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202111

In Brief now live

By |November 9th, 2021|Categories: 2021, News|

Columbia News Divert Biodegradable Waste from Landfills to Cut Climate-Warming Methane Emissions In a complementary measure, landfills should also be outfitted with facilities to monitor and control existing methane emissions. By Nickolas J. Themelis November 09, 2021 Please click here to see the link.

202111

Critical role of waste management industry to combatting climate change

By |November 9th, 2021|Categories: 2021, News|

Waste sector critical to combat climate change What role does the waste and resources management sector play in driving actions to achieve net zero? From HELENA NAGELER-PETRITZ First published: 05 November 2021 Click here to see news: https://ietresearch.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1049/rpg2.12315

202110

Paper by Prof. Psomopoulos of University of Western Attica and other WtERT-Greece members on the significance of WTE in Europe

By |October 31st, 2021|Categories: 2021, News|

The role of energy recovery from wastes in the decarbonization efforts of the EU power sector Constantinos S. Psomopoulos, Kyriaki Kiskira, Konstantinos Kalkanis, Helen C. Leligou, Nickolas J. Themelis First published: 26 October 2021 Click here to see publication: https://ietresearch.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1049/rpg2.12315 Abstract: Wastes contain large quantities of energy that can be extracted using a variety of methods. European Union has established a waste-to-energy initiative to minimize waste and increase recovery. [...]

202109

WtERT News September 2021 by Samet OZTURK, Head of WtERT Turkey

By |September 27th, 2021|Categories: 2021, News|

WtERT News September 2021   WtERT-News                    September 2021 To all Friends of WtERT – Supporters of Sustainability! The year of 2021 is an environmentally active year for Turkey Dear Professor Themelis, The year of 2021 is an environmentally active year for Turkey. Within the scope of the Zero Waste project, which was initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization in 2017, institutions have been integrated [...]

202109

Please respond to to the UNECE survey

By |September 27th, 2021|Categories: 2021, News|

Those who care for sustainable waste management, please respond to to the UNECE survey (link below): In 2020 the UNECE secretariat prepared Guidelines on Promoting People-first Public-Private Partnerships Waste-to-Energy Projects for the Circular Economy | UNECE (the Guidelines), which at the request of member States are being further developed in 2021. The purpose of the Guidelines is to inform policymakers, industry, and civil society on the potential contribution of Waste-to-Energy to Circular Economy approaches [...]

202107

“You can even make diamonds out of residual Waste”

By |July 9th, 2021|Categories: 2021, News, WtERT - Germany|

"Detailed response of Prof. Peter Quicker (WtERT-Germany) in Waste Management World to questions whether urban wastes can be "gasified" instead of "combusted". Professor Quicker, we regularly hear it promised that gasification processes could replace classic waste incineration and become the next big thing in thermal waste processing. What is your assessment? Peter Quicker First of all, we have to clarify what we mean by gasification. A lot of what comes [...]

202105

Sustainable waste management in Denmark

By |May 7th, 2021|Categories: 2021, News|

The recycling rate of Denmark (52%R+C, 48% WTE, 0% landfilling), is an example that recycling and WTE go hand-in-hand. The new WTE plant in Copenhagen (https://www.copenhill.dk/en/), one of the most beautiful and environmentally-minded cities of the world, serves a dual purpose: Sustainable disposal/use of post-recycling wastes and a first class skiing and surfboarding center. The ash of the Copenhil WTE is processed and used beneficially in civil construction. Engineers send spaceships [...]

202105

Significant impact of landfilling on climate change, in State of the Planet of Columbia University, by Prof. Themelis

By |May 7th, 2021|Categories: 2021, News|

The U.S. Should Phase Out Landfilling, as China and the E.U. Are Doing View the original news from this hyperlink. by Nickolas J. Themelis |May 5, 2021 Around the world, economic development has been accompanied by the generation of about 2 billion tons of urban waste each year. The developed nations have put a lot of effort into sorting out recyclable materials, but there are practical and economic limits [...]

202105

The long-term legacy of landfilling: Over 150,000 historic landfill sites in E.U.

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: 2021, News|

Across the EU the legacy of that is an estimated 150,000 to 500,000 historic landfill sites – many not built to today’s sanitary standards. A four-year EU funded project investigate the potential to recover materials, energy and land from these sites concluded. A particularly worrying and rather new risk originates from the effects of accelerating climate change, which is resulting in rising seawater levels, and an increase of flooding, [...]

202103

WTE in Istanbul

By |March 29th, 2021|Categories: 2021, News|

On September 26, 2018, Prof. Themelis of GWC made a presentation to UN-visiting 1st  Lady of Turkey and to Minister of the Environment, Prof. Birpinar, regarding the potential and benefits of WTE, for Turkey. The good news is that a one-million ton WTE plant is scheduled to start operation in Istanbul later this year. Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plant in Istanbul (by Prof.Dr. Samet Oturk, Bursa Technical University; Chair of WtERT-Turkey) A [...]

202012

Bollinger Calls on Biden to End the Trump Administration’s Assault on the International Exchange of Ideas

By |December 7th, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

Prof. Nickolas Themelis and the Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University, founder of the Global WtERT Council, are proud of our many foreign alumni trained in sustainable waste management. Among the self-destructive regulations implemented by the outgoing US administration, there were seven against students coming to study in the US. In this open letter, Columbia President Bollinger asks President-elect Joe Biden to restore sanity. Please click the below picture to [...]

202012

Newsletter sent by Hedwig Vielreicher, Director WtERT-Germany, on global WtERT activities

By |December 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

Newsletter sent by Hedwig Vielreicher, Director WtERT-Germany, on global WtERT activities WtERT-News                    October to December 2020 To all Friends of WtERT – Supporters of Sustainability! Waste Reduction and Final Disposal Dear Professor Themelis, During the EWWR, the European Week for Waste Reduction, which took place this November, a multitude of inspiring ideas and over 10,600 actions to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle were presented. This year´s topic has been invisible [...]

202010

Paper by Dr. Samet Ozturk (WtERT-Turkey) at Eurasia 2020 Symposium

By |October 27th, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

By Dr. Samet Ozturk (WtERT-Turkey)

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202009

Announcement/ Creation of WtERT-Morocco/ Signature of MOU with IRESEN

By |September 11th, 2020|Categories: 2020, 2020, Events, News|

We are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Global WtERT Council (GWC), and the Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN), Morocco’s National Institute for Solar Energy and Renewable Energy. www.iresen.org Founded in 2011 by the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mining and Environment, and key players of the country’s energy sector, the institute fund collaborative R&D projects involving [...]

202007

LMOP Database

By |July 8th, 2020|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications, WtERT - USA|

New study by Profs. Nickolas Themelis and Thanos Bourtsalas of Columbia University on "Generation and Capture of Methane of U.S. Landfills" was just published in Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering (JESE). Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science Columbia University July 2020 The LMOP Database contains key information about MSW landfills and LFG energy projects in the United States. Information [...]

202007

WtERT News June/July 2020

By |July 5th, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

Newsletter to WtERT members by Werner Bauer of WtERT-E.U. WtERT-News                    June/July 2020 Broken glass everywhere “It’s like a jungle sometimes It makes me wonder how I keep from going under.”               Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five When I think of Corona, these song lyrics keep coming to my mind. What is actually happening right now? Entire industries are collapsing (aviation, automotive, tourism, meat processing). A [...]

