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Proceedings of the 2006 WtERT Bi-Annual Conference

On October 16-17, 2006, the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council hosted its 2006 Annual Meeting at Columbia University in the City of New York. There were 16 presentations and 12 posters in the meeting. The WtERT 2006 Education Award was presented to Prof. Paul H. Brunner of the Technical University of Vienna. The ASM Brescia (Italy) plant received the 2006 WtERT Industry Award to one of the world’s best WTE facilities.

2019-01-19T12:39:39-05:00October 16th, 2006|2006, Events|

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Italy

Italy is a European country with population of 58.5 million. It is divided into 20 regions that can be aggregated in three macro-geographical areas (North, Center and South). The generation of municipal solid wastes (MSW) in Italy in 2004 was 31.1 million metric tones. The source - separated collection of recyclables and compostables was 22.7% of the total MSW production. However, the situation is very different between the macro-geographical areas of Italy: the North has reached a value of 35.5%, the Center 18.3% and the South 8.1%.

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2017-12-09T13:36:13-05:00September 9th, 2006|EEC Publication, Publications|

Methane Generation in Landfills

Methane gas is a by-product of landfilling municipal solid wastes (MSW). Most of the global MSW is dumped in non-regulated landfills and the generated methane is emitted to the atmosphere. Some of the modern regulated landfills attempt to capture and utilize landfill biogas, a renewable energy source, to generate electricity or heat. As of 2001, there were about one thousand landfills collecting landfill biogas worldwide.

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2017-12-09T13:42:13-05:00August 2nd, 2006|EEC Publication, Publications|