Pietro Renzulli

Pietro Renzulli
Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro | Università di Bari · Dipartimento Jonico in "Sistemi Giuridici ed Economici del Mediterraneo: Societa', Ambiente, Culture"

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In this research, the environmental profile of sugar produced from beet was estimated by considering the beet cultivation and the milling process in the Iranian Hamadan Province via the life cycle assessment methodology. Data were obtained from sugar beet growers and the main sugar mill in the province. The system boundaries were set from the sugar...
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Purpose For the development of any life cycle assessment study, the practitioner frequently integrates primary data collected on-field, with background data taken from various life cycle inventory databases which are part of most commercial LCA software packages. However, such data is often not generally applicable to all product systems since, esp...
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Purpose The ability to estimate fuel and lubricant consumption as well as depreciated weight of agricultural machinery used for field operations is very useful for energy and environmental analyses. In this study, life cycle inventory data of agricultural field operations were established by considering different parameters of such operations. Met...
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In this study the environmental profile of Iranian rapeseed cultivation was analysed with a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach, in order to identify the hot spots of the system. Also, in order to apply environmental indicators for agricultural decision making purposes, the environmental burden of different residue management practices were compar...
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Italy is one of the major world cherry producers and over a third of its production takes place in the Apulian Region. This study aims to quantify and evaluate the environmental sustainability of the lifecycle of cherry production and transformation in the Apulia region in southern Italy. The paper presents the results of a pilot study commissioned...
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DALLA SEDE DI TARANTO: SIMBIOSI INDUSTRIALE IN UN'AREA VASTA: IL TERRITORIO JONICO Intervento cofinanziato dal Fondo di Sviluppo e Coesione 2007-2013 – APQ Ricerca Regione Puglia " Programma re-gionale a sostegno della specializzazione intelligente e del-la sostenibilità sociale ed ambientale FutureInResearch ". Il progetto si prefigge di implement...
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DALLA SEDE DI TARANTO: SIMBIOSI INDUSTRIALE IN UN'AREA VASTA: IL TERRITORIO JONICO Intervento cofinanziato dal Fondo di Sviluppo e Coesione 2007-2013 – APQ Ricerca Regione Puglia " Programma re-gionale a sostegno della specializzazione intelligente e del-la sostenibilità sociale ed ambientale FutureInResearch ". Il progetto si prefigge di implement...
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The purpose of this work is to carry out an accurate and extensive environmental analysis of the steel production occurring in in the largest integrated EU steel mill, located in the city of Taranto in southern Italy. The end goal is that of highlighting the steelworks' main hot spots and identifying potential options for environmental improvement....
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Bread represents a staple food in many parts of the world including Europe. Depending on the region of origin and the respective cultural heritage bread is made with different ingredients and is consumed in various forms. This work consists of an environmental sustainability assessment of 21 different types of bread, representing a wide spectrum of...
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Food consumption is amongst the main drivers of environmental impacts. On one hand, there is the need to fulfil a fundamental human need for nutrition, and on the other hand this poses critical threats to the environment. In order to assess the environmental impact of food consumption, a lifecycle assessment (LCA)-based approach has been applied to...
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The environmental crisis affecting the Taranto provincial industrial district in Italy, centred around the Ilva steelworks, has made its existence within the surrounding contexts unsustainable. The application of industrial symbiosis principles in this district can certainly represent a purposeful means for a move towards a more sustainable industr...
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Iranian sugar is one of the most important commodities of the national agro based industries. However Iranian sugar mills are old and technologically outdated and are therefore responsible for a large share of the environmental burden of food production. Sugar mills use various inputs during processing which include chemicals, limestone, electricit...
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Among the economic sectors, food production and consumption has one of largest share of energy use. For developed economies it is estimated that around 20% of energy is used in the food supply chain. In the context of the European Union policies supporting increased energy and resource efficiency, there is a need for analysing and monitoring Europe...
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In the frame of its activities in supporting the EXPO 2015 and on the behalf of DG ENER, JRC has recently published a report [1] aimed at discussing the current state of play for food-related energy consumption and opportunities for improvement in the European Union. Detailed estimates for energy consumed in each production step for a basket of mos...
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The amount of energy necessary to cultivate, process, pack and bring the food to European citizens’ tables accounts for 17 % of the EU's gross energy consumption, equivalent to about 26 % of the EU's final energy consumption in 2013. Challenges and solutions for decreasing energy consumption and increasing the use of renewable energy in the Euro...