202006

Summary of Plastic-to-Oil Plants Recent Years-Report By Sun Kai

By |June 5th, 2020|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

By Sun Kai Kai Sun, Visiting Scholar, Zhejiang University 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 June, 2020 This report presented a brief overview of (mixed) plastic-to-fuel plants with relatively large scales (usually > 10 t/d) in recent years. In around ten years since 2009, nearly twenty plastic-to-fuel [...]

202005

Norwegian pilot plant for Carbon Capture from WTE plant was successful and may lead to 400,000 ton/year industrial scale plant

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

CCS Pilot Phase Successfully Completed Fortum Oslo Varme’s Klemetsrud waste-to-energy (WTE) plant has successfully validated carbon capture technology at its pilot plant. The move is part of Norway’s planned full-scale carbon capture and storage project known as Northern Lights. The Northern Lights plan will use pipelines to gather captured carbon from various industries and bury it under the North Sea in geological storage. The initiative will allow some industries [...]

202005

ESWET – Waste to Energy Essential Complement to Recycling as Lockdowns Loosen

By |May 21st, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

As public authorities are now planning the post-coronavirus recovery, the European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy (ESWET) has issued a reminder of the complementary role energy recovery plays to recycling in its comprehensive hygenisation of residual waste. Please click the link for the details.

202005

Cleveland landfilling recyclables after unsuccessful second attempt to secure processing contract

By |May 21st, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

People do not realize how expensive recycling can be for a city. Have a look at this story. A prior contract expired last month and the city declined to accept a new bid that would have reportedly cost around $200 per ton. Please click the link for the details.

202005

News from WtERT-Colombia

By |May 1st, 2020|Categories: 2020, 2020, Events, News|

Receive our greetings from the SOCIEDAD ANTIOQUEÑA DE INGENIEROS, SAI, which supports WTERT - Colombia.  Enrique Posada, our president, received your excellent communication about Covid 19. Very important the points you show.  We translated it and sent it to our contacts in Colombia. We annex the translated communication. We make use of this opportunity to tell you that we also postponed the third Panamerican conference on WTE from July [...]

202005

Waste Incineration safely destroys viruses at high temperature

By |May 1st, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

The European Environment Commission recognizes the importance of WTE power plants is dealing with the COVID-19 wastes. Over the years, the Global WTERT Council has published the fact that over 60 EU plants co-combust medical wastes along with MSW. 31st March 2020 CEWEP welcomes the recognition of waste management as a sector providing an essential service to our society by Virginijus Sinkevičius, the European Environment Commissioner, on the occasion of [...]

202005

Federal court strikes down Baltimore Clean Air Act

By |May 1st, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

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 was supreme. Thankfully, the district court struck down their ridiculous ordinance. Please click the link for the details.

202004

China Energy Building WTE Plant in Ukraine

By |April 1st, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

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. Estimated CAPEX: US$460/ton annual capacity.

202004

“Plastic Wars”, PBS Front line, March 31. 2020

By |April 1st, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

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 in the MSW going to WTEs where the contained metals are recovered as scrap metals. If the billions of dollars wasted annually in the US, in collecting and [...]

202003

Upcoming EEC/WTERT/ASME Conference on October 22nd & 23rd, 2020

By |March 26th, 2020|Categories: 2020, 2020, Events, News|

Please see attached flyer for our upcoming EEC/WTERT/ASME Conference to be held at CCNY on October 22nd & 23rd, 2020. We will be opening a  call for abstracts shortly so please visit out website for updates. We ask that you forward this announcement to anyone you think will be interested to attend.

202003

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

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: 2020, EEC Publication, Publications, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Viviana Avalos

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202003

Communication of Prof. Themelis with CNBC reporter who worked on recent CNBC video.

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

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 tangible information on Sierra Energy and other Gasification processes in the CNBC documentary. It is well done and mentions three processes that have spent , in development, hundreds of million of [...]

202003

Responses by Prof. Nickolas Themelis to questions on WTE and landfilling posed by Waste Dive reporter.

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

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 I talk to who are against WTE are in favor of a "zero waste" system that integrates reduction, reuse and recycling as well as composting and "upcycling" to [...]

202001

Interview of Prof. Nickolas Themelis with NBC reporter working on MSW gasification project

By |January 25th, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

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) By gasification, whereby partial combustion plus external heating (electricity or fossil fuel) are used to produce a "syngas", consisting of carbon monoxide and hydrogen plus carbon dioxide. The syngas is [...]

202001

News from our partners in Chile

By |January 3rd, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

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, Tecnología, Conocimiento e Innovación. http://www.minciencia.gob.cl/sites/default/files/tmp/resumen_mesas_23.pdf . This report was submitted by a large group of Chilean scientists to Chile's Ministry of Science & Technology at COP25. Prof. Alex Godoy of WtERT-Chile headed the section “Wastes [...]

202001

Call for Papers in Special Issue entitled “Advances in Industrial Waste Reduction”

By |January 3rd, 2020|Categories: 2020, News|

"A call for Papers in Special Issue of Applied Sciences, titled "Advances in Industrial Waste Reduction" by Prof. Psomopoulos of WtERT-Greece". Dear Colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to Special Issue "Advances in Industrial Waste Reduction" to be published in the open-access journal MDPI Applied Sciences IF 2.217, see: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/Industrial_Waste_Reduction. As you have published many interesting papers related to this topic, we sincerely invite you to make a contribution to [...]

202001

Montreal Gazette: Waste-to-Energy Can Help with Waste Crisis

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2019, News|

WTE for Montreal: Montreal Gazette: Waste-to-Energy Can Help with Waste Crisis In an opinion piece for the Montreal Gazette, one of the largest papers in Montreal by circulation, the paper argues that municipalities should consider waste-to-energy as a more efficient method of dealing with waste. With increasing consumption and the straining of recycling systems, waste-to-energy is capable of dealing with new materials. The article comes as a result of Montreal [...]

202001

Sept. 13. 2019: Australian Trade Association Calls for Waste-to-Energy

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2019, News|

Sept. 13. 2019: Australian Trade Association Calls for Waste-to-Energy The Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN) is urging state governments and other stakeholders to advance WTE facilities to further develop a circular economy. In a recent report, the association argues that WTE permitting should be streamlined and unified to create a consistent policy framework. WTE is seen as a key driver of maximizing products’ value. Australian governments and stakeholders should [...]

202001

Waste-to-Energy with CCS is a Path to Carbon-Negative Power

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2019, News|

Waste-to-Energy with CCS is a Path to Carbon-Negative Power A new report from the Global CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) Institute describes WTE’s role in relation to climate change and the benefits of CCS. With continued population growth, waste use, and energy demand, WTE with CCS could be a solution to multiple challenges. The report highlights examples in the Netherlands, Norway, and Japan as models. Please click on the [...]

202001

SUEZ company of France has been awarded a 109 million euro contract for the Ouarville

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2019, News|

SUEZ company of France has been awarded a 109 million euro contract for the Ouarville, France WTE plant (126,000 tons/year). The project includes a ten-hectare greenhouse that will utilize the CO2 generated by the WTE plant. Also, the WTE ash will be used in road construction. Please click on the link to this study.

