Author Archives: Piet Wostyn

The Early Stage Researchers

Work package 1 - Innovative landfill exploration and mechanical processing Christin Bobe UGent, Belgium & Cranfield University, UK ESR1 Cristina García López RWTH Aachen, Germany & Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria ESR2 Bastian Küppers Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria & RWTH Aachen, Germany ESR3 Juan Carlos Hernandez Parrodi Renewi Belgium & Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria ESR4 Work Package 2: Solar/Plasma/Hybrid thermochemical conversion Zaini Ilman Nuran ...

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NEW-MINE project featured in Recycling Magazine

On July 13, 2020, STADLER, one of the NEW-MINE partners, launched a press release about its participation in the NEW­-MINE project. A week later, the press release and the NEW-MINE project were featured in the Recycling Magazine. Recycling Magazine is a publication for the Recycling industry in the German speaking countries and focuses on the recovery of solid wastes. It ...

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STADLER press release about NEW-MINE project highlights the potential of Enhanced Landfill Mining

STADLER, one of the partners of the ETN NEW-MINE project, launched a press release on July 13, 2020, in which it highlighted the potential of Enhanced Landfill Mining. STADLER played an important role in the first work package, dedicated to mechanical processing. Thanks to the STADLER STT6000 Ballistic Separator, the theoretical research on mechanical processing was put to the test ...

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ESR Guilherme Ascensão obtains joint PhD Degree (June 2020)

Last 8th of June 2020, the day before New-Mine’s final network event, ESR Guilherme Ascensão successfully defended his PhD thesis in Civil, Environmental and Materials Engineering. Guilherme obtained a joint PhD combining the ‘traditional’ academic setting with research activities in an industrial company. He was jointly supervised by Dr. Monica Segata and Dr. Alessandro Morbi from the Heidelberg Cement group, ...

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How to publish your work in reputable journals: a few tips

Last summer, I had a chance to attend the Sardinia Symposium 2019 together with other ESRs from NEW-MINE. The Sardinia Symposium is one of the largest conferences in the field of waste management and is held once in every two years. More than 650 participants from 55 countries attended this conference. In this conference, I presented my work on the ...

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Pyrolysis of excavated waste? But why?

Quite often, people ask me – why pyrolysis? Can’t we just incinerate those excavated waste? Indeed, incineration is frequently mentioned as the most effective way of excavated waste valorisation. Almost 30 years ago, the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (Lancaster, PA, USA) launched the project of landfill reclamation combined with the incineration of excavated material which outcomes were summarised ...

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First NEW-MINE ESRs graduate!

Just over three years in the NEW-MINE project, we are very happy that our first ESRs are now graduating! In February 2020, Patricia Rabelo Monich successfully defended her PhD and can now proudly call herself a doctor in Materials Engineering! Patricia studied under the supervision of prof. Enrico Bernardo of the University of Padova the characteristics of glass-ceramic materials. Patricia ...

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Seventh NEW-MINE network-wide event and closing symposium in Leuven (Belgium; Febr. 2020)

The seventh network-wide event of MSCA ETN NEW-MINE took place on 5, 6 and 7 February 2020 in Leuven (Belgium). On the first day of the NWE, the ESRs received two trainings. Various other PhD-students also attended the training sessions. Both trainings took place in the Park Inn Hotel in Leuven (Belgium): Scientific paper writing skills: “So, you want to ...

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NEW-MINE progresses steadily – 6th Network-wide event organized in Bergamo (Sept. 2019)

The Sixth Network-wide Event of ETN NEW-MINE took place in Bergamo (Italy). From Wednesday September 5 to Friday September 7, the NEW-MINE consortium met in Bergamo to review the results achieved in the last half year. The Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) presented an overview of their individual progress and developed a summary of the main results per workpackage. During the ...

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