Congratulations to Dr. Naomi Klinghoffer

On Friday April 26 Naomi Klinghoffer passed her doctoral defense: Utilization of char from biomass gasification in catalytic applications. Congratulations!

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Tim Sharobem invited to Gordon Conference

Tim Sharobem was invited to participate in the Gordon Research Conference on High Temperature Corrosion this July in New London, NH.  The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on High Temperature Corrosion has a history of more than 70 years.  The speakers of lectures are all invited, who are chosen for their expertise, recent research advances, and/or novelty of approach. The environment of the conference provides an international and diverse forum for scientific discussion, to develop innovative ideas concerning the conference topic.

New collaboration explores use of alternative fuels in cement manufacturing

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. announced today a collaboration agreement with the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) at Columbia University and City College of New York in which EEC will conduct a year-long study of the life cycle effects of using alternative fuels in cement manufacturing. This study will result in a better understanding of the role that alternative fuels play in society and the environment.

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Announcement in Ceramic Tech Today.

Paper Accepted to I&ECR

Hydrate Dissociation EfficiencyGarrett Fitzgerald and Marco J. Castaldi recently published a paper “Thermal Stimulation Based Methane Production from Hydrate Bearing Quartz Sediment” in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.  The research investigates the effect of methane hydrate saturation and point source heating rate on methane production.  This study contributes to the development of gas hydrate production methods which could provide a significant unconventional source of natural gas.

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CCL to co-sponsor sessions at 32nd Annual IT3/HWC Conference

IT3For the first time, CCL, in collaboration with the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) and the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT), will be co-sponsoring sessions at the 32nd International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies and Hazardous Waste Combustors (IT3/HWC).  The conference will take place on October 21-23, 2013 in San Antonio, TX.

IT3/HWC, a thermal treatment conference, provides a forum for the discussion of state of the art technical information, regulations, and public policy on thermal treatment technologies and their relationship to air emissions, greenhouse gases, climate change, renewable energy or alternative energy production, and sustainability.  Beginning this year, the IT3/HWC conference will be co-located in odd years in partnership with WTERT and the Materials and Energy Recovery Division (MER) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Call for Abstracts for the 2013 conference is now open!  Submit your abstract by May 1, 2013 here.