Professor Joseph Akunna

Professor in Water and Environmental Engineering

School School of Science, Engineering and Technology

Department Division of Natural and Built Environment

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+44 (0)1382 30 8141

Biography

Academic & Professional Qualifications

• BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
• MSc Hydraulics & Water Resources Engineering
• MSc Environmental Science & Technology
• PhD Water & Environmental Engineering
• Member, The Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management, MCIWEM
• Chartered Engineer, CEng
• Fellow, The Higher Education Academy, FHEA

Director, Postgraduate Environment Education (Environmental Engineering), leading the development and delivery of taught postgraduate programmes, short courses and training in the subject area.

Along with Professor David Blackwood, I am a Co-Director of the Urban Water Technology Centre.

Subject areas

Fluid mechanics and hydraulics, water resources and quality management, water and wastewater science and engineering, drainage systems and design, solid waste treatment and management, contaminated land remediation, sanitation and waste management in developing countries.

My research explores the characteristics of the complex microbial community associated with the control of environmental pollutants, with the aim of developing and improving technologies for neutralising the pollutants and/or recovering from them high value products such as freshwater, bioenergy in the form of biogas and soil fertilizer. My research on anaerobic digestion processes encourages regular consultations with public and private sector organisations seeking appropriate and sustainable solutions for dealing with the by- and co-products of their activities. My special focus is on the identification, characterisation, manipulation and modelling of microbial interactions associated with the biodegradation of carbonaceous and nitrogenous compounds, leading to the optimisation and/or development of pollution abatement technologies.

Specific applications of my research address the following themes:
• Domestic and industrial wastewater treatment
• Decentralised wastewater treatment systems, including constructed wetlands
• Biological nutrient removal from wastewaters
• Sludge anaerobic digestion and disposal
• Anaerobic digestion (biogas production) of biodegradable organic residues and sludges
• Organic fertiliser production from biodegradable organic residues and sludges   
• Solid waste management
• Landfill technology and decay modelling

Current PhD and Postdoctoral research projects:
• Anaerobic digestion and co-digestion of agricultural residues
• Modelling of anaerobic digestion processes
• Anaerobic digestion in high saline conditions
• Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soils and surface waters
• Development of cleaning technologies for the management of organic residuals from the distillery industry
• Treatment of hospital and pharmaceutical wastewaters
• Application of anaerobic digestion for sustainable household waste management in low income countries
• Low energy domestic wastewater treatment for effluent re-use
• Development of methodologies for the assessment and control of groundwater pollution in low income countries
• Biological characterisation of constructed wetland used for municipal wastewater treatment

Google Scholar Citations: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=en&user=A6JKSS4AAAAJ 

 
Selected publications

Books

• Akunna J.C. (2019). Anaerobic Waste-Wastewater Treatment and Biogas Plants presentation. United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Online Collection. Taylor & Francis, CRC Press and Routledge, and United Nations (In press).
• Akunna J.C. (2018). Anaerobic Waste-Wastewater Treatment and Biogas Plants: A Practical Handbook. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN 0815346395, 9780815346395. (https://www.crcpress.com/Anaerobic-Waste-Wastewater-Treatment-and-Biogas-Plants-A-Practical-Handbook/Akunna/p/book/9780815346395). 

Book chapters
• Akunna J.C. and Walker, G.M. (2017). Co-Products from malt whisky production and their utilisation. In, The Alcohol Textbook. (6th Edition ). G.M. Walker, Abbas C., Ingledew, W. M., and Pilgrim, E. (Eds). Ethanol Technology Institute, Duluth, Georgia, USA, ISBN 978-0-692-93088-5, 529-537.
• Akunna J.C. (2015). Anaerobic treatment of brewery waste. In, Brewing Microbiology: Managing Microbes, Ensuring Quality and Valorising Waste. A. E. Hill (Ed). Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-782-42331-7, 407-424.
• Akunna J.C. and Bartie J. (2014). Wastewater treatment, infrastructure and design. In, Water Resources in the Built Environment – Management Issues and Solutions. Edited by C. Booth and Charlesworth S. (Eds). John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-0-470-67091-0, 350-370.

