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. & Nanofiltration membranes and processes: A review of research trends over the past decade. Journal of Water Process Engineering 19, 164-171.
  2. & Application of Ozone-Assisted Membrane Cleaning for Natural Organic Matter Fouled Membranes. Ozone: Science & Engineering, 1-9.
  3. & Technology for freeze concentration in the desalination industry. Desalination 356, 314-327.
  4. & Nanofiltration of treated digested agricultural wastewater for recovery of carboxylic acids. Journal of Cleaner Production 112, 4749-4761.
  5. & Experimental determination of the hydrodynamic forces within nanofiltration membranes and evaluation of the current theoretical descriptions. Separation and Purification Technology 149, 339-348.

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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.

  • 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.

  • EGCM89 Chemical and Environmental Engineering MEng Design Project

    This module aims to advance and broaden the design practices learnt at Level 3. This project will necessitate the students to adapt the design methodologies learnt previously to an unfamiliar molecule in order to generate a novel manufacturing process. The project itself requires the students to develop an innovative design for a plant to make a molecule for which no large scale production facility exists. The molecules to be produced need to be selected on the following characteristics: they should not be manufactured on a large capacity production facility (there may however be small scale production) and an outline of a manufacturing process including basic chemistry exists somewhere. The project will require the students to make choices and judgments on: the production capacity, time of operation, raw materials to use, production process, and benefit of the molecule to the company (i.e. economic, extending the knowledge base etc.). Design is a team exercise throughout and working well as a team is critical to successfully completing this project.

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
  • Extraction and purification of natural products using membranes (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
  • Modelling and optimisation of the nickel carbonyl process’ (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Darren Oatley-Radcliffe
  • 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
  • ''''Rheology of sputum'''' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Rob Daniels