Paolo holds degrees in chemical engineering and analytical sciences and has over 20 years of experience in industrial innovation and applied research. Paolo leads multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder projects aiming to develop and validate technologies rooted in circular economy principles. Paolo’s current work focuses on adding value to post-consumer plastics, agricultural and forestry by-products as well as waste. Paolo is involved in developing methods to isolate, identify, and quantify microplastics from freshwater and sediments systems. He also oversees projects in development and field validation of in situ, low-carbon emissions technologies for the remediation of hydrocarbon and salt impacted sites.
industrial innovation, technology commercialization, applied chemistry, environmental science, renewable chemicals
Projects and initiatives
Zhu, Y., Chae, M., Wang, J., Adhikari, B., Mussone, P. and D. Bressler, (2021), Biowaste-based biodegradable flocculants for clean and sustainable tailings management in industrial mining and mineral processing, Journal of Cleaner Production.
Zhu, Y., Chae, M., Wang, J., Adhikari, B., Vinaj, K., Kaminsky, H., Mussone, P. and D. Bressler, (2021), Valorizing Biowaste for Wastewater Treatment: Dewatering Sludges Using Specified Risk Material-Based Flocculants for Industrial Sustainability, ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering.
Zhu, Y., Gong, Y., Kaminsky, H., Chae, M., Mussone, P. and D. Bressler, (2021), Using Specified Risk Materials-Based Peptides for Oil Sands Fluid Fine Tailings Management, Materials.
Elikem, E., Persico, A.P., Bulmer, D., Siciliano, S.D., Mussone, P. and D. Peak (2021) A sustainable colloidal material with sorption and nutrient‐supply capabilities for in situ groundwater bioremediation, Journal of Environmental Quality.
Taylor, N.M., Toth, C.R.A., Collins, V., Mussone, P. and L.M. Gieg, (2021), The Effect of an Adsorbent Matrix on Recovery of Microorganisms from Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Groundwater, Microorganisms.
Yuzik, J., Khatri, V., Chae, M., Mussone, P. and D.C. Bressler, (2021), Ruminant-Waste Protein Hydrolysates and Their Derivatives as a Bio-Flocculant for Oil Sands Tailing Management, Polymers.
Jenab, E., Omidghane, M., Mussone, P., Fernandez, D., Cartmell, J. and C. Montemagno, (2018) Enzymatic conversion of lactose into galacto-oligosaccharides: The effect of process parameters, kinetics, foam architecture, and product characterization, Journal of Food Engineering.