|Institution / Affiliation
DICAM- University of Bologna
Alessandra Bonoli is Associate Professor in Raw Material Engineering and Resources and Recycling at the University of Bologna, Department of Civil, Chemical, Environment and Material Engineering. She has taught a number of bachelor, master, international master and PHD classes.
She created in 2012 the Department Research Center for international COoperation and Development on Engineering, Environment and Emergency (CODE^3) for the international cooperation in Environmental Engineering.
She coordinates a research group named “Engineering of Transition” that is developing researches oriented to building a sustainable world, from the point of view of environmental, social and economic, by saving and valorizing natural resources: raw materials, water and energy.
Several themes of study and research to support design and management, in urban and industrial context, that can be summarized as follows: treatment, valorization and recycling of raw materials and solid waste; water supply, water and groundwater saving, wastewater recovery and recycling in relation with urban, industrial and agricultural uses; energy recovery from solid waste and study of environmental impacts and waste production in relation with renewable energy sources; research of unconventional or recycled materials for building and construction: recycled aggregates from demolition, utilization of straw, hemp, raw land, etc. for energy savings and to reduce climate-change emissions, for zero impact buildings, and in relation to greater simplicity in the process of rebuilding in areas affected by seismic events; support to technological innovation in industrial R&D by recycling, savings and minimizing of environmental impacts: Ecodesign, Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Cost Analysis, evaluation of Ecological Footprint, Carbon and Water footprint, multicriteria analysis and risk analysis in several production issues and in many environmental engineering activities (soil and polluted water reclamation, resources use and saving, waste management, etc.); application of the concepts of resilience, green technologies and “site specific” design in rural and urban areas in order to reduce climate-change emissions and to save water, energy, soil and natural resources. A specific stream of research concerns the application of all these researches and studies in cooperation activities for emerging and developing countries.
She is author and coauthor in more than 150 publications related with her main research themes