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Summary of subject area
The group in interested in environmental protection and related civil engineering design, primarily in a water-related context. This encompasses both protection of humans from environmental effects (e.g. flood prevention, geotextiles, harbour design and locks, sick building syndrome) and also protection of the environment from anthropogenic pollutants (e.g. clean water supply, (waste) water treatment and sewage sludge recycling).
Areas of Excellence
- Recycling of sludges in/from agriculture: sewage sludge, olive mill residues, manures, land application; emission measurement and abatement.
- Treatment of water and waste water with advanced oxidation techniques, e.g. Ferrate, for enhanced solids removal and reduction of micropollutants;
- Low cost sorbent technology to recovery nutrients and to treat organic pollutants and heavy metals from waters;
- Management (PESTLE) options and low-cost treatment for drinking water supply in developing countries;
- Microbiological evaluation of waste treatment options, of clean water supply and of indoor climate;
- Fate and abatement of pharmaceuticals from point sources, including ecotoxicity assessment of micropollutants;
- Impact of water conservation measures in buildings on the water cycle and water company investment plans
Courses within Subject group:
- BSc Environmental Civil Engineering
- BEng Building Services Engineering
- MSc Energy and Environmental Management
- MSc Sustainable Energy Technologies
- MSc Waste Management
- MSc Building Services Engineering
Academic Staff List
- Scottish Water
- Waste management SMEs
Various research institutes and universities, e.g. Lisbon, Limoges, Brittany, Luxembourg, Bilbao, Ireland, Finland and public water companies in Germany and Netherlands.
All UG students are encouraged to undertake a 4-month work placement with local companies; some go abroad via partner universities, and we have a number of international students undertaking their placement with us working alongside our research projects.