Resource Recovery From Waste: Challenges for the health of the environment
The following documents and links are related to or give more information about this programme.
A one-day guidance workshop for the Catalyst grant holders of the programme was held in June in Central London. The purpose of the workshop was to inform the grant holders on the expectations for the Research Grant stage, to give grant holders an opportunity to ask NERC and the Science Advisory Group questions, and to provide a networking opportunity between the grant teams and invited stakeholders.
The following project posters were displayed at the workshop for each of the funded Catalyst Grants:
Nutrient recovery from waste: Identifying the path to responsible innovation (126KB) Professor Bruce Jefferson, Cranfield University
The potential to restore eutrophic freshwater systems in the UK with economic benefits (684KB) Dr Jagroop Pandhal, University of Sheffield
R3AW: Resource Recovery and Remediation for Alkaline Wastes (1·83MB) Dr William Mayes, University of Hull
Beyond Biorecovery: environmental win-win by biorefining of metallic wastes into new functional materials (95KB) Professor Lynne Macaskie, University of Birmingham
Bulk Use of Biomass and Co-fired Ash in Novel Binders (998KB) Dr Andrew Heath, University of Bath
ReBALAN:CE - Recycling Biomass to Agricultural LANd: Capitalizing on Eutrophication (524KB) Dr David Oliver, University of Stirling
Plant-mediated resource recovery-towards closing the waste water loop (837KB) Dr Andrew Singer, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Recycling nutrient resources in waste for food security and environmental sustainability (3·43MB) Professor Stephen Smith, Imperial College London
In situ recovery of resources from waste repositories (1·59MB) Dr Devin Sapsford, Cardiff University
Resource recovery from wastewater with Bioelectrochemical Systems (823KB) Professor Ian Head, Newcastle University
C-VORR: Complex-Value Optimisation for Resource Recovery (282KB) Professor Phil Purnell, University of Leeds
Assessing the Environmental Costs and Benefits of Resource Recovery Approaches for Nanomaterials in Future Waste Streams (650KB) Dr Alistair Boxall, University of York
Transition of WEEE to the Circular Economy (1·59MB) Professor Susan Grimes, Imperial College London
Developing a suite of novel land conditioners and plant fertilisers from the waste streams of biomass energy generation (1·1MB) Professor Kirk Semple, Lancaster University
The workshop had three invited speakers, each giving a view from a different stakeholder perspective on recovering resources from a variety of waste streams so that PIs may understand where their research may add value and identify translation opportunities. Their presentations are available below.
Waste and resources, using the ecosystem services approach (3·2MB) Steve Albon, The James Hutton Institute
Waste and resources, a policy perspective (774KB) Ken O'Callaghan, Defra
Waste and resources, an industry perspective (101KB) Rod Kellner, Env-Aqua Solutions Ltd