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Domenico Petruzzelli Edit Profile

environmental chemist , water scientist

Domenico Petruzzelli, Italian environmental chemist, water scientist. Achievements include patent for chromium removal from industrial wastewaters; aluminum recovery from water clarifier sludges.


Petruzzelli, Domenico was born on October 25, 1951 in Bari, Apulia, Italy. Son of Nicola Petruzzelli and Anna Castellana.


Master of Science in Chemistry, University Bari, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Chemistry, National Research Council, Rome, 1982. Postgraduate, Pennsylvania State University, 1984.


Research assistant University Bari, 1975-1976, contract professor, 1987-1988. Junior scientist Water Research Institute, National Research Council, Bari, 1977-1982, researcher, 1982-1990, senior scientist, 1990-2000. Full professor department civil and environmental engineering Polytechnic University Bari, since 2001.

Contract professor University Bari, Italy, 1986-1987. Director North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advanced Study Institute, Migration and Fate of Pollutants in Soils and Subsoils, 1992. With Trans European Modules for University Studies Research Program, since 1994.

Coordinator Italy-Australia Bilateral Research Project, since 1995, European Research Project on Mediterranean Network, 1996.


  • Achievements include patent for chromium removal from industrial wastewaters. Aluminum recovery from water clarifier sludges.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Reactive and Functional Polymers Journal, Journal Solvent Extracts and Ion Exchange. Contributor over 100 articles on fundamentals and applications of liquid-solid separation science (ion exchange, adsorption) to science journals.


Chief Italian Navy, 1975-1977. Member Italian Chemical Society, International Desalination Association (water reuse specialist group), International Association Water Quality (wastewater reclamation recycling and reuse group), International Water Association.


Married Giovanna Marisa Primiceri, October 26, 1978. Children: Marco, Valentina.

Nicola Petruzzelli

Anna Castellana

Giovanna Marisa Primiceri

Marco Petruzzelli

Valentina Petruzzelli