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Population infection estimation from wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in Nagpur, India during the second pandemic wave (2024)
Journal Article

Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) has emerged as an effective environmental surveillance tool for predicting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) disease outbreaks in high-income countries (HICs) with centralized sewage infr... Read More about Population infection estimation from wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in Nagpur, India during the second pandemic wave.

Zero-valent iron (ZVI) facilitated in-situ selenium (Se) immobilization and its recovery by magnetic separation: Mechanisms and implications for microbial ecology (2024)
Journal Article

Selenium (Se(VI)) is environmentally toxic. One of the most popular reducing agents for Se(VI) remediation is zero-valent iron (ZVI). However, most ZVI studies were carried out in water matrices, and the recovery of reduced Se has not been investigat... Read More about Zero-valent iron (ZVI) facilitated in-situ selenium (Se) immobilization and its recovery by magnetic separation: Mechanisms and implications for microbial ecology.

Impacts of multi-pollutants on sulfonamide antibiotic removal from water matrices using layered double hydroxide sorbents (2023)
Journal Article

Remediation of sulfamethoxazole (SMX) present in the aqueous environment requires the development of new advanced wastewater treatment technologies, crucial to reduce the toxicity of such pollutants to the environment, supporting urban water reuse. C... Read More about Impacts of multi-pollutants on sulfonamide antibiotic removal from water matrices using layered double hydroxide sorbents.

Rapid microwave synthesis of sustainable magnetic framework composites of UTSA-16(Zn) with Fe3O4 nanoparticles for efficient CO2 capture (2023)
Journal Article

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have shown excellent potential for carbon dioxide capture applications due to their high sorption capacities and selectivities. However, MOFs are typically thermally insulating, and so thermal CO2 regeneration is chall... Read More about Rapid microwave synthesis of sustainable magnetic framework composites of UTSA-16(Zn) with Fe3O4 nanoparticles for efficient CO2 capture.

Lessons for Sustainable Urban Development: Interplay of Construction, Groundwater Withdrawal, and Land Subsidence at Battersea, London (2023)
Journal Article

The capacity of aquifers to store water and the stability of infrastructure can each be adversely influenced by variations in groundwater levels and subsequent land subsidence. Along the south bank of the River Thames, the Battersea neighbourhood of... Read More about Lessons for Sustainable Urban Development: Interplay of Construction, Groundwater Withdrawal, and Land Subsidence at Battersea, London.

RNA-Seq of untreated wastewater to assess COVID-19 and emerging and endemic viruses for public health surveillance (2023)
Journal Article

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic showcased the power of genomic sequencing to tackle the emergence and spread of infectious diseases. However, metagenomic sequencing of total microbial RNAs in wastewater has the potential to assess multiple infectio... Read More about RNA-Seq of untreated wastewater to assess COVID-19 and emerging and endemic viruses for public health surveillance.

Delivering on sustainable development goals in wastewater reuse for agriculture: Initial prioritization of emerging pollutants in the Tula Valley, Mexico (2023)
Journal Article

Wastewater reuse for agricultural irrigation is a widespread beneficial practice, in line with the sustainable development goals. However, contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) present in wastewater, such as pharmaceuticals, pose... Read More about Delivering on sustainable development goals in wastewater reuse for agriculture: Initial prioritization of emerging pollutants in the Tula Valley, Mexico.

Data-driven modelling for resource recovery: Data volume, variability, and visualisation for an industrial bioprocess (2022)
Journal Article

Advances in industrial digital technologies have led to an increasing volume of data generated from industrial bioprocesses, which can be utilised within data-driven models (DDM). However, data volume and variability complications make developing mod... Read More about Data-driven modelling for resource recovery: Data volume, variability, and visualisation for an industrial bioprocess.

Translating wastewater reuse for irrigation from OECD Guidelines: Tramadol sorption and desorption in soil-water matrices. (2022)
Journal Article

Treated and untreated wastewater is often used for agricultural irrigation and, despite the many benefits of this practice, it poses the risk of biologically active chemical pollutants (such as pharmaceuticals, like tramadol) entering the environment... Read More about Translating wastewater reuse for irrigation from OECD Guidelines: Tramadol sorption and desorption in soil-water matrices..

