The city of Baltimore has one of the best waste management systems in the U.S. (recycling, composting, waste to energy) but the newly elected city officials took the misguided step to push the city back to the 20th century, when landfilling [...]
China Energy announced plans to build a WTE plant in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, after signing a contract worth €210 million. The plant will process 1,500 daily tons using two units. China Energy will construct and provide operation and maintenance services. [...]
Those of you who have not seen the film "Plastic Wars" (PBS Frontline, March 31, 2020; link below), please do: In a nutshell: Only some of the urban paper is worth recycling. The rest of the so-called recyclables should be left [...]
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Gasification Growing in Waste Processing" (2020/02/07/the-future-of-waste-to-energy-technology.html). Please see the attached link to an interview with me by Katerina Ploumidaki, published in Ethnikos Kirikas (National Herald) of the US/UK last June. Hello K., further to our earlier correspondence, I finally found more [...]
Responses by Prof. Nickolas Themelis to questions on WTE and landfilling posed by Waste Dive reporter.
Question: Dr. Themelis, Thank you very much for passing this along. The thesis seems to be comparing the health and environmental effects of WTE as compared to landfilling, in which it is determined to be less harmful. However, most of the experts [...]
Municipal (MSW) and other solid wastes contain carbon and hydrogen which, when reacted with oxygen. produce heat. This can be done 1) by controlled combustion of the wastes and using the heat of combustion for generating electricity or for heating. 2) [...]
WtERT-Chile (http://www.wtert.cl) contributed to the report Rojas M., P. Aldunce, L. Farías, H. González, P. Marquet, J. C. Muñoz, R. Palma-Behnke, A. Stehr y S. Vicuña (editores) (2019). Evidencia científica y cambio climático en Chile: Resumen para tomadores de decisiones. Santiago: Comité Científico COP25; Ministerio de Ciencia, [...]