Global Waste Management Symposium 2012: SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM

  contact   RSS
Exhibitors Add to Google
Session Add to Google
   share    email    print    bookmark   

Please check back for the 2012 Symposium Schedule and Program


Here’s what you might have missed at the 2010 event

Download the Most Up-to-Date Schedule of Events Now!

See Full Program Schedule below

Sunday, 3 October 2010 

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (13:00 to 18:00)

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (13:00 to 17:00) 
Table Top and Poster Set-Up

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (17:00 to 20:00)
Welcome Reception 

Monday, 4 October 2010

7:00 a.m.

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, Networking with Sponsors, and Poster Viewing       
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
SESSION ONE – Keynotes

European Waste Management in a Global Warming Perspective
Thomas H. Christensen, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Engineering,
Technical University of Denmark
Dr. Christensen will provide an overview of waste management in Europe based on a recent paper entitled:  European Waste Management in a Global Warming Perspective.

Download the full abstract now.

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break and Networking with Sponsors 
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Track A - Methane Emissions Monitoring I                                        Chair: TBA
Landfill Fugitive Emissions Estimates Based on Phased Closure Gas Collection Data -- Todd Watermolen, Veolia Environmental Services - Solid Waste, USA
Methane Emissions Measured at Two California Landfills by OTM-10 and an Acetylene Tracer Method -- Roger Green, Waste Management, Inc., USA
Methane Emissions from Temperature Zone Bioreactors in the USA a Measured by OTM-10 -- Nathan Swan, Cygnus Environmental Group, USA
Uncertainties Associated with the Use of the Optical Remote Sensing Technique to Estimate Surface Emissions in Landfill Applications -- Tarek Abichou, Florida State University, USA

Track B - Bioreactor Case Studies                                                      Chair: TBA
Performance of Enhanced Aerobic Landfill Bioreactor -- Ramin Yazdani, Yolo County Planning and Public Works Department, USA
Evolution of a Dry Anaerobic Composting Technique that Processes Food Waste and Yard Waste Using a Reusable Series of Batch Pods -- Gary Hater, Waste Management, Inc., USA
Landfill Based Anaerobic Digester for Energy and Compost Production -- Ramin Yazdani, Yolo County Planning and Public Works Department, USA
Regulatory and Engineering Considerations: Organic Stability Plan for Mallard Ridge RDF -- Chris Lawn, Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC, USA

Track C - Recycling and Waste Diversion Policy I                                      Chair: TBA
New Policy Instruments for Sustainable Waste Management? -- Göran Finnveden, Environmental Strategies Research, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
The Evolution of Pay As You Throw in Europe -- Mark Abbas, GMT Europe, The Netherlands
Case Study: Effectiveness of Product Take Back Program - A Ten Year Review -- Amy Costello, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., USA
Validating Recycling Goals Using ASTM D 5231 Waste Characterization Protocol -- Hala Sfeir, Brown and Caldwell, USA

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (12:00 to 14:00)     
Lunch, Networking with Sponsors, and Poster Viewing    

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (12:00 to 14:00)
SPECIAL SESSION JUST ADDEDApplicability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Rules to Landfills – grab lunch from the Ballroom, then join us for this NEW Program Addition. View a Full Description.

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (14:00 to 15:00)
Track A - Methane Emissions Monitoring II                                       Chair: TBA
Relationships Between Optical Remote Sensing Results by Two Area Contributing to Flux Calculation Methods, Static Flux Chamber Results and Source Strength Measurements for Soil Landfill Covers Across the United States -- Charles Goldsmith, Alternative Natural Technologies, Inc., USA
Field Intercomparison of Methods to Measure Fugitive Methane Emissions -- Roger Green, Waste Management, Inc., USA

Track B - Waste-Based Energy                                                           Chair: TBA
Recycling Combustibles from Aged Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) to Improve Fresh MSW Incineration in Shanghai: Investigation of Feasibility, Emissions Change and Economics -- Guan Zhenzhen, Tongji University, China
Developing a 21st Century Waste to Energy Facility in American Samoa -- Marc Rogoff, SCS Engineers, USA
The Use of Organic Waste as an Eco-Efficient Energy Source in Ghana -- Robert Ohene Adu, De Montfort University, United Kingdom


Track C - Recycling and Waste Diversion Policy II                             Chair: TBA
Assessment of Recycling Regulations in the United States - Nazli Yesiller, California Polytechnic State University, USA
Building a Modern Materials Processing Facility to Serve a Traditional Dual Stream System -- Patrick Carroll, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, USA
Hidden Treasures: The Potential Role of Micro- and Small Enterprises and Community Based Organizations in Improving Solid Waste Management and Recycling in Nakuru-Kenya -- Onochie Joseph Denchukwu, University of Technology, Germany