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Irregularities in grape yields can often affect wine production both quantitatively and qualitatively. Hence concentration systems, such as those based on reverse osmosis, are often employed to overcome such problems. The present study illustrates the results of a life cycle assessment approach implemented as means to improve the existing performan...
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This chapter discusses the application of life cycle assessment methodologies to rice, wheat, corn and some of their derived products. Cereal product systems are vital for the production of commodities of worldwide importance that entail particular environmental hot spots originating from their widespread use and from their particular nature. It is...
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Sustainable development and, above all, sustainable production and consumption in the agri-food sector have been key issues since the 2000s, stimulating the creation of many international initiatives and strategies aimed at reducing environmental impacts deriving from food production and consumption and at finding more sustainable ways of productio...
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Industrial Symbiosis represents one of the approaches of the Industrial Ecology paradigm implemented as a means of making industrial production more sustainable. Currently in Italy there are only a few initiatives entailing Industrial Symbiosis and they have not yet developed fully. This chapter represents a study of the industrial sector of the Ta...
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The food and drink sector accounts for about twenty to thirty percent of the overall environmental impact deriving from private consumption. The recent increase in attention by researchers to food life cycle assessment (LCA) is also due to the fact that methodological issues are different from the typical ones arising from industrial product LCAs:...
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The enrichment of musts is one of the most spread practices in the wine making process. Today the method of concentration at high temperature is the most spread one. It requires great energy quantities and it can affect in a negative way the organoleptic characteristics of the product. On the contrary, reverse osmosis concentration methods are stil...
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We introduce 3D warp brush, a new method for interactive shape modeling in an immersive virtual reality environment. 3D warp brushes are implicitly defined tools that operate on triangle meshes. We combine the efficiency of explicit mesh representations with intuitive implicit modeling operators. The area of influence of a 3D warp brush can be of a...
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We introduce the 3D warp brush, a method for interactive shape modeling in a immersive virtual reality environment. 3D warp, brushes are implicitly-defined tools that operate on triangle meshes. We combine the efficiency of explicit mesh representations with implicit modeling operators. The area of influence of a 3D warp brush can be of arbitrary s...
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In this paper we describe how we address the problem of porting VR applications between different VR setups without having to redesign any of the interaction aspects. SLiVR (Semantic Linking in Virtual Reality) a higher level interaction software layer that fits into our VR framework has been developed. This allows the VR application to deal with t...
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Developing an industry-complaint Virtual Reality (VR) CAD application is a difficult task mainly because computer human interaction using 3D input is still an open issue. Six degrees of freedom (6DOF) devices and stereo vision are often reported in literature for general tasks such as navigation and selection, but not for the specific modelling act...
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In this paper we present a method which tries to automatically represent the designer's intention while sketching three-dimensional curves in a Virtual Reality environment. We translate conceptual sketch strokes into a suitable B-spline representation with a three step method. Firstly a data filter is used to eliminate redundancy and noise in 'pen'...
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Developing an industry -complaint Virtual Reality (VR) CAD application is a difficult task mainly because computer human interaction using 3D input is still an open issue. Six degrees of freedom (6DOF) devices and stereo vision are often reported in literature for general tasks such as navigation and selection, but not for the specific modelling ac...

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The project aims at implementing, in an innovative way, industrial symbiosis (IS) to a “wide geographical area” such as the one of the industrial province of Taranto, affected not only by an environmental crisis but also from a social and economic point of view due by the current global recession. Considering that currently a standardized methodology for the application of the SI does not exist, a general application model (procedure), suitable for “wide geographical areas”, will be implemented, using (as a basis) a pre-feasibility study already carried out by the research group with whom the proponent cooperates. This “theoretical” model will be tested within the province of Taranto. The potential expected results are not only the identification of all the energy and materials flows existing within the Taranto industrial sector but also new potential ones that can contribute to the transformation of a typical linear industrial metabolism in a closed sustainable one. In this context, the proposal will enable the strengthening of the existing industrial production activities and the creation of new and more innovative ones. It will also contribute, in terms of sustainable development of cities and territories, to a more sustainable management of the resources (and their re-use) and wastes through the development of integrated approaches for the environmental protection.