2006 WtERT Conference

October 16-17, 2006, Columbia University, New York, NY

On October 16-17, 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.

WtERT greatly appreciates all the speakers and participants for their contribution to the 2006 WtERT Meeting.



  • F. Barrai
    Trace contaminant removal via enhanced mass transfer selective catalytic reaction
  • M. du Bois & A. Bowen
    Municipal Solid Wastes and Waste-to-Energy in France
  • H. Butterman
    Experimental Investigation of the Decomposition Process and Products During Gasification of Various Biomass and Coal Fuels
  • G. Columbus
    Proposal for the Implementation of Waste-to-Energy in Attica, Greece
  • P. Estevez
    Waste-to-Energy for Santiago, Chile: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • E. Kwon
    Investigation of Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis on Main Constituents of Scrap Tires and Chemical Analysis Including Light Hydrocarbons, Substituted Aromatics, and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon
  • S.H. Lee
    WtERT Corrosion Research
  • M. Nakamura
    Physical and Stochastic Modeling of Mixing Phenomena of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Particles on a Traveling Grate
  • L. Rigamonti
    Municipal solid waste management in Italy
  • P. Ulloa
    Combined Heat & Power from Waste-to-Energy Plants
  • N. Whitmore
    Reforming landfill gas to syngas
  • Y. Zhou
    Carbon neutral energy production: CH4 production from hydrate via in-situ combustion


The WtERT 2006 Awards are bronze sculptures by famous Greek sculptor Dimitris Armakolas. They are evocative of the harnessing of power by humans and are titled by the artist “Souvenir.”

2006 WTERT Award

WtERT 2006 Education Award

Prof. Paul Brunner, Vienna University of Technology 
Prof. Brunner has written several books and over 150 technical papers on the
subjects of sustainable waste management including the Practical Handbook of Material Flow Analysis. He was a principal in the development of the waste management system of Austria, one of the most advanced in the world, and is recognized internationally for his outstanding research work in the fields of waste and resource management.

WtERT 2006 Industry Award

ASM Brescia WTE plant, Brescia, Italy
The ASM Brescia plant was selected from a list of some of the best WTE facilities in the world, for its architecture, generation of electricity and district heating, emissions well below the E.U./U.S. standards, metal recovery and ash management.