202001

Reaching out for story on EPA incinerator court dispute

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2019, News|

Prof. Themelis responds to a reporter's question on the contribution of the Sierra Club to landfilling in the U.S: Sierra Club supports many worthwhile causes but, regrettably, for nearly thirty years they have opposed consistently waste-to-energy power plants that use as fuel municipal solid wastes and generate electricity and heat. As a result of Sierra's "environmental" efforts, the U.S. landfills 90% of its post-recycling wastes. In contrast to the [...]

202001

NAS Report: Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2019, News|

Question by Prof. Themelis regarding U.S. National Academies Study: "Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges". Dear National Academies, I received a complimentary copy of the above study by the NA. It is a well written and illustrated report by a committee comprised  of well known environmental faculty like Profs. Domenico Grasso of Michigan and Julie Zimmerman of Yale. Because of my research, I was particularly interested in the [...]

202001

Covanta returns to China with 396,000 ton WTE that is projected to cost only US$100 million

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2019, News|

Covanta Energy Announces Concession Agreement to Build New WTE Facility in Zhao County, China Covanta signed a concession agreement with Zhao County, China, for the construction and operation of a new WTE facility for the county and nearby jurisdictions about 200 miles south of Beijing. Covanta will partner with a local organization on the project. The plant signals Covanta’s return to China. The concession agreement guarantees waste supply for [...]

202001

San Francisco Behind Benchmarks for Zero Waste Goal

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2019, News|

Zero land-filling in San Francisco, to be done with mirrors According to the recent news report "San Francsico sends 467,000 tons of MSW to landfills, of 900.000 tons generated (about 1 ton/capita). Therefore, SF landfills 52% of its MSW (plus residues from recycling and composting of the other 48%). Mayor Breed, that's a long way from "zero landfilling". The only way for California to stop being the nation's largest [...]

201911

Report by Viviana Avalos, GWC-Columbia visiting scholar, of her visit of Sims Recycling facility (MRF) in NYC and Covanta Essex WTE.

By |November 30th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

Visiting report of Sims Recycling facility (MRF) in NYC. Please click on the photo below to preview the visiting report. Visiting report of Covanta Essex WTE. Please click on the photo below to preview the visiting report. If you have any question, please contact with Viviana Avalos, email: vavalos@minenergia.cl .

201908

UCLA Study Shows U.S. Can Maximize WTE

By |August 21st, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

Recent University of California at Los Angeles study as to how WTE can be major source of WTE in the U.S. According to a new study published in Nature Energy from UCLA, the United States could produce enough energy by harnessing waste to power the states of Oregon and Washington, while reducing carbon. The study encompassed 15 energy conversion technologies and 29 waste types. In [...]

201908

WTERT – EEC|CU: Congratulations! Prof. Bourtsalas!

By |August 21st, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

Dr. A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas, head of WtERT at Columbia University was appointed as Lecturer int the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering of Columbia. In addition to his Industrial Ecology and Solid Waste Management and WTE courses, Prof. Bourtsalas will be overseeing the M.S. program in Earth Resources Engineering. Congratulations!  Prof. Bourtsalas!

201908

SWANA Records 30 Solid Waste Worker Fatalities So Far in 2019

By |August 21st, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

SWANA Records 30 Solid Waste Worker Fatalities So Far in 2019 The Solid Waste Association of North America, reported 31 fatalities in waste management last year, of which seven were at landfills and the rest during collection at transfer stations and MRFs . There were no fatalities at any of the U.S. WTE power plants. Link to webpage: https://waste-management-world.com/a/swana-records-30-solid-waste-worker-fatalities-so-far-in

201908

Let’s Talk Garbage! (pilot, Episode 1)

By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News, WtERT - USA|

Let's Talk Garbage! (pilot, Episode 1) This is a pilot episode for an educational series on waste management called, "Let's Talk Garbage!", which I am considering of developing in the future.  The ultimate goal of the series would be to provide the general public with a technical education on waste sustainability and to bridge the gap between the public and the technical experts in this field.  [...]

201907

Sharing News from Professor Themelis

By |July 6th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

Sharing News from Professor Themelis Dear friends, have a look at very informative video by Florida TV on one of the largest and newest WTE power plants at Palm Beach Florida.  https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/renewable-energy-letting-nothing-go-to-waste -I also refer you to the latest news of our WtERT-Germany partner https://www.wtert.net/Latest_News.html -Here is a link to a new volume edited by me and Dr. Bourtsalas, titled Materials and Energy Recovery from Urban [...]

201907

News for GWC management team

By |July 6th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

News for GWC management team Dear members of the GWC international team: a) Congratulations to Prof. Marco Castaldi (WtERT-US) on two very informative videos produced by his Earth Engineering Center at City College of New York that you may want to link to from your web pages: EEC|CCNY featured on CUNY TV's "Study with the Best" ccnyeec.org/eecccny-featured-on-cuny-tvs-study-with-the-best/ and https://www.facebook.com/WTERTGlobal/videos/1571317336225386/ b) Prof. Maria Loizidou of the National [...]

201907

Sustainable investment in waste management (from EU)

By |July 6th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

Sustainable investment in waste management (from EU) Have a look at the attached letter with which GWC agrees wholeheartedly. For several years, I have been telling EU colleagues that they should do everything in their power, so the word "Incineration" is not used by EU, EC etc. broadly to include waste to energy (WTE) plants . There are million of tons of wastes "incinerated" intentionally in [...]

201904

Waste-to-Energy and Renewable Electricity

By |April 22nd, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

Waste-to-Energy and Renewable Electricity Pyrolysis is suitable for high calorific value wastes, such as non-recycled plastics (35 MJ/kg). It will not be viable for urban wastes <12 MJ/kg) and certainly not for wastewater biosolids (<5 MJ/kg). You cannot make a silken purse from a sow's ear. Researchers argue pyrolysis for wastewater biosolids not as sustainable as advertised (On WasteDive) In 2008, WtERT at Columbia University was [...]

201903

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

By |March 22nd, 2019|Categories: 2019, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Yang Rui

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201903

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

By |March 22nd, 2019|Categories: 2019, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Zhixuan Wu

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201903

Oregon’s Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Report 2018

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

Oregon's Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Report 2018 Oregon's Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ) multi-year report, published in December 2018, questions some of the assumptions made regading environmental impacts of "recyclable" and "compostable" materials. Link to Oregon's Dept. of DEQ 2018 report:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/…/artic…/pii/S0956053X15300775

201903

The first WTE in Australia going up at Kwinana (Perth).

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

The first WTE in Australia going up at Kwinana (Perth) At the invitation of visionary Rob Moltoni of Moltoni Energy, Prof. Themelis spent a good part of April 2010 on a series of lectures in Perth (and Kwinana!) on the potential benefits of WTE for Australia. The gestation period was nearly eight years but hopefully the second WTE may not take as long. Link to first [...]

201903

Prof. Marco Castaldi, Chair WtERT-US, is organizing the WtERT sessions of this meeting

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019, Events, News|

Prof. Marco Castaldi, Chair WtERT-US, is organizing the WtERT sessions of this meeting. Link to NAWTEC 2019 meeting of SWANA in Reston Virginia (April 2019)  https://swana.org/Events/NAWTEC.aspx) Please take a minute to view the program at: solid-waste.org.  I hope that you will be able to attend this important meeting. If you need any further information or have specific questions, please contact me at icsw@solid-waste.org.  

