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Microplastics in sewage sludge: effects of treatment
(American Chemical Society, 2016-12-12)
Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTPs) are receptors for the cumulative loading of microplastics (MPs) derived from industry, landfill, domestic waste water and storm water. The partitioning of MPs through the settlement ...
Evaluating long-term performance of low-cost adsorbents using small-scale adsorption column experiments
This study investigated a novel method of predicting the long-term phosphorus removal performance of large-scale adsorption filters, using data derived from short-term, small-scale column experiments. The filter media ...
A methodological framework to determine optimum durations for the construction of soil water characteristic curves using centrifugation
(De Gruyter Open, 2016-12-30)
During laboratory assessment of the soil water characteristic curve (SWCC), determining equilibrium at various pressures, is challenging. This study establishes a methodological framework to identify appropriate experimental ...
Performance of novel media in stratified filters to remove organic carbon from lake water
(IWA Publishing, 2016-08-15)
Disinfection by-products (DBPs) are an ever-increasing occurrence in water networks, particularly those which abstract water from peatland areas. Although much research has been carried out to discover novel methods to ...
An analytical approach for the prediction of single pile and pile group behaviour in clay
In this paper, the 't-z method' is employed to describe the nonlinear behaviour of a single pile and is used to obtain simplified predictions of pile group behaviour by considering the interaction between two-piles in ...
Some geotechnical characteristics of soft soil deposits along the Terryland River Valley, Galway
The ground conditions in the Terryland River Valley area present considerable site development challenges to geotechnical engineers. The soft soil formation consists of peat overlying very soft, highly compressible calcareous ...
Discussion: Interaction factor for large pile groups
(ICE Publishing, 2016-09-27)
The authors present an interesting paper on the use of the interaction factor method (IFM) for settlement analysis of large pile groups.
Heave-ho! A laboratory model of an underfloor environment incorporating pyritiferous fill
(NUI Galway, 2016)
Damage to domestic dwellings in the greater Dublin area of Ireland caused by the expansion of underfloor fill material containing pyrite has become a high-profile national problem in recent years. In this paper, a novel ...
A multistage selective weighting method for improved microwave breast tomography
Microwave tomography has shown potential to successfully reconstruct the dielectric properties of the human breast, thereby providing an alternative to other imaging modalities used in breast imaging applications. Considering ...
Performance and surface clogging in intermittently loaded and slow sand filters containing novel media
(Elsevier ScienceDirect, 2016-05-20)
Slow sand filers are commonly used in water purification processes. However, with the emergence of new contaminants and concern over removing precursors to disinfection by-products, as well as traditional contaminants, ...