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Lectures conducted by prof. Lidia Lombardi from Niccolò Cusano University

On the begining of April prof. Lidia Lombardi from Niccolò Cusano University, Italy visited our University and gave two lectures about waste management at Faculty of Power and Environmental Engineering. Nearly 50 students took part of presentation on topics:
Waste management with focus on energy recovery from waste: state of the art of combustion with energy recovery – on 4th of April
“After the introduction to the role of thermal treatments within the EU waste management strategy and in reference to circular economy concepts, the limitations to achieve high electric efficiency for this type of plants are discussed. Average parameters and average efficiencies are reported. Examples of advanced solutions at European level are illustrated.”
Life Cycle Assessment: general introduction and applications to waste  management – on 5th of April
“After a short introduction to Life Cycle Assessment concepts, examples of application to waste management systems are illustrated. First example is related to residual municipal solid waste (MSW) management according to different scenarios which are compared. Second example is about the introduction of biomethane production from the biodegradable fraction of MSW into the waste management system. Third example reports about the different possibilities for sewage sludge treatment. Finally, the last example is related to the evaluation of global warming potential of Waste-to-Energy plants of different sizes and according to different energy recovery configuration, i.e. only power production or cogeneration.”

Lidia Lombardi is an engineer and associate professor at Niccolò Cusano University of Rome (Italy), since 2014. She obtained her PhD in 2001 at the University of Florence (IT), presenting a thesis about LCA comparison of technical solutions for CO2 emissions reduction in power generation”. Her research interests include: environmental impact of energy systems, energy recovery from waste by thermal and biological processes, CO2 removal processes, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).


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