Currently Funded Projects

The Influence of Social Norms on Recycling Behavior in Urban Multifamily Buildings
Investigator: Stony Brook University

Recycling, Contamination, Markets and MRFs: Practical Strategies for Communities, Non-Profits, and MRFs
Investigator: Skumatz Economic Research Associates, Inc.

Development of Recognizable Recycled Paper Based Containerboard Products and Their Ability to Promote Positive Brand Recognition
Investigator: North Carolina State University

MSW Combustion Ash Co-Disposal with Unburned Waste: Implications for Elevated Temperature Landfills
Investigator: University of Central Florida
Start Date: December 1, 2018
Award Amount: $140,000

Evaluation and Management of High-Moisture Waste Disposal in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Investigator: Colorado State University and the University of Virginia
Start Date: November 2018
Award Amount: $235,000

Developing High-Yield and Resilient Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Alternative Wastes
Investigator: North Carolina State University
Start Date: October 2018
Award Amount: $155,000

Development of Test Methods to Characterize Heat Production from Special Wastes Disposed in Landfills
Investigator: North Carolina State University
Start Date: September 2018
Award Amount: $352,000

Gas Mapping Lidar and Tracer Correlation Methods for Landfill Methane Emissions Quantification
Investigator: Bridger Photonics and University of Delaware
Start Date: April 2018
Award Amount: $240,000


Risks of Food Waste Recovery: Characterizing the Contaminants in MSW Organics from Different Sources
Investigator: University of Maine
Start Date: April 2018
Award Amount: $143,000

Detection of Nuisance Odors Using Odor Binding Protein Sensor
Investigator: Florida Atlantic University
Start Date: December 2017
Award Amount: $150,000

Renewable Energy from Waste: A Study of Landfill Gas Purification by Hybrid Porous Materials
Investigator: California State University, Long Beach
Start Date: October 2017
Award Amount: $125,000

Effects of Aggressive Leachates on Modified Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs)
Investigator: Florida State University
Start Date: October 2017
Award Amount: $152,105

Liner Systems for Aggressive Coal Combustion Product Leachates
Investigator: George Mason University
Start Date: October 2017
Award Amount: $150,000

Effect of Food Waste Diversion on Leachate Quality
Investigator: North Carolina State University
Start Date: March 2017
Award Amount: $75,000

Comparative Microbiology of Typical and Elevated Temperature Landfills
Investigator: University of Illinois, Chicago
Start Date: March 2017
Award Amount: $120,000

Developing Strategies to Recover and Treat Nutrients in the Landfill Leachate
Investigators: University of Utah & University of Central Florida
Start Date: October 2016
Award Amount: $141,704

Assessing Accuracy of Tracer Dilution Measurements of Methane Emissions from Landfills with Wind Modeling – Extension
Investigators: University of Delaware & University of California, Berkley
Start Date: October 2016
Award Amount: $93,069

Mineralogy Optimization for Metal and Chloride Immobilization in Co-Disposed Flue Gas Desulfurization Brines and Bituminous Coal Fly Ash
Investigator: Georgia Institute of Technology
Start Date: November 2016
Award Amount: $195,917

Making up for Lost Time (and Space): Quantifying Non-hazardous Industrial Waste Output and Beneficial Use Opportunities in the US
Investigators: Yale University
Start Date: May 2016
Award Amount: $150,000

Development and Assessment of Cost-Effective Sustainable Integrated Organics Management Strategies
Investigators: North Carolina State University
Start Date: March 2016
Award Amount: $127,525

Implications of Solid and Liquid Waste Co-Disposal on Organic Stability and Biochemical Compatibility
Investigators: Colorado State University
Start Date: April 2015
Award Amount: $185,000

Understanding and Predicting Temperatures in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Investigators: University of Virginia, North Carolina State University, City College of New York, Geosyntec Consultants
Start Date: December 2014
Award Amount: $1,060,591

Simultaneous Concentration and Treatment of Landfill Leachate by Hybrid Osmotically Driven Membrane Processes
Investigators: Humboldt State University
Start Date: October 2014
Award Amount: $120,040

Expert Review of Wisconsin’s Landfill Organic Stability Rule
Investigators: Colorado State University
Start Date: September 2014
Award Amount: $32,000

Immobilization of Heavy Metals by Solidification/Stabilization in Challenging Coal Fly Ash and in Co-Disposed Coal Fly Ashand Concentrated rines
Investigators: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Start Date: March 2013
Award Amount: $160,000