Planet Patrolling: A citizen science brand audit of anthropogenic litter in the context of national legislation and international policy (2022)
Journal Article

Anthropogenic Litter (AL) is ubiquitous in distribution and diverse in type and impact. Citizen science AL clean-ups engage citizens with the environment and have the potential to generate data that can inform policy. Here we present a detailed citiz... Read More about Planet Patrolling: A citizen science brand audit of anthropogenic litter in the context of national legislation and international policy.

Selenium (Se) recovery for technological applications from environmental matrices based on biotic and abiotic mechanisms (2021)
Journal Article

Selenium (Se) is an essential element with application in manufacturing from food to medical industries. Water contamination by Se is of concern due to anthropogenic activities. Recently, Se remediation has received increasing attention. Hence, diffe... Read More about Selenium (Se) recovery for technological applications from environmental matrices based on biotic and abiotic mechanisms.

Sorption, separation and recycling of ammonium in agricultural soils: A viable application for magnetic biochar? (2021)
Journal Article

Recent research on the magnetisation of biochar, a carbon-based material that can be used as a sorbent, has opened novel opportunities in the field of environmental remediation, as incorporating magnetic particles into biochar can simplify subsequent... Read More about Sorption, separation and recycling of ammonium in agricultural soils: A viable application for magnetic biochar?.

Occurrence and distribution of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance determinants in coastal environments (2021)
Book Chapter

The occurrence of antibiotic compounds in coastal environments is of great concern since most of the pollutant discharges flow into the ocean. The immediate effect of antibiotic release in marine environments is believed to be the selection of resist... Read More about Occurrence and distribution of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance determinants in coastal environments.

Numerical Modeling of the Effects of Channel Configurations and Inclination Angles Inducing Buoyancy on Reverse Osmosis (2021)
Journal Article

This numerical study presents a comparison between two different reverse osmosis channel configurations. The physical properties were considered in the computational model as a function of the solute mass fraction. A critical comparison was performed... Read More about Numerical Modeling of the Effects of Channel Configurations and Inclination Angles Inducing Buoyancy on Reverse Osmosis.

Understanding Layered Double Hydroxide properties as sorbent materials for removing organic pollutants from environmental waters (2021)
Journal Article

Emerging contaminants (ECs) are a group of anthropogenic organic pollutants known to have a host of adverse environmental and health implications. The removal of such pollutants from aqueous environments to ensure water is of a quality fit for reuse... Read More about Understanding Layered Double Hydroxide properties as sorbent materials for removing organic pollutants from environmental waters.

Multiple target data-driven models to enable sustainable process manufacturing: An industrial bioprocess case study (2021)
Journal Article

Process manufacturing industries constantly strive to make their processes increasingly sustainable from an environmental and economic perspective. A manufacturing system model is a powerful tool to holistically evaluate various manufacturing configu... Read More about Multiple target data-driven models to enable sustainable process manufacturing: An industrial bioprocess case study.

Top-Down Characterization of an Antimicrobial Sanitizer, Leading From Quenchers of Efficacy to Mode of Action (2020)
Journal Article

© Copyright © 2020 Wohlgemuth, Gomes, Singleton, Rawson and Avery. We developed a top-down strategy to characterize an antimicrobial, oxidizing sanitizer, which has diverse proposed applications including surface-sanitization of fresh foods, and with... Read More about Top-Down Characterization of an Antimicrobial Sanitizer, Leading From Quenchers of Efficacy to Mode of Action.

Considerations, challenges and opportunities when developing data-driven models for process manufacturing systems (2020)
Journal Article

The increasing availability of data, due to the adoption of low-cost industrial internet of things technologies, coupled with increasing processing power from cloud computing, is fuelling increase use of data-driven models in manufacturing. Utilising... Read More about Considerations, challenges and opportunities when developing data-driven models for process manufacturing systems.

Natural fluorapatite dissolution kinetics and Mn2+ and Cr3+ metal removal from sulfate fluids at 35 °C (2020)
Journal Article

In light of the consequences of global warming and population growth, access to safe drinking water becomes an ever greater challenge, in particular in low to middle income countries in arid regions. Moreover, mining which may cause acid mine drainag... Read More about Natural fluorapatite dissolution kinetics and Mn2+ and Cr3+ metal removal from sulfate fluids at 35 °C.

