Contact Eleonora Paissoni

Areas of expertise

  • Water Science and Engineering


Ms Eleonora Paissoni holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy), obtained in 2015 and 2018, respectively. For her BSc thesis she worked in a pharmaceutical company on the optimisation of a membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment. For her MSc final project she investigated gas-vapour bubble dynamics in hydrodynamic cavitation as an emerging water disinfection technique.

Current activities

Ms Eleonora Paissoni has joined Cranfield Water Science Institute as a PhD Researcher in June 2019. Her research focuses on the demonstration of anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBRs) for water reuse and energy recovery and is part of the EU H2020 NextGen project (, in collaboration with Severn Trent Water. The project involves pilot-scale studies on sludge management at low temperature, carried on in the National Research Facility for Water and Wastewater Treatment at Cranfield University. Furthermore, the operation and optimisation of the demo-scale plant in Spernal Wastewater Treatment Plant, comprising an AnMBR (500 m3/d) and a degassing unit to recover dissolved methane, is investigated. This project contributes to the circular economy goals, looking at energy self-sufficient WWTPs, water reuse and materials recovery.


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