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University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy


The University of Rome “Tor Vergata” , located in in a 600-hectares campus, offers 61 Bachelor courses (3-years), 55 Master degree courses (2-years) and 78 Ph.D. programs through six faculties: Humanities, Economics, Law, Science, Engineering and Medicine (University Hospital). Currently, about 45000 students are registered in one of the university degrees, which rely on around 1500 Professors and Researchers (permanent positions), and 1000 employees in the technical-administrative staff.

The research group that will predominantly participate in this project is the group of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering belonging to the Department of Civil Engineering. This group has a past experience in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, waste management and waste treatment technologies, carbon dioxide capture and storage, contaminated soils and groundwater management and remediation. It has received different grants from the Italian environmental agency for the development of  the criteria for risk analysis application to contaminated sites and for the definition of the screening values of contaminated sediments. It has also performed different research projects funded by Eni, the largest petrochemical Italian group, on the development of in-situ remediation technologies, namely Chemical Oxidation and Monitored Natural Attenuation.