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (15:00 to 15:30)
Coffee Break and Networking with Sponsors      
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (15:30 to 16:30)
Track A - Gas Treatment                                                                    Chair: TBA
Ultra Violet Photodecomposition of Siloxane -- Richard Prosser, GC Environmental, Inc., USA
Treatment Strategies for Organics and Methylated Arsenic in Gas Condensate Generated from Municipal Waste Landfill -- Renzun Zhao, Virginia Polytechnic Institution and State University, USA
Using Microwaves to Remove Siloxane and Hydrogen Sulfide from Biogas -- Richard Wiesner, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, USA

Track B - Water Balance Covers                                                         Chair: TBA                              
An Evaluation of the Direct Measurement of Net Percolation from Cover Systems: Lysimeter Design Methods and Case Study Performance -- Bonnie Dobchuk, O'Kane Consultants, Inc., USA
Effect of Geocomposite Drainage Layer on Soil Water Storage of Evapotranspirative Cap Lysimeters -- Milind Khire, University of Michigan, USA

Track C - Leachate Management Part I                                             Chair: TBA
Performance of a Full-Scale Constructed Wetlands System for Leachate Treatment at an Active MSW Landfill -- Herwig Goldemund, Geosyntec Consultants, USA
Clogging of Leachate Transmission Pipes Under In-Situ Conditions -- Stanislaw Lozecznik, University of Manitoba, Canada

5:00 p.m. top 7:00 p.m. (17:00 to 19:00)
Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, 5 October 2010  

7:00 a.m.

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, Networking with Sponsors, and Poster Viewing     
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Track A - Gas Management                                                                Chair: TBA
Why Do Actual Landfill Gas Flows Differ So Greatly from the CDM Modeling? -- Alford Graeme, Landfill Gas and Power Pty Ltd., Australia
Developing Tools and Resources for Promoting Energy Recovery from Landfills -- Rachel Goldstein, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
Waste Management, Inc.-- University of New Hampshire EcoLine™ Landfill Gas Pipeline Powering the Future of Education -- Steven Poggi, Waste Management, Inc., USA
New Technologies for Increasing Landfill Gas Recovery - An Overview -- Don Augenstein, Institute of Environmental Management, USA

Track B - Design for Challenging Site Conditions                               Chair: TBA
Proposed Landfill Expansion Affords Opportunity for Seismic Mitigation -- Gary Lass, GeoLogic Associates, USA
Design of a Florida Landfill in Karst Sensitive Area -- James Nissen, Brown and Caldwell, USA
Siting and Design of Landfills in Difficult Ground Conditions -- Francis Adams, Golder Associates, Inc., USA
Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste for Placement as Engineered Fill -- Nicolas Oettle, Geosyntec Consultants, USA

Track C - Waste Properties                                                                 Chair: TBA
Mechanical and Environmental Characterization of Excavated and Processed Municipal Solid Waste -- Christopher Bareither, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Determination of Sources of Organic Matter in Landfill by Analysis of CuO Oxidation Products of Lignin -- Florentino de la Cruz, North Carolina State University, USA
Construction and Demolition Waste – A Source of Ozone Depletion and Global Warming? -- Peter Kjeldsen, Technical University of Denmark
Biodegradability of Forest Products under Simulated Landfill Conditions -- Jennifer Padgett, Geosyntec Consultants, USA


10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break and Networking with Sponsors              
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Track A - Greenhouse Gas Management                                           Chair: TBA
Harnessing the Power of Markets: A Realistic GWP for Methane Spurs -- Charles Jamison, Foster and Jamison, USA
Solid Waste Management Decision Making in Consideration of Climate Change Policy and Temporal Effects -- James Levis, North Carolina State University, USA

Track B - Solar Energy for Landfills                                                    Chair: TBA
Evolution, Design, and Construction of a Solar-Energy Geomembrane Cover -- Tony Walker, Republic Services, Inc., USA, and Chris Eichelberger, American Environmental Group, Ltd., USA
Technical Design Considerations for Installation of Solar Photovoltaic System on Top of Closed Landfill -- Marielle Coquia, CH2M Hill, USA
Implementation of the First Landfill Cover Sealing with Integrated Photovoltaic Power Plant -- Matthias Kuehle-Weidemeier, Wasteconsult International, Germany
Sustainable Landfill -- Case Study on Solar Landfill Covers -- Peggy Hock, Solar Integrated Technologies, Italy

Track C - Mixed Waste Processing                                                     Chair: TBA
Economic Analysis of Mechanical Biological Treatment Systems -- Andre Le Bozec, Cemagref - Rennes Regional Center, France
City of Toronto Mixed Waste Processing Study -- Michael Cant, Golder Associates Ltd., Canada
Bio-Drying of Municipal Solid Waste with High Water Content -- Li-Ming Shao, Tongji University, China

12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (12:00 to 13:45)

Lunch, Networking with Sponsors, and Poster Viewing    

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (13:45 to 14:45)