201903

WTE Options of Waste Management

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

WTE Options of Waste Management A very good and factual comparison of various "WTE Options of Waste Management" (combustion, anaerobic digestion, landfill gas) has been published by the German organization GIZ who has extensive presence and experience in the developing world. Read Full Article

201903

European Commission’s “Circular Economy Action plan”

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

European Commission's "Circular Economy Action plan" Prof Themelis, of Columbia University has a commeny about the European Commission's "Circular Economy Action plan": On waste management, there is not one word about energy recovery by combustion of post-recycling wastes? By now, according to Eurostat data, 28% of EU MSW is used as fuel in waste-to-energy (WTE) plants (450+ of them in EU). http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-6203_en.htm [...]

201903

Comment of Prof. Themelis on the broad use of the word “Incineration” and “Incinerators”

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

Comment of Prof. Themelis on the broad use of the word "Incineration" and "Incinerators" In many parts of the world landfills are set on fire to create landfill space. Even in the U.S., each year there are about three thousand unintended landfill fires (see Dwyer and Themelis, Dioxins study on Google). These events can be called "incineration" but do not apply to the modern waste to [...]

201903

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

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: 2019, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Jun Dong

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201903

First Waste to Energy in UAE

By |March 2nd, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

First Waste to Energy in UAE Prof. Nickolas Themelis response to Waste Dive editorial: I am surprised that Waste Dive, who attended the 2018 WtERT meeting at City College of New York, last October,  seems to endorse the misinformation published by "Rina Li" last December in Waste Dive. As is the usual case, Li does not mention LANDFILLING, not even once, and compares energy recovery from [...]

201903

Burning issue: Are waste-to-energy plants a good idea? | Environment | The Guardian

By |March 2nd, 2019|Categories: 2019, News|

Burning issue: Are waste-to-energy plants a good idea? | Environment | The Guardian To the Editor, Guardian: Re the Australia-related article "Are waste to energy (WTE) plants a good idea?",  twenty years of in-depth studies at Columbia University have shown that...not only it is a good idea but it is the only practical idea for avoiding wasting land, metal, and energy resources, by landfilling post-recycling urban wastes. [...]

201902

Summary Report of 2018 Activities of WtERT Partner Organizations

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: 2019, 2019, Events, News, Publications|

Summary Report of 2018 Activities of WtERT Partner Organizations GLOBAL WTERT COUNCIL Research, education, and information for sustainable waste management (January 20, 2019) This Report is a summary of the research and other activities of the partner WtERT organizations around the world. The Report shows the breadth and depth of the research, education, and information dissemination activities of the national organizations affiliated with the Global WtERT [...]

201809

Should energy be recovered from plastics?

By |September 24th, 2018|Categories: 2018, News, WtERT - USA|

An excellent article in Chemical and Engineering News (Sept. 2018, by Alexander Tullo, see link at very bottom) is titled "Should energy be recovered from plastics?" Columbia University has been studying the subject of used plastics for nearly ten years. One can find several theses and other documents at our web page www.wtert.org. After many efforts by chemical industry and others to recycle used plastics, for [...]

201808

PROCEEDINGS of the WtERT 2018 Bi-Annual Meeting

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Events|

The WtERT 2018 Bi-ANNUAL CONFERENCE was hosted by the Earth Engineering Center of City College of New York (CUNY), on October 4-5, 2018. This important event was attended by representatives of the national WtERT organizations in Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, Chile, Greece, Italy, United Kingdom, and United States.  Visit http://ccnyeec.org/2018-wtert-conference/ to see all the presentations at this conference.  For any additional information please email  Prof. Marco Castaldi, head of WTERT-USA at mcastaldi@ccny.cuny.edu . The [...]

201807

Jane Siyuan Wu: Capital Cost Comparison of Waste-to-Energy (WTE), Facilities in China and the U.S

By |July 26th, 2018|Categories: 2018, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Jane Siyuan Wu

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201807

UNECE Committee for the development of PPP Guidelines

By |July 26th, 2018|Categories: 2018, News|

UNECE Committee for the development of PPP Guidelines Dr. Bourtsalas was appointed as an expert at the UNECE committee for the development of PPP Guidelines on WTE applications at the 'One Belt, One Road' regions. The committee consists, among others, of financial- ADB, IFC and  legislative insteuments- UN, Chinese government. The final report will be presented in May 2020.

201709

A Hidden Health Threat From The Hurricanes In The Caribbean: Toxic Leaks From Massive Landfills

By |September 23rd, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|

Landfills In Puerto Rico And The Virgin Islands Are Already An Environmental Mess. Hurricanes Just Made These Failing Piles Of Garbage Worse.

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201709

50 Megawatt Reppie Waste to Energy Facility to Be Commissioned

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|

The 50-megawatt (MW) Reppie Waste to Energy facility, which Ethiopia claims to be the first of its kind in Africa, will be commissioned in December. This plant is reported to cost $118.5 million and will process 350,000 metric tons/year (about $340.ton of annual capacity).

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201709

Everbright International Included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Second Consecutive Year

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|

The Group’s remarkable sustainable development performance over the past year, has resulted in it been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index for the second consecutive year.

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201708

3000 TPD Waste to Energy Project for Everbright in Shenyang, China

By |August 18th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|

China Everbright International has won the bid for Shenyang Daxin waste to energy Project in Liaoning Province and signed a Public-Private Partnership agreement with Liaoning Shenyang City Construction Administration Bureau.

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201708

Everbright International Sees Multiple Waste-to-energy Projects Complete Construction and Commence Operation

By |August 11th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|

China Everbright International Limited announced that the Group's Weifang Waste-to-energy Project Phase II in Shandong Province, Suining Waste-to-energy in Sichuan Province, and Gaochun Waste-to-energy Project in Jiangsu Province have recently completed construction and commenced operation in succession.

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201708

2017 Global Dialogue on Waste

By |August 10th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Events|

Register for be Waste Wise's 2017 Global Dialogue on Waste (5th - 8th September, online) to learn, share and engage with the best experts and practitioners in waste management. This year's themes are Beyond a Circular Economy, Collective Action, and Practicing Waste Management. During the 2017 Global Dialogue on Waste, you can also watch and learn from Earth Engineering Center's Senior Research Scientist, Dr. A. C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas. He will talk about the trends in waste management world.

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201707

Agreement Reached for Research Collaboration for Advancing Sustainable Waste Management in India

By |July 19th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News, WtERT - India|

We are pleased to announce an important development in the WtERT-India organization: An Agreement for research collaboration for advancing sustainable waste management in India was signed on July 17, 2017 (see attached photo of principals) between the WtERT-India founder, NEERI, and Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS). The Global WtERT Council congratulates the two institutions and looks forward to India making a rapid advance in this field, as has been the case in China.

201707

First Waste to Energy Plan Under Construction in Vietnam

By |July 8th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|

First WTE plant under construction in Vietnam, is invested in, built and operated by China Everbright International. It has a designed daily MSW capacity of 400 tonnes (7.5 MW electricity). The total investment of approximately US$47 million (about $360/annual tonne of capacity).

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201705

Zhuo Hao Kevin Cheng: Study of Policies and Regulations for Waste Management in China and Potential for Application in the U.S.

