Agenda

Date

April 20-21, 2020

Location

Rome, Italy




Conference Agenda

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Keynote Session:

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Kunio Yoshikawa

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Title: Economically feasible mass treatment of municipal solid waste alternative to landfilling/incineration

Biography:

Dr. Kunio Yoshikawa was born in 1953 in Tokyo, Japan. He is a professor emeritus and researcher of Tokyo Institute of Technology and an associate editor of Applied Energy. His bachelor, master and doctor degrees were awarded from Tokyo Institute of Technology. His major fields are energy conversion, waste management and environmental engineering. He has been working in Tokyo Institute of Technology for more than 40 years as a research associate, an associate professor and a professor. He has published more than 200 journal papers with the major award of AIAA Best Paper Award, ASME James Harry Potter Gold Medal, JSME Environmental Technology Achievement Award and Best Educator Award of Tokyo Institute of Technology

Abstract:

In Japan, 1000tons/day (1,000,000 populations) Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plants cost about 500 million US$, whose capital, maintenance and operation costs are mainly covered by the tax income. In China, 1000tons/day (1,000,000 populations) WTE plants cost about 70 million US$ by the private sector investment with the income of about 20US$/ton tipping fee (1/3 of the income) and that of selling the electricity (2/3 of the income), and the number of big WTE plants are rapidly increasing in major cities. But for small-to-medium scale cities, there are no solutions for MSW treatment other than landfilling. In many developing countries, the tipping fee is still very low or even zero, and there are not so strong incentive policies to promote installation of WTE plants, which make it difficult to improve the quality of the MSW management. This presentation proposes an economically feasible mass treatment process of MSW for developing countries based on the experience on 4000 tons/day MSW management in Egypt without tipping fee income. MSW will be first mechanically pre-separated into organics, the heavy fraction and the light fraction (mainly plastics). The light fraction will be sold as RDF and/or pyrolyzed into fuel oil, while the heavy fraction and organics will be converted into coal alternative fuel employing the hydrothermal treatment (HT). 50tons/day scale HT process for MSW are well demonstrated using one batch reactor. 50-300tons/day scale HT process for MSW are ready to implement using several batch reactors. In order to compete with the incineration process, we need to step forward to 300-1000tons/day scale, where mechanical pre-sorting of MSW is essential (already available for 500tons/day scale with the cost less than 1 million US$) and continuous-type HT reactors shall be developed for the non-slurry feed to avoid waste water treatment.

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Dale Scott Marion

The Pfane Environmental Association, Romania

Title: The E-Waste Crisis, How Technology Can Solve Its Own Problem.

Biography:

From an early age Mr. Marion was a designer, putting his creative talent to work immediately after high school. Dale won numerous first place awards for branding design, light engineering and dynamically driven web applications. Being an inventor at heart, Dale spent most of his 26 years in IT and tech development, where he developed numerous technologies mainly focused around advertising, marketing, process management and IT security

Abstract:

The E-waste recycling industry is in serious trouble, there is a wave of raw materials entering the waste stream that could cripple even the largest e-waste facility. As computer circuitry becomes ubiquitous to our lives and begins to invade our toasters, irons, dishwashers, toilets, clothing and backpacks, the typical e-waste stream that we know now, will become more complex and much less profitable. With so much cheaply made circuitry becoming the norm for all of our appliances it is inevitable that these electronics will soon become waste. Recyclers are already dealing with the growing complexity of the e-waste stream, How ironic it is, thattechnology which will eventually be recycled, is today’s answer to dealing with this highly complex waste dilema.

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Ambrosini Stefano

Waste Management Specialist Ltd., Italy

Title: Waste sorting, How to use a usage-pricing model for disposing of municipal solid waste to change the habits of town citizens, increase the recycling percentage and decrease the total waste production.

