MatER Study Center, sister organization of the Global WTERT Council, shares its December 2016 newsletter.Read Newsletter
Profs. Themelis and Bourtsalas of Columbia University contributed to the 2016 Thermal Spray Roadmap, published in the 2016 December issue of Journal of Thermal Spray Technology edited by Prof. Armelle Vardelle, a Research Associate of EEC-Columbia (Volume 25, Issue 8, pp 1376–1440).Read Full Article
Presentation from Dr. A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas and Prof. Nickolas Themelis, "Global WTERT Activity Summary," given at the Energy Recovery Council (ERC) annual meeting in New Hampshire on December 13 and 14, 2016View Presentation
A total of 32 students, accompanied by Professor Thanos Bourtsalas, visited a Waste to Energy Plant located on the banks of the Rahway River in New Jersey. The plant is owned by the Union County Utilities Authority and operated by Covanta Energy under a 25-year lease negotiated in 1998.
WTERT members worldwide:
This is to remind you that the Global WTERT Council (GWC) is participating in the world Atlas of all known waste management facilities www.atlas.d-waste.com/
The Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University proudly announces the publication of its WTE Guidebook in the Spanish language. The contributions of Isabel Erpel and Prof. Alex Godoy (Universidad del Desarollo, Chile) and Fernanda Paz Cabanas (Columbia University) to this book are gratefully acknowledged.Read Guidebook
Here is something for those who continue to deny global warming: The highest worldwide temperatures recorded in January-August 2016. See the GISS (Earth Institute, Columbia University) graph here.
The collection of the "commercial" stream of MSW in NYC, over three million tons annually, has been a big environmental problem. Finally, a glimmer of light has appeared at the end of the tunnel.
By Ben Messenger
The gulf region produces around 150 million tonnes of waste annually, with only 5% of it being recycled and vast quantities going to municipal dumps and landfill or, worse, being illegally dumped at unauthorised sites. This is a growing problem too, since the rapid urban expansion of ME countries means that their annual waste production rates are also on the rise.Read the Report