Mattia Pierpaoli

Mattia Pierpaoli
Gdansk University of Technology · Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics

Doctor of Engineering

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57 Research Items
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Introduction
Enthusiast researcher currently working on novel carbon-based nanomaterials for environmental applications.
Additional affiliations
August 2016 - November 2016
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Position
  • ESR
Description
  • An exchange part of the EU POREEN (Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental iNdustries) project.
November 2015 - November 2018
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Position
  • PhD
Description
  • Study of novel materials and innovative processes for the control of indoor air quality.
May 2015 - August 2015
Lipetsk State Technical University
Position
  • Postgraduate Trainee
Description
  • Study, characterization and modification of adsorptive materials.

Publications

Publications (60)
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Nanomaterials and assemblies of the aforementioned into complex architectures constitute an opportunity to design efficient and selective solutions to widespread and emerging environmental issues. The limited disposal of organic matter in modern landfills generates extremely concentrated leachates characterised by high concentrations of refractory...
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The enormous self-assembly potential that graphene and its derived layered materials offer for responding to the contemporary environmental challenges has made it one of the most investigated materials. Hence, tuning its extraordinary properties and understanding the effect at all scales is crucial to tailoring highly customised electrodes. Vertica...
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Polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) may reach landfill leachates (LLs) due to improper waste management. In this study perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) were used as representatives of PFASs in the decomposition on boron-doped diamond electrodes (BDDs) with high (10k ppm) and low (0.5k ppm) boron doping concentrat...
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The development of impedimetric, non-faradaic label-free sensors for the detection of α-amino acids constitutes a trailblazing technology for the fast and inexpensive quantification of such biomarkers. Since α-amino acids, such as glycine and sarcosine, are basic constituents in biological processes, a variation in their concentration may be an ind...
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The review presents recent developments in electrochemical devices for photo- and spectroelectrochemical investigations, with the emphasis on miniaturization (i.e., nanointerdigitated complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor devices, micro- and nano-porous silicon membranes or microoptoelectromechanical systems), silica glass/microreactors (i.e., pl...
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The introduction of nanotechnology seems to be an imperative factor to intensify the synergic effects of electrocatalytic materials to produce strong oxidant species or to increase the active sites on their surfaces as well as to enhance the conversion yield in a fuel cell, high-added value products, electrolytic treatment for environmental protect...
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A novel composite electrode material consisting of tangled fibrous polyacrylonitrile-based hierarchically-structured nanocomposites has been produced by wet-spinning, carbonized and decorated with a carbon nanoarchitecture by microwave plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and investigated as a metal-free electrode for the enhanced electrochemi...
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) enters the cells through the binding of spike protein to the host cell surface-expressing angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) or by endocytosis mediated by extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (CD147). We present extended statistical studies of the multisine dynamic electroch...
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Organic aggregates currently play a prominent role, mainly for their unique optoelectronic properties in the aggregated state. Such properties can be related to the aggregates’ structure and the molecular packing mode. In the literature, we have well-established models of H and J aggregates defined based on the molecular exciton model. However, unc...
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Electrochemical oxidation (EO), due to high efficiency and small carbon footprint, is regarded as an attractive option for on-site treatment of highly contaminated wastewater. This work shows the effectiveness of EO using three boron-doped diamond electrodes (BDDs) in sustainable management of landfill leachate (LL). The effect of the applied curre...
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The 21st century has already brought us a plethora of new threats related to viruses that emerge in humans after zoonotic transmission or drastically change their geographic distribution or prevalence. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was first spotted at the end of 2019 to rapidly spread in southwest Asia and later caus...
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) enters the cells through the binding of spike protein to the host cell surface-expressing angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) or by endocytosis mediated by extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (CD147). We present extended statistical studies of the multisine dynamic electroch...
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Apart from chemical constituents, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents also release microorganisms that can be important to the receiving water bodies either from a sanitary point of view, or taking to the account the biogeochemical potential of the recipients. However, little is known about the treated wastewater microbial community, its co...
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Carbon nanostructured films were synthesized by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) on H18 stainless steel (AISI 440C) sheets with an H2/CH4/N2 gas mixture at various substrate temperatures. During the synthesis, the iron and chromium oxide layer was formed between the steel and carbonaceous layer. The carbon films exhibited wall-like and spherical mor...
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The enormous world demand for personal protective equipment to face the current SARS-CoV-2 epidemic has revealed two main weaknesses. On one hand, centralized production led to an initial shortage of respirators; on the other hand, the world demand for single-use equipment has had a direct and inevitable effect on the environment. Polylactide (PLA)...
