Turning Trash Into Renewable Energy Treasure


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Turning Trash Into Renewable Energy Treasure

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Americans generate about 250 million tons of trash per year – that's more than four pounds per person each day. Recycling helps, but modern waste-to-energy technologies are being developed that could turn trash into renewable electricity or fuel for vehicles. Join presenters Marco Castaldi from City College (CCNY); Steve Goff from Covanta Energy; and John Norton from Norton Engineering for a live webinar to learn about the promises and challenges of waste-to-energy technology.


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Featured Presentations:

Thermal Conversion of Wastes to Fuels and Energy
Presenter: Dr. Marco J. Castaldi, Associate Professor Chemical Engineering Department/ City College (CCNY) of The City University of New York (CUNY

Gasification of Municipal Solid Waste
Presenter: Steve Goff, Vice President of Research &
Development, Covanta Energy Corp.

Alternatives to Waste-to-Energy
Presenter: John Norton, Owner, Norton Engineering LLC

Moderator
Jeffrey Winters
Senior Editor, Mechanical Engineering
ASME

Jeffrey Winters is Senior Editor at ASME's magazine, Mechanical Engineering, where he has focused on energy and related issues. Mr. Winters has written about a wide variety of science and technology topics since the early 1990s, with his work appearing in magazines such as Discover, The Sciences, Popular Science, and Psychology Today.


About the Presenters

Marco Castaldi was born in New York City and received his B.S. ChE (Magna cum Laude) from Manhattan College. His Ph.D. is in Chemical Engineering from UCLA and he has minors in Advanced Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. Prior to joining CCNY he was Associate Professor at Columbia University's Earth & Environmental Engineering Department. Professor Castaldi has approximately 50 peer-reviewed research articles, 32 peer-reviewed conference papers, 3 book chapters and 11 patents in the fields of catalysis, combustion and gasification. Some of his research findings have been covered by The New York Times, The Observer, CNN, and other trade publications. In addition, he is the Editor of the North American Waste to Energy Conference (NAWTEC) Series (ISBN: 978-0-7918-4393-2), Editor of the Waste to Energy text published by Woodhead Publishing, Editorial Board Member of Waste and Biomass Valorization published through Springer (ISSN: 1877-2641) and Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Dr. Marco J. Castaldi

Dr. Marco J. Castaldi

Associate Professor,
Chemical Engineering Department
City College (CCNY) of The City University of New York (CUNY)


Steve Goff is Vice President of Research & Development for Covanta Energy Corporation, where he is responsible for leading Covanta's research and technology development efforts. Key areas under his responsibility include the evaluation and development of new thermal conversion technologies, including combustion and gasification, for municipal solid waste and other renewable solid fuels, boiler and power generation technologies, emissions control technologies, and ash treatment and reuse methods. Mr. Goff joined Covanta in 2005 with the acquisition of American Ref-Fuel Company, where he had worked since the formation of the company in 1985. Mr. Goff has over 30 years of industrial experience in Energy from Waste and other environmental and high-temperature process industries. He earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University, and his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.

Steve Goff

Steve Goff

Vice President,
Research & Development
Covanta Energy Corporation


John Norton operated two Solid Waste Combustion Plants (each with a 750 TPD capacity) as the former Director of the Dayton, Ohio Solid Waste Management Department. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and is a Board Certified Solid Waste Expert by The American Academy of Environmental Engineers (BCEE). Since 1976, Mr. Norton has provided consulting services in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering and environmental matters: Solid waste management plans, designs, construction, operation, and troubleshooting, as well as stormwater systems modeling, design, and monitoring, and analysis.

John Norton

John Norton

Owner
Norton Engineering LLC


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