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Rob van Haaren

Rob van Haaren

Columbia University
Earth and Environmental Engineering

US - 10027 New York, NY

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Main focus:Rob van Haaren obtained his BS at the University of Technology in Eindhoven, Netherlands and his M.S. in Earth Resources Engineering from Columbia University. His thesis subject was the Life-Cycle Analysis of different aerobic composting methods. During this time, he worked on the BioCycle/Columbia “State of Garbage in America”. Mr. Van Haaren is now a doctoral student in Earth and Environmental Engineering of Columbia working at the Center for Life-Cycle Analysis on “Energy storage for the future electricity grid”.

Articles: Results of the BioCycle/Columbia 2010 survey of waste generation and disposal in the U.S. (10/2010)

Large scale aerobic composting of sourceseparated organic wastes: A comparative study of environmental impacts, costs, and contextual effects (8/2009)


Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility

Renergia, a brand new Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility opened in Canton Lucerne, shows that Waste-to-Energy can provide reliable heat for industries.

Category: Incineration / Waste-to-Energy plant
Executing firm: Renergia Zentralschweiz AG

MBT Ljubljana, Slovenia

In Slovenia arises one of the largest and most modern waste treatment plants in Europe.

Category: Recycling / MBT
Executing firm: STRABAG AG

Flue Gas Cleaning

The final unit of the incineration plant is one of the most important parts as it has the objective of cleaning the air pollutants produced.

Category: Incineration
Executing firm: ete.a - Ingenieurgesellschaft für Energie– und Umweltengineering & Beratung mbH

Batch Dry Fermentation

The biogas produced from the waste can be converted in a CHP to electrical and thermal energy or fed as processed bio-methane into the natural gas grid or used as fuel (CNG).

Category: Recycling / Fermentation
Executing firm: BEKON Energy Technologies Co. & KG

MBT Warsaw, Poland

The Bio-Dry™ system is a static, aerated and flexibly enclosed reactor for the biological drying of various solid waste matters containing some biodegradable contents.

Category: Recycling / MBT
Executing firm: Convaero GmbH

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