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Overview of selection of wastewater and water research project at the environmental research institute university college cork

Overview of selection of wastewater and waterresearch project at the Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork

Paul Bolger, BSc, PhD, MBA

Environmental Research Institute (Manager)

E: [email protected] W: http://eri.ucc.ie

Showcasing Ireland's Water and Wastewater Research' - Enterprise Ireland, May 7th, 2014


Overview of selection of wastewater and water research project at the environmental research institute university college cork

About the Environmental Research Institute

Mission: To generate new research knowledge for the understanding and

protection of our natural environment and develop technologies,

tools and services to facilitate a transformation to a low carbon,

resource efficient society.

Established in 2000 under PRTLI2 as a flagship UCC Institute

to bring together environmental research from 10

departments and 4 research centres under a single

multidisciplinary Institute.

  • Key Drivers for the Institute

  • The benefits of scale

  • A strategic approach

  • “One-stop-shop”

  • Increased focus and expertise on funding acquisition (especially EU)


Overview of selection of wastewater and water research project at the environmental research institute university college cork

Institute Capacity

More than 250 Researchers (70 Principal Investigators, 85 Postdoctoral researchers/research staff, and 95 PhD/Master students)

Funding: Over past 5 years Institute researchers have been awarded over €37 M in recurrent funding plus €16 M (PRTLI5) for the new Beaufort Laboratory in Ringaskiddy. Awarded €29 M MaREI marine renewable energy project in 2013

Research output: 699 peer reviewed research papers (2009-2013)

Post-Graduate Supervision: Over 138 Postgraduate students supervised (2009-2013)

UCC Research Quality Review (2009): Institute awarded the highest score of Level 5 i.e. research of a quality that is of world-leading standard (“a high level of inter-disciplinary research” “world-class facilities” “leaders in their field”)

PRTLI Impact Report (2011): ERI was the only Institute/Centre in Ireland which had received funding in the environment and marine area in Ireland that demonstrated high impacts across all six evaluation categories (commercial, human capital, capability, reputation, national policy and wider impacts) and was one of the top ten funded Institutes in Ireland for generating income from non-exchequer and industry sources.


Overview of selection of wastewater and water research project at the environmental research institute university college cork

Overview of a selection of water and

wastewater projects at the

Environmental Research Institute


Overview of selection of wastewater and water research project at the environmental research institute university college cork

Developing a zero-discharge domestic wastewater treatment system

PI & Researcher: Dr Padraig Whelan, Prof Peter Jones and Fergus McAuliffe (School of BEES/ERI)

Email: [email protected]

Funding Body: IRCSET

Optimising the performance of willow-based WWT systems for Irish conditions

Fergus McAuliffe, UCC


Overview of selection of wastewater and water research project at the environmental research institute university college cork

Applications of microbial systems for resource recovery in dairy wastewaters

PI: Dr Niall O’ Leary (School of Microbiology/Environmental Research Institute)

Email: [email protected]

Funding Body: Environmental Protection Agency

We export our dairy produce but not our wastewater – can we turn this waste into a resource?

Bioaccumulation

of Phosphate

Polymers

COD capture:

Polyesters

(plastics & biofuel)

Novel

Hydrolytic

Enzymes


Overview of selection of wastewater and water research project at the environmental research institute university college cork

Optimising domestic scale biosand filters for potable water treatment

PI & Researcher: Dr Deborah Chapman and Greg Beechinor (School of BEES/ERI)

Email: [email protected]

Funding Body: IRCSET

Developing a seed innoculum to catalyse the rapid development of a biolayer would protect millions of people in developing world

Photos from http://www.cawst.org


Overview of selection of wastewater and water research project at the environmental research institute university college cork

Pharmaceutical emissions in the environment

PI & Researcher: Dr Deborah Chapman and Fabio Bacci (School of BEES/ERI)

Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Funding Body: IRCSET

Develop a model to predict likely pharmaceutical emissions based on consumption rates and population patterns


Overview of selection of wastewater and water research project at the environmental research institute university college cork

Using pondweed (Lemnaceae) for wastewater clean-up

PI & Researcher: Dr Marcel Jansen (School of BEES/ERI)

Email: [email protected]

Funding Body: IRCSET and EPA

Pond weed –from green nuisance to green technology

+ N and P

Devils Lake, North Dakota,

30 treatment

+ Heavy metals

Zn BCF

> 1000

+ chlorophenols

Gammarus pulex

Lemna Punctata – No toxicity at high conc & able to degrade


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