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Slow violence and river abuse: The hidden effect of land use on water quality (2023)
Exhibition / Performance
Fahy, N., Clayton, G., bodman, S., & Reynolds, D. Slow violence and river abuse: The hidden effect of land use on water quality. [Printmaking/Photography]. Exhibited at F block Gallery, Bower Ashton, Bristol. 31 January 2023 - 3 February 2023. (Unpublished)

Researchers from HAS, Dr Gillian Clayton and Professor Darren Reynolds (HAS) and Researchers from ACE Niamh Fahy and Associate Professor Sarah Bodman have been collaborating on a project in Somerset, UK, from which Niamh is using data and samples col... Read More about Slow violence and river abuse: The hidden effect of land use on water quality.

The control of pathogens in stored rainwater using direct electrochemical activation (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Clayton, G., Fox, B., Steer, M., Thorn, R., & Reynolds, D. (2022). The control of pathogens in stored rainwater using direct electrochemical activation. In IWRA Proceedings

Purpose of study or research hypothesis: The main study aim was to control waterborne pathogens using small-scale direct electrochemical activation. Key issue(s) or problem(s) addressed: Rainwater harvesting systems enable households o... Read More about The control of pathogens in stored rainwater using direct electrochemical activation.

Clean water for all (2022)
Digital Artefact
Clayton, G., Steven, J., Thorn, R., & Reynolds, D. (2022). Clean water for all. [Website]

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimated that, as of 2020, 2 billion people across the globe did not have access to safely managed drinking water. Ideally, safely managed drinking water should b... Read More about Clean water for all.

Managing potential pathogens in stored rainwater using small-scale in-situ electrochemical activation (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Clayton, G., Fox, B., Steer, M., Thorn, R., & Reynolds, D. (2022, September). Managing potential pathogens in stored rainwater using small-scale in-situ electrochemical activation. Presented at International Water Association World Water Congress and Exhibition, Copenhagen

Rainwater can be a lifeline for many people who do not have piped water supplies, experience dry seasons, or live-in fresh water scarce areas. The quality of stored rainwater can deteriorate over time, due to increasing concentrations of contaminants... Read More about Managing potential pathogens in stored rainwater using small-scale in-situ electrochemical activation.

The control of waterborne pathogenic bacteria in fresh water using a biologically active filter (2022)
Journal Article
Steven, J. A. C., Thorn, R. M. S., Robinson, G. M., Turner, D., Lee, J. E., & Reynolds, D. M. (2022). The control of waterborne pathogenic bacteria in fresh water using a biologically active filter. npj Clean Water, 5(1), 30. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41545-022-00169-y

The aim of this study was to investigate the control of three species of bacteria commonly associated with biologically contaminated water, using biofiltration. In this study, a laboratory-scale biofilter system was used to investigate the control of... Read More about The control of waterborne pathogenic bacteria in fresh water using a biologically active filter.

A case study: The deployment of a novel in situ fluorimeter for monitoring biological contamination within the urban surface waters of Kolkata, India (2022)
Journal Article
Fox, B., Thorn, R., Dutta, T., Bowes, M., Read, D., & Reynolds, D. (2022). A case study: The deployment of a novel in situ fluorimeter for monitoring biological contamination within the urban surface waters of Kolkata, India. Science of the Total Environment, 842, 156848. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.156848

The quality and health of many of our vital freshwater systems are poor. To tackle this with ever increasing pressures from anthropogenic and climatic changes, we must improve water quality monitoring and devise and implement more appropriate water q... Read More about A case study: The deployment of a novel in situ fluorimeter for monitoring biological contamination within the urban surface waters of Kolkata, India.

Marimo actuated rover systems (2022)
Journal Article
Phillips, N., Draper, T. C., Mayne, R., Reynolds, D. M., & Adamatzky, A. (2022). Marimo actuated rover systems. Journal of Biological Engineering, 16(1), Article 3. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13036-021-00279-0

Background: The potential to directly harness photosynthesis to make actuators, biosensors and bioprocessors has been previously demonstrated in the literature. Herein, this capability has been expanded to more advanced systems — Marimo Actuated Rove... Read More about Marimo actuated rover systems.

The efficacy of chlorine-based disinfectants against planktonic and biofilm bacteria for decentralised point-of-use drinking water (2021)
Journal Article
Clayton, G. E., Thorn, R., & Reynolds, D. (2021). The efficacy of chlorine-based disinfectants against planktonic and biofilm bacteria for decentralised point-of-use drinking water. npj Clean Water, 4(1), Article 48. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41545-021-00139-w

Chlorine solutions are used extensively for the production of biologically safe drinking water. The capability of point-of-use [POU] drinking water treatment systems has gained interest in locations where centralised treatment systems and distributio... Read More about The efficacy of chlorine-based disinfectants against planktonic and biofilm bacteria for decentralised point-of-use drinking water.

