Research in our lab focuses on environmental mechanisms occurring at the solid/water interface and in the engineering applications involving these phenomena, such as water separation using membranes, adsorption of particles and polymers on surfaces, advanced oxidation, and colloidal transport and stability. Our work is at the interface of several disciplines, including separation technology, materials science, colloid/surface science, site remediation, and environmental chemistry. Browse our people, publications, news, photos, and links to learn more, or feel free to contact us. For more information on environmental engineering at Politecnico di Torino, visit the website of the Department of Environmental and Infrastructural Engineering (DIATI).
Latest news and events
Our article in collaboration on the use of forward osmosis coupled with nanofiltration to desalinate brackish water and to produce high-quality water from secondary wastewater has been accepted in Water Research.
Our article in collaboration with U of the Negev, Israel, on the fabrication and properties of a tight ultrafiltration membrane consisting of a tunable oligoamide separation layer has been accepted in Separation and Purification Technology.
Our article discussing the desorption of polymeric layer from solid surfaces, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Colloid and Surface Chemistry (LCSC) of the University of Geneva, has been accepted in Langmuir.
Our paper discussing the properties and performance of forward osmosis membranes with maximized level of sulfonation in their support layer has been accepted in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering.
Our article in collaboration with the University of Turin, titled “Coupling of nanofiltration and thermal Fenton reaction for the abatement of carbamazepine in wastewater” has just been accepted in ACS Omega.
Part of the en.sur.e. water group is in Valencia at Euromembrane2018 with two talks and two posters on forward osmosis, NF+Fenton coupled system, and membrane fabrication and functionalization.
Our paper discussing the performance of a nanofiltration plant to produce drinking water from chromium-contaminated well water has been accepted in Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering.
Our article “Achieving Low Concentrations of Chromium in Drinking Water by Nanofiltration: Membrane Performance and Selection” has just been accepted for publication in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research. In this article, we discuss a comprehensive set of laboratory data to provide mechanisms of chromium removal with nanofiltration and to guide the choice of Read more about Article on the removal of chromium with nanofiltration Accepted[…]
Prof. Tiraferri is visiting the “Adaptive Supramolecular System” group headed by Prof. Mihai Barboiu and Dr. Yves-Marie Legrand in Montpellier. Prof. Tiraferri is involved in a project as a co-supervisor of IEM Ph.D. candidate Maria Di Vincenzo. Her research revolves around the development of polymeric membranes for desalination.
On May 28, Prof. Tiraferri gave an invited presentation as keynote lecturer at the 11th Colloid Chemistry Conference in Eger, Hungary. He spoke about understanding and controlling the colloidal stability and subusrface mobility of reactive nanoparticles used for the reclamatin of contaminated aquifers. Thanks to the organizers for this invitation. More info on this conference Read more about Prof. Tiraferri speaks as keynote lecturer at the 11th Colloid Chemistry Conference[…]