Dipartimento d'Ingegneria

Environmentally suistainable energy conversion system - Macchine e sistemi per l'energia e l'ambiente

The Environmentally Sustainable Energy Conversion Systems group have appropriate technical skills and equipment for relevant research applications regarding:

Analysis and development of sub-system for ICE aimed at containing CO2 emission, analysis of combustion in optical engines, analysis of the behavior of ICE with non conventional fuels, analysis and optimization of components for the vehicle's intake and exhaust systems.

Analysis and development of application for diagnosis and control of ICE with artificial intelligence techniques, development of innovative applications for Scroll Machines, fluid dynamic analysis and optimization of industrial facility's components.
Development of numeric models of jets from injectors, analysis of water-urea injection systems for SCR facilities, analysis of spray injection GDI and Diesel systems, analysis of hydraulic performances of common-rail systems.

Analysis of use of synthesis gas in engines, turbine and fuel cells, energetic system diagnosis, analysis of dynamic behavior of fuel cells systems, sorption enhanced steam reforming, solid state CO2 absorption, analysis of performances of micro-generation systems with high temperature fuel cells, innovative use of high temperature fuel cells as electrolyzers.

Micro-generation from biomass with pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, gasification and combustion technologies, LCA analysis of agro-energy chain, study of reduction systems for CO2 emissions, energy savings and sustainability in buildings.

Analysis and development of anaerobic digestion system for urban and industrial waste, innovative landfill management, energetic and environmental optimization of waste management system.

HySchools: Hydrogen in Schools

In Projects ,
Written by Wednesday, 12 December 2018 17:25

Hyschools è un progetto finanziato dall’Unione Europea nell’ambito del programma Erasmus+ con lo scopo di promuovere nelle scuole di tutta Europa la cultura dell'idrogeno come energia. Le tecnologie basate sull’Idrogeno avranno infatti un ruolo fondamentale nella transizione da una società basata sul carbonio ad un futuro basato sullo sviluppo sostenibile e senza le emissioni nocive per l’ambiente. Diffondere la conoscenza di tecnologie ad alta efficienza e bassa emissione, quali quelle baste sull’idrogeno, è di fondamentale importanza, in particolare tale conoscenza deve essere trasferita alle nuove generazioni nel loro ambiente educativo il prima possibile. In questo processo gli insegnanti hanno un ruolo fondamentale. In una prima fase (IO1), il progetto svilupperà un sondaggio da sottoporre agli insegnanti delle scuole secondarie, per capire l’attuale conoscenza nel corpo insegnante dell’idrogeno e delle tecnologie basate sull’idrogeno. Nella seconda fase (IO2 e IO3), i partner universitari del progetto produrranno del materiale educativo che sarà condiviso con gli insegnanti per poter accrescere la preparazione su questi temi. Partendo dal materiale educativo, i docenti parteciperanno ad alcuni eventi dove, in collaborazione con un facilitatore ed esperi del settore, svilupperanno insieme le future lezioni per gli studenti, lezioni che verranno inserite nel programmi dei corsi.

FINANZIATORE European Union: Erasmus+ Program
GRANT 2017-1-UK01-KA203-036645
COORDINATORE: Manchester Metropolitan University

BUDGET 332,273.00 €

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research focus on fuel and combustion

In Research ,
Written by Friday, 11 September 2015 11:24
September 2015, traveling for conferences... Good times, attending

- JSAE Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants international meeting, in Kyoto, JAPAN, Sept. 1-4, 2015
presenting the paper: Battistoni M., Poggiani C., Som S., "Prediction of the nozzle flow and jet characteristics at start and end of injection: transient behaviors", SAE 2015-01-1850

- ECN4 Engine Combustion Network 4th Workshop, in Kyoto, JAPAN, Sept. 5-6, 2015
submissions of simulation results to 'Spray G Gasoline Direct-Injection' and 'Non-Reactive Diesel Spray' sessions

- SAE ICE2015 - 12th International Conference on Engines & Vehicles conference, in Capri island, ITALY,  Sept. 13-17, 2015
chairing 'Fuel Injection and Sprays: Modeling' sessions

Galleria del Vento "Raffaele Balli"

Written by Wednesday, 04 February 2015 09:40
La Galleria del Vento "Raffaele Balli" è una galleria a circuito chiuso che può effettuare prove per la caratterizzazione dell'aerodinamica esterna di oggetti di estensione massima di circa 2 m. In particolare possono essere effettuate prove su:
  • motociclette in scala 1:1
  • piccole turbine eoliche in scala 1:1
  • Droni e UAV
  • modelli di aeromobili
  • piccole vetture formula scala 1:1
  • modelli in scala di autoveicoli

Ulteriori informazioni sono disponibili sul sito http://www.windtunnel.unipg.it/


In Projects ,
Written by Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:24

The third law of thermodynamics states that the Universe’s entropy is constantly increasing. The Entropy is a scientific and extremely complex concept which, translated in simpler terms, represents the level of “Disorder” of a given system. It is impossible to reduce the Universe’s Entropy but it is possible to reduce the contribution that human beings give to entropy’s increase.

In the solid waste sector, the Disorder (Entropy), with which the waste is returned/given, represents one of the main problems that hinders the possibility of increasing the level of recyclable materials. The mix of different materials makes it difficult to recycle them.

To increase order, that is to reduce Disorder and so the Entropy‘s level with which the waste is returned/given, means that it would be possible to increase the level of recyclable materials. It is possible to pursue efficient actions of recycling through waste fluxes divided by category, product group, materials’ homogeneity.

To enhance the level of order in waste management, and so to reduce Entropy, two main pilot activities will be carried out:

  • Originally selection (TSA-DI). Moving from the idea of  “At-source Separated” collection to the idea of “At-source Selected” collection.
  • Mechanical selection (GESENU-DI). Extraction of recyclable and recoverable materials from residual and mixed waste.
  • Biological treatment (GESENU-DI). Renewable energy production from waste organic fraction, improvement of agronomic features of compost, reconstitution of carbon sink.

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