Paola Grenni, Ricercatore

email grenni AT
Address Via Salaria km 29,300
C.P. 10
00015 Monterotondo St. (RM)
Telephone +39 06 90672785
Fax +39 06 90672787

Research Topics
  • Microbial ecology: molecular methods for characterizing natural microbial communities or strains with recovery capacity in contaminated ecosystems
  • Xenobiotics (Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Biocides, PCB, metals): their environmental fate and effects on soil, surface and groundwater microbial communities
  • Bioremediation and Phyto-assisted bioremediation of contaminated sites
  • Environmental chemistry of the most significant elements in the biogeochemical cycles
  • Vulnerability of of groundwater ecosystem and natural attenuation of contaminants
  • Evaluation of the environmental risk of chemical substances in the light of the REACH
  • Ecotoxicity assessment of soils conditioned with commercial foaming products used with tunnel boring machine in tunnelling
  • Regulation (EC Regulation 1907/2006) and development of an Ecotoxicological database (DESC)
Research activities / Ongoing Projects
Recent Publications
  • Grenni P, Patrolecco L, Ademollo N, Di Lenola M, Barra Caracciolo A, 2016. Seasonal persistence of Gemfibrozil in a river ecosystem. Microchem J
  • Volpe A, Pagano M, Mascolo G, Grenni P, Rossetti S., 2016. Biodegradation of UV-filters in marine sediments. Sci Total Environ. 575:448-457.
  • Ancona V, Barra Caracciolo A, Grenni P, Di Lenola M, Campanale C, Calabrese A, Uricchio VF, Mascolo G, Massacci A., 2016. Plant-assisted bioremediation of a historically PCB and heavy metal-contaminated area in Southern Italy. N Biotechnol. pii: S1871-6784(16)32430-X.
  • Matturro B, Ubaldi C, Grenni P, Barra Caracciolo A, Rossetti S., 2016. Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) anaerobic degradation in marine sediments: microcosm study and role of autochthonous microbial communities. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 23(13):12613-23.
  • Barra Caracciolo A, Topp E, Grenni P, 2015. Pharmaceuticals in the environment: Biodegradation and effects on natural microbial communities. A Review. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Special Issue Analytical Approaches 106: 25–36
  • Grenni P, Patrolecco L, Ademollo N, Di Lenola M, Barra Caracciolo A, 2014. Capability of the natural microbial community in a river water ecosystem to degrade the drug Naproxen. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21 (23): 13470-13479
  • Grenni P, Rodríguez-Cruz M.S., Herrero-Hernández E., Marín-Benito J.M., Sánchez-Martín M.J., Barra Caracciolo A., 2012. Effects of wood-amendments on the degradation of terbuthylazine and on soil microbial community activity in a clay loam soil. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 223: 5401–5412
  • Barra Caracciolo A, Grenni P, Saccà ML, 2010. Effect of the Antiviral Drug Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) on the Bacterial Community Structure of a Surface Water Ecosystem Analyzed using Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 85:443-446

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