Main interests include colloid science and dispersion characterization, modeling of membrane filtration processes and novel separation techniques.

Characterization of Dispersion Properties
Membrane Filtration
Novel Separation Techniques: Freeze Separation Processes
Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Member of the Centre for Complex Fluids Processing and Centre for Water Advanced Technologies and Environmental Research (CWATER) research groups.

Publications

  1. & Application of Ozone-Assisted Membrane Cleaning for Natural Organic Matter Fouled Membranes. Ozone: Science & Engineering, 1-9.
  2. & Nanofiltration of treated digested agricultural wastewater for recovery of carboxylic acids. Journal of Cleaner Production 112, 4749-4761.
  3. & Experimental determination of the hydrodynamic forces within nanofiltration membranes and evaluation of the current theoretical descriptions. Separation and Purification Technology 149, 339-348.
  4. & Characterisation of Mass Transfer in Frontal Nanofiltration Equipment and Development of a Simple Correlation. Journal of Membrane and Separation Technology 4(4), 149
  5. & Laser Doppler Electrophoresis and electro-osmotic flow mapping: A novel methodology for the determination of membrane surface zeta potential. Journal of Membrane Science 523, 524-532.

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Teaching

  • EG-220 Process and Pilot Plant Operations A

    This module supports and amplifies lectures by providing practical experience of process equipment, its operation, performance and construction. The two components of the module are Equipment Assembly (EA1) and Site Visits. EA1 is carried out in groups of approximately 5 or 6 and the site visits are usually conducted with groups of 5 (with a total of 15 people on each site visit). The module involves a range of activities to enhance team work, report writing, time management and presentation skills as well as to further the understanding of subjects covered in taught modules.

  • EG-230 Process and Pilot Plant Operations B

    This module supports and amplifies lectures by providing practical experience of process equipment, its operation and performance. The Unit Operations Laboratory (UOL) experiments are carried out in pairs. The module involves a range of activities to enhance team work, report writing and time management skills as well as developing further the understanding of subjects covered in taught modules.

  • EG-3062 Process Equipment Design, Selection & Control

    Newly employed graduate process engineers need to be able to perform a wide range of fundamental process engineering calculations. The module will focus on aspects of process engineering design for the majority of equipment but will provide examples of detailed design and mechanical design in some cases. In all cases, industrial standards, best practice and safety will be at the heart of the design process to ensure the finalised designs will be reliable and robust, economically viable, safe and sustainable. The module will include topics such as pump selection, pressure relief calculations, line sizing, utilities, equipment specification including PFRs and stirred tanks in both batch and continuous operation (aseptic/sterile equipment design for regulation and control of chemical and biological reactions). Heterogeneous systems, in particular, the inter-phase mass transfer of nearly insoluble gases. Heat transfer through jackets, coils, electrical heaters and direct steam injection. Sterilisation of liquids and gases..The module also builds upon topics covered in EG-206 (Instrumentation, Measurement and Control) to further develop students understanding of process automation with specific emphasis on the quantitative aspects of control.

  • EGA319 Environmental Engineering Design Project

    This module aims to give Environmental Engineering students experience in handling a complex and integrated process design. This task will require, and so reinforce, the material taught throughout the whole undergraduate course. The module provides training and working in a team environment on a major project and incorporates business skills and sustainability.

  • EGA326 Chemical Engineering Design Project

    This module aims to give students experience in handling a complex and integrated engineering process design. This task will require, and so reinforce, the material taught throughout the undergraduate course and an additional amount of material from directed private study. The module provides transferable skills related to for working in a team environment on a major project.

  • EGC401 Industrial Engineering and Research Practice

    This module aims to give students practical experience in either the industrial setting or the research environment. Either two day placements in industry or two day research placements within the College of Engineering are conducted. The industrial placements are determined by interview with the companies involved or College staff. A range of research projects will be offered by the College staff. The module aims to reinforce and deepen material taught previously in the undergraduate environment and broaden practical skills learnt during the previous years. The module will provide an opportunity to apply to industrial/research problems the knowledge obtained within the undergraduate course. The module will also give experience in teamwork, communication, presentation and planning skills plus where appropriate the experience of the management structures and practices of industrial organizations or research projects.

Supervision

  • A Comparative study of Deep Bed Filtration using sand and filtralite (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Robert Lovitt
  • Advanced Chemical Engineering to provide innovative solutions to water treatment issues (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Wright
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Darren Oatley-Radcliffe
  • Characterisation of ion exchange viscose materials and their use in protein recovery from food and waste materials (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Darren Oatley-Radcliffe
  • ''Rheology of sputum'' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Rob Daniels
  • Development of novel functionalised super-hydrophilic membranes as a strategy for removal of organic impurities from urban water sources (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Darren Oatley-Radcliffe
  • Solvent recovery, clean-up and reuse for continuous chromatographic separations using NF membrane processes (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Darren Oatley-Radcliffe
  • The fabrication of novel antibacterial surfaces for reduced bioufouling of functional surfaces used in healthcare and aerospace industries. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Wright
  • Graphene Enhanced Membranes for Contaminated Water Treatment (GEMCoWaT) (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chedly Tizaoui
  • Development of models and strategies for macromolecule recovery using membranes. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Darren Oatley-Radcliffe
  • Novel Materials and Processes for Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Darren Oatley-Radcliffe