9th - 11th April 2024
Bergamo, Italy

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Ministero Ambiente Sicurezza Energetica
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ENEA
ITA-ICE
ComuneBergamo
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UniAcque
9th - 11th April 2024
Bergamo, Italy

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This speech addresses the challenges of modern flue gas cleaning, focusing on innovative solutions for dealing with corrosive environments, essential for maximizing the utilization of waste heat and preparing for ideal CO2 capture. It highlights the use of PPS-GR, a graphite compound, in heat exchangers, showcasing its stability, durability, and efficiency through various projects in the waste to energy industry.

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The Italian consortium developing and leading the LIFE ReWo project tries to find alternative and more sustainable management pathways for mineral wool waste.

This type of waste is currently classified as hazardous and thus can only be managed in authorized landfills for final storage. The project team introduces an innovative sustainable and local recycling process to manage hazardous mineral wool.

LIFE ReWo will provide a new End of Waste transformation process based on the thermal inertization of mineral wool waste and recycling of the inert secondary raw material obtained, namely ReWo, to produce new high-value products in a variety of industry sectors.

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In recent years, sustainability has become a very important factor for the products and processes development. However, currently through the standardized LCA methodology (Life Cycle Assessment) it is only possible to evaluate the impacts of products and processes currently on the market or ready for the commercialization. There is a need to overcome this limit, introducing the concept of systematic innovation and technology transfer within LCA analyses. All this can be possible by integrating the classic inventory definition methods and approaches with a prospective vision of the product and process inventory. By extrapolating information on possible future technologies from patents, it is possible to know in advance what the impacts of future products and processes will be.

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Eco-design to support additive manufacturing is a complex problem due to the relationships between powders, laser technology and lightweight design.

The choice of the production process is fundamental due to the impacts of the atomizer, as is the dosage between the virgin powders (obtained from the atomization of the mineral), the recycled ones (from the atomization of the scrap) and the reused ones (recovered from previous prints). At the same time, lightweight design is also a key to sustainability, but its use must be considered based on the type of powder.

The intervention aims to shed light on eco-design for additive manufacturing, addressing the problem of complexity at a theoretical and practical level. Parametric models, industrial applications, use of software will be analyzed from this perspective.

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We present a dual-purpose system to purify exhaust fumes and recover airborne substances without adding water or chemical additives. This technology favors the condensation of vapors, obtaining a liquid aerosol and a liquid film on cold surfaces. The unit can be closed-loop and adaptable to existing production equipment. A high-efficiency cyclone collects the condensed aerosol in the airstream.

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The overarching objective of the EcoeFISHent Project is to establish a demonstrable and replicable cluster, strategically implementing systemic solutions within multilevel circular value chains. This comprehensive approach is centered around the eco-efficient valorization of side streams from the fishing and fish industries, contributing to sustainability and fostering innovation in the process. By creating a model that showcases the effectiveness of these strategies, the project seeks not only to address immediate challenges but also to inspire widespread adoption of environmentally conscious practices across the industry.

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The speech will illustrate the main analytical methodologies normally used for the research of asbestos fibers and for the classification of Man-made vitreous fibers (MMVF): from polarized light optical microscopy (MOLP) to scanning electron microscopy (SEM), from Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer (FTIR) to X-ray diffractometry (XRD). The requirements that public and private laboratories must possess to carry out analytical activities on Asbestos will also be illustrated.

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As the world population grows and resources become gradually scarce, a range of cleaner technologies offers a more environmentally eco-friendly and sustainable ways to manage waste. Despite the progressive reduction of the waste the waste-to-energy plants will continue to play a crucial role in waste management, and this will surely lead to always more efficient technology to reduce the pollutants. The experience says that combustion control and real-time monitoring of the process gas before and after each abatement system allows for proactive corrective actions significantly reducing reagents consumption. Discover how the sensor technology choice is critical and can affect significantly the result and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the pollutant abatement.

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The rise of electric mobility is giving rise to a significant battery waste challenge, projected to reach 9 million tons per year by 2040. In response to this issue, projects like REBELION focus on the reutilization of electric batteries, addressing technical complexities through circular schemes, fast testing, and autonomous disassembly systems. Concurrently, the FREE4LIB project aims to innovate the recycling of end-of-life automotive batteries, developing sustainable technologies for materials recovery. In the realm of electronic waste management, the GRINNER project seeks to prevent costly and damaging fires caused by batteries, employing an autonomous AI-based system for effective detection and removal from waste streams.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) serves as a crucial ally in waste treatment plant management, offering capabilities such as transport planning automation, material recognition, and predictive maintenance.

The effectiveness of AI hinges on the availability of high-quality data, though, which must be authentic, up-to-date, and well-structured. With the emergence of Industry 4.0, the acquisition of such data has been streamlined through automation systems. However, mere data collection is not sufficient to ensure meaningful outcomes. It is imperative to align data with plant processes by establishing frameworks like data lakes and digital twins—databases and digital replicas of the plant that cater to specific applications.

In this talk, we will delve into the fundamental aspects of data collection and structuring using real-life scenarios as examples, examining their impact on efficiency enhancement, communication improvement, cost reduction, and the promotion of safety and optimal working conditions. Additionally, we will explore practical applications of AI in waste management. The talk targets managers and supervisors in production, plant, or operational roles, offering insights on how to optimize operations to achieve the aforementioned benefits.

And rest assured, all participants will discover the intriguing connection between tenches and AI. I look forward to our engaging session!

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The regulatory context will be explored in depth; the data from the Alliance of Italian Cooperatives regarding the national textile waste supply chain, social and environmental responsibility, the challenges and opportunities of this sector will be explained.

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Let's explore the synergy between sustainability and technology with GREEEN solutions. We showcase how our cutting-edge approach to waste management not only enhances operational efficiency but also promotes sustainable practices through digital innovation. From collection to advanced management, through innovative hardware and software, you will discover how we can contribute to making the entire process more efficient and sustainable.

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