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QUESTOR Centre Applied Technology Unit Julie-Anne Hanna Tipot Kick-Off Meeting September 2004. Agenda. Review of Questor and ATU Time Sheets Reporting methods – MONTHLY Reporting methods – QUARTERLY Budget – preparation for an audit Budget – problems.

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Questor centre applied technology unit julie anne hanna tipot kick off meeting september 2004

QUESTOR Centre

Applied Technology Unit

Julie-Anne Hanna

Tipot Kick-Off Meeting September 2004


Agenda

Agenda

  • Review of Questor and ATU

  • Time Sheets

  • Reporting methods – MONTHLY

  • Reporting methods – QUARTERLY

  • Budget – preparation for an audit

  • Budget – problems


Questor centre applied technology unit julie anne hanna tipot kick off meeting september 2004

QUESTOR CentreQueen’s University Environmental Science & Technology Research Centre

  • Industry – University cooperative research centre

  • Funded by 18 member companies

  • Support from 7 academic departments (Agriculture, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Psychology)

  • Fundamental environmental research programme

  • Approximately £1.5m research per annum

  • More than 35 full-time staff and students


Questor centre applied technology unit julie anne hanna tipot kick off meeting september 2004

Applied Technology Unit

Services to non-membersFocus on short-term needs

Structure of QUESTOR ‘Family’

Civil Engineering

Agriculture

Chemistry

QUESTOR Centre

Psychology

Biotechnology

Chemical Engineering

Computer Science

Strategic Fundamental Environmental Research

directed & owned by member

companies

no access to non-member companies


Questor centre applied technology unit julie anne hanna tipot kick off meeting september 2004

Applied Technology Unit

  • Supplies consultancy, applied research and training for companies

  • Commercial, financially self-sustaining unit within QUESTOR and the University

  • Multi-disciplinary - with a full-time staff of 11

  • Monitoring/measurement equipment, demonstration pilot plant, and full analytical capability

  • More than 200 client companies (mostly SMEs) since set up in 1996


Questor centre applied technology unit julie anne hanna tipot kick off meeting september 2004

Areas of Expertise

  • Water/effluent treatment(physical, chemical & biological processes)

  • Remediation of contaminated land

  • Energy & waste minimisation

  • Environmental Communication

  • Life Cycle Assessment


Pilot scale wastewater treatment equipment examples

Pilot Scale Wastewater Treatment Equipment - Examples

Ultrafiltration Membrane Unit

Biological Aerated Filter

Coagulation/Flocculation DAF Unit


Questor centre applied technology unit julie anne hanna tipot kick off meeting september 2004

Services

  • Training Workshops

    • Attended by over 90 companies/organisations

  • Collaborative R&D

    • Currently 12 projects with a total value of £2.1m/€3.2m(e.g. EU Craft, COMPETE, etc)

  • Environmental Consultancy

    • Over 200 projects for more than 150 companies

      • specification of wastewater treatment systems

      • independent wastewater treatment trials

      • investigation and remediation of contaminated sites

      • advice on waste treatment and waste minimisation

  • Involvement in TCS/KTP, Fusion and other national Technology Transfer initiatives


Time sheets 1

Time sheets -1


Timesheet 2

Timesheet 2


Reporting methods monthly

Reporting methods - Monthly

MONTHLY UPDATE

Contract reference no.: ASI/B7-301/2598/24-2004/79013

Project Title: Development of a low cost technology for insitu treatment of groundwater for potable and irrigation purposes, (TIPOT)

Name of Beneficiary: The Questor Centre

Period covered by this Quarterly Update: 1st July -31st July 2004

Due date of this Quarterly Update: 7th August 2004


Reporting methods monthly1

Reporting methods - Monthly

I.Description of Activities

The main activities scheduled during July 2004, within sub-activity X, were:

  • A

  • B

  • C


Reporting methods monthly2

Reporting methods - Monthly

The status of each of these activities should be described using the following headings below. 

  • Progress to date.

  • Proposed work for the next quarter.

  • Any difficulties encountered.


Reporting methods quarterly

Reporting methods - Quarterly

QUARTERLY UPDATE

Contract reference no.: ASI/B7-301/2598/24-2004/79013

Project Title: Development of a low cost technology for insitu treatment of groundwater for potable and irrigation purposes, (TIPOT)

Name of Beneficiary: The Questor Centre

Period covered by this Quarterly Update: April-July 2004

Due date of this Quarterly Update: 7th July 2004


Reporting methods quarterly1

Reporting methods - Quarterly

I. Introduction

The project kick-off meeting is to be held in the sixth month (3rd

9th September 2004 at Calcutta, India) where the

implementation of all activities will be discussed and a detailed

action plan worked out.

II.Description of Activities

The main activities scheduled during April -July 2004 were:

Preparation for SA1 Task 1: Capacity planning for the scheme;

identification of operating conditions at the proposal site.


Reporting methods quarterly2

Reporting methods - Quarterly

II.Description of Activities

  • Preparation for SA2 Task 1: Identification of the exact location for field trials.

  • Preparation for SA3 Task 1: Fieldwork and data collection for farming and agricultural practices.

  • Preparation for SA4 Task 1: Assessment of quality and availability of water based on fieldwork and available data.

  • Preparation for SA5 Task 1: Secondary data collection on socio-economic and political structure of the recipient society.

  • Implementation for SA1 Task 1: Report on quality and output targets for the treatment facility.


Reporting methods quarterly3

Reporting methods - Quarterly

II.Description of Activities

  • Preparation for SA3 Task 2: Analysis of soil and crop samples from various locations for risk assessment.

  • Preparation for SA1 Task 2: Resource planning for the work including manpower, chemicals, equipment, machinery and finance.

  • Implementation of SA3 Task 1: Report on health risk associated with arsenic contamination in food chain due to current agricultural and farming practices.

  • Preparation of SA4 Task 1: Report on quality and availability of water; seasonal changes and appropriate use of technology.


Reporting methods quarterly4

Reporting methods - Quarterly

  • The status of each of these activities is described below.

  • SA1: Development of low cost technology for insitu treatment of groundwater containing heavy metal impurities.

  • Responsibility: Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management, The University of Stuttgart.

  • SA2: Technology transfer process to India for implementation.

  • Responsibility: National Metallurgical Laboratory, India and Institute of Environmental Management and Studies, India

  • SA3: Improving Crop Safety.

  • Responsibility: Miguel Hernandez University, Spain and IEMS


Reporting methods quarterly5

Reporting methods - Quarterly

  • SA4: Water conservation and management strategy.

    Responsibility: Queen’s University of Belfast

  • SA5: The technology/society interface: Economic, social and cultural aspects of design and delivery.

  • Responsibility: University of Leiden, The Netherlands and IEMS

    III. Other Issues


Budget funding

Budget - funding


Budget human resources

Budget – Human Resources


Budget human resources1

Budget – Human Resources


Budget travel

Budget – Travel


Budget equipment and supplies

Budget – Equipment and Supplies


Budget equipment and supplies1

Budget – Equipment and Supplies


Budget local office

Budget – Local Office


Budget other costs services

Budget – other Costs/ services


Budget other costs services1

Budget – other Costs/ services


Budget other costs services2

Budget – other Costs/ services


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