Green House Gases emissions from Wastewater Treatment Plants


In the last years, the increasing attention for the environment has led to reduce even more the emissions from the wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Indeed, the Directives 2000/60/CE and 2008/01/CE require strict effluent limits for pollutants. The increasing interest for the environment is also reflected in terms of attention towards the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and energy costs of WWTPs. Indeed, the energy costs are also a source (direct and indirect) of GHGs. In order to fulfill the requirements of the environmental law, it is necessary to acquire “new tools” for a quantification and a possible reduction of the emissions.


In this context is framed the research project of national interest proposed by full professors and researcher professors of the University of: Palermo, Basilicata, Cassino and southern Lazio and Firenze. The research project is focused on the setting-up of an innovative mathematical model platform for designing and managing  of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), it has the final goal to reduce the energy costs and emissions (solid, liquid and gaseous) from WWTPs.


The project, financially supported by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, officially started the 2 February 2014 and  will finish the 2 February 2017. In this web site will be presented all the results and activities related with the project.