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Friday, September 04, 2009

Congratulations to Dr Pironi for his PhD thesis defense

Paolo Pironi successfully defended his PhD thesis on the 4th of Sept 2009.

The external examiner was Prof. Bernie Kueper from Queen's University, Canada, and the internal was Dr Guillermo Rein. The PhD supervisors of Paolo are Prof Jason Gerhard and Prof. Jose Torero.

The thesis title is "Smouldering Combustion of Organic Liquids in Porous Media for Remediating NAPL-contaminated Soils".

Some of the paper based on his work are:
* Self-Sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation: A Novel Technology for Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid
, Environmental Science and Technology 43, pp. 5871-5877, 2009.
* Small-Scale Forward Smouldering Experiments for Remediation of Coal Tar in Inert Media, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 32 (2009) 1957-1964.

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