Lecturer in Resource Efficiency Systems
Costas is Lecturer in Resource Efficiency Systems at the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds. He serves as Vice Chair for the Waste to Energy Resource and Technology Council - UK. Costas is also Honorary Research Associate in the Centre for Environmental Control and Waste Management, Imperial College London.
He is published in leading journals, serves as Associate Editor of Waste Management & Research, and regularly peer-reviews for other journals (e.g. Waste Management, Science of the Total Environment, Habitat International). Costas is a Chartered Waste Manager, registered with relevant professional bodies (CIWM, Institute of Physics).
Costas's expertise in waste and resources management resulted in chairing conference session and participating in scientific committees (e.g., ORBIT 2010). He often travels around the world to deliver invited lectures (e.g., New York, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Athens). He is coordinating member of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Globalisation and Waste Management Task Force, steering committee member of the CIWM Thermal Treatment Special Interest Group, and member of the ISWA Working Group on Energy Recovery. He also sits in the Environment Technical Group of the Society of Chemical Industry, which brings together academia and industry.
Prior to joining University of Leeds, Costas worked at Imperial College London as Research Associate in Resource Recovery. He has obtained a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Centre for Energy and Resource Technology, Cranfield University. In this applied research, he contributed to the understanding of material flows through mechanical-biological treatment plants (MBT) for the production of quality assured solid recovered fuel (SRF). He holds an MSc from Imperial College London in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development, where he investigated the informal recycling systems in developing countries and the birth of modern solid waste management in Victorian Britain, and he received the award for Best Sustainable Project Design Guide: 'Sustainable Landfill.' Costas initially graduated in physics from the University of Athens, with a major in Environmental Physics, researching the evolution of urban air pollution and the effectiveness of control measures in Athens from 1980 to 2000.
New landmark publication appearing in the special issue of WM&R, which selects leading papers from the ISWA 2012 World Congress. Research advises on how to best integrate / include informal recycling sector into formal solid waste and resource management systems. It comprises a new conceptual framework and a relevant visualation tool (InteRa). An output of the ISWA Globalisation and Waste Management Task Force.
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Costas was appointed as Associate Editor of Waste Management & Research from November 2012
Invited seminar on SRF. Delivered at LEAP of Politecnico di Milano - Piacenza Campus (Prof. Stefano Cosnonni) / MatER : Waste to energy via solid recovered fuels: a viable route?
21 December 2011
Paper on Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) quality available from Environmental Science & Technology
Energy from Waste Research and Technology Council UK (WtERT-UK) just gone live, after months of collaborative work!
CIWM event "Futureproofing Thermal Treatment" Presented relusts from TSB/DEFRA scoping R&D project on novel in-line determination of biogenic energy content of wastes
Read more: Prof. D.C. Wilson's web-page
Led the International Workshop on
Integrating Informal Sector Recyclers into Waste Management in Developing Country Cities
Organised by: Globalisation and Waste Management ISWA Task Force. Also delivered invited lecture in the ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling.
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Read more: Prof. D.C. Wilson's web-page
Costas’s active research portfolio spans many aspects of energy and materials recovery, specialising in production and quality assurance of secondary fuels and materials from wastes. With a diverse scientific background, his research vision is to advance the agenda for the sustainable recovery of resources which are currently wasted. To this, he attempts to introduce inter-disciplinary scientific approaches to the handling of waste, and to disseminate results into the ‘real world’ through industrial collaboration. Key areas of expertise are:
Dr Velis is currently supervising the following research student(s):
|Khalid Alkhuzai||A sustainable waste management system for Makkah|
|Abdullah Alsebaei||Solid waste management in Mina during Hajj season|
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|Velis CA; Cooper J Are solid recovered fuels resource-efficient?. Waste Management and Research, vol. 31, pp.113-114. 2013.||DOI|
|Velis CA; Wagland S; Longhurst P; Robson B; Sinfield K; Wise S; Pollard S Solid recovered fuel: materials flow analysis and fuel property development during the mechanical processing of biodried waste.. Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 47, pp.2957-2965. 2013.||LINK
|Velis CA; Wilson DC; Rocca O; Smith SR; Mavropoulos A; Cheeseman CR An analytical framework and tool ('InteRa') for integrating the informal recycling sector in waste and resource management systems in developing countries. Waste Management and Research, vol. 30, pp.43-66. 2012.||LINK
|Wilson DC; Rodic L; Scheinberg A; Velis CA; Alabaster G Comparative analysis of solid waste management in 20 cities.. Waste Management and Research, vol. 30, pp.237-254. 2012.||LINK
|Al Sabbagh MK; Velis CA; Wilson DC; Cheeseman CR Resource management performance in Bahrain: a systematic analysis of municipal waste management, secondary material flows and organizational aspects.. Waste Management and Research, vol. 30, pp.813-824. 2012.||LINK
|Velis C; Wagland S; Longhurst P; Pollard S; Robson B; Sinfield K; Wise S Solid recovered fuel: Influence of waste stream composition and processing on chlorine content and fuel quality. Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 46, pp.1923-1931. 2012.||DOI|