Publications / conference presentations

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Publications in technical magazines

Platinum (2017). Se l'energia risparmia acqua. Platinum, March 2017, 79 (in Italian, English see below)

Platinum (2017). If energy saved water. Platinum, March 2017, page 79, available at

Modern Power Systems (2016). Reducing the abstraction of fresh water in power plants. Modern Power Systems, December 2016, 28-29.

E. Melone (2016). Ridurre l'acqua nel Power: tecnologie a confronto. ICP magazine December 2016, 90-94 (in Italian)
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Peer-reviewed publications

S. Holberg and R. Losada. "Fouling-Release coatings for steam condensers in thermal power plants". Proceedings-Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning XII-2017


Holberg, Stefan, Losada, Ricardo, Blaikie, Frances, Hansen, Helena, Soreau, Sylvie, & Onderwater, Rob. (2019). Hydrophilic silicone coatings as fouling release: Simple synthesis, comparison to commercial, marine coatings and application on fresh water-cooled heat exchangers. Materials Today Communications, 22(March 2020), 100750.



Conference presentations

June 2-7, 2019 Heat Exchanger Fouling & Cleaning Conference "High performance coating for protecting carbon steel and low alloying stainless steel low enthalpy geothermal fluids" by R. Losada (DTI)

April 9-10, 2019 AAPG 3rd Hydrocarbon – Geothermal Cross Over Technology Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland "Qualifying Geothermal Applications for Fouling Repellent Sol-Gel Coatings with a Proven Track Record in the Offshore Oil Industry" by Thomas Poulsen (DTI)

May 23-25, 2018 17th Nordic Corrosion Congress, Lyngby, Denmark "High performance coatings for the geothermal industry" by R. Losada (DTI)

June 11-16, 2017 Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning XII – 2017, Madrid, Spain
"Fouling release coatings for steam condenser in thermal power plants" by R. Losada (DTI)

24-25 January 2017 International Workshop on Surface Icing and Assessment of De-Icing / Anti-Icing Technologies, Bremen, Germany
"Hydrophobicity under condensation" by S. Holberg (DTI)

26-27 October 2016 VGB conference "Chemie im Kraftwerk/Chemistry in Power Plants 2016", Karlsruhe, Germany
"Prospects of watersaving options for coal fired power plants" by L. Daal (Sweco)

07-08 September 2016 11th Annual ExPPERTS Europe Conference, Kracow, Poland
"Reducing the abstraction of fresh water in power plants: Matching H2020 project" by D. Cumbo (Enel)

19-24 June 2016 18th ICMCF (International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling), Toulon, France
"Preventing biofouling in steam condensers: The MATChING approach" by R. Onderwater (Materia Nova)

22-25 May 2016 CLIMA 2016 (12th REHVA World Congress), Aalborg, Denmark
"Coatings to prevent frost" by S. Holberg (DTI)

28-29 January 2016 11th PICWS meeting (Power Industry Cooling Water Specialists), Chatou, France
"The EU Project MATChING: Materials & technologies for performance improvement of cooling systems in power plants" by D. Cumbo (Enel)



Workshop in Rome, October 2nd 2018

EPRI Water Management Research & Perspectives

WssTP: The European water platform

The EU Project: MATChING

Enel Strategy: Water and Energy Nexus

MATChING Workshop: Water Management in the Power Sector, + Roundtable discussion

Work Package 3: Low temperature Geothermal Source

Work Package 4: Hybrid cooling tower in geothermal high temperature plants

Work Package 5: Improving steam condenser heat transfer efficiency

Work Package 6: Recovery of CT blowdown through Membrane Distillation

Work Package 6: Pressure driven membrane systems for recovery of water form unconventional sources

Work Package 6: Improving Cooling tower Water efficiency with Capacitive deionization