Others
• Kuzmanova, E., Zhelev, N. and Akunna, J.C. (2018). Effect of liquid nitrogen pre-treatment on various types of wool fibres for biogas production. Heliyon, 4, 5, 11 p., e00619 (doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00619).
• Akunna, J. C., O’Keeffe, J. and Allan, R. (2017). Reviewing factors affecting the effectiveness of decentralised domestic wastewater treatment systems for phosphorus and pathogen removal. Desalination and Water Treatment. Desalination and Water Treatment, 91, 40-47 (doi:10.5004/dwt.2017.20750).
• Akunna, J.C. and Hierholtzer, A. (2016). Co-digestion of terrestrial plant biomass with marine macro-algae for biogas production. Biomass and Bioenergy, 93, 137-143 (doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.07.016).
• Al Qarni, H., Collier, P., O’Keeffe, J. and Akunna J. (2016). Investigating the removal of some pharmaceutical compounds in hospital wastewater treatment plants operating in Saudi Arabia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23(13), 13003-13014 (doi: 10.1007/s11356-016-6389-7).
• Obata, O., Akunna, J., Bockhorn, H. and Walker, G. M. (2016).  Ethanol production from brown seaweeds using non-conventional yeasts. Bioethanol, 2, 134-145. (doi: 10.1515/bioeth-2016-0010).
• O’Keeffe, J., Akunna, J., Olszewska, J., Bruce, A., May, L. and Allan, R. (2015). Practical measures for reducing phosphorus and faecal microbial loads from onsite wastewater treatment system discharges to the environment. A review. Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW), John Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, http://www.crew.ac.uk/sites/www.crew.ac.uk/files/publications/CREW_septic_tanks.pdf
• Obata, O., Akunna, J.C. and Walker, G. (2015). Hydrolytic effects of acid and enzymatic pre-treatment on the anaerobic biodegradability of Ascophyllum nodosum and Laminaria digitata species of brown seaweed. Biomass and Bioenergy, 80, 140-146 (doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.05.001).
• Akunwa, N.K., Muhammad, M.N. and Akunna, J.C. (2014). Treatment of metal-contaminated wastewater: A comparison of low-cost biosorbents. Journal of Environmental Management, 146, 517-523 (doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.08.014).
• Hierholtzer, A. and Akunna, J.C. (2014). Modelling start-up performance of anaerobic digestion of saline-rich macro-algae. Water Science & Technology, 69(10), 2059-2064 (doi: 10.2166/wst.2014.100).
• Hierholtzer, A., Chatellard, L., Kierans, M., Akunna, J.C. and Collier, P.J. (2013).The impact and mode of action of phenolic compounds extracted from brown seaweed on mixed anaerobic microbial cultures. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 114 (4), 964-973 (doi:10.1111/jam.12114).
• Hierholtzer, A. and Akunna, J.C. (2012). Modelling sodium inhibition on the anaerobic digestion process. Water Science & Technology, 66(7), 1656-1573. (doi: 10.2166/wst.2012.345).
• Kwiatkowska, B., Bennett, J., Akunna, J.C., Walker G.M. and Bremner, D.H. (2011). Stimulation of Bioprocesses by Ultrasound. Review article. Biotechnology Advances, 29(6),  768-780, November. (doi: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2011.06.005).
• Omo-Irabor O.O., Olobaniyi S.B., Akunna J., Venus V., Maina J.M. and Paradzayi C. (2011). Mangrove vulnerability modelling in parts of Western Niger Delta Nigeria using satellite images, GIS techniques and special multi-criteria analysis (SMCA). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 178:39–51 (doi: 10.1007/s10661-010-1669-z).
• Al-Alm Rashed, I. G., Akunna J., El-Halwany M. M.,   Abou Atiaa, A. F. F (2010). Improvement in the efficiency of hydrolysis of anaerobic digestion in sewage sludge by the use of enzymes. Desalination and Water Treatment, 21, 280-285. (doi: 10.5004/dwt.2010.1575).
• Shanmugam, A. and Akunna J.C. (2010). Modelling head losses in granular bed anaerobic baffled reactors at high flows during start-up. Water Research, 44, 5474-5480. (doi:10.1016/j.watres.2010.06.062).
• Nasidi, M, Akunna, J., Deeni, Y., Blackwood D. and Walker G. (2010)   Bioethanol in Nigeria: Comparative analysis of sugarcane and sweet sorghum as feedstock sources. Review paper, Energy & Environmental Science, 3, 1447-1457 (doi: 10.1039/C0EE00084A).
• Akunna, J.C., Mallick, P., Walker, G.M. (2010). Enhancing anaerobic digestion processes for improved biogas production. Journal of Solid Waste Technology & Management, 36(3), 856-860.
• Mallick P., Akunna J.C. and Walker G. (2010). Anaerobic digestion of distillery spent wash: influence of enzymatic pre-treatment of intact yeast cells. Bioresource Technology, 101, 1681-1685.
