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Aldo Muntoni

University of Cagliari - UNICA (IT)



2015 - present

University of Cagliari - UNICA (IT)

Full Professor

He has been managing the courses of Sustainable Solid Waste Management: Materials and Energy Recovery & Remediation of Contaminates Sites as Full Professor since 2015. He has been implementing research and education in environmental engineering since the completion of his PhD in 1994 at UNICA

2002 - 2015

University of Cagliari - UNICA (IT)

Associate Professor

1999 - 2002

University of Cagliari - UNICA (IT)

Assistant Professor

Main research interest

Waste characterisation. Valorization of organic waste through biochemical processes in a waste biorefinery context (fermentation, anaerobic digestion, aerobic treatments) aimed at recovering materials (e.g. organic acids, biopolymers etc.) and energy (hydrogen, methane). Recovery of resources from inorganic waste through physico-chemical processes (e.g. leaching etc.).

Most relevant projects

• “Environment” project funded by the Italian Ministry for University and Scientific and Technological Research (2003)
• “Use of electrochemical, biological and chemical-physical methods for the treatment of marine sediments contaminated by heavy metals and organic compounds” PRIN project funded by the Italian Ministry for University and Research (2006)
• Two Executive Programs of Scientific and Technological Co-operation between the Italian Republic and the Republic of South Africa projects (2005 and 2008)
• “COAST-BEST – CO-ordinated Approach for Sediment Treatment and BEneficial reuse in Small harbors in NETworks” LIFE – Environment Policy and Governance” program (2010)
• “VEROBIO – Energy Enhancement of Organic Residues from Agro-industrial Activities through the Use in Fuel Cells of Biogas by Anaerobic Digestion” funded by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (2010)


>100 scientific papers on journals and book chapters

Awards / Other

• Bozzini awards in 2003 and 2007
• International ‘2010 National Energy Globe Award’ for Italy
• Top cited article published in Waste Management (Elsevier) between January 2014 and July 2016 according to Scopus citation counts”
• Highly cited paper in Waste management, according to Web of Science in 2019


e-mail: amuntoni@unica.it
phone: +39 070 6755546