Analysis and evaluation of investments for technical projects; risk management; engineering economics; evaluation of environmental investments with applications in operational research; evaluation of technological investments through Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA).
Process engineering and equipment design for the recovery of materials from municipal, electronic, automobile ,and C&D wastes; processing of waste materials into feedstocks, including resin separation and conversion of wastes to fuel.
Energy recovery by thermal treatment of solid wastes; image-based dignostics of combustion process; non-intrusive 3-D temperature measurement for combustion system; combustion optimization using flame imaging.
Landfill gas engineering, air quality and greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, environmental permitting of landfills and landfill gas to energy plants, regulatory compliance for solid waste facilities.
Transport phenomena at high temperatures, thermal plasma and arc spraying, mathematical modeling, LCA of surface coating processes, application of thermal plasma technology to resource recovery from used products.