• Akunna J.C., Kazi H. and Kerr K. (2009). Estimating methane production potential of an old municipal landfill. Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 35(3), 156-161.
• Abdullahi, Y.A., Akunna, J.C., White, N.A., Hallett, P.D. and Wheatley R. (2008). Investigating the effects of anaerobic and aerobic post-treatment on quality and stability of organic fraction of municipal solid waste as soil amendment. Bioresource Technology, 99, 8631-8636.
• Shanmugam, A. and Akunna J.C. (2008). Comparison of the performance of GRABBR and UASB for the treatment of low strength wastewaters. Water Science & Technology, 58(1), 225-232.
• Omo-Irabor, O.O., Olobaniyi, S.B., Oduyemi, K. and Akunna, J. (2008). Surface and ground water quality assessment using multivariate analytical methods - A case study of the Western Niger Delta. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 33, 666-673.
• Baloch, M.I., Akunna, J.C., M. Kierans and Collier, P.J. (2008). Structural analysis of anaerobic granules in a phase separated reactor by electron microscopy. Bioresource Technology, 99, 922-929.
• Akunna, J.C., Abdullahi, Y.A. and Stewart, N.A. (2007). Anaerobic digestion of municipal solid wastes containing variable proportions of waste types. Water Science & Technology, 56(8), 143-149.
• Baloch, M. I., Akunna, J.C. and Collier, P.J. (2007). The performance of a phase separated granular bed bioreactor treating brewery wastewater. Bioresource Technology, 98, 1849-1855.
• Baloch, M.I., Akunna, J.C.; Collier, P.J.  (2006). Assessment of Morphology for Anaerobic-Granular Particles. Water Environment Research, 78(6), 643-646.
• Baloch, M.I., Akunna, J.C., and Collier, P.J. (2006). Carbon and nitrogen removal in a granular bed baffled reactor. Environmental Technology, 27(2), 201-208.
• Baloch, M. I., Akunna, J.C. and Collier, P. J. (2004). Effectiveness of a plug flow granular bed multi-stage anaerobic system for carbon and nitrate removal. Proceedings, 10th World Congress of Anaerobic Digestion 2004 on Anaerobic Bioconversion for Sustainability, Montreal, Canada, 29th August- 2nd Sept , pp 354-360.
• Baloch, M. I. and Akunna, J.C. (2003). Granular bed baffled reactor (GRABBR): A solution to a two-phase anaerobic digestion system. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Environmental Engineering, 29(11), 1015-1021.
• Baloch, M.I. and Akunna, J.C. (2003). Effect of rapid hydraulic shock loads on the performance of granular bed baffled reactor. Environmental Technology, 24, 361-368.
• 27. Onyia, C. O., Uyub, A. M., Akunna, J.C., Norulani, N. A. and Omar, A. K. M. (2001). Increasing the fertilizer value of palm oil mill sludge: bioaugmentation in nitrification. Water Science & Technology, 44(10), 157 – 162.
• Akunna, J.C. and Shepherd, W. (2001). Comparison of RBC and SBR systems for the treatment of sewage from small communities. Journal CIWEM, 15(2), 147-151.
• Akunna, J.C. and Clark, M. (2000). Performance of a granular-bed anaerobic baffled reactor (GRABBR) treating whisky distillery wastewater. Bioresource Technology, 73(3), 257-261.
• Akunna, J.C. and Jefferies, C. (2000). Performance of family-size SBR and RBC units treating sewage at various operating conditions. Water Science & Technology, 41(1), 97-104.
• Bernet, N., Delgenes, N., Akunna, J.C., Delgenes, J.P. and Moletta, R. (2000). Combined anaerobic-aerobic SBR for the treatment of piggery wastewater. Water Research, 34(2), 611-619.
• Akunna, J.C., Bernet, N. and Moletta, R. (1998). Effect of nitrate on methanogenesis at low redox potential. Environmental Technology, 19, 1249-1254.
• Akunna, J.C. (1995). Denitrification in Anaerobic Digesters: A Review of Recent Studies. Proceedings, 50th Annual Purdue Industrial Waste Conference, Ann Arbor Press, Inc., Chelsea, Michigan, USA, 395-403.
• Akunna, J.C., Bizeau, C. and Moletta, R. (1994). Nitrate reduction by anaerobic sludge using glucose at various nitrate concentrations: Ammonification, Denitrification and Methanogenic activities". Environmental Technology, 15, 41-49.
• Akunna, J., Bizeau, C., Moletta, R., Bernet, N. and Héduit, A. (1994). Combined organic carbon and complete nitrogen removal using anaerobic and aerobic upflow filters. Water Science & Technology, 30(12), 297-306.
• Akunna, J.C., Bizeau, C. and Moletta, R. (1993). Nitrate and nitrite reductions with anaerobic sludge using various carbon sources: glucose, glycerol, acetic acid, lactic acid and methanol. Water Research, 27, 1303-1312.
• Akunna, J.C., Bizeau, C. and Moletta, R. (1992). Denitrification in anaerobic digesters: possibilities and influence of wastewater COD/N-NOx ratio. Environmental Technology, 13, 825-836.
• Attal, A., Akunna, J., Camacho, P., Salmon, P. and Paris I. (1992). Anaerobic degradation of municipal wastes in landfill. Water Science & Technology, 25(7) 243-253.

