The Combustion and Catalysis Lab is directed by Professor Marco J. Castaldi. The main focus is the thermal and catalytic conversion of carbon based material to desired products. For example, municipal solid waste and biomass to synthetic fuels, liquid fuels to hydrogen and greenhouse gases (carbon-based) to fuels.
Dr. Marco Castaldi will be presenting at the Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering – VCASE on Solid carbon (Coal, Biomass and Waste) conversion to syngas: Enhancement via CO2.
Marion Ducousso, a joint researcher in CCL and Ecole des Mines d’Albi Carmaux, won the 5th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation poster competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her research involved the utilization of ash.
The 5th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be attended by members of CCL. Dr. Marco Castaldi, Dr. Simona Ciuta, Flavia Albuquerque, Marion Ducousso and Francesco Patuzzi are all presenting work from the CCL on Waste-to-Energy.
The CCL will be represented at the 8th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis (ICEC) in Asheville, NC. Dr. Naomi Klinghoffer and Stephen Crowley will be present on their work in the field of catalysis. Stephen Crowley was awarded a travel grant to attend the conference.
Wired! is a blog focused on innovative technologies which recently featured the CCL. In the blog, Marco Castaldi describes his current projects in Waste-to-Energy.
At NerdNite in Portland, OR Marco Castaldi described how garbage can be used as a resource and the pros and cons waste management procedures. Photos are courtesy of Scott Frey.
Aidan Datene is a junior at the Hendrick Hudson High School. Over the past year, he has been working in the CCL on a unique WtE ash utilization project. A description of his work is given here. The work was in collaboration with the high school science research program.