Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Browse


‘Just don’t tell them what’s in it’: Ethics, edible insects and sustainable food choice in schools (2020)
Journal Article
Jones, V. (in press). ‘Just don’t tell them what’s in it’: Ethics, edible insects and sustainable food choice in schools. British Educational Research Journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3655

Supporting young people with global crises mitigation strategies is essential, yet loaded with ethical dilemmas for the educator. This study explores whether young people will make ethical decisions regarding the sustainability of food choice in scho... Read More about ‘Just don’t tell them what’s in it’: Ethics, edible insects and sustainable food choice in schools.

A comparison of European eel Anguilla anguilla eDNA concentrations to fyke net catches in five Irish lakes. (2020)
Journal Article
Weldon, L., O'Leary, C., Steer, M., Newton, L., Macdonald, H., & Sargeant, S. (in press). A comparison of European eel Anguilla anguilla eDNA concentrations to fyke net catches in five Irish lakes. Environmental DNA, https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.91

The European eel, Anguilla anguilla, is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN. To protect what remains of the European eel population, accurate monitoring methods for this species are important. Environmental DNA (eDNA) techniques are gaini... Read More about A comparison of European eel Anguilla anguilla eDNA concentrations to fyke net catches in five Irish lakes..

Austerity urbanism: connecting strategies and tactics for participatory placemaking (2020)
Journal Article
Sara, R., Jones, M., & Rice, L. (in press). Austerity urbanism: connecting strategies and tactics for participatory placemaking. CoDesign, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/15710882.2020.1761985

Austerity has led to a growing interest in small-scale urban practices that engage community groups in participatory placemaking as an alternative to developing government or commercially funded parks and urban spaces. These approaches draw on bottom... Read More about Austerity urbanism: connecting strategies and tactics for participatory placemaking.

A new method for urine electrofiltration and long term power enhancement using surface modified anodes with activated carbon in ceramic microbial fuel cells (2020)
Journal Article
Gajda, I., You, J., Santoro, C., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2020). A new method for urine electrofiltration and long term power enhancement using surface modified anodes with activated carbon in ceramic microbial fuel cells. Electrochimica Acta, 353, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2020.136388

This work is presenting for the first time the use of inexpensive and efficient anode material for boosting power production, as well as improving electrofiltration of human urine in tubular microbial fuel cells (MFCs). The MFCs were constructed usin... Read More about A new method for urine electrofiltration and long term power enhancement using surface modified anodes with activated carbon in ceramic microbial fuel cells.

Numerical modelling of Quadric- Surfaced Sludge Digesters (QSD) within wastewater infrastructure using 3D printing techniques (2020)
Journal Article
Tota-Maharaj, K., & Ramroop, N. (2020). Numerical modelling of Quadric- Surfaced Sludge Digesters (QSD) within wastewater infrastructure using 3D printing techniques. Institute of Water Journal, 25-31

The quadric-surfaced sludge digesters (QSDs), sometimes referred to as egg-shaped sludge reactors, are becoming more popular within wastewater treatment works as of recently. These tanked systems with their shell structure provide a surface free of d... Read More about Numerical modelling of Quadric- Surfaced Sludge Digesters (QSD) within wastewater infrastructure using 3D printing techniques.

3-parameter log-logistic distribution modelling and scenario development to evaluate the United Kingdom’s water demand (2020)
Journal Article
Surendran, S., & Tota-Maharaj, K. (2020). 3-parameter log-logistic distribution modelling and scenario development to evaluate the United Kingdom’s water demand. Institute of Water Journal, 4-9

A major unresolved problem in water consumption modelling is the identification of a statistical distribution function which best represents the random nature of water consumption patterns. Relatively, few studies can be found in the literature in wh... Read More about 3-parameter log-logistic distribution modelling and scenario development to evaluate the United Kingdom’s water demand.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Systems Engineering: Eliciting sustainability requirements (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Brooks, I. (in press). The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Systems Engineering: Eliciting sustainability requirements. https://doi.org/10.1145/3401335.3401359

This paper discusses a PhD research project testing the hypothesis that using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) [18] as explicit inputs to drive the Software Requirements Engineering process will result in requirements with impro... Read More about The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Systems Engineering: Eliciting sustainability requirements.

Innovative technologies for sustainable textile coloration, patterning, and surface effects (2020)
Book Chapter
Kane, F., Shen, J., Morgan, L., Prajapati, C., Tyrer, J., & Smith, E. (2020). Innovative technologies for sustainable textile coloration, patterning, and surface effects. In S. S. Muthu, & M. A. Gardetti (Eds.), Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries: Sustainable Textiles, Clothing Design and Repurposing. , (99-127). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38545-3_4

The environmental impact of textile dyeing and finishing is of paramount concern in the textile industry. Enzyme and laser processing technologies present attractive alternatives to conventional textile coloration and surface patterning methods. Both... Read More about Innovative technologies for sustainable textile coloration, patterning, and surface effects.

Electroosmotically generated disinfectant from urine as a by-product of electricity in microbial fuel cell for the inactivation of pathogenic species (2020)
Journal Article
Gajda, I., Obata, O., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2020). Electroosmotically generated disinfectant from urine as a by-product of electricity in microbial fuel cell for the inactivation of pathogenic species. Scientific Reports, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-60626-x

This work presents a small scale and low cost ceramic based microbial fuel cell, utilising human urine into electricity, while producing clean catholyte into an initially empty cathode chamber through the process of electro-osmostic drag. It is the f... Read More about Electroosmotically generated disinfectant from urine as a by-product of electricity in microbial fuel cell for the inactivation of pathogenic species.

