Author Archives: Piet Wostyn

What is in our waste?


In the NEWMINE project, we aim to clean up the old landfills from the past. In order to do so, we want to dig up this waste, analyse what is in it and see how we can recycle it or make new products out of them. In this blog, I will focus on what is in our waste. We classify ...

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Company visit, data collection, and everything in between

My colleague ESR Giovanna and me keep smiling through our adventure.

“It must be very challenging to try to understand all these chains of processes”, said Daniel, an industrial partner from ScanArc Plasma Technologies AB, as he kindly drove us to the train station after our company visit. In this blog entry, I would like to bring you the perspective of a system analyst battling through one of the most tedious ...

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Inversion – a mathematical problem


Okay, the text immediately starts with a problem. It’s a mathematical problem, but it is also in a sense mathematically problematic: it is the so-called inverse problem. We, at Ghent University, work with such inversions almost every day, since their solution allows us to derive valuable results from our geophysical measurements. Let’s start with figuring out what the term ‘inversion‘ ...

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ETN NEW-MINE will be present at the 14th Recy & DepoTech conference in Leoben (Austria)

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On November 7 to 9, 2018, the 14th Recy & DepoTech conference will be organised; ETN NEW-MINE will be present! The Recy & DepoTech conference has become the biggest waste management conference in Austria. The goal of the conference is to document the dynamic development of waste management through to recycling. The up-to-date issues, the quality of the lectures and the ...

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NEW-MINE at Ecomondo – the Green Technologies Expo in Italy.


During a session at the Ecomondo – Green Technologies Expo – prof. Enrico Bernardo presented his research about the recovery of resources through enhanced landfill mining, part of the NEW-MINE project. The event was organized from November 7-10, 2017 in Rimini (Italy) by the Interdepartmental Centers for Industrial Research on “Energy and Environment” of the University of Bologna, the Division ...

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ESR in the picture: Patricia Rabelo Monich at University of Padova

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On the occasion of highlighting the innovative research of the NEW-MINE project, one of our ESRs, Patricia Rabelo Monich, was featured in a special edition of the newsletter of the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Padova where she presented her research on “Up-cycling of Vitreous Residues from Thermal Conversion of Landfill Waste in Highly Porous Glass-Ceramics”. Patricia started ...

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Early bird registration deadline ELFM IV: December, 1st, 2017

The fourth international symposium on Enhanced Landfill Mining takes place on February 5 & 6, 2018.

Over the past few years Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) has gained considerable momentum, as corroborated by the initiation of three EU-funded ELFM-related projects (ETN NEW-MINE, Interreg RAWFILL and COCOON), the rise of EURELCO, widespread press attention and the recent endorsement of the ELFM concept in the “waste package”, which was formally approved by the European Parliament on March 14, 2017. ...

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