Author Archives: Piet Wostyn

Company visit, data collection, and everything in between

“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)

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

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

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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Third Network-wide Event takes place in Belgium (February 2018)

The third Network-wide Event of ETN NEW-MINE takes place in Belgium from 5 till 9 February 2018. The first two days, Monday and Tuesday, the fourth Enhanced Landfill Mining Symposium is organised in Mechelen. On Wednesday, several side-activities are offered. Finally, on Thursday and Friday, the NEW-MINE consortium gathers to review the project’s progress. During the ELFM Symposium on February ...

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