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Alonzo E.,Servizio Igiene Alimenti e Nutrizione | Fardella M.,Servizio Igiene Alimenti e Nutrizione | Strumia C.,Assessorato alla Sanita Regione Piemonte | Martinelli A.,Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dellAmbiente ARPA Umbria | And 8 more authors.
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita | Year: 2010

The control of groundwater and surface water quality in relation to the presence of pesticides and their metabolites is a rather complicated task. National and local authorities with the responsibility to guarantee an adequate quality of water cannot rely on international guidelines for monitoring activities. In a national project, forty-three pesticides and pesticide metabolites were selected on the basis of sale, monitoring and physical-chemical data, and investigated from some of the main Italian agricultural areas, susceptible to pesticide contamination. Twelve compounds were found in the tested water samples at levels exceeding the 0.1 μg/L European Union (EU) limit for drinking water (European Directive 98/83/EC). Maximum levels up to 0.62 were determined. Several water samples were characterized by the simultaneous occurrence of pesticides and their metabolites (up to ten). In some samples, the total concentration of pesticides and their metabolites was higher than the EU limit of 0.5 μg/L. Total triazine concentrations up to 1.02 μg/L were found. In all the cases the highest concentrations were well below the respective guideline values defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) for drinking water quality.


Capelli L.,Polytechnic of Milan | Sironi S.,Polytechnic of Milan | Del Rosso R.,Polytechnic of Milan | Centola P.,Polytechnic of Milan | And 2 more authors.
Science of the Total Environment | Year: 2011

Since several years odour nuisance is a serious environmental concern in the city of Terni, whose citizens are repeatedly lamenting the presence of malodours. This paper describes the olfactometric approach adopted for assessing the odour impact on the city of Terni, caused by the co-presence of three important industrial poles: the steel industry pole, the chemical pole and a third industrial pole, comprising different activities for the treatment of wastewaters and solid waste. The combination of analyses by dynamic olfactometry and dispersion modelling allowed the evaluation of the citizens' exposure to the industrial odours, resulting in both the quantification of emissions and the assessment of their impact on the territory. The overall odour emissions were estimated to be equal to 218,000ouEs-1: 51% from the steel industry pole, 29% from the chemical pole and 20% from the other plants, respectively. The simulation of the emission dispersion shows that the odour impact relevant to all three studied industrial poles is considerable, actually investing almost the whole city of Terni. The study results also enabled the identification of the most problematic odour sources, which turned out to be the primary emissions from the furnace for the steel industry pole, Treofan and the wastewater treatment plant for the chemical pole and the municipal wastewater treatment plant and the pulper incinerator as far as the other plants are concerned. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.


Capelli L.,Polytechnic of Milan | Sironi S.,Polytechnic of Milan | Del Rosso R.,Polytechnic of Milan | Centola P.,Polytechnic of Milan | And 3 more authors.
Chemical Engineering Transactions | Year: 2010

This paper describes the methodology adopted for assessing the odour impact on the city of Terni, caused by the co-presence of three important industrial poles: the steel industry pole, the chemical pole and a third industrial pole, comprising different activities for the treatment of wastewaters and solid waste. The combination of olfactometric analyses and dispersion modelling allowed both to quantify the emissions and to evaluate their impact on the territory. The overall odour emissions were estimated to be equal to 218000 ouE s-1: 51% from the steel industry pole, 29% from the chemical pole and 20% from the other plants, respectively. The simulation of the emission dispersion shows that the odour impact relevant to all three studied industrial poles is considerable, actually investing almost the whole city of Terni. The comparison between odour perception reports by the citizens and dispersion modelling results showed a correspondence in 6 out of 7 cases, therefore adding to the validation of the applied simulation procedure. Copyright ©2010, AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.


Strappini M.,ARPA Umbria | Angelucci M.,ARPA Umbria | Vecchiocattivi M.,ARPA Umbria | Dionigi M.,University of Perugia | Angiolillo A.,University of Perugia
Mediterranean Microwave Symposium | Year: 2016

Recently (2012), for the first time, the Italian law established that the absorption values of the electromagnetic field due to buildings have to be considered in the estimated assessments carried out before installing any fixed telecommunications apparatus. This important norm may cause several effects in the application to the reality so Italian Ministry of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea assigned to the national Institute for the Environmental Research (ISPRA) together with the network of environmental regional Agencies (ARPA), the major role in the defining of an applicative protocol. Arpa Umbria was in the working group with ISPRA and has performed a measurement campaign to empirically support the national protocol definition; moreover, in synergy with University of Perugia, both with in field and numerical approach, has analyzed the behavior of penetration loss in presence of building with apertures. This paper deals with the adopted approach and presents the results obtained. © 2015 IEEE.

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