Giuliana Ferrero

Visiting guest


Giuliana Ferrero has been leading and/or involved in projects in Mozambique, Uganda, Malawi, Suriname, Georgia, Rwanda, South Africa and Spain. 

She has worked in Spain for academia and private sector on wastewater treatment and reuse. In 2007 she worked as UN fellow at the Italian Development Cooperation Office of the Italian Embassy in New Delhi (India).

She holds a PhD (2011) and an MSc (2010) in Environmental Sciences from the University of Girona (Spain), a Master degree (2005) in Experimental Geology from the University of Barcelona (Spain) and an MSc (2004) in Environmental Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy).


Ekowati, Y., van Diepeningen, A.D., Ferrero, G., Kennedy, M.D., de Roda Husman, A.M., Schets, F.M (2017). Clinically relevant fungi in water and on surfaces in an indoor swimming pool facility. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 220 (7), 1152-1160.

Rusca, M., Boakye-Ansah, A.S., Loftus, A., Ferrero, G., van der Zaag, P. (2017). An interdisciplinary political ecology of drinking water quality. Exploring socio-ecological inequalities in Lilongwe's water supply network. Geoforum 84, 138–146.

Ekowati, Y., Buttiglieri, G., Ferrero, G., Valle-Sistac, J., Diaz-Cruz, M.S., Barcelo, D., Petrovic, M., Villagrasa, M., Kennedy, M.D., Rodriguez-Roda, I. (2016). Occurrence of pharmaceuticals and UV filters in swimming pools and spas. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-11.

Boakye-Ansah, A.S., Ferrero, G., Rusca, M., van der Zaag, P. (2016). Inequalities in microbial contamination of drinking water supplies in urban areas. The case of Lilongwe, Malawi. Journal of Water and Health 14 (5), pp. 851-863.

Bang, H., Slokar, Y. M., Ferrero, G., Kruithof, J.C., Kennedy, M.D. (2016). Removal of taste and odor causing compounds by LPUV/H2O2: Effect of the organic and inorganic water matrix. Desalination and Water Treatment 57 (57), pp. 27485-27494.

Monclus, H., Dalmau, M., Gabarron, S., Ferrero, G., Rodriguez-Roda, I., Comas, J. (2015). Full-scale validation of an air scour control system for energy savings in membrane bioreactors. Water Research 79, 1-9.

Gabarron, S., Ferrero, G., Dalmau, M., Comas, J., Rodriguez-Roda, I. (2014). Assessment of energy-saving strategies and operational costs in full-scale membrane bioreactors. Journal of Environmental Management,134, 8-14.

Ferrero, G., Rodriguez-Roda, I., Comas, J. (2012). Automatic control systems for submerged membrane bioreactors: a state-of-the-art review. Water Research 46 (11) , pp. 3421-3433.

Monclus, H., Buttiglieri, G., Ferrero, G., Comas, J., Rodriguez-Roda, I. (2012). Knowledge-based control module for start-up of flat sheet MBRs. Bioresource Technology, 106, 50-54.

Monclus, H., Ferrero, G., Buttiglieri, G., Comas, J., Rodriguez-Roda, I. (2011). Online monitoring of membrane fouling in submerged MBRs. Desalination, 277 (1-3), 414-419.

Ferrero, G., Monclus, H., Garrido, J.M., Sancho, L., Comas, J., RodriguezRoda, I. (2011). A knowledge-based control system for air-scour optimization in membrane bioreactors. Water Science and Technology, 63 (9), 2025-2031.

Ferrero, G., Monclus, H., Buttiglieri, Gabarron, S., G. Comas, J., RodriguezRoda, I. (2011). Development of a control algorithm for air-scour reduction in membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment. Journal of Chemical Technology and biotechnology, 86 (6), 784-789.

Ferrero, G., Monclus, H., Buttiglieri, G. Comas, J., Rodriguez-Roda, I. (2011). Automatic control system for energy optimization in membrane bioreactors. Desalination, 268 (1-3), 276-280.

Comas, J., Meabe, E., Sancho, L., Ferrero, G., Sipma, J., Monclus, H. and Rodriguez-Roda, I. (2010). Knowledge-based system for automatic MBR control. Water Science and Technology, 62 (12), 2829-2836.

Monclus, H., Sipma, J., Ferrero, G., Comas, J. and Rodriguez-Roda, I. (2010). Biological nutrient removal in an MBR treating municipal wastewater with special focus on biological phosphorus removal. Bioresource Technology, 101 (11), 3984-3991.

Monclus, H., Sipma, J., Ferrero, G., Comas, J. and Rodriguez-Roda, I. (2010). Optimization of biological nutrient removal in a pilot plant UCT-MBR treating municipal wastewater during start-up. Desalination, 250, 592-597.

Sipma, J., Osuna, B., Collado, N., Monclus, H., Ferrero, G., Comas, J., Rodriguez-Roda, I. (2010). Comparison of removal of pharmaceuticals in MBR and activated sludge systems. Desalination, 250, 653-659.

Canals, J., Ferrero, G., Rovira, S., Monclus, H., Comas, J., Rodriguez-Roda, I. (2010). Sistema de control avanzado para la optimizacion energetica de biorreactores de membranas. Ingenieria Quimica, 478, 66-72.

Munoz, J., Monclus, H., Ferrero, G., Plensa, M., Rovira, S., Comas, J., Rodriguez-Roda, I. (2008). Control integrado de los biorreactores de membrana para la eliminacion de nutrientes de las aguas residuales. Ingenieria Quimica, 460, 124-129.


Other information

Current projects

SMALL: Water supply and sanitation in small towns: the rural-urban intersection. Funded by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Improving governance of drinking water quality in Maputo, Mozambique. Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment. 

WATERSPOUTT: Water - Sustainable Point-Of-Use Treatment Technologies. EU H2020 water 5c. 

demEAUmed: Demonstrating integrated innovative technologies for an optimal and safe closed water cycle in Mediterranean tourist facilities. EU FP7 Water Inno&Demo. 


Connect with us

Never miss a thing!