Great tour guide for Zanker Recycling Center: Jerame Renteria (with support from Michael Gross)
Lorenzo Napoleone and Federico Columbro (U Rome Tor Vergata) are working on waste management as a smart service system so we were lucky to get a tour of Zanker Recycling today.
Suited up and ready to get in the van.
Hot compressed air separator
inside the belly of the beast – the digestor – creating methane (and smells) to power Zanker Recycling
75 tons per hour of construction and demolition waste – separated
seagulls on treadmill in background
For those who would like to know more trash talk – I recommend “Stuff You Should Know” podcasts episodes below:
SYSK: How landfills work
SYSK: How plasma waste converters work
SYSK: Recycling and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
SYSK: E-Waste Video
and my presentation on Manufacturing as a Local Recycling Service
also see Circular Economy video
largest anaerobic digestion facility in the world at Zanker Recycling
From IBM Almaden: Jim Spohrer, Federico Columbro, Lorenzo Napoleone, Spike Narayan, Obinna Anya, Barry Eberly.
From SJSU: Jacob Tsao, Femi Aluko