Economics of Waste Management in the U.S.

Originally delivered Nov 18, 2015
Source: AIChE
  • Type:
    Archived Webinar
  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Duration:
    1 hour
  • PDHs:
    1.00

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This webinar provides an overview of integrated solid waste management in the U.S., and the economics that drive the systems. It focuses on the current state of solid waste management, data about programs and facilities, system costs and the value of recyclables.

Since technology plays an important role in the economics of these systems, the constantly evolving Waste-to-Energy (WTE) and conversion technologies (CT) landscape are also highlighted with an overview of the latest, updated information on technologies, costs and current type of projects developing across the continent.

The presentation concludes with an educated look at what lies ahead in the industry both from environmental and economic standpoints.

Presenter(s): 

John Carlton

John Carlton, PE, BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President, has more than 25 years of solid waste management ex-perience as a consultant and in executive positions for public-sector authorities. As a consultant, he has over 13 years of experience with strategic solid waste management plan development, waste-to-energy projects, procurements, landfill baseliner and closure designs, and landfill photovoltaic projects. He also has experience with environmental site assessments, environmental permitting, energy audits, energy conservation retrofit measures, and water conservation and wastewater planning...Read more

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