Lean readiness level of the Azerbaijan construction industry (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Aghayev, H., Arturo, J., Nadeem, S. P., Kumar, A., Kumar, V., Rocha-Lona, L., & González-Aleu, F. (2020). Lean readiness level of the Azerbaijan construction industry

This paper identifies and measures the Lean readiness of the Azerbaijan construction industry. A survey questionnaire was utilised to evaluate the Lean readiness of this industry by measuring its quality practices and to test three hypotheses. The Le... Read More about Lean readiness level of the Azerbaijan construction industry.

A multi-objective linear optimization model for designing sustainable closed-loop agricultural supply chain (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Kumar, V., Reyhani, H., Jabarzadeh, Y., Ghaffarinasab,, N., & Garza-Reyes, J. A. (2020). A multi-objective linear optimization model for designing sustainable closed-loop agricultural supply chain

Demand for agricultural products will grow by nearly 70 percent in 2050 and high volume of chemical pesticides and agricultural fertilizers along with considerable waste in this sector induces serious environmental concerns. Hence it is not a priorit... Read More about A multi-objective linear optimization model for designing sustainable closed-loop agricultural supply chain.

Engaging a wider public health workforce: bringing public health into architecture education (2020)
Journal Article
Marsh, R., Marco, E., Pilkington, P., & Rice, L. (in press). Engaging a wider public health workforce: bringing public health into architecture education. Cities and Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2020.1736738

Background Architects can play a key role in the wider public health workforce, in ensuring building and urban design is health promoting, however there is no requirement to teach health by architectural accreditation bodies. Objective To evalua... Read More about Engaging a wider public health workforce: bringing public health into architecture education.

A systematic literature review on machine learning applications for sustainable agriculture supply chain performance (2020)
Journal Article
Sharma, R., Kamble, S. S., Gunasekaran, A., Kumar, V., & Kumar, A. (2020). A systematic literature review on machine learning applications for sustainable agriculture supply chain performance. Computers and Operations Research, 119, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2020.104926

Agriculture plays an important role in sustaining all human activities. Major challenges such as overpopulation, competition for resources poses a threat to the food security of the planet. In order to tackle the ever-increasing complex problems in a... Read More about A systematic literature review on machine learning applications for sustainable agriculture supply chain performance.

Microbial fuel cell stack performance enhancement through carbon veil anode modification with activated carbon powder (2020)
Journal Article
Gajda, I., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2020). Microbial fuel cell stack performance enhancement through carbon veil anode modification with activated carbon powder. Applied Energy, 262, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114475

The chemical energy contained in urine can be efficiently extracted into direct electricity by Microbial Fuel Cell stacks to reach usable power levels for practical implementation and a decentralised power source in remote locations. Herein, a novel... Read More about Microbial fuel cell stack performance enhancement through carbon veil anode modification with activated carbon powder.

Feasibility of decentralised Sustainable Refugee Camp Drainage System (SRCDS) (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Tota-Maharaj, K., Ajibade, O. O., Hills, C., & Macleod, C. (2020, February). Feasibility of decentralised Sustainable Refugee Camp Drainage System (SRCDS). Paper presented at 2nd Polish IWA Young Water Professionals Conference “Emerging Technologies in Water and Wastewater Sector”, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

In this research, a new decentralised drainage system, Sustainable Refugee Camp Drainage System (SRCDS), is developed for effective management of storm water and greywater in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. The SRCDS uses the principle of Best Management... Read More about Feasibility of decentralised Sustainable Refugee Camp Drainage System (SRCDS).

Comparing the long term clogging pattern of permeable pavements for stormwater treatment and reuse (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Tota-Maharaj, K., & Monrose, J. (2020, February). Comparing the long term clogging pattern of permeable pavements for stormwater treatment and reuse. Paper presented at 2nd Polish IWA Young Water Professionals Conference “Emerging Technologies in Water and Wastewater Sector”, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

Permeable pavements are engineered to temporarily store water to reduce flooding during rainfall events. Permeable pavements are distinguished primarily based on their surface materials which can vary from concrete, asphalt, plastic or stones. This p... Read More about Comparing the long term clogging pattern of permeable pavements for stormwater treatment and reuse.

Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies? (2020)
Journal Article
Carmichael, L., Prestwood, E., Marsh, R., Ige, J., Williams, B., Pilkington, P., …Michalec, A. (2020). Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies?. Science of the Total Environment, 719, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137146

Research has demonstrated that housing quality is a key urban intervention in reducing health risks and improving climate resilience, addressing a key ambition of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Yet housing quality remains a problem... Read More about Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies?.

Long-term bio-power of ceramic microbial fuel cells in individual and stacked configurations (2020)
Journal Article
Gajda, I., Obata, O., Jose Salar-Garcia, M., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2020). Long-term bio-power of ceramic microbial fuel cells in individual and stacked configurations. Bioelectrochemistry, 133, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioelechem.2020.107459

© 2020 The Authors In order to improve the potential of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) as an applicable technology, the main challenge is to engineer practical systems for bioenergy production at larger scales and to test how the prototypes withstand th... Read More about Long-term bio-power of ceramic microbial fuel cells in individual and stacked configurations.


;