A recent article quote Prof Castaldi

Professor Castaldi was recently quoted in a recent Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) feature. The article by Alexander Tullo presents the issues associated with plastic waste.  The article “Plastic has a problem; is chemical recycling the solution?” published October 6, 2019 C&EN VOL. 97, ISSUE 39 details how new and existing conversion technologies are planning to process the plastic wastes that are not or cannot be recycled.  Currently about 9% of plastics are recycled because the public does not separate their waste enough, the markets for recycled material are weak and product performance dictates exacting properties which recycled material normally cannot meet.  To read more please visit https://cen.acs.org/environment/recycling/Plastic-problem-chemical-recycling-solution/97/i39.

Maryland’s looming waste crisis – an unintended consequence of uninformed environmentalists

Maryland Could See Waste Crisis
After stricter limits on waste-to-energy facilities in Maryland, the state could see a drastic uptick in the amount of waste that needs to be landfilled. If Maryland’s two WTE facilities close, it will add millions of tons of household waste back into the landfill stream. State projections, meanwhile, show that the state’s landfills will be full within 30 years at the current rate – if the WTE facilities close early, that rate would grow exponentially. State officials are hoping that improved recycling can offset the waste flow or municipalities would have to pay to send the waste out of state. At present, Montgomery County pays nearly $1 million annually to send waste to Pennsylvania or Virginia.
https://www.marylandmatters.org/2019/08/09/is-a-trash-crisis-looming-in-md/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202019-08-09%20Waste%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:22359%5D&utm_term=Waste%20Dive

Prof. Castaldi’s Testimony to the Maryland House and Senate

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Radio event

Please tune in today, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 3pm to WHCR-90.3FM to From City to the World, hosted by CCNY President Vince Boudreau.

President Boudreau will discuss sustainability and waste management with Professor Marco Castaldi, the Director of the Earth Engineering Center here at CCNY and a Professor in our Chemical Engineering Department.

On the second half of the show Cheryl Huber, the Assistant Director of Greenmarket, the country’s largest network of outdoor farmers markets will join the conversation. She will discuss her organization’s work with an emphasis on Grownyc’s Zero Waste program.

To listen to or watch From City to the World tune in to WHCR-90.3FM or go to www.whcr.org and click on the From City to the World banner at the top of the home page.

 

Prof. Castaldi is now American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow – A membership grade of Distinction

Prof. Castaldi received a Fellow grade in Ameican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Professor Castaldi is an ASME MEMBER for over 15 years in which he focused on basic and applied research to make current and new processes more environmentally benign.  He has participated in many ASME initiatives and primarily interfaced with MER, EEWRC, and IGTI. 

 
In addition to being an ASME Fellow, Prof. Castaldi is also AIChE and Fullbright Fellow. Congratulations Dr. Castaldi, on receiving this award of the highest recognition.

CCL student Romina Gamarra wins First Place in Westchester Science and Engineering Fair

 

CCL student Romina Gamarra won the First Place in the Environmental Science category in the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF) on March 16th, 2019. She has been working in CCL labs for the last three summers and advised by Dr. Marco Castaldi. Last year she had placed 4th in WESEF and 3rd in Genius Olympiads. After her win in WESEF, she was also selected to attend the New York State Science and Engineering Fair (NYSSEF) for the upcoming April. Congratulations and best wishes to Romina in her path to success!

 

Dr. Marco Castaldi is now the head of WTERT-USA

Professor Marco J. Castaldi, Director of the Earth Engineering Center of CCNY, who has been associated with WTERT since its foundation in 2002, is the head of WTERT-U.S.A.  The leadership transition occurred during the EEC/WTERT 2018 bi-Annual Conference held at CCNY on October 4th & 5th, 2018.  Professor Castaldi will continue to research novel and traditional thermal conversion systems that convert MSW into energy and chemicals.  For more information regarding some of the activities of WTERT-USA please see the CCNY-EEC website.