By |May 28th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Zhuo Hao Kevin Cheng

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201705

The Earth Engineering Center Proudly Announces the Publication of Theses by 2017 Columbia University Graduates in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering

By |May 14th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News, WtERT - USA|

Links to seven masters theses in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering.

201705

Ronglong Shen: Marketing Survey of Beneficial Use of Waste-to-Energy Bottom Ash for Civil Engineering Applications

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Ronglong Shen

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201705

Dianyi Yan: Application of Thermal Spray Techniques for Combating High Temperature Corrosion of WTE Superheater Tubes

By |May 7th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Dianyi Yan

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201705

China Everbright Shares Waste to Energy Experiences at WTERT-Asia Conference

By |May 6th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|

Cross-Asia meeting co-organized and chaired by Prof. Nickolas Themelis, Director of of Earth Engineering Center in Nanjing, China on April 25-28. 2017.

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201704

Managing the Waste of Nations: A Global Analysis

By |April 14th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|

In this lecture, Dr. Athanasios Bourtsalas, Adjunct Professor at the Earth and Environmental Engineering Department, Columbia University and and Manager of the Earth Engineering Centre-Columbia (WTERT-US), presents research findings on the level of municipal solid waste management achieved by different countries.

201704

Business Says: Trashing the Environment Will Not Help U.S. Business

By |April 4th, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|

The harm resulting from Trump’s environmental deregulation spree will do business more harm than good; leaders need to show Trump that they do not support this, says Business and Sustainable Development Commission chair Mark Malloch Brown.

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201703

Event Brings Together Members of Three Major Waste Management and Environmental Protection Organizations

By |March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Events, WtERT - Greece|

Prof. Kostas Aravossis, head of WTERT-Greece and others on Feb. 22 organized a festive event in Athens that brought together members of the Greek Solid Waste Management Company (EEDSA); Greek Association of Environmental Protection (PASEPPE); and Waste to Energy Research Council (SYNERGY).

201703

Waste-to-Energy in India: An Interview with Salman Zafar

By |March 21st, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|

Salman Zafar, CEO of BioEnergy Consult, talks to Power Today magazine on India’s tryst with waste-to-energy and highlights major challenges and obstacles in making waste-to-energy a success story in India.

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201703

Madhya Pradesh’s First Waste-to-Energy Plant Inaugurated

By |March 21st, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|

Madhya Pradesh's first biomethanation plant that can generate biogas to power street lights or for other similar use, was inaugurated by mayor Alok Sharma at Bittan Market in the state capital.

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201702

From Cape Town To Jakarta, Cities Are Choosing WtE To Fix Their Landfill Problem

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|

In the past two weeks there’s been a significant spurt in the waste-to-energy (WtE) industry across the developing world. South Africa opened its first (and also the continent’s) WtE conversion plant in Cape Town last week. Sharjah in UAE just announced plans for two such facilities including one that will process e-waste. Indonesia said it was teaming up with Japan to turn waste into renewable energy. India is currently unravelling bureaucratic and legal hurdles to get a number of waste-to-energy facilities operational to cater to its capital and satellite areas. And in the Philippines the debate over WtE management technologies, currently banned in the country, is beginning to heat up.

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201701

Closed Landfill Problems Visit Later Generations

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: 2017, News|

Current and former neighbors near landfill owned by the town of Wheatfield, New York, are threatening to sue the town for a total of almost $1 billion, accusing the town of failing to clean up a toxic landfill, according to a report in the Buffalo News.

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201701

Selva Calixto: Pre-Feasibility Study Of A Waste-to-Energy Plant In Santiago, Chile

By |January 30th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Selva Calixto

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201612

December 2016 Newsletter from WTERT-Italy (Materia & Energia da Rifiuti -MATER)

By |December 29th, 2016|Categories: 2016, News, WtERT - Italy|

MatER Study Center, sister organization of the Global WTERT Council, shares its December 2016 newsletter.

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201612

The 2016 Thermal Spray Roadmap

By |December 24th, 2016|Categories: 2016, News|

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).

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201612

Presentation of Dr. Thanos Bourtsalas at the Energy Recovery Council (ERC) Annual Meeting

By |December 19th, 2016|Categories: 2016, News, WtERT - USA|

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, 2016

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201612

Waste to Energy (WTE) Plant Visit to Covanta Union LLC (Rachway, NJ)

By |December 2nd, 2016|Categories: 2016, News|

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.

201611

Putting Garbage to Good Use with Waste-to-Energy

By |November 16th, 2016|Categories: 2016, News|

An interview with Prof. Themelis and Dr. Thanos for State of the Planet in Columbia University's Earth Institute

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201610

WTE Guidebook Translated into Spanish

By |October 9th, 2016|Categories: 2016, EEC Publication, News, Publications|

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.

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201609

A Brief Report on Planned and Potential WTE Projects in the Middle East is Available

By |September 13th, 2016|Categories: 2016, News|

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.

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201608

José Ignacio Denogean M.: Resource Recovery From the Electronic Waste of Mexico: Viability and Obstacles

By |August 31st, 2016|Categories: 2016, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By José Ignacio Denogean M.

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201608

José Ignacio Denogean M.: Electronic Waste Treatment in Mexico: Viability and Obstacles

By |August 29th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By José Ignacio Denogean M.

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201607

2016 Gordon Conference on Industrial Ecology

By |July 12th, 2016|Categories: 2016, News|

Dr. A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas, Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering represented Columbia University at the 2016 Gordon Conference on Industrial Ecology, held in Stowe, Vermont. (June 19-24)

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201607

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) 2016 Excellence Award Winners Announced

By |July 12th, 2016|Categories: 2016, News|

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) 2016 Excellence Gold Award was won by the Covanta Honolulu WTE plant. The SWAN 2016 Excellence Silver Award went to the SEMASS WTE plant of Covanta, at Rochester, Mass.

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201607

Report From the Visit of Dr.A.Bourtsalas and 10 EEE Graduate Students at the West Palm Beach WTE Facility

By |July 8th, 2016|Categories: 2016, News|

Report by Ms. Yenaxika Bolate (EEE graduate) on the May 2016 visit to the West Palm Beach, FL facility.

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201607

Tim Sharobem, PhD Thesis, Mitigation of High Temperature Corrosion in Waste-to-Energy Power Plants, EAEE Columbia University (2016) Now Available

By |July 8th, 2016|Categories: 2016, News|

Tim Sharobem, PhD Thesis, Mitigation of High Temperature Corrosion in Waste-to-Energy Power Plants, EAEE Columbia University (2016) Now Available.

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201606

Prof. Nickolas John Themelis Awarded with CEWEP Phoenix Award for His Outstanding Contributions to the Waste-to-Energy Sector

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: 2016, News|

At the 2016 Congress of the Confederation of European WTE plants (CEWEP; Rotterdam, June 16), Prof. Nickolas Themelis of Columbia University and President of the Global WTERT Council received the CEWEP Phoenix Award.