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Funding

Selected current and past projects
• A review of investment decisions at small drinking water supply systems with declining water quality issues [2017-2019]. Scottish Government (Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW)).
• An independent evaluation of the "Integrated Water Resource Management - Southern Malawi" project on behalf of the Scottish Government [2016-2019]. Scottish Government (Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW)).
• Investigate the cause of, and identify methods to reduce CO emissions from a municipal waste incineration plant [2017]. Dundee Energy Recycling Ltd (DERL), Dundee City Council.
• Innovative solutions for sustainable drinking water treatment at small to medium scales [2015]. Scottish Government (Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW)).
• Practical measures for reducing pollutant load from septic tanks [2014]. Scottish Government (Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW)).
• Validation of a filtering system for starch [2014-2016]. Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project, Technology Strategy Board and Ivan Wood & Sons Ltd.
• European Commission Grant: Director General Enterprise & Industry 326/PP/ENT/IMA/13/1112413 - Study to support the evaluation of the use of phosphates in Consumer Automatic Dishwasher Detergents (CADD). [2014-2015]. Lead organisation: Bio Intelligent Service, Paris, France.
• Evaluation of methane yields from co-digestion of food and farm residues [2010-date]. Funded by various private and public sector organisations.
• Scottish Biofuel Project [2012-2015] European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Project involving a consortium made up of Edinburgh Napier University, University of Abertay Dundee, University of Edinburgh, Scottish Agricultural College, and The Scottish Association of Marine Sciences (University of the Highlands and Islands), Oban.
• Clean technologies for management of organic residuals [2012-2014]. Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with Diageo Plc.
• Seaweed Anaerobic Digestion [May 2009-November 2010]. Scottish UK Government (ITI Energy).
• Dundee Riverside Landfill decay modelling (2006 – 2011). Dundee City Council.
• Investigating the hydrolytic effects of microbial enzymes in improving sludge and solid waste digestion (2006 - 2007). Scottish Government (SCORE Programme).
• Development of high-solids municipal waste digestion system and investigation of the soil enhancing properties of the digestate. (2002-2008). Abertay University, The James Hutton Institute and Dundee City Council.
• Development of GRAnular Bed Baffled Reactor (GRABBR) (1998-2008). GRABBR is an anaerobic wastewater treatment system. Abertay University & Tennents Caledonian Welpark Brewery in Glasgow.
• Development of small wastewater treatment systems (1996-1998). Balmoral Group, Aberdeen.