Biography:

Stefano Ambrosini is an Industrial engineer specialized in Waste Management & IT. CEO of Waste Management Specialist Ltd. Town councilor of Gardone Riviera municipality from 2009 (3nd mandate). His background studies are in Information Technology (ITIS Benedetto Castelli – Brescia), International Politics - Scandinavian Government & Politics University of Oslo (Norway) and Russian Foreign Policy (MGIMO – Moscow – Russian Federation).

Abstract:

Pay as you throw (PAYT) is a usage-pricing model for disposing of municipal solid waste. Users are charged a rate based on how much waste they present for collection to the municipality or local authority. Waste is measured by weight or size while units are identified using different types of bags, tags, containers or even RFID. Services for waste diversion, like recycling and composting, are often provided free of charge where pay-as-you-throw systems are implemented. The system is based by a waste collection door by door (kerbside) with 5 streams (food waste, plastic packaging and metals, glass, paper and cardboard and unsorted waste). The results after the introduction of the combined system (door by door collection and PAYT) are almost immediate (3/4 weeks from the start of the system). The secret of the system is the "Invisible Hand" effect generated by the combination of the available volume reduction for the undifferentiated fraction conferring and the creation of a personal saving potential of each individual user.

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Emo Chiellini

LMPE S.r.l., Italy

Title: Plastic Waste Based on Mass Full Carbon Backbone Polymeric Materials-On the Way to Bio-recycling to Value-Added Polyesters.

Biography:

Emo Chiellini graduated in Chemistry in 1963 at the University of Pisa. He performed research activity in Polymer Science & Technology for more than 50 years at University of Pisa, from 1980 as Full Professor of Fundamental of Chemistry Technology, and as visiting Researcher/Professor in many Universities around the world. He is author of more than 500 publications, holder of 35 patents, speaker at 300 conferences and Editor/co-Editor of 20 books. At present he is serving as Chairman of the LMPE S.r.l. Recently he received the “Giulio Natta Chemistry Award 2018”.

Abstract:

Commodity plastic items based on fossil fuel mass polymeric materials such as polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS)have gradually become an integral part of our daily life in the plastic age and it is almost impossible to get rid of them due to their numerous applications in a wide range of human activities. It is however to take into account that inappropriate disposal at the end of their service life, gives raise to the several environmental consequences bound to their structural recalcitrance to biodegradation in different terrestrial and aquatic environmental compartments.Standing the wide expertise accrued over the years by the research group I was leading at the University of Pisa [1-3] on the structural behaviour held by PE and PP polymeric materials and relevant plastic items, loaded with tiny amount (0.5–1% wt) of pro-oxidant /pro-degradant additives, at the end of their service life upon controlled thermal and/or UV exposure, a breakthrough was reached in the biodegradation in soil and acquatic environmental compatment (fresh, brackish and salty waters) of the oxidatively fragmented plastic items based on PE and PP.
Recently in cooperative activities established with English and Polish research groups [4-6] within the undertaken ambitious goal bond to an Environmental Cleaning Mission, intriguing results have been reached on the bioconversion of the oxidatively fragmented plastic items based on PE,PP and PS polymeric materials, to polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) by selected microbial strains.
It is taken for granted that plastic items treated with pro-oxidant /pro-degradant additives, wherever would be inappropriately released in the environment, they should be oxidatively fragmented in a relatively reasonable time frame and become appetible for environmental ubiquitous microbial strains with conversion under aerobic conditions into water ,carbon dioxide, cell biomass and eventually to environmentally harmless value-added PHAs.

Oral Session 1:

  • Recycling Basics | Rubber, Plastic & Recycling Technology | Paper Recycling Technology | Agriculture & Food Waste Recycling
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Riyadh Al-Ameri

Deakin University, Australia

Title: Innovative structural concrete with recycled plastics

Biography:

For more than twenty years I investigated the behaviour and strength of steel-concrete composite structures. My current research focused on the structural applications of composite materials and Carbone Fibre Reinforced Polymers (CFRP) for sustainable infrastructures. The partial interaction behaviour of RC beams and slabs retrofitted with multi-layer CFRP are investigated aiming to develop a new advanced material for retrofitting civil infrastructures.

