Upon proposals of IOA corporate members and by kind permission of the operator companies, two days of visits have been arranged for the Congress delegates. They will close the Congress on 6 and 7 July full day each. They will be proposed to Congress delegates and their guests.
Set out from Milan to explore the area and enjoy!
Technical tour T1 – Fini-stampa Giordanetto WWTP and IZO, Vaxxinova Process Plant
Fini-stampa Giordanetto SpA has the aim of finishing home furnishing fabric, home linen, outdoor, draperies and technical textiles. The company owns cutting-edge technologies for the green production of technical textile (solar panels, waste water treatment plants, fume treatment plants, etc.). Ozone is used in sewage treatment plant after aerobic biological treatment and activated carbon filtration system.
IZO, a part of Vaxxinova, is a leader in the research, production and packaging of vaccines and pharmaceuticals for veterinary use. Vaxxinnova use ozone in wastewater treatment plant.
Technical tour T2 – Lereti DWP and Alto Seveso WWTP
The Lereti drinking water plant is entirely built in a cave inside Mount Baradello and treats almost all of the water for civil use distributed in the city of Como (about 12 million cubic meters per year). Monte Baradello is surmounted by a magnificent castle and overlooks Lake Como, the deepest lake in Italy made famous by Alessandro Manzoni who set his novel “The Betrothed”. The location in the cave guarantees a high level of protection against the risk of unwanted access to the plant which operates in a completely automatic way thanks to a remote control system. The Baradello plant of capacity 600L/s, involves preozonation, coagulation, sand filtration, main ozonation, adsorption onto granular activated carbon, disinfection using chlorine dioxide.
The Alto Seveso wastewater treatment plant is located close to the Seveso river east of the inhabitated area of Fino Mornasco in the Como area. This area is an important textile district with several small or medium textile firms. The Seveso wastewater treatment plant treats domestic and industrial wastewaters. The textile industry is characterized by a significant environmental impact due to a significant use of chemical compounds and high water consumption that gives rise to large volumes of highly polluted wastewater intensely coloured and containing recalcitrant and toxic compounds (surfactants, dyes, detergents, solvents, heavy metals, etc.). Ozone treatment serves to decrease colour, to remove refractory COD, surfactants and to reduce the sludge volume.
The tours will depart from and return to the Congress venue. Special registration will be required. The fee will include bus transfer and lunch. Visitors will have to provide copy of ID card or passport one month prior to visit. Wearing of trousers and closed-in walking shoes is recommended. The organisers reserve the right to cancel or limit attendance at any tour with monies refunded subject to minimum and maximum registration numbers.