Biological treatments of food-waste (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Nicola Frison
Nicola Frison
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II sem. dal Mar 1, 2017 al Jun 9, 2017.

Lesson timetable

II sem.
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall F from Mar 20, 2017  to Jun 9, 2017
Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall L from Mar 21, 2017  to Jun 9, 2017

Learning outcomes

The course Provides the skills Regarding the circular management of agro-food waste, secondo with the national and european environmental legislation. The candidate will receive the knowledges Concerning the biotechnological processes for the treatment of wastewater, solid and liquid waste Resulting from the agro-food industrial activities, even considering the recovery of energy and resources


1) National and EU environmental directives
2) Circular analysis, life cycle thinking and environmental footprinting
3) Characterization of liquid and solid agro-food effluents;
3) Biotechnological treatment of liquid effluents and bioprocess simulations;
4) Anaerobic digestion of agricultural and livestock biomass and biological treatment of anaerobic digestate

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral test. In the first part, the candidate must provide a technical report (mandatory) including the design of an activated sludge bioprocess for the treatment of wastewater derived from agro-food industry. In the second part, the exam will consist of an interview related with topic of the course.

Student opinions - 2016/2017