October 16-17, 2008, Columbia University, New York, NY
On 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® NOx reduction processes. The WtERT 2008 Outstanding Contribution Award was presented to Mr. Artie Cole of Wheelabrator Technologies for his many technical contributions to the WTE technology over three decades.
WtERT greatly appreciates all the speakers and participants for their contribution to the 2008 Bi-Annual Meeting.
- WFPP performance initial operation data: Amsterdam’s experience with the 4th-generation Waste-to-Energy, by Mr. Harry de Waart, AEB Amsterdam.
- The Isseane plant in Paris – Integrating a waste-to-energy facility into a major city
Mr. Peter Chromec, Von Roll Umwelttechnik AG, Switzerland
- WTE growth in China, by President Yi Ke Tang and Prof. Xiong Zhou
Chongqing University of Science and Technology
- Problems and opportunities in implementing WTE in the smaller E.U. nations
Prof. Avraam Karagiannidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Dr. Efstratios Kalogirou, INTRAKAT Co.
- Implementation of the Plasco Conversion System (PCS) in Ottawa, Canada
Mr. Andreas Tsangaris, Plasco Energy Group
- Status of energy from biomass/waste and alternatives to grate incineration in E.U.
Dr. Juergen Vehlow, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe Institute for Technical Chemistry, Thermal Waste Treatment Division
- Corrosion of various metals under simulated WTE conditions; and sequestration of HCl in WTE combustion chambers
Mr. Shang-Hsiu Lee, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
- A superior coating method for protecting WTE boiler tubes
Mr. Y. Matsubara, Dai-Ichi High Frequency Co. Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan
- Development of a new metric for comparing LCA effects of different waste management routes – The Resource conservation efficiency (RCE)
Dr. Scott Kaufman, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, Columbia University
- The European experience for NOx removal from WTE process gas: Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (SNCR) or Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
Ms. Bettina Kamuk, Ramboll Denmark
- The Covanta LN™ and VLN™ processes for reducing NOx in WTE stack gas
Mr. Steve Goff, Covanta Energy
- Gasification of biomass
Prof. Marco Castaldi, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
- Projected generation of global MSW, Current GHG emissions and potential for mitigation
Prof. Nickolas Themelis, Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University
- 2006-2008 progress made in Waste-to-Energy in Europe
Mr. Ferdinand Kleppmann, President, Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP) and Dr. Ella Stengler, Managing Director, CEWEP
- USEPA efforts to reduce GHG emissions of solid waste management
Mr. William Brandes, USEPA, Office of Solid Wastes
- Recycling and Waste-to-Energy: Are they compatible?
Dr. Eileen Brettler Berenyi, Governmental Advisory Associates
- Objectives and current status of Canadian Energy-From-Waste coalition (CEFWC)
Mr. John P. Foden
- Energy and green-house gas issues in the updated New York State Waste Management Plan of NYS-DEC
Mr. John Waffenschmidt, Covanta Energy
- Is this the time for the U.S. to be Wasting Energy?
Mr. John Williams, HDR Engineering
WtERT 2008 Industry Award
To Covanta Energy for their development of the LN® and VLN® NOx reduction processes
The WtERT 2008 Industry Award recognized a very significant and firstly-implemented advance to the grate combustion (“mass burn”) WTE process. Nominations included advanced combustion control systems, oxygen enrichment and significant improvements in boiler-turbine thermal efficiency, novel NOx reduction systems, and an advanced system for injecting wastewater sludge into a WTE. Mr. Steve Goff, V.P. of Technology Development, Covanta Energy received the award on behalf of his company.
WtERT 2008 Outstanding Contribution Award
To Mr. Artie Cole of Wheelabrator Technologies for his many technical contributions to the WTE technology over three decades.
The WtERT 2008 Outstanding Contribution Award sought nominations of individuals who as researchers, inventors, policy makers, or industrialists have made an outstanding contribution to advancing the recovery of energy from municipal solid wastes in a nation or region.
The sponsorship of the following organizations is gratefully acknowledged: