Sustainable Heavy Metal Removal from Mining Effluents

We have just published a study of sustainable heavy metal removal from copper mining effluents in Chile by use of bark chips, a sustainable by-product of the local forestry industry.

Sustainable Natural Adsorbents for Heavy Metal Removal from Wastewater: Lead Sorption on Pine Bark (Pinus Radiata D.Don)
G. Montes-Atenas & S. L. M. Schroeder
Surface & Interface Analysis 47 (2015) 996-1000.
DOI: 10.1002/sia.5807

Congratulations Dr Indar!

Our team member Devon Indar has just received official notification that he has been awarded a PhD for his diessertation on the “Oxidation of Alcohols Using Heterogeneous Au/TiO2 Catalysts”. Congratulations Devon!

Sin-Yuen wins poster prize

At the recent Postgraduate Research conference of the School our group member Sin-Yuen Chang has won the First Year PhD poster prize for her poster entitled “The quest for a golden age in wastewater treatment”. Congratulations, Sin-Yuen!

Paper on Uranium/Plutonium Dioxide Dissolution in Nitric Acid

A joint paper with NNL on uranium/plutonium dioxide dissolution in nitric acid has been published.

The Chemistry of (U,Pu)O2 Dissolution in Nitric Acid
M.J. Carrott, P.M.A. Cook, O.D. Fox, C.J. Maher & S.L.M. Schroeder
Procedia Chemistry 7 (2012) 92-97.
DOI:10.1016/j.proche.2012.10.017

Sin-Yuen shortlisted for SET award 2012

It has been announced today that our group member Sin-Yuen Chang is one of the three finalists for the 2012 Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Student of the Year Awards in Chemical Engineering. The SET Awards are Europe’s most important awards for science and technology undergraduates. There were nearly five hundred entries for the Chemical Engineering award this year, so it is already a considerable achievement to have been shortlisted.

The full list of all 2012 SET award finalists is available here.

Luanga Wins 2nd Prize in Research Impact Competition

Our team member Dr Luanga Nchari recently won the 2nd prize for efficient pitching of a research impact idea at the CEAS impact showcase. This was a two day event for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers to explore how to identify, understand and communicate the potential economic, social and cultural impacts of their research. Luanga proposed an idea to make palm oil mills in more energy and eco-efficient, to help increase the income of poor small holders in rural Cameroon who currently use inefficient artisan palm oil milling methods that produce low yields.

Read on here

MBase Consortium mentioned by House of Lords Select Committee

The ‘Molecular Basis of Nuclear Fuel Separations‘ consortium was mentioned during evidence giving to the House of Lords Select Committee on on Science and Technology. The transcript of evidence taken during the Inquiry (“NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES”) can be downloaded here: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/science-technology/NRDC/ucST240511ev4.pdf. The relevant passage is on Page 23.

New Research Grant: MBase

The Molecular Basis of Advanced Nuclear Fuel Separations (MBase)

Our group is part of this newly EPSRC-funded consortium. Project partners are in the School of Chemistry, the University of Lancaster, Imperial College London, the University of Reading, Idaho National Labs (USA), the UK National Nuclear Laboratory and Serco Assurance.

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New Frontiers Launch at The University of Manchester

The NEW FRONTIERS seminar series launches in Manchester on 7th July. Details coming soon at http://www.NEWFRONTIERS.uk.com

Dechema Catalysis Roadmap

Dechema has published the 3rd edition of its influential Catalysis Roadmap. Unfortunately you need to be able to read German to fully appreciate the content. Follow this link