Intelligent Resource Use to Deliver Waste Valorisation and Process Resilience in Manufacturing Environments (2020)
Journal Article

© 2020 Johnson Matthey Circular economy (CE) thinking has emerged as a route to sustainable manufacture, with related cradle-to-cradle implications requiring implementation from the design stage. The challenge lies in moving manufacturing environment... Read More about Intelligent Resource Use to Deliver Waste Valorisation and Process Resilience in Manufacturing Environments.

Challenges and considerations of applying nature-based solutions in low- and middle-income countries in Southeast and East Asia (2020)
Journal Article

Low- and middle-income countries in Southeast and East Asia face a range of challenges related to the rapid pace of urbanisation in the region, the scale of pollution, climate change, loss of ecosystem services and associated difficulties for ecologi... Read More about Challenges and considerations of applying nature-based solutions in low- and middle-income countries in Southeast and East Asia.

Modelling Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater Treatment: A Case Study using the Pharmaceutical 17??ethinylestradiol (2019)
Journal Article

Mathematical modelling can play a key role in understanding as well as quantifying uncertainties surrounding the presence and fate of emerging pollutants in wastewater treatment processes (WWTPs). This paper presents for the first time a simplified e... Read More about Modelling Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater Treatment: A Case Study using the Pharmaceutical 17??ethinylestradiol.

Continuous Synthesis of Zn2Al-CO3 Layered Double Hydroxides for the Adsorption of Reactive Dyes from Water (2019)
Journal Article

A novel pilot scale approach to continuous synthesis of layered double hydroxides (LDHs) was used to produce Zn2Al-CO3. The Zn2Al-CO3 was calcined and used in the adsorption of Reactive Black 5 (RB5) and Reactive Orange 16 (RO16) from water. The spec... Read More about Continuous Synthesis of Zn2Al-CO3 Layered Double Hydroxides for the Adsorption of Reactive Dyes from Water.

Continuous synthesis of Zn2Al-CO3 layered double hydroxides: A comparison of bench, pilot and industrial scale syntheses (2019)
Journal Article

© 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Zn2Al-CO3 was produced continuously at bench (g h-1), pilot (100s g h-1) and industrial scale (10s kg h-1). Crystal domain length and BET surface area were similar at all three scales although there was a small... Read More about Continuous synthesis of Zn2Al-CO3 layered double hydroxides: A comparison of bench, pilot and industrial scale syntheses.

Freshwater and airborne textile fibre populations are dominated by ‘natural’, not microplastic, fibres (2019)
Journal Article

The potential role of natural textile fibres as environmental pollutants has been speculated upon by some environmental scientists, however, there is a general consensus that their biodegradability reduces their environmental threat. Whilst the risks... Read More about Freshwater and airborne textile fibre populations are dominated by ‘natural’, not microplastic, fibres.

Removal of copper from cattle footbath wastewater with layered double hydroxide adsorbents as a route to antimicrobial resistance mitigation on dairy farms (2018)
Journal Article

Copper and zinc are routinely used in livestock antimicrobial footbaths in commercial farming. The footbath mix is a cost to farmers, and the disposal of spent footbath into slurry tanks leads to soil contamination, as well as the potential for antim... Read More about Removal of copper from cattle footbath wastewater with layered double hydroxide adsorbents as a route to antimicrobial resistance mitigation on dairy farms.

Vestibulotoxicity associated with platinum-based chemotherapy in survivors of cancer: a scoping review (2018)
Journal Article

Background: Cochleotoxicity following the treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy is well documented. The potential for vestibulotoxicity is still unclear. This scoping review examined the extent of current research literature, summarized research... Read More about Vestibulotoxicity associated with platinum-based chemotherapy in survivors of cancer: a scoping review.

A techno-economic assessment of the potential for combining supercritical water oxidation with ‘in-situ’ hydrothermal synthesis of nanocatalysts using a counter current mixing reactor (2018)
Journal Article

A combined process of supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) and supercritical water hydrothermal synthesis (SCWHS) in a continuous counter current reactor is reported. Acrylic acid was used as a model unsaturated carboxylic acid compound and the effec... Read More about A techno-economic assessment of the potential for combining supercritical water oxidation with ‘in-situ’ hydrothermal synthesis of nanocatalysts using a counter current mixing reactor.

