The main research interests are:
- Modelling of the removal processes of acid pollutants in Waste-to-energy facilities. Experimental investigation on the reactivity of solid sorbents for HCl and SO2 capture. Development and validation of models for the description of gas-solid reactions.
- Optimization of flue gas cleaning systems in Waste-to-energy facilities. Analysis of the economic and environmental performance of alternative configurations for the emission control in waste combustion. Joint research activities with HERAmbiente, Termomeccanica Ecologia, ARPAE Emilia-Romagna, Brianza Energia Ambiente.
- Development of novel sorbents for CO2 capture. Testing of novel sorbents, either synthetic or obtained from industrial waste streams, for CO2 capture by means of the carbonate looping process. Collaboration with ETH Zürich (Switzerland).