About Training

You are welcomed to participate at the training event, based on frontal lesson with two seminars, about ‘’Membrane distillation and pervaporation: Green and sustainable practices’’.

This training event is part of the Project MELODIZER ‘’Sustainable Membrane Distillation for Industrial Water Reuse and Decentralised Desalination Approaching Zero Waste’’ founded by the European Commission.


  • 10:10 – 10:15 > Introduction to ”MEloDIZER” by A. Tiraferri (POLITO, Italy)
  • 10:15 – 10:40 > 1° Seminar ”Presentation of technologies” by A. Figoli (CNR-ITM, Italy)
  • 10:45 – 11:10 > 2° Seminar “Pervaporation and Membrane Distillation: a synergistic approach for membrane processes” by A. Angelini (DELTAMEM, Switzerland)
  • 11:15 – 11:25 > Conclusions, Q&A


Politecnico di Torino – Classroom 1I | Turin (Italy)


Alberto Tiraferri

Introduction to ”MEloDIZER” | Alberto Tiraferri (POLITO, Italy)
Alberto Tiraferri is Professor of Applied Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Prof. Tiraferri received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2012 in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Subsequently, Prof. Tiraferri worked for two years as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow in the lab of Prof. Borkovec at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. His research interests include (i) membrane process engineering for water treatment and resource efficiency, (ii) decontamination and water purification using advanced oxidation, (iii) applications of innovative techniques for the reclamation of contaminated environment systems, (iv) contaminant dynamics in water.

Alessandro Angelini

2° Seminar “Pervaporation and Membrane Distillation: a synergistic approach for membrane processes” | Alessandro Angelini (DELTAMEM, Switzerland)
Alessandro Angelini is a research scientist at DeltaMem AG, Switzerland. He received his PhD from University of Basel in 2022 in Nanoscience, under the supervision of Prof. Meier and in collaboration with DeltaMem. His doctoral research involved the development of novel block copolymers for the preparation of pervaporation membranes. He then did a short post-doc in the group of Prof. Palivan, where he worked on magnetic nanocarriers for drug delivery applications. Since 2023, he has been working in the R&D department of DeltaMem, where he continues to innovate and improve the performance and sustainability of pervaporation membranes.

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