs: general aspects and control strategies (in Italian), International Workshop on MBR Technology, October 2002,Genova
    ANDREOTTOLA, G., GUGLIELMI, G. (2002), Application of MBRs for the up-grading of existing wastewater treatment plants:a large pilot scale experimentation (in Italian), International Workshop on MBR Technology, October 2002,Genova
    ANDREOTTOLA, G. GUGLIELMI, G.(2003), Membrane bioreactors for municipal wastewater treatment (in Italian),Proc. of International Conference "Application and perspectives of MBRs in wastewater treatment and reuse", Cremona, Aprile 2003
    GUGLIELMI, G., ANDREOTTOLA, G. (2003), Critical flux determination in two MBRs for municipal wastewater treatment, 10-14 November 2003, Sydney (AUS)
    Zolezzi, G., Archetti, C., Bertoldi, W., GUGLIELMI, G., Gruosso, G. (2003), Development Education in Engineering: the experience of “Engineering without Borders”, XXX IAHR Congress, Thessaloniki (GREECE)
    GUGLIELMI, G., ANDREOTTOLA, G. (2004), Comparative evaluation of membrane bioreactors for municipal wastewater treatment, SIDISA - International Symposium of Sanitary Engineering, Taormina, June 2004

    Books and book sections
    ANDREOTTOLA, G., FERRAI, M., GUGLIELMI, G., ZIGLIO, G. (2003), Membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment - Principles and applications, Books of the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, SAN 1, ISBN 88-8443-046-1 (in Italian)
    ANDREOTTOLA, G., FOLADORI, P., GUGLIELMI, G. (2003), Advanced treatment technologies for wastewater: biolofical filtrations, membrane bioreactors and moving bed biofilm reactors (in Italian), pp. 59-71, Chapter 5 in Building wastewater treatment plants: treatment technologies and legislation, ed. E. Ranieri, published by Editoriale Bios,Cosenza
    Andreottola, G., Ferrai, M. GUGLIELMI, G. (2005), Membrane biological reactors, in Wastewater treatment: upgrade and monitoring (in Italian), Ed. Goi D., Conti F., Urbini G., ISBN 88-85137-18-0
    GUGLIELMI G. (2005), Oxygen mass balances in activated sludge process, in “From conventional monitoring to advanced control of activated sludge plants” (in Italian), Ed. Andreottola G., Foladori P., Ziglio G., SAN 4, ISBN 88-8443-117-4
    GUGLIELMI, G., ANDREOTTOLA G. (2007), Selection and Design of Membrane Bioreactor in Environmental Engineering, Chapter in "Handbook of Environmental Engineering Series", to be published by Humana Press, Totowa, NJ