Esteem

Selected current and past scholarly activities

• Reviewer for many scientific journals
• Editorial Board member, Heliyon (Elsevier’s open access journal) (2015-2018).
• Scientific and Programme Committee member, and invited speaker for many subject relevant national and international conferences, workshops and seminars.
• Expert reviewer of research funding applications for many national UK, EU and non-EU countries' research agencies and organisations.
• Expert evaluator for European Commission’s research funding calls (2013-2015).
• Expert Advisor on water supply, sanitation and waste management programmes in developing countries.
• Advisory Board Member, World Biogas Association (http://www.worldbiogasassociation.org/).
• Scientific Committee member, International Conference on Solid Waste Technology & Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA (www.solid-waste.org) (2014-date).
• External Research Degrees Examination
¿ PhD Thesis, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne (2006, 2014, 2015, 2017)
¿ PhD Thesis, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh (2009)
¿ MPhil Thesis, Cardiff University, Cardiff (2014)
¿ PhD Thesis, Cranfield University, Cranfield  (2014, 2017)
¿ PhD Thesis, University of Southampton, Southampton (2015)
¿ PhD Thesis, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow (2015)
¿ PhD Thesis, University of South Wales, Pontypridd (2016)
¿ PhD Thesis, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen (2016)
¿ PhD Thesis, University of Coventry, Coventry (2017)
¿ PhD Thesis, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth (2017)
• Visiting Professor & Scientific Advisory Panel member, and Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs des Travaux de la Construction, Paris [ESITC Paris], France (2006- date).
• External Panel Member, Institution-Led Review (ILR) of Engineering, Quality Management, Project Management and Waste & Resource Management. University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, 27-28th April 2019.
• External Examiner, MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK (2017-2021).
• External Examiner, MSc in Water, Waste and Environmental Management, University of Greenwich, Kent (2016-2020).
• External Examiner, Suite of Postgraduate Environment Programmes, University of Central Lancashire, Preston (2011- 2016).
• External Programme Validation Panel Member, Postgraduate Environment Programmes (comprising MSc in Energy and Environmental Management, MSc in Carbon and Water Management and Urban Environmental Management), University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 4th May 2011.
• External Programme Assessor, BSc (Hons) Environmental Management & Planning, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow (2007-2012).
• Honorary Tutor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol (2009-2010).
• Scottish Branch Committee Member & Vice Chair, The Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management (CIWEM) (www.ciwem.org) (2015-2018).
• Member, The Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management (CIWEM) Course Accreditation Panel (2001-2006).
• Member, CIWEM Joint Examinations Board (2000-2006).

