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202003

Viviana Avalos, Visting Scholar, Columbia University: Should the Chilean Government Encourage Waste-to-Energy Facilities for Municipal Solid Waste?

2000, EEC Publication, Publications, Theses|

By Viviana Ávalos Araya Research supported by the Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) and the Chilean Ministry of Energy. 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 November 26, 2019 The term Waste-to-Energy (WTE) is used to refer to highly technical engineering [...]

202001

Lu Li: A Study of the Waste-To-Energy Industry in Beijing City

2019, EEC Publication, Masters, Publications, Theses, WtERT - USA|

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 Beijing’s population currently sits at approximately 22 million people, and these residents created over [...]

201906

Haokai Zhao: Methane Emissions from Landfills

2019, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

M.S. Thesis: Methane Emissions from Landfills By Haokai Zhao Advisors: Dr. A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas and Prof. Nickolas J. Themelis Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science Columbia University January, 2019 Methane, one of the main greenhouse gases (GHGs), has been assessed to have 28 times the global warming potential (GWP) of carbon dioxide [...]

201903

Yang Rui: Assessment of “Wasteaware” indicator and its application in New York City, Hilo (HI), and Cairo

2019, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

M.S. Thesis: Assessment of “Wasteaware” indicator and its application in New York City, Hilo (HI), and Cairo. By Yang Rui Advisors: Dr. 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 2018 The problem: One of the main challenges of sustainable waste management is [...]

201903

Lianna Aharon: Concrete Blocks Produced from the Mineral Fraction of Waste to Energy Bottom Ash

2019, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

M.S. Thesis: Concrete Blocks Produced from the Mineral Fraction of Waste to Energy Bottom Ash. By Lianna Aharon Advisors: Dr. 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 2018 Waste management is an important factor in the future of sustainability. Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plants [...]

201903

Ruixin Mao: Assessment of Waste Management Performance of Companies

2019, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

M.S. Thesis: Assessment of Waste Management Performance of Companies. By Ruixin Mao Advisors: Dr. 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 2018 According to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a need for improved waste management was highlighted in SDGs [...]

201903

Yibo Yang: Assessment of the Waste-aware Indicator for Selected Cities in the U.S. and China

2019, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

M.S. Thesis: Assessment of the Waste-aware Indicator for Selected Cities in the U.S. and China. By Yibo Yang Advisors: Dr. 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 2018     This study uses the ‘wasteaware’ indicator to compare the waste management performance [...]

201903

Zhixuan Wu: Environmental impacts of NOX reduction technologies in Waste to Energy facility in United States

2019, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

M.S. Thesis: Environmental impacts of NOX reduction technologies in Waste to Energy facility in United States. By Zhixuan Wu Advisors: Dr. 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 2018     WTE plants operate with primary and secondary measures for NOx destruction [...]

201903

Jun Dong: Application of Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) to a Waste to Energy (WTE) Plant in Hong Kong

2019, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

M.S. Thesis: Application of Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) to a Waste to Energy (WTE) Plant in Hong Kong. By Jun Dong Advisors: Dr. 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 2018 The objective of this study was to analyze the current waste [...]

201903

Yuji Lin: Industrial-scale Processes for Transforming Mixed Plastic Wastes to Oil

2019, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

M.S. Thesis: Industrial-scale Processes for Transforming Mixed Plastic Wastes to Oil. By Yuji Lin Advisors: Dr. 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 2018 In 2015, the world produced 407 million tons of plastics and generated 302 million tons of plastic wastes. [...]

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