Giuseppe Persano Adorno
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Giuseppe Persano Adorno
Tel. 0541 322.232
E-mail g.persano@giordano.it

Research Area

Research and developmet


Istituto Giordano has decades of experience in the field of research and technical innovation, assisting both domestic and European businesses with a wealth of professional competence and skills, instruments and equipment.

In accordance with Italian Ministerial Decree dated 9/10/1985, Istituto Giordano is listed in the register of laboratories authorised by the Ministry of Education, the University and Scientific Research to carry out applied research on behalf of small and medium-sized businesses pursuant to section 4 of Act No. 46 dated 17/2/1982.

This recognition means that businesses commissioning Istituto Giordano to conduct a research project are entitled to receive the automatic incentive specified by the 2007 Finance Act (10% tax credit on the amount commissioned) as well as to apply for the incentives provided by section 14 of Ministry of Education Decree No 593 dated 8th August 2000 (50% tax credit on the amount commissioned, with a maximum credit of approx. EUR 200,000 per year).

In recent years, Istituto Giordano has also conducted two of its own applied research projects (Glass fire barriers” and “Electrochromic devices”) in the innovative glazing sector.

In addition, due to growing interest in environmental protection with regard to the reclamation of contaminated land and special waste recycling, the Institute has developed innovative electrochemical technology for the decontamination of industrial waste (Electrokinetic Remediation, Electrokinetics, Electrochemical Stabilization), MSW incinerator residues, flue-gas scrubber ash and soil-washing sludge.

These techniques generally involve application of direct current to induce physicochemical phenomena capable of extracting part of the contaminants from the flow of electricity. By employing suitable methods, the various phenomena induced on soil/waste by the direct current can be transported, meaning that these techniques can be used for different purposes, such as extraction of soluble salts (chlorides, nitrates), heavy metal stabilisation by phosphate precipitation (migrated under the influence of the electric field) or induction of Fenton reactions to oxidise organic pollutants.