"Francesco Fatone  "

Born in Venosa, Italy, in 1978
Contact details:
University of Verona, Department of Biotechnology Strada Le Grazie, 15. I-37134 Verona. Italy. Phone/Fax + 39 045 8027965
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Ph.D., Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology, University of Verona, 2007
Interuniversity Master of Engineering (post-lauream), Chemical Engineering for Environment, University of Verona, Padua, Venice, Udine and Trieste, 2004
Degree (BS+MS) cum laude, Environmental Engineering, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona,

2014 Associate Professor of Chemical Plants and Processes, , University of Verona
2008-present Assistant Professor of Chemical Plants and Processes, University of Verona
2003-2007 Research fellow, University of Verona, University of Venice "Cà Foscari", Marche
Polytechnic University

Focused his research activity mainly on biological treatments of wastewaters, aiming at the removal
of nutrients and xenobiotics and/or resource recovery
The main research interests can be summarized as follows:
- Advanced processes for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment (membrane bioreactors)
- Biological nutrients and xenobiotics removal processes for wastewater treatment
- Anaerobic co-digestion of sludge and solid organic waste
- Anaerobic fermentation of solid organic wastes for the production of valuable chemical
- Biological and chemical/physical treatment of anaerobic digestate
- Recovery of biopolymers from sewage sludge

Authored and co-authored 55 SCOPUS-indexed papers (3 in press), 6 chapters of international edited book (5 in press in 2015) and more than 100 presentations at international and national congresses all dealing with the treatments of wastes and wastewaters (Hindex = 15; Total citations = 527 source SCOPUS; -updated February 2015-).

- EU-LIFE+ "LIFE LIVEWASTE" (www.livewaste.org)
- EU-FP7 "LEF-BIOWASTE" (www.lef-biowaste.org)
- BODOSSAKI FOUNDATION "INNO4WATER" (www.inno4water.com)

Editorial Board of Process Biochemistry (Elsevier)
Editor of Water Science and Technology (IWA Publishing)
Editor of Water Science and Technology: Water Supply (IWA Publishing)

Editorial Board of The Scientific World Journal - Chemical Engineering subject area (Hindawi
Editor of the Journal of Water Sustainability (Editors in chief: H.H.Ngo, XC Wang)
Editor of the Proceedings of the IWA specialized conference SSS4WATER (Venice, 18-22 April
Editor of the Proceedings of the IWA specialized conference ecoSTP2014 (Verona, 23-27 June

COORDINATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND SPECIALIST GROUPS Chair of the 2nd IWA Specialized Conference on "EcoTechnologies for Sewage Treatment Plants" (ecoSTP2014) www.ecostp.org
Co-chair of the Specialist Group on Small Water and Wastewater Systems (SWWS) - International
Water Association (IWA)
Member of the management and steering committee of the COST Action "Water 2020: Conceiving
Wastewater Treatment in 2020 - Energetic, environmental and economic challenges" Member of the Management Committee of the IWA Working Group on Alternative Water Resources, based in China
Member of the scientific committee of the IWA international conferences XENOWAC 2009 (Cyprus), AD13, CSWWSSM2013 (China), SWWS and ROS2014 (Oman)
Member of the Executive Board of the scientific committee of ECOMONDO (www.ecomondo.com)
Adjunct member of the scientific committee of the "Interuniversity Consortium of Chemistry for the

Acts as reviewer for the following journals:
Environmental Science and Technology (ACS), Water Research (Elsevier), Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), Process Biochemistry (Elsevier), Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering (Wiley Interscience), Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), Journal of Membrane Science (Elsevier), Water Science and Technology (IWA Publishing), Desalination (Elsevier), Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research (ACS), Bioresource Technology (Elsevier), Journal of Applied Electrochemistry (Springer), Desalination and Water Treatment (Desalination Publications), Environmental Technology (Taylor and Francis), Waste Management and Research (SAGE Journals), Chemosphere (Elsevier), The Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier), International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Springer), Water, Air, & Soil Pollution (Springer), Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer), New Biotechnology (Elsevier), Waste Management (Elsevier), Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers (Elsevier), Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (Elsevier), Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering (Taylor and Francis), Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer), Renewable Energy (Elsevier), International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation (Elsevier); Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier); Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (Elsevier); FUEL (Elsevier); Food and Bioproducts Processing (Elsevier)

International Water Association (IWA), 2005 – present
Gruppo Ricercatori di Ingegneria Chimica dell'Università (GRICU), 2008 - present
Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Chimica (AIDIC), 2008 - present
Water Integrity Network (WIN), 2010 - present
International Scientific Research Network (ISRN) of 'NIREAS- International Water Research
Center' located in Nicosia-Cyprus

Bioreactors, University of Verona
Winery wastewater treatment, University of Verona
Lab of Biochemical Plants and Processes, University of Verona
Conventional and Advanced Biological Processes for Wastewater Treatment, School of Chemical Engineering for Environment, Universities of Verona, Padua, Venice, Trieste and Udine (at Treviso)
Wastewater treatment and water management, post-lauream master University of Verona, University of Venice, Environmental Protection Agency of Veneto Region (ARPAV)

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