Summer School

European PhD School on Advanced Oxidation Processes
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno

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1st Summer School on

Environmental applications of Advanced Oxidation Processes

University of Salerno, Department of Civil Engineering

Fisciano (Italy), June 15-19, 2015

The “1st Summer School on Environmental applications of AOPs” was held on June 15-19, 2015 in Fisciano (SA) (Italy), at University of Salerno.

The Summer School is among the initiatives organized for School PhD candidates but other PhD students, MSc students, post-doc and professionals were also welcome. Finally, a total of 70 persons among lecturers and PhD students from 15 different countries (Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK) attended to the Summer School.

The Summer School program included lectures on complementary skills, talks on advances in AOPs research and a workshop. The lectures/talks were delivered by School Scientific Committee  members and international experts and they can be downloaded through the active link of the corresponding title from the following program.

The Summer School concluded with the social event where some speakers took off scientist dress to talk about some special place and traditional food from their respective Countries/hometowns. These talks can be downloaded too.


Monday June 15, 2015 (Room D, Faculty of Engineering)

Welcome greetings, Angelo Marcelli, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, University of Salerno

Experimental Design and Modelling. Montserrat Pérez-Moya, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

Publishing research resultsLuigi Rizzo, University of Salerno (Italy)

Identification and structure elucidation of transformation products of emerging contaminants by Advanced Mass Spectrometry Based Techniques. Dimitra Lambropoulou, Aristotele University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Visit at Laboratories


Tuesday June 16, 2015 (Room 126, Faculty of Engineering)

Synthesis and characterization of (photo)catalysts for water/wastewater treatment applications, Vincenzo Vaiano, University of Salerno (Italy)

Toxicity of oxidation intermediates during water/wastewater treatment, Sureyya Meric, Namık Kemal University (Tekirdag, Turkey)

Modelling AOPs using Computational Fluid Dynamics: Coupling Optics, Hydraulics and Photochemistry, Domenico Santoro, Trojan Technologies, (Canada)

Band gap narrowing for visible light active photocatalysts, Suresh Pillai, Institute of Technology Sligo (Ireland)

Photo-Fenton processes at mild conditions, Antonio Arques, Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)

Overcome Barriers in the Treatment of Leachates from Urban Solid Waste Landfills: from Lab to Industrial Studies, Vitor Vilar, University of Porto (Portugal)

Solar Photocatalytic Processes For Soil Washing Wastewater Treatment, Raffaele Marotta, University of Naples Federico II (Italy)

Fenton-like treatment of MtBE contaminated groundwater, Renato Baciocchi, University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)


Wednesday June 17, 2015 (Room 126, Faculty of Engineering)

Advances on catalytic-photocatalytic ozonation, Fernando Beltran, Universidad de Extremadura (Spain)

Photocatalytic Disinfection – Fundamentals and Futures, Patrick Dunlop, University of Ulster (UK)

Microcontaminants removal by solar photo-Fenton: the role of UV radiation, José Antonio Sánchez Pérez, University of Almeria (Spain)

Photocatalytic partial oxidation of organic molecules under mild green conditions, Leonardo Palmisano, University of Palermo (Italy)

Photoelectrocatalytic/photo-electrochemical water treatment and by product formation, Huseyin Selcuk, Istanbul University  (Turkey)

Degradation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in sewage sludge by ozonation and solubilisation of degradation products in the water phase, Giuseppe Mascolo, National Research Council (CNR) (Italy)

AOPs for drinking water treatment: state of art and research experiences, Sabrina Sorlini, University of Brescia (Italy)

Air treatment by photocatalysis, Chantal Guillard, Universite de Lyon (France)

Risk assessment of pollutants in different environmental matricesEmma Di Consiglio, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italy)


Thursday June 18, 2015, Workshop: Water and wastewater treatment by Advanced Oxidation Processes: state of art and perspectives (Room 126, Faculty of Engineering)

Welcome greetings, Leonardo Cascini, Director of Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno

Wastewater treatment by solar driven AOPs: design and applications, Sixto Malato, Plataforma Solar de Almeria (Spain)

Wastewater treatment by ozonation, Santiago Esplugas, University of Barcelona (Spain)

Catalysis in AOPs: from lab to market implementation, Adrián M.T. Silva, University of Porto (Portugal)

Integration of electrochemical Advanced Oxidation Processes in a Multistage System for sanitary landfill leachate remediation, Vitor Vilar, University of Porto (Portugal)

Integrated Advanced Technologies for the remediation of Industrial Wastewaters: Case studies, Isabel Oller, Plataforma Solar de Almeria (Spain)

AOPs application to anaerobic digestion, Vincenzo Belgiorno, University of Salerno (Italy)

Removal of Arsenic (III) and (V) from drinking water by pyhotocatalysis and adsorption, Luigi Rizzo, University of Salerno (Italy)

UV-oxidation for Recalcitrant Chemical Contaminants: Successes, Challenges and Future Applications, Stefano Salvatore, Trojan Technologies (Italy)


Friday June 19, 2015, “Science & Food” (Social event)

Culture and food tradition in Mediterranean Countries: non-expert point of view, Some speakers from the Summer School took off  scientist dress to talk about some special place and traditional food from their respective Countries/hometowns.

Some cultural data on Valencian Community, Antonio Arques, Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)

Barcelona and Cataluña, Angel Cruz, University of Barcelona (Spain)

Porto & Douro Region (Portugal): special places and traditional food & wine, Ana Isabel Gomes, University of Porto (Portugal)

Cyprus: Special places and traditional food, Popi Karaolia, University of Cyprus, Nicosia-Cyprus

Campania Region (Italy): special places and traditional food, Luigi Rizzo, University of Salerno (Italy)

Almería, José Antonio Sánchez Pérez, University of Almeria (Spain)

Turkey, Can Burak Özkal, Namık Kemal University (Turkey)

Mozzarella Show, Master mozzarella maker showed and explain how mozzarella is prepared.

Light lunch with traditional local food

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