University of Bolzano

This collaboration began in 2009 focused on investigating fundamental reactions related to biomass thermal conversion processes.  Over the years, there has been continual exchange of visiting students from Bolzano and periodic visits by Professor Castaldi.  In 2017 & 2018 Professor Castaldi was there for one month each year as part of his Fullbright Global Scholar Award.  CCL and Bolzano continue to collaborate, resulting in several publications and international conference participation.  Below is a representative list of some of the joint publications.

Paini, J., Benedetti, V., Ail, S. S., Castaldi, M. J., Baratieri, M., & Patuzzi, F. (2022). Valorization of wastes from the food production industry: A review towards an integrated agri-food processing biorefinery. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 1-20.

Ciuta, S., Patuzzi, F., Baratieri, M., & Castaldi, M. J. (2014). Biomass energy behavior study during pyrolysis process by intraparticle gas sampling. Journal of analytical and applied pyrolysis108, 316-322.

Ciuta, Simona, Francesco Patuzzi, Marco Baratieri, and Marco J. Castaldi. “Enthalpy changes during pyrolysis of biomass: Interpretation of intraparticle gas sampling.” Applied Energy 228 (2018): 1985-1993.

Patuzzi, Francesco, Simona Ciuta, Marco J. Castaldi, and Marco Baratieri. “Intraparticle gas sampling during wood particle pyrolysis: Methodology assessment by means of thermofluidynamic modeling.” Journal of analytical and applied pyrolysis 113 (2015): 638-645.

Patuzzi, F., Ciuta, S., Marias, F., Klinghoffer, N., Baratieri, M., & Castaldi, M. J. (2021, November). Investigating biomass pyrolysis through intra-particle gas measurements. In 2021 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Agriculture and Forestry (MetroAgriFor) (pp. 427-431). IEEE.