201605

Selva Calixto: Life Cycle Analysis of Residential Heating Alternatives for PM 2.5 Reduction in Central and Southern Cities in Chile

By |May 1st, 2016|Categories: 2016, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Selva Calixto

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201604

Paulo Ernani Bergamo dos Santos: Legal aspects of introducing waste-to-energy (WTE) technology in Sao Paulo State of Brazil: The case studies of URE Barueri and city of Sao Paulo

By |April 30th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Paulo Ernani Bergamo dos Santos

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201604

Workshop: Megacity Waste Management Dialogue: The NYC Roadmap for Waste As a Resource

By |April 28th, 2016|Categories: 2016, News|

On April 25-26, 2016 the Earth Engineering Center of City College of New York (EEC-CCNY) and the Institute for Sustainability of AIChE organized a very successful two-day workshop in Manhattan on the subject “Megacity Waste Management Dialogue: The NYC Roadmap for waste as a Resource”. The Workshop was co-chaired by Prof., Marco J. Castaldi, and Demetra Tsiamis of RRC-CCNY and was attended by experts from academia, industry, and government. The meeting’s focus was on the present challenges for promoting sustainable waste management in populous cities like New York. One of the presentations was by NYC Commissioner of Sanitation, Ms. Kathryn Garcia.

201604

Feeding the Asian Dragon

By |April 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016, News|

Article by Matt Clay on 6th WTE plant to be built in Singapore, to generate 800kWh per ton of MSW. Article also discusses growth of WTE in China.

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201603

WTE Guidebook Translated into Portuguese

By |March 30th, 2016|Categories: 2016, EEC Publication, News, Publications|

We are pleased to announce that under the sponsorship of Columbia's Presidential Global Initiative Fund (PGIF), the WTE Guidebook of EEC has been translated to Portuguese by Mr. Gustavo Queiroz de SouZA (Vitoria, ES, Brazil).

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201603

What do successful grads think you should study?

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: University News|

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201603

Former student discusses success in the fashion industry

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: University News|

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201603

How do you best prepare for university?

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: University News|

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201601

Timothy T. Sharobem: Mitigation of High Temperature Corrosion in Waste-to-Energy Power Plants

By |January 1st, 2016|Categories: 2016, Doctoral, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Timothy T. Sharobem

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201512

Jingya Wei: Utilization of Exhaust Steam of Waste to Energy (WTE) Power Plants for Water Desalination

By |December 29th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Jingya Wei

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201504

Shahnoza Boboeva: Current State of Waste Management in Tajikistan and Potential for a Waste-to-Energy Plant in Khujand City

By |April 30th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Shahnoza Boboeva

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201504

Sara Barone: Numerical Simulation of Flow and Mixing Behavior of Solids on a Moving Grate Combustion System

By |April 30th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Sara Barone

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201504

John Abrashkin: Volume-Based Waste Fee (VBWF): Effect on Recycling and Applicability to New York City

By |April 21st, 2015|Categories: 2015, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By John Abrashkin

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201501

Andres Estrada Wiechers: Pre-feasibility Study of Using the Circulating Fluid Bed (CFB) Waste-to-Energy Technology in Mexico City

By |January 30th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Andres Estrada Wiechers

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201412

Shumeng Liu: Analysis of Electronic Waste Recycling in the United States and Potential Application in China

By |December 30th, 2014|Categories: 2014, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Shumeng Liu

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201411

Jay M. Thrasher: Sources and Pathways of Dioxins to Humans – Diminished Contribution of Modern WTE Facilities

By |November 30th, 2014|Categories: 2014, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Jay M. Thrasher

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201410

Olivier Morin: Technical and Environmental Comparison of Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) and Moving Grate Reactors

By |October 7th, 2014|Categories: 2014, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Olivier Morin

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201401

Yuda Sun: Life Cycle Assessment of a Novel Building-Integrated Photovoltaic-Thermal (BIPVT) System

By |January 29th, 2014|Categories: 2014, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Yuda Sun

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201401

Dolly Shin: Generation and Disposition of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in the United States – A National Survey

By |January 3rd, 2014|Categories: 2014, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Dolly Shin

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201307

Jennifer Namias: The Future of Electronic Waste Recycling in the United States – Obstacles and Domestic Solutions

By |July 2nd, 2013|Categories: 2013, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Jennifer Namias

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201307

WTE Guidebook 2013

By |July 1st, 2013|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

By Nickolas J. Themelis, Maria Elena Diaz Barriga, Paula Estevez, and Maria Gaviota Velasco

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201301

Jiao Zhang: Energy, Environmental and Greenhouse Gas Effects of Using Alternative Fuels in Cement Production

By |January 20th, 2013|Categories: 2013, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Jiao Zhang

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201212

Ling Qiu: Part I: Analysis of the Economics of Waste-to-Energy Plants in China; Part II: MSW Sorting Models in China and Potential for Improvement

By |December 2nd, 2012|Categories: 2012, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Ling Qiu

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201210

Proceedings of the 2012 WtERT Bi-Annual Conference

By |October 18th, 2012|Categories: 2012, Events|

On October 18-19, the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council hosted its 2012 Bi-Annual Conference at Columbia University in the City of New York. There were 18 presentations and 16 posters in the meeting. The WtERT 2012 Award was presented to “Waste Management World” journal of ISWA for outstanding contribution to disseminating information and advancing waste management worldwide during the first decade of the 21st century.

201204

Chak Cherdsatirkul: Generation and Disposition of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management in Thailand

By |April 2nd, 2012|Categories: 2012, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Chak Cherdsatirkul

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201112

Yani Dong: Development of Waste‐To‐Energy in China; and Case Study of the Guangzhou Likeng WTE Plant

By |December 3rd, 2011|Categories: 2011, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Yani Dong

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201110

María Elena Díaz Barriga Rodríguez: Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Waste to Energy Plant for Montevideo; and Waste to Energy in Small Islands

By |October 3rd, 2011|Categories: 2011, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By María Elena Díaz Barriga Rodríguez

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201108

Natali Ganfer: Recovering Energy From Waste; Part A: MSW Management in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Potential for a Waste-To-Energy Plant; Part B: Upgrading Low BTU Fuels to Reduce Emissions in Internal Combustion Engines

By |August 3rd, 2011|Categories: 2011, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Natali Ganfer

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201101

María Gaviota Velasco Pérez Alonso: Generation and Disposition of MSW in Mexico and Potential for Improving Waste Management in Toluca Municipality

By |January 3rd, 2011|Categories: 2011, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By María Gaviota Velasco Pérez Alonso

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201011

Yohann Benhamou: Comparison of Environmental Performance of Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Plants in France with Denmark and Germany

By |November 3rd, 2010|Categories: 2010, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Yohann Benhamou

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201010

The State of Garbage in America

By |October 8th, 2010|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications, WtERT - USA|

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.

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201010

Proceedings of the 2010 WtERT Bi-Annual Conference

By |October 7th, 2010|Categories: 2010, Events|

On October 7-8, the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council hosted its 2010 Bi-Annual Meeting at Columbia University in the City of New York. There were 28 presentations and 15 posters in the meeting. In 2010, the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council requested nominations of urban areas that are close to attaining the ideals of Sustainable Waste Management. The awards were given to the City of Vienna (Austria) for being one of the cleanest (as well as “most livable”!) cities in the world and to Lee County of the State of Florida (U.S.A.) for being one of the first urban areas in the U.S. to approach “zero waste” by minimizing landfilling.

201010

Jawad A. Bhatti: Current State and Potential for Increasing Plastics Recycling in the U.S.