Track A - Environmental Characteristics of Waste                            Chair: TBA
Leaching Behavior of Heavy Metals during Municipal Solid Waste Management -- Hua Zhang, Tongji University, China
Source Term Determination by Leaching Procedures - New Developments in Germany -- Ute Kalbe, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany
The Use of a Numerical Model to Extrapolate Laboratory Scale Test Results on Waste to Full Scale Landfill Remediation Applications -- Nayagum Dharumarajen, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Track B - Containment Systems Design                                              Chair: TBA
Accelerated Flow Testing of Geosynthetic Drains -- Sam Allen, TRI/Environmental, Inc., USA
The Use of the Degree of Saturation Concept in Constructing Low Permeability Compacted Soil Liners -- Mark McClain, Golder Associates, Inc., USA
Time-Stepped Approach to Landfill Drainage Design Using Creep Behavior of Drainage Geocomposites -- Dhani Narejo, Caro Engineering, LLC, USA

Track C - Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration                         Chair: TBA
Modeling of a Landfill's Carbon Footprint -- Florentino de la Cruz, North Carolina State University, USA
Overview of Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Data and the Contribution of Solid Waste Landfills to Global Climate Change -- Christopher Hardin, SCS Engineers, USA
Quantification, Verification, and Sale of Carbon Credits: Experience from New River Regional Landfill -- Darrell O'Neal, New River Solid Waste Association, USA

2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. (14:45 to 15:15)
Coffee Break and Networking with Sponsors          
3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (15:15 to 18:00)
Tour Tessman Road Landfill - Republic Services, Inc.'s Solar Landfill Cap
Bus leaves promptly at 3:15 p.m. from the Front Lobby.

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (18:00 to 19:30)
Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

7:00 a.m.

7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, Networking with Sponsors, and Poster Viewing   
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  

Track A – Biocovers                                                                Chair: TBA
Establishing a Biocover System for Mitigating Methane Emissions from an Old Unlined Landfill in Denmark -- Peter Kjeldsen, Technical University of Denmark
Variation of Landfill Soil Methane Oxidation with Emission Rate -- Jeffrey Chanton, Florida State University, USA
Investigation of Microbial Methane Oxidation of Landfill Top Cover Systems in a Column Study with Special Regards on the Influence of Vegetation -- Sonja Bohn, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Use of Vegetative Mulch as Alternative Landfill Cover -- Debra Reinhart, University of Central Florida, USA

Track B - Final Closure of Landfills                                         Chair: TBA
Evaluation of the Landfill Following Discontinuation of the Ski Hill and Installation of Geomembrane Cover System at the Riverview Land Preserve, Riverview, Michigan -- Adam Larky, Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC, USA
A Sustainable and Reliable Approach for Landfill Closures Using Structured Geomembranes and a Synthetic Composite Turf -- Michael Ayers, SRS Holding, LLC, USA
Landfill Gas and Leachate: A Case Study in Maintenance -- Charles Ballod, Golder Associates, USA
Exploring the Use of a Modified Dye-Adsorption Method for a Better Understanding of Landfilled Waste Structure in the Context of Post-Closure Management Strategies in Landfills -- Diana Caicedo Concha, University of Southampton, United Kingdom 

Track C - Bioreactor Landfills                                                 Chair: TBA
Monitoring Moisture Movement within Municipal Solid Waste in Enhanced Leachate Recirculation Landfill Using Resistivity Imaging -- Sahadat Hossain, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Calibration of Time Domain Reflectometry Water Content Sensors in Municipal Solid Waste -- Ronald Breitmeyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Measuring Fluid Flow Properties of Different Solid Wastes -- Han Byunghyun, University of Delaware, USA
Water Requirements in Aerobic Bioreactor Landfill Environment -- James Law, SCS Engineers, USA

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break and Networking with Sponsors

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Track A - Waste Minimization                                                            Chair: TBA
Life Cycle Inventory and Comparative Analysis of a Reusable vs. Disposable T-Go System -- Audrey Copeland, G.E.T. Enterprises, Inc., USA 
Municipal Solid Waste Generation Across Socioeconomic Strata --  Mohan Dangi, California State University-Fresno, USA
Geopolymerization of Red Mud: An Innovative Technology of Converting Waste to Resource -- Jian He, Louisiana State University, USA


Track B - Landfill Cover Performance                                                Chair: TBA
Are Impervious Geosynthetic Caps Necessary? -- Duane Lanoue, Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc., USA
Case History of a 16-Year Old Exposed HDPE Geomembrane Cover -- Mark Case, Golder Associates, Inc., USA
Final Cover System Failure Due to Landfill Gas Uplift Pressure and Remedial Measures -- Eric Chiado, Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc., USA

Track C - Leachate Management Part II                                Chair: TBA
Cost Effective and Low Carbon Impact Leachate Management Via Recirculation Techniques -- Kirk Steed, Recology Environmental Solutions, USA
Effectiveness of Leachate Treatment for Unbalanced Low BOD: High N by SBR Technology for Discharge to a POTW -- Aaron Maurer, Waste Management, Inc., USA
Some Design Considerations on Using Geocomposite Drainage Blankets for Leachate Recirculation and Gas Collection in Bioreactor Landfills -- Mengjia Li, GSE Lining Technology, Inc., USA

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony and Symposium Closing (Coffee, Soda, and Snack Service)

1:00 p.m. (13:00)
Golf and "On Your Own" Activities