Barbara Fornai

Research assistant
M.Bus – Economist

 

 

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Phone: +39 050 882512

She is involved in research projects and her activity deal with several economical issues related to the industrial process with a focus on the field of the steelmaking industries. In particular, her current activity is related to the development of models and tools for the financial and economic analysis in order to evaluate the feasibility of a new project. Assumptions and estimations for the production costs and costs savings in case of a new investment are also carried out (Life Cycle Costs). Indicators as Payback Period, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return are used in order to perform a financial analysis. In the past, her research activity has been focused also on the development of the methodology of economic KPIs and projections on long term cost and data analysis. Some work have been developed also for supporting some environmental issues and sustainability analysis.


List of Publications

Journals

2016

Porzio, Giacomo Filippo; Colla, Valentina; Fornai, Barbara; Vannucci, Marco; Larsson, M; Stripple., H

Process integration analysis and economic-environmental evaluation for an innovative environmentally friendly recovery and pre-treatment of steel scrap. Journal Article

Applied Energy, 161 , pp. 656-672, 2016.

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Colla, Valentina; Valentini, Renzo; Fornai, Barbara; Amato, Alessandro

Comparison of different alternative steel technologies: evaluation of case studies for an innovative and sustainable steelwork Journal Article

in press on Metallurgical Research & Technology, 2016.

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2014

Porzio, Giacomo Filippo; Colla, Valentina; Matarese, N; Nastasi, Gianluca; Branca, T A; A.Amato, ; Fornai, Barbara; Vannucci, Marco; Bergamasco, M

Process integration in energy and carbon intensive industries: an example of exploitation of optimization techniques and decision support Journal Article

APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, 70 , pp. 1148–1155, 2014, ISSN: 1873-5606.

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2013

Porzio, Giacomo Filippo; Fornai, Barbara; Amato, A; Matarese, N; Vannucci, Marco; Chiappelli, L; Colla, Valentina

Reducing the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of energy intensive industries through decision support systems - An example of application to the steel industry Journal Article

APPLIED ENERGY, 112 , pp. 818–833, 2013, ISSN: 0306-2619.

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2012

Vannucci, Marco; Porzio, Giacomo Filippo; Fornai, Barbara; Colla, Valentina; Vannocci, Marco

Efficient approximation of time consuming models for their use in optimization frameworks Journal Article

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SIMULATION: SYSTEMS, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 13 , pp. –, 2012, ISSN: 1473-8031.

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2011

Colla, Valentina; Fornai, Barbara; Amato, A

A novel Key Performance Indicator for measuring the competitiveness of materials production within the EU Journal Article

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS COMPETITION AND GROWTH, 1/3 , pp. 276–294, 2011, ISSN: 2042-3845.

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2009

Colla, Valentina; Fornai, Barbara; Amato, Alessandro

KPI – Economic Indicator Effect on EU/Rest of the world steel trade Journal Article

REVUE DE MÉTALLURGIE, 2009/9 , pp. 363–372, 2009, ISSN: 0035-1563.

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Conferences

2013

Fornai, Barbara; Vannucci, Marco; Colla, Valentina; Amato, A; Porzio, Giacomo Filippo; Bjork, A; Westling, K

A Software Tool for Comparing the Economic Value of Different Scrap Mixes in Steel Production Inproceedings

-, pp. 315–320, IEEE Computer Society, Bangkok, 2013.

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2012

Porzio, G F; Colla, Valentina; Fornai, Barbara; Amato, A; Cateni, S; Vannucci, Marco

A model for simulation of an integrated steelmaking plant focused on energy consumptions and CO2 emissions Inproceedings

-, pp. –, Swerea MEFOS AB, Lulea, 2012.

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Colla, Valentina; Fornai, Barbara; Porzio, Giacomo Filippo; Amato, A; Matarese, N; Vannucci, Marco; Chiappelli, L

Development of a decision support tool for optimized management of an integrated steelmaking plant focused on Energy consumption and CO2 emissions reduction Inproceedings

-, pp. –, CICCST China International Conference Center for S, Suzhou (RPC), 2012.

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2011

Porzio, G; Fornai, Barbara; Colla, Valentina; Amato, A

Modellazione di un Altoforno Industriale Finalizzata alla Riduzione dei Consumi Energetici e delle Emissioni di CO2 di un Impianto Siderurgico a Ciclo Integrale Inproceedings

-, pp. –, ANIPLA, Milano, 2011.

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2008

Colla, Valentina; Branca, T A; Vannucci, Marco; Fornai, Barbara; Amato, A

Quantitative sustainability assessment through Key Performance Indicators in ULCOS project Inproceedings

International Seminar on Society, pp. –, ArcelorMittal, Nantes, 2008.

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Books