By |October 3rd, 2010|Categories: 2010, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Jawad A. Bhatti

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201009

Caroline Ducharme: Technical and Economic Analysis of Plasma-Assisted Waste-to-Energy Processes

By |September 3rd, 2010|Categories: 2010, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Caroline Ducharme

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201005

Ljupka Arsova: Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste: Current Status, Problems and an Alternative Product

By |May 3rd, 2010|Categories: 2010, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Ljupka Arsova

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201005

Timothy T. Sharobem: Tertiary Recycling of Waste Plastics: An Assessment of Pyrolysis by Microwave Radiation

By |May 2nd, 2010|Categories: 2010, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Timothy T. Sharobem

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201002

M.S. Thesis: A Study on Performance and Emissions of a 4-stroke IC Engine Operating on Landfill Gas with the Addition of H2, CO and Syngas

By |February 3rd, 2010|Categories: 2010, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Jechan Lee

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201001

M.S. Thesis: Ultrafine Particle Emissions: Comparison of Waste‐to‐Energy With Coal‐ and Biomass‐Fired Power Plants

By |January 3rd, 2010|Categories: 2010, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Lital Yinon

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200910

Municipal Solid Waste Management Scenarios for Attica and Their Greenhouse Gas Emission Impact

By |October 16th, 2009|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

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.

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200909

M.S. Thesis: Technical and Economic Analysis of Pre-Shredding Municipal Solid Wastes Prior to Disposal

By |September 3rd, 2009|Categories: 2009, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Garrett C. Fitzgerald

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200908

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By |August 3rd, 2009|Categories: 2009, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Rob
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200810

Proceedings of the 2008 WtERT Bi-Annual Conference

By |October 16th, 2008|Categories: 2008, Events|

2008 WtERT Conference October 16-17, 2008, Columbia University, New York, NYOn October 16-17, the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (WtERT) hosted its 2008 Bi-Annual Meeting at Columbia University in the City of New York. There were over 120 participants from 14 countries, 19 presentations, and 16 posters in the meeting. The WtERT 2008 Industry Award was presented to Covanta Energy for their development of the LN® and VLN® [...]

200807

Overview of Food Waste Composting in the U.S.

By |July 9th, 2008|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

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 [1]. This amount represented 5% of estimated Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated in the U.S. (387 million tons).

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200805

Use of Statistical Entropy and Life Cycle Analysis to Evaluate Global Warming Potential of Waste Management Systems

By |May 9th, 2008|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

The statistical entropy (SE) function has been applied to waste treatment systems to account for dilution or concentration effects on metals. We later extended it to account for carbon flows, especially in waste management systems involving thermal treatment. Now, a simple lifecycle “net energy” metric – encompassing the “lost energy” that would have been gained when high-calorific materials are landfilled rather than combusted with energy recovery – is introduced to account for additional influxes of carbon when using landfilling as the primary disposal method. When combining net energy calculations and long terms effects of landfilling, waste to energy (WTE) becomes a more attractive option for dealing with non-recycled municipal solid waste (MSW). A greenhouse gasforcing factor is also introduced to account for the entropy generating effects of methane. When incorporating forcing and lost energy, WTE performs notably better than landfills with respect to entropy generation and carbon.

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200805

Potential for the First WTE Facility in Mumbai (Bombay) India

By |May 9th, 2008|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

The city of Mumbai (Bombay), India is facing a solid waste management crisis. The infrastructure has been unable to keep pace with economic development and population growth, resulting in insufficient collection of municipal solid waste (MSW) and over-burdened dumps. Improper disposal of solid wastes over several decades and open burning of garbage have led to serious environmental pollution and health problems. This study examined the solid waste management process in Mumbai and the potential for implementation of waste-to-energy facilities.

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200805

Developments In Thermal Treatment Technologies

By |May 9th, 2008|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications, WtERT - USA|

A 2007 WTERT survey showed that the global waste-to-energy capacity (WTE) increased in the period 2001-2007 by about 4 million metric tons per annum. By far, the principal technology used globally for energy recovery from municipal solid wastes is combustion of “as received” MSW on moving grates (“mass burn” or stocker technology). This paper also includes a brief report on the results of a study by WTERT on ways to increase beneficial uses of WTE ash in the U.S.

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200805

M.S. Thesis: Life Cycle Assessment and Comparison of the Environmental Impacts of Thermal Treatment and Landfilling in Puerto Rico

By |May 3rd, 2008|Categories: 2008, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Giselle Balaguer Datiz

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200805

Doctoral Theses: A New Screening Metric to Benchmark the Sustainability of Municipal Solid Waste Management Systems

By |May 3rd, 2008|Categories: 2008, Doctoral, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Scott M. Kaufman

By Shumeng Liu

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200805

Doctoral Theses: Mathematical and Physical Modeling of Mixing and Flow Phenomena of Municipal Solid Waste Particles on a Reverse Acting Grate

By |May 3rd, 2008|Categories: 2008, Doctoral, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Masato Nakamura

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200712

Potential for Reducing Global Methane Emissions From Landfills, 2000-2030

By |December 9th, 2007|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

By E. Matthews, and Professor Nickolas J. Themelis Sardinia 2007, Eleventh International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium Global generation of municipal solid waste (MSW) is now ~1200 Tg/yr (1 Tg = 1012 g), >70% of which is landfilled. Landfilling of waste contributes ~30-35 Tg methane (CH4 )annually to the world's total CH4 emission of ~550 Tg/yr. Recycling and thermal treatment of waste in wasteto-energy (WtE) facilities contribute equally to diverting MSW from the waste stream destined for landfills and to mitigating CH4 emission. Waste generation is estimated to more than double by 2030 indicating that CH4 emission from waste will rise substantially in the absence of strong policies to reduce landfilling rates. To investigate the potential for future mitigation of methane emission from landfills, we developed reference projections of waste generation, recycling and landfill-gas capture, together with four WtE scenarios ranging from very conservative to very aggressive. Based on these scenarios, global 2030 CH4 emission, including reductions from recycling, range from 86 Tg (most conservative) to 27 Tg (most aggressive). WtE appears to provide the best option for limiting future waste-related emission.

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200709

M.S. Thesis: Examination of Chlorides in Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Combustion Residue: Origins, Fate and Potential for Treatment

By |September 3rd, 2007|Categories: 2007, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Adam Penque

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200707

Thermal Treatment Review: Global Growth of Traditional and Novel Thermal Treatment Technologies

By |July 9th, 2007|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

By Nickolas J. Themelis Waste Management World, p. 37-44, July-August 2007 Global growth of traditional and novel thermal treatment technologies.

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200707

M.S. Thesis: Feasibility Analysis of Waste-To-Energy as a Key Component of Integrated Solid Waste Management in Mumbai, India

By |July 3rd, 2007|Categories: 2007, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Perinaz Bhada

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200705

M.S. Thesis: Potential for Combined Heat and Power and District Heating and Cooling from Waste-to-Energy Facilities in the U.S. – Learning from the Danish Experience

By |May 3rd, 2007|Categories: 2007, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Priscilla Ulloa

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200611

M.S. Thesis: Management of Municipal Solid Wastes in Attica Region of Greece, and Potential for Waste-to-Energy

By |November 3rd, 2006|Categories: 2006, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Georgia Columbus

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200610

Proceedings of the 2006 WtERT Bi-Annual Conference

By |October 16th, 2006|Categories: 2006, Events|

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.

