Assoc.prof.dr.eng. Francesco Fatone

University of Verona, Italy

Key Note Lecture: Municipal Wastewater Treatment to Deliver Circular Economy In The Water Sector

Francesco Fatone is associate professor of chemical-environmental and bioprocess engineering at the University of Verona. He is an environmental engineer, specialized by a post-lauream master in chemical-environmental engineering and PhD in environmental biotechnology. His main research interests concern the sustainable treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater and organic waste aiming at delivering circular economy (recovery of water, biopolymers, nutrients, biogas).

Besides participation in several local, national and international RDI projects, Francesco Fatone is currently coordinating the  Horizon2020 Innovation Action “Scale-up of low-carbon footprint material recovery techniques in existing wastewater treatment plants” (SMART-Plant), he is team leader of additional n.2 Horizon2020 projects (“IntCatch” dealing with monitoring and management of catchments, “EnerWater” dealing with energy audit and efficiency in wastewater treatment), n.1 Water JPI WaterWorks (“Pioneer_STP”) and n.1 LIFE+ (LIFE LIVEWASTE). Francesco is active in International network such as the International Water Association (IWA) where he is co-chair of specialist group on Small Water and Wastewater Systems, editor in chief of the forthcoming Open Water Journal and associate editor of Water Science and Technology. He is member of editorial board of ISI journals such as Process Biochemistry.

Francesco Fatone has published more than 60 papers (Hindex = 17 and more than 800 citations) and more than 100 international conference proceedings. He has been chair of the ecoSTP2014, invited plenary of keynote spekers and member of the program and/or scientific committee of more several international conferences. In order to maximize the innovation transfer, Francesco is member of the Executive Board of the scientific committee of Ecomondo and co-founder of the start-up InnovEn srl.