Athanasios Bourtsalas is the Principal Researcher at Be Waste Wise and is a PhD researcher at Imperial College London, working on higher value applications for residues from waste to energy, under the supervision of Professor C. Cheeseman. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Panel of Singapore’s Environmental Agency regarding the sustainable uses of waste-to-energy residues. His work has been cited in the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group AR5 and other scientific journals. He is also a Research Associate at the Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University, working with Professor N.J.Themelis on several projects regarding waste-to-energy. He holds memberships of the International Solid and Waste Association (ISWA) and the Chartered Institution of Waste Management.
Bourtsalas has an MS in Earth Resources Engineering from the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering of Columbia University, an M.Eng. and BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras in Greece. His interests include sustainable waste management, environmental modeling/management and Life Cycle Analysis studies.
Compatibility Between Recycling and Waste-to-Energy
December 7, 2013 from our Articles, The 2013 Global Dialogue on Waste This panel addressed the role of waste-to-energy (if any) in the waste management hierarchy of North America and Europe, provided international experience on the degree of compatibility between recycling and waste-to-energy, analyses the arguments for the juxtaposition of waste-to-energy and recycling, and discusses the policies adopted in some communities to build successful sustainable waste management systems, with the general aim of moving away from landfills.