2014 WtERT Conference

October 9-10, 2014, Columbia University, New York, NY

On October 9-10, the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council hosted its 2014 Bi-Annual Meeting at Columbia University in the City of New York. There were 27 presentations and 8 posters in the meeting. In 2014, the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council awarded the Republic of Korea for planning, policy and implementation of outstanding advances to recycling, composting and waste to energy during the period of 1990-2014. The Republic of Korea achieved a higher standing on the ladder of sustainable waste management than the United States, at a GDP per capita that is significantly lower. A distinguished contribution award was being given to the former COO and CTO of Covanta Energy Corp., Mr. John Klett.



  • Nour Awad Use of “Engineered Fuels” in cement production
  • Liubov Melnikova Investigation of powering a gas engine by LFG and syngas fuel
  • Simona Ciuta Energy change mechanism during biomass pyrolysis
  • Deepak Sharma Technical feasibility analysis of zero waste
  • Tim Sharobem Mitigation of chloride corrosion of superheater tubes
  • Vikram Raju Sustainable use of plastic wastes in India
  • Shumeng Liu Overview of e-waste recycling in the US and the potential for application in China
  • Fei Li Characteristics of food residue according to catering means
  • Estratios Kalogirou Some of the WtERT 2012-2014 activities in Europe, Asia and Latin America