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Influence of soil phosphorus status, texture, pH and metal content on the efficacy of amendments to pig slurry in reducing phosphorus losses
Cost effective strategies for using chemically amended organic fertilizers need to be developed to minimize nutrient losses in surface and groundwater. Coupling specific soil physical and chemical characteristics with ...
Water consumption data
(NUI Galway, 2017-08-16)
7.5 minute water usage data obtained over a 6 month trial period for two Waternomics pilot sites. Relates to paper under review at the AGU Journal of Water Resources Research titled: Flow signature analysis of water ...
Anatomically and dielectrically realistic microwave head phantom with circulation and reconfigurable lesions
(The Electromagnetics Academy, 2017)
Phantoms provide valuable test platforms for developing medical devices. Solid materials in particular allow fabrication of stable and robust models. This paper presents a novel, anatomically realistic, multi-layered head ...
One way of representing the size and shape of biomass particles in combustion modeling
This study aims to provide a geometrical description of biomass particles that can be used in combustion models. The particle size of wood and herbaceous biomass was compared using light microscope, 2D dynamic imaging, ...
Development of a Global Energy Management System for non-energy intensive multi-site industrial organisations: A methodology
For multi-site organisations, informed decision making on capital investment aimed at improving energy performance and cutting carbon emissions, across a global site base, is a complex problem. This work presents the ...
Catalytic potential of selected metal ions for bioleaching, and potential techno-economic and environmental issues: a critical review
Bioleaching is considered to be a low-cost, eco-friendly technique for leaching valuable metals from a variety of matrixes. However, the inherent slow dissolution kinetics and low metal leaching yields have restricted its ...
Impacts of zeolite, alum and polyaluminium chloride amendments mixed with agricultural wastes on soil column leachate, and CO2 and CH4 emissions.
This study aimed to quantify leaching losses of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and carbon (C), as well as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions from stored slurry and from packed soil columns surface applied with ...
Producing sludge for agricultural applications.
(IWA Publishing, 2017)
[No abstract available]
Methodology for quality checks for energy efficient buildings
(NUI Galway, 2017-03-01)
The built environment accounts for more than 40% of the overall energy consumption and 36% of the overall CO2 emissions in Europe. Moreover, statistics show that construction and the upkeep of European buildings and ...
A quantitative microbial risk assessment model for total coliforms and e. coli in surface runoff following application of biosolids to grassland
In Ireland, the land application of biosolids is the preferred option of disposing of municipal sewage waste. Biosolids provide nutrients in the form of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and increases organic matter. It is ...