About Us

AOP4Water is an academic spin-off of the University of Salerno (Italy), founded on May 6th, 2021 by four professors/scientists and a water technology company (Biotec) with the aim to develop advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) based technologies and innovative and sustainable solutions for water and wastewater treatment.

Our Mission

  • To develop innovative solutions, processes and technologies, mainly based on advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), for water/wastewater treatment and reuse;
  • To develop sustainable and green solutions competitive in applications where conventional/consolidated solutions cannot fully satisfy market demand/requirements.

Our Professional Team

Prof. Luigi Rizzo

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno
AOP4Water President

Prof. Antonio Proto

Department of Chemistry and Biology, University of Salerno

Prof. Raffaele Cucciniello

Department of Chemistry and Biology of the University of Salerno

Prof. Antonino Fiorentino

Department of Chemistry and Biology, University of Salerno

Daniela Sottocornola

CEO – Biotec srl

Nicola Falco

General Manager – Biotec srl

Ing. Alessia Falco

R&D Manager – Biotec srl



Campania Startup 2021 ( 75000 euro)

Competition for start-up companies

Startcup Campania 2020 (fifth prize, 1000 euro, 5 out of 140)

Winners of the prize promoted by the Campanian universities have been announced

Basilicata Pitch2Pitch CoInnovation Award 2022

Finalist (out of 40 companies)