Real-time detection of volatile metabolites enabling species-level discrimination of bacterial biofilms associated with wound infection (2021)
Journal Article
Slade, E., Thorn, R., Young, A., & Reynolds, D. (2022). Real-time detection of volatile metabolites enabling species-level discrimination of bacterial biofilms associated with wound infection. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 132(3), 1558-1572. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.15313

Aims: The main aim of this study was to investigate the real-time detection of volatile metabolites for the species-level discrimination of pathogens associated with clinically relevant wound infection, when grown in a collagen wound biofilm model. M... Read More about Real-time detection of volatile metabolites enabling species-level discrimination of bacterial biofilms associated with wound infection.

Laboratory in-situ production of autochthonous and allochthonous fluorescent organic matter by freshwater bacteria (2021)
Journal Article
Fox, B. G., Thorn, R. M. S., & Reynolds, D. M. (2021). Laboratory in-situ production of autochthonous and allochthonous fluorescent organic matter by freshwater bacteria. Microorganisms, 9(8), Article 1623. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9081623

This work investigates the origin and range of fluorescent organic matter (FOM) produced in-situ by environmentally sourced freshwater bacteria. Aquatic FOM is an essential component in global carbon cycling and is generally classified as either auto... Read More about Laboratory in-situ production of autochthonous and allochthonous fluorescent organic matter by freshwater bacteria.

Sediment and surface water microplastic contamination along the Ganges River, from the Himalayan foothills to the tidal reach downstream of Kolkata, India (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Nel, H., Fox, B., Reynolds, D., Thorn, R., Clayton, G., Perrin, E., …Magnone, D. (2021, April). Sediment and surface water microplastic contamination along the Ganges River, from the Himalayan foothills to the tidal reach downstream of Kolkata, India. Presented at EGU General Assembly 2021

Twenty rivers have been estimated previously to account for almost 70% of global plastic emissions to the marine environment. Of these, the Ganges River was second only to the Yangtze River. Yet, scale and complexity of the Ganges River network make... Read More about Sediment and surface water microplastic contamination along the Ganges River, from the Himalayan foothills to the tidal reach downstream of Kolkata, India.

Taking the pulse of Mother Ganga - Revealing the visible and invisible water pollution crisis along the Ganges River (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Krause, S., Fox, B., Reynolds, D., Thorn, R., Clayton, G., Perrin, E., …Magnone, D. (2021, April). Taking the pulse of Mother Ganga - Revealing the visible and invisible water pollution crisis along the Ganges River. Presented at EGU General Assembly 2021

It is probably hard to overestimate the significance of the River Ganges for its spiritual, cultural and religious importance. As the worlds’ most populated river basin and a major water resource for the 400 million people inhabiting its catchment, t... Read More about Taking the pulse of Mother Ganga - Revealing the visible and invisible water pollution crisis along the Ganges River.

Using in-situ sensors to quantify spatial variability in nutrient concentrations across the Ganges river basin (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Khamis, K., Fox, B., Reynolds, D., Thorn, R., Clayton, G., Perrin, E., …Magnone, D. (2021, April). Using in-situ sensors to quantify spatial variability in nutrient concentrations across the Ganges river basin. Presented at EGU General Assembly 2021

There is increasing interest in monitoring spatial variability in biogeochemical processes using field deployable sensors. Despite this, rigorous assessments of accuracy and optimal sensor configurations remain limited for such applications. We under... Read More about Using in-situ sensors to quantify spatial variability in nutrient concentrations across the Ganges river basin.

Water quality across the River Ganga basin in India: Trends, dominant geochemical processes and impacts (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Richards, L. A., Fox, B., Reynolds, D., Thorn, R., Clayton, G., Perrin, E., …Magnone, D. (2021, April). Water quality across the River Ganga basin in India: Trends, dominant geochemical processes and impacts. Presented at EGU General Assembly 2021

In a basin-wide survey of the River Ganga and key tributaries, from the Himalayan source to the Bay of Bengal in India, we aim to improve the conceptual understanding of downstream water quality trends along > 2000 km. Here we explore the spatial di... Read More about Water quality across the River Ganga basin in India: Trends, dominant geochemical processes and impacts.

A case study: The deployment of a novel in situ fluorimeter for monitoring biological contamination within the urban surface waters of Kolkata, India (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Fox, B., Thorn, R., Dutta, T., & Reynolds, D. (2021, April). A case study: The deployment of a novel in situ fluorimeter for monitoring biological contamination within the urban surface waters of Kolkata, India. Presented at EGU General Assembly 2021

With increasing pressures on water resources due to population, industrialization, agriculture, urbanization and climatic changes, improved temporal and spatial understanding of water quality is required. The development of new monitoring parameters,... Read More about A case study: The deployment of a novel in situ fluorimeter for monitoring biological contamination within the urban surface waters of Kolkata, India.