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EREF Webinar – Updating National Estimates of Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste (NHIW) Generation and Beneficial Use Opportunities

June 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

| Free

Non-hazardous industrial waste (NHIW) includes industrial processing residuals such as iron and steel slag, combustion ash, foundry sands, pulp and paper mill wastes, industrial wastewater sludge, and a variety of other materials not subject to hazardous waste regulations. This is a pervasive and important waste stream, not least because many of its constituents have been demonstrated to be useful substitutes for raw materials throughout the economy. In the United States, there is no regular process for assessing the quantity and composition of NHIW generated each year, information vital for any systematic strategy of environmentally-beneficial recovery and reuse. To fill this data gap (which stretches back over three decades), Yale researchers developed a triangulation approach to waste accounting that synthesizes results from multiple independent estimates. Beneficial use pathways were then identified to assess potential beneficial use of the quantified waste streams.

This webinar will share the recent findings from this EREF-funded project. Results from this project will strengthen the path for the waste management industry to be a key facilitator of and participant in large-scale reuse and recycling of NHIW.

Upon completion of this webinar, the attendee will be able to:

  • Define NHIW and the importance of good waste accounting
  • Describe different beneficial use pathways for high value waste materials
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses among top-down, bottom-up, and triangulated waste accounts
  • Critically examine commonly-held notions about industrial waste

Jonathan S. Krones, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate – Yale University Center for Industrial Ecology

Jonathan Krones is a postdoctoral associate at the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology, where he works with Professor Marian Chertow. He received his PhD in Engineering Systems from MIT in 2016 and has a background in environmental engineering and materials science and engineering.


June 13, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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EREF Education Program
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