Andrea Gianico, Ricercatore

email gianico AT
Address Via Salaria km 29,300
C.P. 10
00015 Monterotondo St. (RM)
Telephone +39 06 90672799
Fax +39 06 90672787

Research Topics
  • Sludge characterization, treatment and management (anaerobic digestion, conditioning and dewatering)
  • Innovative sludge treatments
  • Mechanical pretreatments of sludge (ultrasounds)
  • Thermal pretreatments of sludge (thermal hydrolysis)
  • Energy production from organic wastes (food waste, agricultural waste)
Research activities / Ongoing Projects
  • Collaborative project Italy-India on “Novel methods for the management of sewage sludge with recourse to recovery and recycle”
  • Research EU project ”ROUTES, Novel processing routes for effective sewage sludge management”
  • Research project (Region Apulia) “Energy and material recovery through anaerobic digestion of residual biomasses”
Recent Publications
  • Braguglia C.M.; Gianico A.; Mininni G. (2011). “Laboratory-scale ultrasound pre-treated digestion of sludge: Heat and energy balance”. Bioresource Technology 102, 7567–7573
  • Gianico, A., Braguglia, C.M., Cesarini, R., Mininni, G., 2013. Reduced temperature hydrolysis at 134°C before thermophilic anaerobic digestion of waste activated sludge at increasing organic load. Bioresour. Technol. 143, 96-103.
  • Gianico, A., Braguglia, C.M., Mascolo, G., Mininni, G., 2013. Partitioning of nutrients and micropollutants along the sludge treatment line: a case study. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 20(9), 6256-65. DOI:10.1007/s11356-013-1686-x.
  • Gianico, A., Braguglia, C.M., Mescia, D., Mininni, G., 2013. Ultrasonic and thermal pretreatments to enhance the anaerobic bioconversion of olive husks. Bioresour. Technol. 147, 623-626. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.08.054
  • C. Levantesi, C. Beimfohr, A.R. Blanch, A. Carducci, A. Gianico, F. Lucena, M.C. Tomei, G. Mininni. Hygienization performances of innovative sludge treatment solutions to assure safe land spreading, Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. in press (2014) DOI: 10.1007/s11356-014-3572-6.
  • Gianico, A., Braguglia, C.M., Gallipoli, A., Mininni, G. Innovative two-stage mesophilic/thermophilic anaerobic degradation of sonicated sludge: performances and energy balance. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. in press (2014) DOI: 10.1007/s11356-014-3123-1
  • Gagliano, M.C., Braguglia, C.M., Gianico, A., Mininni, G., Nakamura, K., Rossetti, S., 2015. Thermophilic anaerobic digestion of thermal pretreated sludge: Role of microbial community structure and correlation with process performances, Water Res. 68, 498-509. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.10.031.

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