News of the Lesswatt Project

Lesswatt article published in the Ingegneria dell’Ambiente journal

A scientific article on the experimentation carried out in the Lesswatt project has been published in the technical-scientific journal with free consultation Ingegneria dell’Ambiente (n.2 / 2020). The article can

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Newsletter #4 available on-line

Newsletter n.4 is now available on-line and can be downloaded from the section Download/Newsletter.

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Project activities at the time of COVID-19

Starting from March 8, 2020, when the restrictions for the COVID-19 epidemic began in Italy, the LESSWATT project continued its work as far as possible. While the experimental activities are

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LIFE Waste-Water Treatment Platform Meeting

The Lesswatt project was present to the Event Guide for the LIFE Waste-Water Treatment Platform Meeting, held on the 29th and 30th January in Barcelona, Spain. The project manager Cecilia

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Seventh student visit

On January 21, 2020, the seventh student visit was held at Cuoiodepur WRRF with the students of the Istituto Buonarroti secondary school of Ponte a Egola. During the visit, the

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July is the Lesswatt month!

The 2020 calendar of the LIFE Program has been published and the LESSWATT project had the honor of representing the month of July! We thank the LIFE Program for the

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Sixth student visit

On November 14, 2019, the sixth student visit was held at Cuoiodepur WRRF with the students of with students of the course of Complements of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering of

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Fifth student visit

On November 7, 2019 the fifth didactic visit with the students of the TE.CH. course (Technology and chemistry in the tanning industry – Technician performing biochemical and microbiological laboratory activities)

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Presentation at ECOMONDO Fair 2019

On November 6, 2019, at the ECOMONDO Fair 2019 (The Green Technology Expo) in Rimini – Italy, in the Global Water Expo section and within the Conference “Energy and carbon

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Newsletter #3 available on-line

Newsletter n.3 is now available on-line and can be downloaded from the section Download/Newsletter.

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Forth student visit

The 11st of June 2019 the forth didactic visit with the students of the ITS course of “Tecnico Superiore per il coordinamento dei processi di progettazione, comunicazione e marketing del prodotto moda”

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Newsletter #2 available on-line

Newsletter n.2 is now available on-line and can be downloaded from the section Download/Newsletter.

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B2 – Completed the drone testing tests

After completing the design and assembly phase of the LESSDRONE, the drone testing tests were carried out to verify the functionality of the remote movement and of the measurement instrumentation.

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Third student visit

The 7th of November 2018 the third student visit with the students of the course of Environmental Microbiology of Pisa University took place at CUOIODEPUR WRRF. During the visit, the functioning of

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Newsletter #1 available on-line

Newsletter n.1 is now available on-line and can be downloaded from the section Download/Newsletter.

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Second student visit

The 24th of May 2018 took place at WRRF CUOIODEPUR, the second didactic visit with the students of the course of Environmental Engineering and Sanitation of University of Florence. During the visit,

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First student visit

The 08th of May 2018 took place at WRRF CUOIODEPUR, the first didactic visit with the students of the Italian Genuine Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium (Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al

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Launch conference and first lesswatt workshop

The Launch Conference of the Lesswatt Project will take place in March 13 2018

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LIFE16 Kick-off Meeting, Bruxelles

The 16th and 17th October 2017 the New LIFE projects kick off has been held in Brussels.

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Environment, wastewater: launch of the European project Lessdrone at UNIFI

A team of researchers coordinated by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Florence will develop Lessdrone.

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Innovation wireless tool for reducing energy consumption and GHGs emission of water resource recovery facilities.

Development of an innovative tool for minimizing the overall greenhouse gases (GHGs) emission due to aerobic biological wastewater treatment.

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Project activities
Tracks the operational work of the project.
B5 – First measurement campaign at San Colombano WRRF completed

In July 2020, the first of the 2 measurement campaigns planned at the San Colombano WRRF was completed. The campaign, which was intended to measure oxygen transfer and the production

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B4 – The activities of action B4 continue

Action B4 continues: Development of the protocol for the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The biokinetic and hydrodynamic models have been implemented by UNIFI and UGENT respectively,

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Action B3 completed

LESSDRONE has been used for the first official off-gas testing of this project in the aeration tanks of Cuoiodepur Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF). The aim of the tests is to

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B3 – Sixth measurement campaign at Cuoiodepur WRRF completed

In June 2020, the sixth of the 6 measurement campaigns planned at the Cuoiodepur WRRF was completed. The campaign, which was intended to measure oxygen transfer and the production of

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B3 – Fifth measurement campaign at Cuoiodepur WRRF completed

In January 2020, the fifth of the 6 measurement campaigns planned at the Cuoiodepur WRRF was completed. The campaign, which was intended to measure oxygen transfer and the production of

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B3 – Forth measurement campaign at Cuoiodepur WRRF completed

In November 2019, the forth of the 6 measurement campaigns planned at the Cuoiodepur WRRF was completed. The campaign, which was intended to measure oxygen transfer and the production of

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B3 – Third measurement campaign at Cuoiodepur WRRF completed

In October 2019, the third of the 6 measurement campaigns planned at the Cuoiodepur WRRF was completed. The campaign, which was intended to measure oxygen transfer and the production of

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B3 – Second measurement campaign at Cuoiodepur WRRF completed

In June 2019, the second of the 6 measurement campaigns planned at the Cuoiodepur WRRF was completed. The campaign, which was intended to measure oxygen transfer and the production of

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B3 – First measurement campaign at Cuoiodepur WRRF completed

In May 2019, the first of the 6 measurement campaigns planned at the Cuoiodepur WRRF was completed. The campaign, which was intended to measure oxygen transfer and the production of

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Action B2 completed

The drone has been tested under different operating conditions. The first tests were carried out in the laboratory to verify the functionality of the instrumentation and sensors, while at the

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Action B1 completed

The design and assembly of the equipment making up the LESSDRONE were completed. The automatic positioning of the hull and the analysis instrumentation are connected through a specific software that

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Action A2 completed

Action A2 (Survey on Italian, Belgian and Dutch WRRFs) has been completed. In this action, the WRRFs characteristics that could influence the prototype design and development were assessed. This evaluation

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