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Emergency Sea Protection: New Technologies During Oil Spill

Authors: Marco Cocchi – Researcher – Campus Bio-medico University of Rome                 Leone Mazzeo – Researcher – Campus Bio-medico University of Rome   1          Introduction   Every day, hundreds, if not thousands, of oil spills are likely to occur worldwide in many different types of environments, on land, at sea, and in inland freshwater systems. […]

Hydrogen Role on the Decarbonization Transition Route

Author: Elvirosa Brancaccio – Serintel Srl – Rome (Italy)     1.     Introduction Awareness of climate change impacts and the need for deep decarbonization has increased greatly in recent years. In 2018 the EU published its vision for the future of energy in Europe ‘A Clean Planet for All’   which aims at creating a “prosperous, […]

The Green Chemistry

Authors: Marco Cocchi – Researcher – Campus Bio-medico University of Rome                  Leone Mazzeo – Researcher – Campus Bio-medico University of Rome   1          Introduction and Principles   An early conception of “green chemistry was developed in 1990 by P. Anastos and J. Warner[1] trough 12 principles ranging […]

Floating LNG (FLNG) Technical Challenges and Future Trends

Authors: Marco Cocchi – Researcher – Campus Bio-medico University of Rome   1          Introduction Natural gas (NG) and liquefied NG (LNG), which is one trade type of NG, have attracted great attention because their use may alleviate rising concerns about environmental pollution produced by other fossil fuels as coal and oil. In the figure below, […]

Supercritical Geothermal Resources: Exploration and Development

Author: Elvirosa Brancaccio – Serintel Srl – Rome (Italy)   1.     Introduction The demand for clean, renewable energy is continuing to increase around the world.  Much of that demand is being met with wind and solar power, but these resources are intermittent and therefore require balancing. Presently, developed geothermal resources are not adequate to provide […]

Energy Storage Using Thermal Processes and Nanotubes

Author: Marcello Pompa – Industrial Engineering – University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome   1. Theme description Since 1970, the science had tried to find a solution at the energy crisis, developing new method to use and storage renewable energy[1]. The United States Department of Energy has expected that the world’s energy consumption will be increased […]

Intelligent Clothing to Improve Safety at Work and Support Production

Author: Marcello Pompa – Industrial Engineering – University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome   Theme description In order to reduce costs, to improve worker productivity, some companies are driving the development of smart wearables and sensors in industrial environments[1]. Currently, the safety on work is guaranteed through PPE (personal protective equipment) like safety eyewear and other. […]

Smart Grids

Author: Marcello Pompa – Industrial Engineering – University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome     Theme description   Energy systems are changing fast. The methods to produce energy and the ways to transmit it are changing. The consumption of electrical energy is growing and its generation is becoming more decentralized, with grid management increasingly complex[1]. With […]

Solar: paper like cells

Author: Marcello Pompa – Industrial Engineering – University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome   Theme description   There is a significant interest for the production of renewable energy. The researchers try every day to find or improve methods to produce green energy. One of the best renewable energy is the solar energy: available every day (though […]

Smart Fluid

Author: Marcello Pompa – Industrial Engineering – University “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome   Theme description    A smart fluid, also called electro rheological fluid[1], is a liquid suspension of metals or zeolites which solidifies when electric current is applied to it, becoming fluid again when the current is removed. Smart fluids can be divided in […]

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