Techno-economic assessment of scale-up of bio-flocculant extraction and production by using okra as biomass feedstock (2018)
Journal Article

This paper reports a techno-economic assessment for industrial scale bio-flocculant production with okra as biomass feedstock. The sludge dewatering ability of the bio-flocculant was evaluated prior to economic analysis. Several optimisation strategi... Read More about Techno-economic assessment of scale-up of bio-flocculant extraction and production by using okra as biomass feedstock.

Predicting the capability of carboxylated cellulose nanowhiskers for the remediation of copper from water using response surface methodology (RSM) and artificial neural network (ANN) models (2016)
Journal Article

This study observed the influence of temperature, initial Cu(II) ion concentration, and sorbent dosage on the Cu(II) removal from the water matrix using surface-oxidized cellulose nanowhiskers (CNWs) bearing carboxylate functionalities. In addition,... Read More about Predicting the capability of carboxylated cellulose nanowhiskers for the remediation of copper from water using response surface methodology (RSM) and artificial neural network (ANN) models.

Process intensification of anaerobically digested palm oil mill effluent (AAD-POME) treatment using combined chitosan coagulation, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and Fenton’s oxidation (2015)
Journal Article

The present study investigates the removal efficiency of chemical oxygen demand (COD) and total suspended solids (TSS) of anaerobically digested palm oil mill effluent in batch studies through the following 4 strategies: coagulation by chitosan, addi... Read More about Process intensification of anaerobically digested palm oil mill effluent (AAD-POME) treatment using combined chitosan coagulation, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and Fenton’s oxidation.

A novel hybrid approach of activated carbon and ultrasound cavitation for the intensification of palm oil mill effluent (POME) polishing (2015)
Journal Article

This investigation focuses on activated carbon (AC) adsorption and ultrasound (US) cavitation for polishing the palm oil mill effluent (POME). Both AC adsorption and US cavitation were investigated individually, in series and operating them in a comb... Read More about A novel hybrid approach of activated carbon and ultrasound cavitation for the intensification of palm oil mill effluent (POME) polishing.

Comparison of response surface methodology (RSM) and artificial neural networks (ANN) towards efficient extraction of artemisinin from Artemisia annua (2014)
Journal Article

The solid-liquid extraction of Artemisia annua remains an important source of artemisinin, the precursor molecule to the most potent anti-malarial drugs available. Industrial manufacturers of artemisinin face many challenges in regards to volatile ma... Read More about Comparison of response surface methodology (RSM) and artificial neural networks (ANN) towards efficient extraction of artemisinin from Artemisia annua.

Role of H2O2 in the fluctuating patterns of COD (chemical oxygen demand) during the treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) using pilot scale triple frequency ultrasound cavitation reactor (2014)
Journal Article

Palm oil mill effluent (POME) is a highly contaminating wastewater due to its high chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD). Conventional treatment methods require longer residence time (10–15 days) and higher operating cost.... Read More about Role of H2O2 in the fluctuating patterns of COD (chemical oxygen demand) during the treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) using pilot scale triple frequency ultrasound cavitation reactor.

The impact of impurities in various crude A. annua extracts on the analysis of artemisinin by liquid chromatographic methods (2012)
Journal Article

Analysis of Artemisia annua extracts by liquid chromatographic methods has traditionally been complicated by the presence of significant quantities of impurities. It has been observed that these impurities often remain as a solid residue after sample... Read More about The impact of impurities in various crude A. annua extracts on the analysis of artemisinin by liquid chromatographic methods.

Fate of conjugated natural and synthetic steroid estrogens in crude sewage and activated sludge batch studies (2009)
Journal Article

Steroids are excreted from the human body in the conjugated form but are present in sewage influent and effluent as the free steroid, the major source of estrogenic activity observed in water courses. The fate of sulfate and glucuronide conjugated st... Read More about Fate of conjugated natural and synthetic steroid estrogens in crude sewage and activated sludge batch studies.

Simultaneous determination of natural and synthetic steroid estrogens and their conjugates in aqueous matrices by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (2005)
Journal Article

An analytical method for the simultaneous determination of nine free and conjugated steroid estrogens was developed with application to environmental aqueous matrices. Solid-phase extraction (SPE) was employed for isolation and concentration, with de... Read More about Simultaneous determination of natural and synthetic steroid estrogens and their conjugates in aqueous matrices by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry.