October 1 and 2, 2018 in Vienna

EU Policies and Legislation • Strategy • Country Reports • Projects

Technologies of Waste Incineration • Optimisation and Efficiency
Example Plants and Experiences in the Plant Construction and Operation
Boiler Cleaning • Experience with Materials and Corrision • Sewage Sludge
Flue Gas Treatment • Processing of Incinerator Bottom Ash

Mechanical-Biological Treatment • Energy Recovery from Solid Recovered Fuels
Hydrothermal Carbonisation, Pyrolysis and Gasification

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October 1, 2018

Plenary Session

  9:00 Welcome Address

Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Franz Winter, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Opening Remarks

Elisabeth Thomé-Kozmiensky, M.Sc.

EU Policies and Legislation

Presentation: Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Franz Winter

  9:15 The Impact of New EU Legislation on Waste-to-Energy

Dr. Ella Stengler, Managing Director
CEWEP – Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants e.V., Brussels, Belgium

  9:45 Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document (BREF) for Waste Incineration –Status and Last Steps of the Review

Dr. Frederik Neuwahl
European IPPC Bureau (EIPPCB), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Seville, Spain

10:15 Environmental Policies Point of View on the EU Legislation on Waste

Non-governmental organisation (enquired)

10:45 Coffee Break

Presentation: Professor Ing. Ph.D. Dagmar Juchelková

11:15 How Modern State of the Art Incineration Technologies
Have Contributed into Higher Recycling Rates in Europe – Results of a Policy Research

Antonios G. Sakalis, M.Sc.
International Waste Management Consultant, Athens, Greece

Strategy and Pespectives

11:45 China's Green Economy: Corporate Acquisitions and Political Strategy
– For a Better Environment in China:
BEHL and EEW Realize First Chinese-German Energy from Waste Project –

Dipl.-Phys. Karl-Heinz Müller
Chief Operating Officer of EEW Energy from Waste GmbH, Helmstedt, Germany

12:15 International Perspectives of Energy from Waste – Challenges and Trends –

Tech.Lic. Inge Johansson, Researcher, Division Built Environment – Energy and Circular Economy
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Borås, Sweden
Leader of IEA Bioenergy Task Integrating Energy recovery into solid waste management systems

12:45 Lunch Break

Country Reports

Presentation: Dr. Ella Stengler, Attorney Dr. Tobias Faber

14:00 Implementation of Circular Economy and Waste Incineration BREF in France
– Current Status and Perspectives –

Roberto Macchi, Leiter der Zweigniederlassung Genf
TBF + Partner AG Consulting Engineers, Geneva, Switzerland (enquired)

14:10 Current Status, Waste Management Strategies and Planning in Finland

Mika Pekkinen, Managing Director of Tammervoima Oy, Tampere, Finland

14:20 Waste Management in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Current Situation and Perspectives

Mehmed Cero, Ph.D., Assistant Minister on Environment
Federal Ministry on Environment and Tourism, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

14:30 The New National Action Plan for Waste Management 2016 to 2023
of the Republic of Turkey

Professor Dr.-Ing. Oktay Tabasaran, University of Stuttgart, Germany

14:40 Current Status, Waste Management Strategies and Planning in Kuwait

Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Graf, Head Project Management
EVN Umweltholding und Betriebs-GmbH, Maria Enzersdorf, Austria

14:50 Waste Management Situation in India

Dr. Atul N Vaidya, Chief Scientist & Head, Solid & Hazardous Waste Management
CSIR – National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

15:00 Future Development of Waste Management in China
According to the Current Five-Year Plan

Professor Dr. Rundong Li,
Director for Institute of Clean Energy & Environmental Engineering (ICEEE)
Shenyang Aerospace University, China

15:10 Panel Discussion

16:00 Coffee Break


Presentation: Dr.-Ing. Stephanie Thiel

16:30 Worldwide Waste-to-Energy Market – Where are the Upcoming Projects?

Amedeo C. Vaccani, Managing Partner, Practice Leader Sustainability and Waste
A. Vaccani & Partner AG, Zurich, Switzerland

17:00 Why Major Projects Fail – a Snapshot on Deal Killers, Disruption of Projects
and Project Related Dispute Resolution

Attorney Dr. Tobias Faber, Hogan Lovells International LLP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

17:30 Project Developper, O&M Contractor – the EPC Contractor as One-stop-shop?

Christophe Cord'homme, Business & Products Development Director, Environment Sector
CNIM Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée S.A., Paris, France

Evening Event


October 2, 2018


Optimisation und Efficiency

Presentation: Patrick Clerens

  8:30 Problems with Biodegradable Wastes – Potential in Myanmar
and Other Asian Countries for Combination of Drying and Waste Incineration –

Maw Maw Tun, M.Sc., Energy Engineering Department
Technical University of Ostrava (VŠB-TUO), Czech Republic

  9:00 Capacity, Efficiency and Emissions:
Pushing the Limits of Waste-to-Energy Plants

Dr. Reto Strobel, Senior Process Engineer Design

Hitachi Zosen Inova AG, Zurich, Switzerland

  9:30 Waste Heat Recovery for District Heating – A Hot Topic at a Low Temperature

Tomas Caha, Global Product Manager, Boiler Product Line
GE Power Services, Brno, Czech Republic

10:00 Generation 4.0 of Incineration Optimisation Systems for Moving Grates

Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Lukic, CEO and owner, Dipl.-Ing. Damir Zibrat
TG GmbH, Premstätten, Austria

10:30 Coffee Break

Example Plants and Experiences in the Plant Construction and Operation

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Klaus-Günther Zink

11:00 New Construction and Modernization of the Existing Plant in Prague/Czech Republic
– Project GOLEM –

Dr.-Ing. Ales Blaha, Director WtE plant, Prazske Sluzby a.s.
ZEVO Malesice, Prague, Czech Republic

Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Eickhoff, Senior Vice President, Projects and Acquisition
Martin GmbH für Umwelt- und Energietechnik, Munich, Germany

11:30 Technical Concept and Energy Management of the Tampere Waste-to-Energy Plant
in Finland

Mika Pekkinen, Managing Director of Tammervoima Oy, Tampere, Finland

Processing of Incinerator Bottom Ash

12:00 Mining Incinerator Bottom Ash for Heavy Non-ferrous Metals and Precious Metals

Dr. Jan-Peter Born, Manager Business Development Energy
N. V. HVC, Alkmaar, Netherlands

12:30 Hazardous Property HP14 of MSWI Bottom Ash

Professor Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Rommel, Managing Director,
Dr. Karsten Wambach, Dipl.-Chem. Hermann Nordsieck
bifa Umweltinstitut GmbH, Augsburg, Germany

Dr.-Ing. Ragnar Warnecke
Managing Director of GKS – Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Schweinfurt GmbH, Germany

13:00 Lunch Break

Boiler Cleaning

Presentation: Dr. ir. Robert van Kessel

14:00 Methods for Optimized Online Cleaning

Dipl.-Ing. Franziska Graube, Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Grahl
Professor Dr.-Ing. Michael Beckmann, Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Reiche
Technical University Dresden, Germany

14:15 Boosting Boiler Efficiency and Availability through Fouling Management

Martin Ellebro, Chief Technology Officer
Wave Impact Heat Management AB, Sundbyberg, Sweden

14:30 Automated Radiation Pass Cleaning in Waste Incineration Plants
– Experience from More Than Seventy Shock Pulse Generator Installations –

Kaspar Ninck, M.Sc., Dipl.-Ing. Christian Mosbeck
Explosion Power GmbH, Lenzburg, Switzerland

14:45 Dust Collector Risk Management

Dr. Michael W. Seitz, CEO of BlueSky Global – Industrial Air Cleaners

15:00 Discussion

15:30 Final Coffee Break


Experience with Materials and Corrosion

Presentation: Associate Professor DR. Sc. Patrik Yrjas, Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Spiegel

  8:30 Relevant Thermochemical Processes in Biomass Fired Power Plants

Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Spiegel
Managing Director of CheMin GmbH, Augsburg, Germany

  8:45 Corrosion of Boiler Materials in the Presence of K-, Pb- and Zn-chlorides
at 300 and 350 °C – Laboratory Tests with and without SO2

Associate Professor Dr. Sc. Patrik Yrjas, Senior Researcher, Na Li, Dorota Bankiewicz
Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry

Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre
Åbo Akademi University Finland

  9:00 Experience in Managing the Superheater Corrosion
of the Waste-to-Energy Plant in Naples

Lorenzo Zaniboni, Technical Director, Ing. Simone Malvezzi, Ing. Maurizio Rossi
A2A Ambiente S.p.A., Brescia, Italy

  9:15 Ceramic Coating of Superheater Tubes in WtE Boilers
as Alternative to Nickel Based Protection –
Results from New Field Tests and Limits of Application

Eddie Marcarian, Head of Department Chaudières et Combustion
CNIM S.A., La Seyne-sur-Mer CEDEX, France

Ildefonso Goikoetxea, Director de Explotacion y Desarollo
Zabalgarbi, S.A., Bilbao, Spain

  9:30 Refractory Engineering for Waste-to-Energy Plants
– Challenges and Solutions of New Constructions and Maintenance –

Dipl.-Ing. Markus Horn, Managing Director of Jünger+Gräter GmbH, Schwetzingen, Germany

  9:45 New Silicon Carbide Tile System for Boilers
– Realised Optimisations in Installation, Heat Transfer and Endurance –

Jos van der Hoeff
Managing Director of Van der Hoeff Refractories BV, Limmen, Netherlands

Dipl.-Ing. Karl-Ulrich Martin
Managing Director of DETACK GmbH, Ludwigsburg, Germany

10:00 Discussion

10:30 Coffee Break

Sewage Sludge

Presentation: Professor Dipl-Ing. Dr. techn. Karl E. Lorber

11:00 Treatment of Sewage Sludge in Europe: Status Quo and Perspectives of Energy
and Phosphorus Recovery Illustrated by the Example of Selected Countries

Dipl.-Ing. Martin Gutjahr, Managing Director
wandschneider + gutjahr ingenieurgesellschaft mbh Hamburg, Germany

Professor Dr.-Ing. Johannes Müller-Schaper
PFI Planungsgemeinschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hanover, Germany

11:30 Processes and Techniques for the Treatment of Sewage Sludge
Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Harald Raupenstrauch, Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Ponak
Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

12:00 Recovery of Phosphorus in Sewage Sludge Treatment

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Andreas Schönberg, Owner
S-PEC e.U., Graz, Austria

12:30 Lunch Break

Presentation: Professor Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Roland Pomberger

14:00 Location Based Solutions for Thermal Sewage Sludge Utilisation
and Phosphorus Recovery – Current Projects at EVN / WTE / S2E –

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Thomas Gröbl
EVN Abfallverwertung Niederösterreich GmbH, Maria Enzersdorf, Austria

14:30 Sewage Sludge – Fluidized Bed Incineration as a Reliable and Proven Treatment Process

Dipl.-Ing. Frank Reinmöller
Geschäftsführer der Standardkessel Baumgarte GmbH, Bielefeld, Germany

Felix Wyss
General Manager of Raschka Engineering Ltd, Liestal, Switzerland

15:00 Improving the Energetic Self-sufficiency of Waste Water Treatment Plants
– Tool for Mass and Energy Balancing and Needs-based Configuration
of the Thermal Sludge Gasification Process –

Dr. Eoin Butler, Project Development / Sales
Kopf SynGas GmbH & Co. KG, Tübingen, Germany

15:30 Final Coffee Break


Alternative Waste-to-Energy Processes

Mechanical(-Biological) Waste Treatment
and Energy Recovery from Solid Recovered Fuels

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Renato Sarc

  8:30 Mechanical-Biological Waste Treatment Plants in Croatia

Irena Relic, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Republic of Croatia

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Renato Sarc, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

  9:00 Return of Experience in Two RDF Waste-to-Energy Plants in Italy

Agostino Calcagno, Chief Executive Officer
Eng. Davide Rao, Engineering Department, Ruths S.p.A., Genova, Italy

  9:30 Possibilities of Waste Derived Fuels Use in the Energy Sector in Poland

Assistant Professor Dr.-Ing. Piotr Krawczyk
Professor Krysztof Badyda, Ph.D, D.Sc., Eng., Director, Institute of Heat Engineering
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

10:00 Mercury Removal System Using a Splitted Preheater
– First Experiences in the Cement Industry –

Dipl.-Ing. Holger Reinhold, Process Engineer Industrial Minerals Industry
Scheuch GmbH, Aurolzmünster, Austria

10:30 Coffee Break

Hydrothermal Carbonisation, Pyrolysis and Gasification

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Markus Gleis

11:00 Converted Local Biomass – Processing Biomass to a Valuable Solid Fuel

Dr. Thomas Sonntag-Rösing

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH, Duisburg, Germany

11:30 Alternative Thermal Treatment technologies for Municipal Solid Waste
– Overview of Gasification and Pyrolysis Processes, Their Status and Performance –

Frans Lamers, M.Sc., Principal Consultant
DNV GL Group, Arnheim, Netherlands

Flue Gas Treatment

12:00 History of Flue Gas Treatment for Waste Incineration Plants Since 1981 to the Present

Fons Doms, Directeur, Milieucoördinator
IVOO Intergemeentelijke Vereniging voor het afvalbeheer voor Oostende en Ommeland,
Oostende, Belgium

12:30 Lunch Break

Presentation: Dr.-Ing. Margit Löschau

14:00 Influence of New Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BREF)
on Future Concepts for Flue Gas Treatment – What Will Change?

Dipl.-Ing. Ruediger Margraf
Managing Director of LUEHR FILTER GmbH & Co. KG, Stadthagen, Germany

14:15 Improved SNCR Performance by Means of Innovative Control Concepts

Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Schüttenhelm, Senior Vice President Business Development & Technology
ERC Emissions-Reduzierung-Concepte GmbH, Buchholz i.d.N., Germany

14:30 Integrated Technology for NOx and Dioxine Removal Inside the Boiler

Dr. Frank Tabaries, Directeur Services
CNIM / LAB SA, La Seyne Sur Mer, France

14:45 Bromine-enhanced Mercury Emissions Control at Divers Waste Incineration Plants
in Germany and France

Professor Dr.-Ing. Bernhard W. Vosteen
Vosteen Consulting GmbH, Cologne, Germany
Ingénieur Xavier Chaucherie, M.Sc., Expert
SARPI-Veolia, Direction du Développement Industriel, de l'Innovation et de la Recherche,
Limay, France

15:00 Discussion

15:30 Final Coffee Break