Earth Engineering Center Publications
M.S. Thesis: A Study of the Waste-To-Energy Industry in Beijing City By Lu Li Advisors: Prof. A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas and Prof. Nickolas J. Themelis Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science Columbia University December, 2019 [...]
The List of Waste-to-Energy Facilities in the World Please click the below link for download the WTE facilities master list.
Dr. Efstratios Kalogirou, member of the Global WtERT Council and co-founder of WtERT-Greece has published a very interesting book on modern WTE technology and some of its applications around the world.
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
The 17th Nationwide Survey of MSW Management in the U.S.
A joint study by BioCycle Magazine and the Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University
Latest national data on municipal solid waste management find estimated generation is 389.5 million tons in 2008 — 69 percent landfilled, 24 percent recycled and composted, and 7 percent combusted via waste-to-energy.Read Full Article
Disposal of municipal solid waste in sanitary landfills is still the main waste management method in the Attica region, as in most regions of Greece. Nevertheless, diversion from landfilling is being promoted by regional plans, in which the perspectives of new waste treatment technologies are being evaluated. The present study aimed to assess the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions impact of different municipal solid waste treatment technologies currently under assessment in the new regional plan for Attica.Download Publication (pdf)
According to the State of Garbage, in 2006, forty-six of the fifty states reported tonnage data for “recycled” (composted or mulched) organics, including yard trimmings and food residuals, and/or wood (non-C&D). The total tonnage of organics composted or mulched was 20,368,139 tons in 2006 . This amount represented 5% of estimated Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated in the U.S. (387 million tons).Download Publication (pdf)