200610

Development of Thermal Sprayed Layers for High Temperature Areas in Waste Incineration Plants

By |October 8th, 2006|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications, WtERT - Germany|

by D. Bendix, G. Tegeder, P. Crimmann, J. Metschke, M. Faulstich WTERT-Germany October 2006

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200609

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Italy

By |September 9th, 2006|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

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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200608

Methane Generation in Landfills

By |August 2nd, 2006|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

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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200605

M.S. Thesis: Incineration, Waste-to-energy and Catalytic Gasification: the Past, Present and Future of Medical Waste Management

By |May 3rd, 2006|Categories: 2006, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Kimberly Llewellyn

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200604

The State of Garbage in America

By |April 8th, 2006|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications, WtERT - USA|

The 15th Nationwide Survey of MSW Management in the U.S.
From BioCycle Magazine - April 2006

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200512

Capture and Utilization of Landfill Gas

By |December 9th, 2005|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

Renewable Energy, 2005
by Professor N.J. Themelis and Priscilla Ulloa
What is the potential for additional utilisation of landfill gas in the USA and around the world?

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200512

Investigations on Corrosion Protective Layers in Waste Incineration Plants

By |December 8th, 2005|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications, WtERT - Germany|

Peter Crimmann, Dietmar Bendix, Martin Faulstich, Sulzbach-Rosenberg / D WTERT-Germany 2005

Corrosion in the hot gas area of waste incineration plants is a severe problem that often causes premature damage of components. In general, these components are made of base materials, which are not stable in corrosive conditions (boiler steel). Thermal spraying is an alternative to the most usual process cladding, which has the potential to create cost-efficient protective coatings. Until now, there are still not enough experiences about quality assurance (porosity, oxides) and long run behaviour inside the incineration plants with sprayed coatings. Since many years, ATZ Entwicklungszentrum is involved in the development and/or advancement of materials, technologies, and applications of thermal spraying for corrosion protection. Currently, pipes, coated with different materials and different technologies are tested by different strategies (corrosion tests under laboratory scale and/or directly in incineration plants).

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200512

Investigation of Corrosion Protective Layers in Thermal Energy Plants

By |December 8th, 2005|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications, WtERT - Germany|

by P. Crimmann, D. Bendix, G. Tegeder, M. Faulstich WTERT-Germany 2005

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200510

M.S. Thesis: Evaluation of the Chemical Effects of Waste to Energy (WtE) Ash used for the Remediation of Abandoned Coal Mines and Potential for Removal of Chlorine from WtE Fly Ash

By |October 3rd, 2005|Categories: 2005, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Michael P. Hyland

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200509

M.S. Thesis: Part I. Thermal Breakdown Characteristics of Municipal Solid Waste Components in Varying Oxygen Environments; Part II. Municipal Solid Waste Management in China

By |September 3rd, 2005|Categories: Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Alexander P. Whitworth

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200508

M.S. Thesis: Theory and Experience on Corrosion of Waterwall and Superheater Tubes of Waste-To-Energy Facilities (Addendum Re-Corrosion Kinetics)

By |August 3rd, 2005|Categories: 2005, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Dionel O. Albina

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200506

M.S. Thesis: A Health Risk Comparison of Landfill Disposal and Waste-to-Energy Treatment of Municipal Solid Wastes in New York City (NYC)

By |June 3rd, 2005|Categories: 2005, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Pearl Moy

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200504

Management of Solid Wastes in Vietnam

By |April 9th, 2005|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

In the past decade, strong economic growth and uncontrolled urbanization have greatly magnified the problems with Vietnam’s solid waste management system, pushing waste management to the forefront of environmental challenges with which it must contend. Not only has there been an increase in the amounts of waste generated, the composition of the waste has changed as well. The current system is already overtaxed due to lack of institutional capacity and insufficient human and capital resources as can be evidenced by low collection rates and inadequate waste facilities. Given socio-economic trends, the issue of how to deal with its solid waste will only become more critical as Vietnam industrializes.

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200409

Waste in a Land of Plenty – Solid Waste Generation and Management in the US

By |September 9th, 2004|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

Waste Management World, ISWA (www.iswa.org), September-October 2004 Issue
By Nickolas J. Themelis and Scott M. Kaufman
The US generates the highest amount of waste per person in the world and continues to rely on landfilling at the expense of recycling and waste-to-energy, according to the latest in an annual series of national surveys on municipal solid waste generation and management.

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200405

M.S. Thesis: Greening Waste: Anaerobic Digestion for Treating the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Wastes

By |May 3rd, 2004|Categories: 2004, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Karena Ostrem

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200405

M.S. Thesis: Analysis of Technology and Infrastructure of the Paper Recycling Industry in New York City

By |May 3rd, 2004|Categories: 2004, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Scott M. Kaufman

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200405

M.S. Thesis: Substance and Perceptions of Environmental Impacts of Dioxin Emissions

By |May 3rd, 2004|Categories: 2004, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Panagiotis G. Deriziotis

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200401

Waste Incineration and the Community -The Amsterdam Experience

By |January 9th, 2004|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications|

By Thomas McCarthy

The successful community relations strategy followed by the operator of Amsterdam's waste-to- energy plant has convinced the public and other stakeholders of the benefits of incineration for treating the city's waste.

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200401

The State of Garbage in America

By |January 8th, 2004|Categories: EEC Publication, Publications, WtERT - USA|

The 14th Nationwide Survey of MSW Management in the U.S.
From BioCycle Magazine - January 2004

Collaboration leads to new methodology for the 2003 survey. And the numbers are ... 26.7% of MSW recycled, 7.7% combusted in waste-to-energy plants and 65.6% landfilled.

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200311

Proceedings of the 2003 Annual WtERT Conference

By |November 13th, 2003|Categories: 2003, Events|

On November 13-14, 2003, the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (WtERT) hosted a meeting at Columbia University in the City of New York. About 100 persons attended this meeting, opened in the morning of November 13 by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute of Columbia University and senior consultant to Secretary General of the U.N. Prof. Nickolas Themelis and Ms. Maria Zannes summarized the activities of the Council in its first year. The rest of the morning, there were presentations on the global WTE Industry.

200205

M.S. Thesis: Development and Implementation of a Flexible System for Monitoring a Created Wetland (Great Kills Park, Staten Island, New York)

By |May 4th, 2002|Categories: 2002, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Emily Ayers

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200112

M.S. Thesis: Mobilization and Transport of Arsenic by Landfill Leachates and Contamination of Groundwater at Winthrop, Maine

By |December 4th, 2001|Categories: 2001, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Elisabeth Law-wai

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200111

M.S. Thesis: Assessment of Mercury Contamination in Surficial Sediments of Newark Bay

By |November 4th, 2001|Categories: 2001, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Alexander F. Gregory

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200008

M.S. Thesis: PART I: Demonstration Site for “Green Building” Technologies; PART II: Using Geothermal Energy In Place of Fossil Fuels

By |August 4th, 2000|Categories: 2000, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Joseph Di Dio, III

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200005

M.S. Thesis: Design of Automated Materials Recovery Facility for Processing the NYC Recyclables

By |May 4th, 2000|Categories: 2000, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By A.J. Dubanowitz

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200003

M.S. Thesis: Materials and Energy Recovery from the Dry Stream of New York City’s Municipal Solid Waste

By |March 4th, 2000|Categories: 2000, Masters, Theses, WtERT - USA|

By Mark H. Brady

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