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The growing human impact on aquatic environments deriving from the extensive use of pharmaceuticals and the release of persistent pollutants necessitates the implementation of new, widespread methods for characterising and quantifying such contaminants and their related degradation products. Carbamazepine, 5H-dibenzo[b,f]azepine-5-carboxamide, (CBZ...
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COVID-19 - wywołany przez wirusa SARS-CoV-2, prowadzący m.in. do ostrej niewydolności oddechowej, spowodował kryzys w służbie zdrowia i istotne implikacje społeczno-gospodarcze. Główną drogą przenoszenia SARS-CoV-2 jest droga kropelkowa, czyli aerozole z dróg oddechowych, generowane przez kaszel, kichanie i mówienie. Zakażenie SARS-CoV-2 może nie t...
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Carbon-based fillers from industrial wastes and commercial ones were compared to improve the properties of lime-based mixes. As commercial fillers, graphene nanoplatelets and activated carbon were used, whereas as industrial wastes a char obtained by the gasification of biomasses and a used foundry sand were chosen. Carbon-based wastes were found t...
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The sustainable management of small human communities in the Arctic is challenging. In this study, both a water supply system (Lake 1) under the natural impact of a bird-nesting area, and a wastewater receiver (Lake 2) were analysed in the vicinity of the Polish Polar Station on West Spitsbergen. Microbial community composition, abundance and activ...
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A new generation of smart building materials, able to passively improve the indoor environment and the comfort of occupants owing to their interaction with the surrounding environment, can be addressed. This paper investigates the use of three highly porous aggregates to manufacture hydraulic lime-based multifunctional mortars to be used as indoor...
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The investigation of innovative label-free α-amino acids detection methods represents a crucial step for the early diagnosis of several diseases. While 1,8-diazafluoren-9-one (DFO) is known in forensic application because of the fluorescent products by reacting with the amino acids present in the papillary exudate, its application for diagnostic pu...
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Electrospinning is known to be a facile and effective technique to fabricate fibers of a controlled diameter-distribution. Among a multitude of polymers available for the purpose, the attention should be addressed to the environmentally compatible ones, with a special focus on sustainability. Polylactic acid (PLA) is a widespread, non-toxic polymer...
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Landfill leachate possesses high concentrations of ammonia, micropollutants, and heavy metals, and are characterised for low biodegradability. For this reason, conventional treatment technologies may result ineffective for complete pollutant removal. Electrochemical oxidation allows most of the of recalcitrant pollutants to be oxidised effectively...
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The synthesis of novel tunable carbon-based nanostructure represented a pivotal point to enhance the efficiency of existing photocatalysts and to extend their applicability to a wider number of sustainable processes. In this letter, we describe a transparent photocatalytic heterostructure by growing boron-doped carbon nanowalls (B-CNWs) on quartz,...
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Although photocatalysis is an extraordinary and tremendously explored topic, there is a need to find new ways to encourage the production of composite materials that are economical, efficient and with limited environmental impact. Nanocatalysts may benefit from appropriate support material for many reasons. In this study, TiO2 was deposited on SiO2...
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Adsorption is a consequence of surface energy distribution, and the existence of electrostatic bonding suggests that the presence of an external electric field may affect adsorbate/adsorbent interactions. Nevertheless, this aspect has been poorly studied in the literature, except under non-thermal plasma or corona discharge conditions. After having...
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Carbon nanowalls (CNWs) have attracted much attention for numerous applications in electrical devices because of their peculiar structural characteristics. However, it is possible to set synthesis parameters to vary the electrical and optical properties of such CNWs. In this paper, we demonstrate the direct growth of highly transparent boron-doped...
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What are the actual trends in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and in which direction is academic interest moving? Much progress has been made in identifying and mitigating indoor pollutants, due to both prevention campaigns (e.g., smoking bans) and greater control of product emissions. However, IAQ is still of interest and the future trends are unknown....
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This study investigated the use of a biomass ash produced by a fuel combination made with wood, corn stover, and corn cob as cement replacement for the production of mortar. Biomasses are now widely accepted as a substitute for conventional fuels and are becoming essential for cost-effective production of energy. This study aimed to provide an oppo...
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In this study, a pilot-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) was operated at a municipal solid waste plant (MSWP) to treat a mixture of landfill leachates (LLs) obtained from modern (MP-LLs) and previous (PP-LLs) waste cells. The MBR unit combined anoxic and aerobic zones with external ultra- and nanofiltration (MBR/UF and MBR/UF/NF, respectively). In ad...
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In this study, poly(lactic acid) (PLA) nanofibers were electrospun over a 3D-printed PLA honeycomb in order to increase the mechanical strength of the fibres. By varying the honey-comb characteristics and the fibres mat thickness, the spectral efficiencies of particulate matter (PM) removal was studied.
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In this study, has been investigated the growth of boron-doped carbon nanowalls (B-CNW), under different deposition time, heating temperature and B-doping, on optical grade fused quartz substrates
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In this study a transparent titanium dioxide and carbon nanowall composite (CNW/TiO2) material was fabricated by growing CNWs on quartz glass with microwave plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition technique, followed by sol-gel deposition using titanium isopropoxide as TiO2 precursor.
