Category Archives: Environmental pollution

Posts related to the “Environmental pollution” subject.


Fellowships for the Green Week 2016 are available for students. See here for a brochure in italian The initiative is aimed at visiting during a tour a series of green enterprises of the Veneto Region. The second part of the week is devoted to seminars on the green economy and technology that will be held [...]

Project “Algae & CO2-capture at Savona Campus”: experimental phase n.2

EN3 students involved in the “Algae Project” started the experimental phase n.2 of their Feasibility Study for the development of a pilot facility to capture CO2 and produce biodiesel from algae at Savona-Campus. This experimental phase n.2 is devoted to 1) investigate the effects of low cost nutrients on the algae growth.  In particular the [...]

CO2 sequestration

CO2 sequestration. Some pilot plants and nothing more: the old absorption process with mono- or di-ethanol-ammine . But describing these systems is called “clean coal” or “zero emissions”.  Really what is the link between “CO2 sequestration” and “clean coal”?  Hence comes a question: not that the problem of global warming is used to divert attention [...]

Anti-pollution exercise

University of Genoa will take part to the anti-pollution exercise RAMOGE-HAVEN 2011 aimed at simulating an environmental emergency caused by accidental pollution. The exercise requires the simulation of marine pollution due to an explosion in the bow of a tanker approaching the Multedo Genoa Harbour carrying 15000 t of oil. To study the movements of [...]

New Zealand maritime pollution

More than 350 t of heavy oil fuel was estimated to have leaked from the Rena ship, with authorities fearing that all 1.500 t on the vessel will be released if it breaks up and sinks. This disaster reminds us the analogous environmental disaster occurred on April 1991 in Italy, a few miles from our [...]

Chem Med 2011

The countdown for CHEM-MED, The International Chemical Event has started. Just a few days to the 2011 edition, which opens its doors on Wednesday 5 October at fieramilanocity with more than250 exhibitors, taking up 18,000 square metres of exhibition area, and about 10,000 visiting professionals expected. During the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), CHEM-MED is [...]

Monitoring enviromental pollution

Some years ago the industrial site of Stoppani (Cogoleto, Italy) was defined by the Italian Ministry of Environment a “polluted site of national interest”. The plant, producing sodium bi-chromate, chromic acid and chromium salts has been discharging wastes containing CrIII and CrVI in soil, water and sea. Since 2001 our students have been monitoring the [...]