Abstract:

TBA

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Sabyasachi Sengupta

Confederation of Indian Industry, India

Title: Resource Conservation Initiatives by Indian Industry

Biography:

Sabyasachi Sengupta is an Environmental Engineer by profession and working as Senior Counsellor in Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He has been actively worked as a facilitator for design, implement & maintain “Environment & Occupational Health and Safety Management System (EHS-MS)” for various industries. In CII, he is one of the key members of the movement called “Mission on Sustainable Growth (MSG)”, and involved in conceptualizing, development and promotion of new concept of sustainability “GreenCo Rating System”. Sabyasachi is also working in various Cleaner Production projects, Waste Management Activities as well as Key facilitator for EHS Management System in Industries. He has work experience of more than 16 years.

Abstract:

India has drawn world’s attention with its high paced urbanization and industrialization. Over the last decade, India has emerged as the fastest growing country with rapid economic growth. Having the 10th largest GDP growth; India continues to strive towards excellence in industrial and service sectors. The growth in the resource intensive Manufacturing sector is enabled and facilitated by an ever-increasing rate of resource consumptions like energy, water, material leading to manifold and impacts the environment. Higher consumption & usage of natural resources leading to ecological imbalances in the surrounding environment through various types of waste generation, air emissions as well as effluent run-off, resulting in improper disposal of solid wastes.
Over last decade, Indian Industry is has learnt to adopt smarter, cleaner growth strategies to improve its efficiency and competitiveness and to help build a low carbon economy in the country. The growth of the manufacturing sector is focused to be made environmentally sustainable through adoption green technologies, water and energy efficiency, and optimal utilization of natural resources and restoration of damaged / degraded eco-systems.
With the increasing pressure on Indian industry from both the public and regulatory agencies to manage their wastes effectively, this paper highlights various approaches considered by Indian industries for sustainable waste management. The major areas of utilization of both hazardous and non-hazardous industrial wastes utilization of waste as alternative energy sources and also as raw material. These options provide economic and environmental friendly alternative, compared to conventional practice of destining all the waste generated to landfill.

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Luigi Antonio Pezone

Private Italian Inventor, Italy

Title: Interactive energy in environmental protection, industrial and urban systems, transport, and human survival.

Biography:

L. A. Pezone: Academic qualifications - graduate " Industrial Mechanic expert" achieved in 1969 at the State Institute "Francesco Giordani" of Caserta. Language skillsGood knowledge of the English language written and spoken modest.- 1970 Master-Stage duration of eight months at Alfa Romeo Auto Spa Topics: Industrial equipment, machine tools, molding techniques, organization, industrial layout until 1986. From 1987 to the end of 2006 he was in charge of the "Mechanical Systemsand Plumbers" of a media installation company is certified ISO 9001 - Since October 2006 he is retired and develops projects and patents mechanical and plumbing systems, in particular in the environmental sector.

Abstract:

By changing the way of feeding the centrifugal pumps by means of the second separate power supply up to the impeller, we can circumvent the gravitational force and transform all the hydraulic systems from energy absorbers into energy producers, obviously inserting in the open, one-way recycling circuit of hydraulic turbines with relative current generators. This is possible because the second feed enters the water discharged from the turbines back into the balanced recycling circuit in suction and delivery of the pump to the center of the impeller by means of the depression created by it.  By replacing the gravitational force in these circuits with pressurized autoclave tanks with compressed air, we can multiply the energy produced proportionally to the pressure of the compressed air, which is statically exploited to expel the incoming water again through the downstream feed for the principle impenetrability of bodies. This simple and effective system makes obsolete all the world energies, but also the current purifiers, because it solubilizes oxygen in the water using the principle of Henry. The amount of dissolved oxygen represents the degree of water purification, but also of human blood.