Nicola Frison

Nicola Frison,  August 2, 2018
Position
Temporary Assistant Professor
Academic sector
ING-IND/25 - CHEMICAL PLANTS
Research sector (ERC)
PE8_2 - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment

PE8_9 - Production technology, process engineering

Office
Ca' Vignal 2,  Floor 2,  Room 2.44
Telephone
045 802 7965
E-mail
nicola|frison*univr|it <== Replace | with . and * with @ to have the right email address.
Personal web page
http://smart-plant.eu/
Curriculum

The research activities of Nicola Frison focus on the following topics:
 
  1. Advance and innovative biological processes for wastewater treatment:
  • Design, implementation, verification and validation of advanced biological processes for nitrogen and phosphorus removal via-nitrite from nitrogenous wastewater (e.g. anaerobic digestate of sewage sludge, zootechnical effluents) in pilot, demonstrative and full scale Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR);
  • Treatment of low strength wastewater for nitrogen and phosphorus removal via-nitrite (e.g., nitritation and denitritation, deammonification);
  • Anaerobic treatment of high and low strength organic wastewater for COD removal and biogas production (e.g., Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket).
 
  1. Resource recovery from waste and wastewater:
  • Production of polyhydoxyalkanoates (PHA) from mixed cultures using raw materials such as primary, secondary sludge and/or the organic fraction of municipal organic waste (OFMSW);
  • Volatile Fatty Acids (VFAs) production and recovery through acidogenic fermentation of putrescible organic matter, (e.g. sewage sludge, OFMSW);
  • Cellulose and phosphorus recovery (e.g. struvite) from sewage sludge and zootechnical effluents.

Modules

Modules running in the period selected: 16.
Click on the module to see the timetable and course details.

Course Name Total credits Online Teacher credits Modules offered by this teacher
Master's degree in Biotechnology for bioresources and sustainable development Biological Treatment of Wastewater (2021/2022)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Bio-reactors (2021/2022)   6    (Laboratorio)
(Teoria)
Master's degree in Biotechnology for bioresources and sustainable development Biological Treatment of Wastewater (2020/2021)   6  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Fundamentals of biotechnological processes and plants (2020/2021)   6  eLearning (laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Fundamentals of environmental biotechnological processes (2020/2021)   6  eLearning (laboratorio)
(teoria)
Master's degree in Biotechnology for bioresources and sustainable development Biological Treatment of Wastewater (2019/2020)   6  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Fundamentals of biotechnological processes and plants (2019/2020)   6  eLearning (laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Fundamentals of environmental biotechnological processes (2019/2020)   6  eLearning (teoria)
(laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Fundamentals of environmental biotechnological processes (2018/2019)   6    (laboratorio)
(teoria)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Fundamentals of environmental biotechnological processes (2017/2018)   6    (teoria)
(laboratorio)
Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology Biological treatments of food-waste (2016/2017)   6   

 

Research groups

Efficienza e organizzazione nelle public utilities
Il gruppo di ricerca focalizza le proprie attenzioni sullo studio delle determinanti esogene ed endogene dell’efficienza nelle public utilities
Ingegneria Chimica dell'Ambiente e dei Bioprocessi
Il gruppo di ricerca in Ingegneria Chimica dell'Ambiente e dei Bioprocessi opera nel settore del trattamento dei rifiuti organici di diversa origine (civile, industriale, agricola) per il recupero di bio-combustibili o molecole ad alto valore aggiunto oltre che nel settore del trattamento delle acque reflue. Il gruppo di ricerca gestisce il Laboratorio di Impianti chimici per l'Ambiente e i Bio-Processi (LABICAB).
Research interests
Topic Description Research area
Recupero di risorse da acque reflue municipali e industriali Recupero di cellulosa, produzione di Acidi Grassi Volatili (VFA), Poliidrossialcanoati (PHA) da fanghi di depurazione, scarti agro-industriali e frazione organica dei rifiuti solidi urbani. Biotecnologie ambientali: bioenergie, bioraffinerie e biorisanamento
Chemical engineering, technical chemistry
Trattamento di acque reflue ad alto carico Rimozione biologica di azoto e fosforo via-nitrito da surnatanti anaerobici, trattamenti anaerobici di acque reflue per la rimozione del carico organico e produzione di biogas. Biotecnologie ambientali: bioenergie, bioraffinerie e biorisanamento
Chemical engineering, technical chemistry
Projects
Title Starting date
EcoDPI - ECOdesign e riciclo di DPI in una filiera industriale circolare 9/10/20
CIRCforBIO - A circular economy system for multi-source biomass conversion to added value products 10/1/19
Wast4Bioplast – turning wastewater into valuable bioplastics 6/1/19
Progetto Horizon 2020 (call Water-2015) “Smart Plant - Scale-up of low-carbon footprint material recovery techniques in existing wastewater treatment plants” (WP5 - T.5.2 “Public-private water utility management perspectives”) 6/1/16
Pioneer_STP - The Potential of Novel Processes to Improve Sustainability of Sewage Treatment Plants 5/1/16