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Giuseppe Persano Adorno

Giuseppe Persano Adorno
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Research Area

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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.

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.

We report below some of activities that Istituto Giordano can do for the development/optimization of new products:
  • Durability tests, through suitable processes of accelerated ageing ( for example thermal cycles with or without the humidity control, solar and UV irradiation , salt fog, vibrations, water and dust resistance, ecc..) to test the maintenance in time of initial performance ;
  • Fire reaction and resistance tests, in order to verify the materials/components behavior in case of fire;
  • Sound absorption and insulation tests, in order to determine the capacity of noise destruction;
  • Determination of the thermal conductivity of insulation materials;
  • Test of dangerous substances release ( for example: VOC : Volatile Organic compounds ) and pollutant destruction;
  • Tests of electric security and electromagnetic compatibility;
  • Measure of the thermal efficiency of heating bodies, stoves and fireplaces;
  • Design and construction of laboratory scale prototype;
  • Characterization of coating products (for example: colors, paints, varnish, asbestos encapsulating, plasters,….);
  • Non-destructive controls both in the industrial field and civil.

Istituto Giordano can also help the connection and the coordination between companies ( in particular PMI) and Universities and Research Bodies (es. CNR, ENEA, INFN, ….) both in Italy and abroad.

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