IWWG - International Waste Working Group is a non-profit association that aims to provide a forum to encourage economic and ecological waste management world-wide and to promote scientific advancement in the field

Raffaello Cossu

University of Padova (IT)

Founding Member
Managing Board
Editor in Chief Detritus


2018 - present

University of Padova (IT)

Emeritus Professor of Environmental Engineering

2018 - present

Detritus - Multidisciplinary Journal for Circular Economy and Sustainable management of Residues

Editor in Chief

1998 - 2018

University of Padova (IT)

Full professor and Dean of Environmental Engineering

The research conducted by the team deals with subjects related to the study and control of polluted environments, of the treatment and disposal of liquid, solid and gaseous wastes, and of the remediation of contaminated sites. Some of the activities that have been carried out are: Aqua Nova Project, dealing with the separation of the sewage flows and the integral treatment and disposal of liquid and solid domestic wastes; phytotreatment of greywater; anaerobic digestion of the solid waste organic fraction and black water; liquid and solid waste treatment for Alpine refuges; composting of sludges and diverse organic wastes; aeration on site of the Modena Landfill for the stabilisation of the deposited waste; solid waste degradation in a landfill under diverse load pressures (European Project).

2009 - 2017

Waste Management Journal - by Elsevier

Editor in Chief

2004 - 2009

IWWG - International Waste Working Group



He has authored more than 200 articles and conference papers and co-edited 5 international books on waste management and landfilling technology, published by Academic Press, Elsevier, EF and Spon.

Awards / Other

2017: Sardinia Award “A Life for Waste”


e-mail: raffaello.cossu@gmail.com