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Cristina Onorato

Cristina Onorato, M.Sc.

Scientific staff
Research area Sustainability and environment
Room: 506
Phone: +49 721 608-22705
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


Education

2013 - 2016 Master Degree in Chemical Engineering – summa cum laude.
University of Palermo. Department of Chemical, Management, Informatics, Mechanical Engineering, Palermo (PA), Italy.
Title of the thesis: “Ion Exchange Membranes for RED with non-NaCl salts”
2009 - 2013 Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering
University of Palermo, Department of Chemical, Management, Informatics, Mechanical Engineering Palermo (PA), Italy
Title of the thesis: “Hydrothermal treatment of microalgae with compressed water”

Professional background

since 2017 Member of scientific staff at ITAS
2016 - 2017 Research assistant at Membrane Technology Group, Institute for Functional Interfaces, KIT
2015 Internship at FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V.- Open Innovation, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Project title: “Research towards salt and solvent selection for Reverse Electrodialysis (RED) Process, in Red Heat to Power EU project”.

Current positions

  • Staff member in the project “ABACUS
  • Staff member in the project “ALG-AD

Fields of work

  • Life cycle assessment
  • Techno-economic assessment
  • Sustainability assessment
  • Process simulation

Selected external publications

Cristina Onorato, Laura J. Banasiak, A. I. Schäfer
Inorganic trace contaminant removal from real brackish groundwater using electrodialysis. Separation and Purification Technology, 187 (2017) 426-435.

Cristina Onorato
Desalination of real brackish groundwater using electrodialysis. Vortrag auf der Konferenz "Desalination for Clean Water and Energy Cooperation around the World", 9-12 May 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel

Recent publications

Onorato, C.; Rösch, C.
Life cycle assessment of add value compounds production with microalgae. Vortrag auf dem SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting, Helsinki, Finnland, 26.-30.05.2019

Onorato, C.; Rösch, C.
Integrated life cycle assessment (LCA) of a combined ALG-AD process. Vortrag auf der 14th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries, Gent, Belgien, 30.05.-06.06.2018

Onorato, C.; Rösch, C.
Life cycle assessment of add value compounds extraction from microalgae. Präsentation auf der 5th International ISEKI_Food Conference, Universität Hohenheim, 03.-05.07.2018

Onorato, C.; Rösch, C.
Life cycle assessment of h. pluvialis cultivation for carotenoids production. Vortrag auf der Konferenz "AlgaEurope 2018", Amsterdam, Niederlande, 04.-06.12.2018

Sassi, J.-F.; Perez-Fernandez, M.; Fleury, G.; Chauvat, F.; Cassier-Chauvat, C.; Ricoul F.; Roux, J.-M.; Gougis, M.; Caudrelier, L. und weitere, sowie Rösch, C.; Onorato, C. et al.
ABACUS - BBI: A joint european initiative to foster algae as a biomass applied to the production of added value compounds. Vortrag auf der COSM'ING 2018 Conference, St. Malo, Frankreich, 05.-06.07.2018

List of publications at ITAS