Knowledge Exchange

• Centre d’Excellence d’Afrique pour l’Impact de Développement (Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development in Africa), University of Lomé, Togo [2019-2024]. World Bank, and L’Agence Française de Développement' (AFD).
• A review of investment decisions at small drinking water supply systems with declining water quality issues [2017-2019]. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).
• An independent evaluation of the "Integrated Water Resource Management - Southern Malawi" project on behalf of the Scottish Government [2016-2019]. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).
• Investigate the cause of, and identify methods to reduce CO emissions from a municipal waste incineration plant [2017]. Dundee Energy Recycling Ltd (DERL), Dundee City Council.
• Innovative solutions for sustainable drinking water treatment at small to medium scales [2015]. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).
• Practical measures for reducing pollutant load from septic tanks [2014]. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).
• Validation of a filtering system for starch [2014-2016]. Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project, Technology Strategy Board) and Ivan Wood & Sons Ltd. This project also investigates options for treating and re-use of effluent water from the filtering system.
• Practical measures for reducing pollutant load from septic tanks [2014]. Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).
• Clean technologies for management of organic residuals [2012-2014]. Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with Diageo Plc. Diageo is a world leader in whisky production and is also the producer of Guinness beer. The major waste streams are investigated and current and innovative technologies evaluated and developed (respectively) for their treatment taking into account sustainability and cost effectiveness.
• Low Carbon Networks for Business (LoCAl-Net) [2011-2013]. European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Project. The LoCal-Net project identifies the issues and barriers to low carbon innovation present within the key sectors of the Scottish Economy, including food & drink, agriculture and tourism.
• Scottish Biofuel Project [2012-2016]. European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Project. The Project focused on enabling Scottish small and medium enterprises to access the full range of expertise and outcomes from the available biofuel solution toolkit to lower waste disposal costs and introduce new income streams through innovation. The academic partnership comprised of Edinburgh Napier University, Abertay University, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland's Rural College (formerly Scottish Agricultural College) and The Scottish Association of Marine Science. I lead the anaerobic digestion aspects of the project.
• Dundee Riverside Landfill decay modelling (2006–2011). This study involved development of effective strategies for assessing and predicting methane generation potential from a closed municipal landfill, and thus the risks posed by landfill sites for various post site re-use options.  This study informed stakeholders of the cost/nature of interventions necessary to rehabilitate the landfill site, pursuant to which, the site was transformed into a 35 hectare nature park (Dundee Riverside Nature Park) with views over the River Tay www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Dundee/article/11643/riverside-nature-park-could-be-open-by-summer.html.
• Short and continuous professional development (CPD) courses experience
Led/contributed in developing/delivery of many CPD/capacity-building courses. Examples include:
¿ Water & Wastewater Treatment & Management
¿ Industrial Wastewater Treatment & Management
¿ Solid Waste Treatment & Management
¿ Water Quality & Pollution Control
¿ Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)
¿ Training courses for water industry operatives
¿ Developing Capacity in Water & Environmental Management in Africa
¿ Waheed Rasheed Water & Environment Training Course, Aden (Yemen)
¿ Environmental Management in the Tanzanian Mining Sector
¿ Environmental Law & Policy in the Oil & Gas Industry
¿ Water Sector Policy Analysis & Reform Strategy in Africa
¿ Environmental Health & Safety
¿ International Intensive Biogas Training - Practical Digester Biology (in partnership with IBBK: http://www.biogas-training.com/).
• Development of GRABBR (1998–2007). The GRAnular Bed Baffled Reactor (GRABBR) is an anaerobic industrial wastewater treatment technology. Pilot trials were carried out in collaboration with Tennent’s Brewery, Glasgow
• Upgrading of small sewage treatment plants for major water companies and private estate developers (1993-date).
• Development of small wastewater treatment systems (1996-1998), e.g. Balmoral SBR, marketed by Balmoral Group since 1998.
• Research collaboration and knowledge exchange activities with partners from various countries, e.g. Bangladesh, China, Egypt, France, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Togo and Turkey.

Outreach

• Public talk on ‘Making your rubbish work for you' - Cafe Science event on 24th September 2014. The talk discussed the possibilities of using waste as an alternative fuel source with reference to my research.


• The Courier Newspaper Debates: Dundee biomass
The Courier Newspaper hosted a special debate on a Dundee biomass plant plan on 1st May 2013, at the Gardyne Theatre (Dundee). Attended by over 350 concerned members of the public, the debate sought to identify the potential environmental impacts of the proposed plant. Member of a 7-person panel that took questions from the audience. The debate was chaired by Steve Bargeton, Deputy Editor of The Courier Newspaper. More information can be obtained from the link: http://www.abertay.ac.uk/about/news/newsarchive/2013/name,11876,en.html

 

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