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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
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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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

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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

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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.
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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.
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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
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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

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