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A transparent titanium dioxide and carbon nanowall composite (B-CNW/TiO2) material was fabricated by growing boron-doped carbon nanowalls (B-CNWs) on quartz glass with a microwave plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition technique, followed by sol-gel deposition using titanium isopropoxide as a TiO2 precursor. Different layer thicknesses were fabr...
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The ability of a photocatalyst to degrade a target pollutant is a commonly used method to assess its effectiveness for environmental applications, while ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy and spectroscopic ellipsometry are conventional techniques for the estimation of a semiconductor band gap. In this work, an array of six light-emitting dio...
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Innovative and multifunctional mortars for renders and panels were manufactured using white photocatalytic and non-photocatalytic cement as binder. Unconventional aggregates, based on lightweight materials with high specific surface and adsorbent properties, were adopted in order to investigate the possible ability to passively improve indoor air q...
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The study deals with the design, calibration and testing of a diffusive sampling probe for in situ assessment of ion mobility in binder-based matrix. In parallel, leaching texts were conducted to compare the ions release obtained under equilibrium condition with the dynamic flux induced by the diffusive sampling probe. The probe contains an ionic e...
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Nowadays, there is an amplified interest in maintaining suitable indoor air quality (IAQ). Besides a wide range of available interventions, air cleaners are considered a valuable tool, since based on inexpensive and easily implementing technologies to improve IAQ. The purpose of this work is to combine the TiO2-photocatalysis with the electrostatic...
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Adsorption of pollutants on activated carbon is an effective air pollution control technique. In this study, a strong and non-uniform electric field was applied over an activated carbon fiber cloth. The adsorption kinetic of several organic compounds (Acetone, Acetaldehyde, Benzene, Cyclohexane, Ethanol, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Toluene, 1-Propanol) on...
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Samples of liquid by-products generated by municipal solid waste plants (MSWPs) were tested for the presence of phthalates (PAEs) and bisphenol A (BPA). The results indicated that the wastewater generated during mechanical (sorting unit - SU) and biological (composting unit - CU) pre-treatment (MBT) of residual (mixed) solid waste is a significant...
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Objective Environmental photocatalysis is a promising “green” technology for the urban air de-pollu- tion, however showing some limitations in full-scale applications [1], but possessing open perspec- tives for China and other Countries. The aim of this study was to prepare a silica/titania (SiO 2 /TiO 2 ) photocatalyst and to test its performance...
Conference Paper
For two years and a half the technological wastewaters from sorting (SU) and composting (CU) units were collected together with landfill leachates generated by modern prisms (MP), which meet EU requirements and those by previous prisms (PP), with unlimited disposal of organic wastes. The samples were tested for presence of bisphenol A, quaternary a...
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Nowadays there is an amplified interest in maintaining suitable Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Besides a wide range of available interventions, air cleaners are considered a valuable tool since based on inexpensive and easily implementing technologies to improve IAQ. The purpose of this work is to combine the TiO2-photocatalysis with the electrostatic a...
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Using of passive systems to improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) could be very useful in terms of energy savings and comfort of occupants. This study focused on an innovative and multifunctional mortar able to improve IAQ. The action of Photocatalytic binder coupled with adsorbent materials used as aggregates was investigated. Results show better water...
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Can passive technology effectively enhance the indoor air quality? To improve classroom indoor air quality, an increase in ventilation and/or air purifiers are often suggested. In this study, a short-term intervention was implemented and investigated to evaluate the effects of a passive adsorbent surface on the pollutant deposition velocity and to...
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To benefit the environment and society, EU legislation has introduced a ‘zero waste’ strategy, in which waste material should be converted to resources. Such legislation is supported by the solid waste hierarchy concept, which is a set of priorities in waste management. Under this concept, municipal solid waste plants (MSWPs) should be equipped wit...
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The aim of this study was to determine the nitrification, denitrification and dephosphatation capability of activated sludge during the landfill leachate (LL) co-treatment with municipal wastewater in quantity from 0.5 to 5% (v/v). The ammonia utilization rate (AUR), nitrate utilization rate under anoxic condition (NUR AX), phosphate release rate u...
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A combined photocatalytic-electrostatic apparatus for the removal of indoor levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) has been evaluated. Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) photocatalysis has been reported as inexpensive promising method to reduce gaseous environmental pollutants while electrostatic precipitation (ESP) is a highly efficient process for removing fine pa...

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The results of the planned research will provide valuable information on the synthesis and modification of self-organized doped 3D nanocarbon structures, which may tune active surface for enhanced and specific molecules/substrate interaction.
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Combining an applied electric field to the adsorption process in the gas phase. Understanding the interactions between adsorptive, adsorbate and adsorbent.
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Study and application of structured composite materials in adsorption, photocatalysis, and electrochemical oxidation for the pollutant removal.