Within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, committed countries aim at cutting in half per capita global food-waste at the retail and consumer level, reducing food losses along production and supply chains (including post-harvest losses) by 2030. Within this context, several technologies are under assessment, depending on the initial biomass to be converted and final product.
The present work aims at the design and techno-economic assessment of a selected food waste treatment process for biomethane production integrated with a sludge treatment unit, and it will consist in the definition and engineering evaluation of a case study of relevance for the Emilia-Romagna territory. The thesis work will be based on real data of selected food-waste streams; moreover, the student will benefit from synergies with LEAP – Laboratorio Energia e Ambiente Piacenza, already active on several projects on the topic.
Area di competenza
Waste to Value
Dr. Antonio Conversano (email@example.com)
Dr. Daniele Di Bona (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Familiarity with Excel, basic knowledge of Aspen Plus and interest in self-learning process simulation software.
Background in Energy/Chemical/Mechanical (“energy conversion” stream) engineering
Data di inizio presunta
8 months. Short or full thesis depending on the performance and the achievement.
Weekly meeting online or in presence. Upon availability, possibility to carry-out the work in the framework of an internship at LEAP – Laboratorio Energia ed Ambiente Piacenza.