Nickolas J. Themelis
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17th nationwide survey of MSW management in the U.S.: the state of garbage in America.
State of garbage in America- data and methodology assessment
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND WASTE- TO-ENERGY IN THE UNITED STATES, CHINA AND JAPAN
In this paper an overview will be given of the current waste management situation in the United States, China and Japan. Every country has its own policies and government incentives where each… Expand
Current influence of China’s ban on plastic waste imports
- W. Wang, Nickolas J. Themelis, +4 authors Zhaohui Wu
- Waste Disposal & Sustainable Energy
- 23 April 2019
The current global production of plastics is over 300 million tons, 20% of which is produced in China. It has been estimated that about 90% of the discarded plastics are not recycled. China was the… Expand
State of garbage in america recycling data analysis
A comparative analysis method was developed to evaluate the accuracy of the State of Garbage Survey's 2004 recycled tonnage data and national recycling rate.
WTE plants installed in European cities: a review of success stories
Purpose – Waste is a resource. Generating energy from waste instead of sending it to landfill avoids methane gas which equals 25 times CO2 in mass. In combination with the energy efficiency… Expand
Analyzing data in state of garbage in America, EPA reports
- Nickolas J. Themelis
Researchers at Columbia University analyze why there are differences between BioCycle and EPA statistics concerning waste generation and amounts recycled.
Site and size selection methodology of Waste-to-Energy facilities targeting R1 maximization and gate fee minimization. A concrete approach.
- Efstathios Kyriakis, C. Psomopoulos, P. Kokkotis, A. Bourtsalas, Nickolas J. Themelis
- 19 May 2016
A growing urban population along with a shift towards modern lifestyle, result in the production of large quantities of Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW). 80% of these wastes end in dumpsites, while the… Expand