IIE Research Projects

Research Projects at the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment (IIE). You can search keywords within Project Titles.

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Project Title Principal Supervisor Project Summary
VELaSSCo: Visualization for Extremely Large-scale Scientific Computing

Prof. Jin Ooi

The Vision of VELaSSCo is to provide new approaches for visual analysis of large-scale simulations for the Exabyte era. It does this by building on big data tools and architectures for the engineering and scientific community and by adopting new ways of in-situ processing for data analytics and hardware accelerated interactive visualization.

Using short-ranged repulsion to tune suspension viscosity and shear thickening

Dr. Jin Sun

Dense suspensions of solid particles exhibit rich and fascinating flow behaviour.

Transporting, handling and storing behaviour of iron ore fines

Prof. Jin Ooi

This project attempts to deal with the challenges associated with handling and storage of cohesive solids in the mining industry. An adhesive-frictional model has been recently developed for DEM simulation of cohesive particles at the University of Edinburgh. This project will exploit the new method for modelling cohesive particulates for specific problems, such as effect of fines in silo discharge and the effect of time consolidation.

Health and Safety in Voluntary Sector Construction

Dr Martin Crapper

This research, conducted using sociological methods, investigates how these volunteer workers of railway sector construct safety in their volunteering environment.

Sustainable Oxidation Processes for the treatment of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products

Dr Efthalia Chatzisymeon

My research focuses on the removal of selected micro contaminants and potential Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) from water and wastewater by means of the photocatalytic process as well as on the investigation of method’s sustainability.

Removal of Chlorophenols by Biochar

Dr Andrea Joana Correia Semiao

This project aims at identifying the mechanisms involved during the removal of different types of chlorophenols using several biochars during water treatment. Chlorophenols and biochars with different physico-chemical properties will be tested as well as different environmental characteristics.

Bacterial Removal from Recycled Water from Aquaculture Activities

Dr Efthalia Chatzisymeon

This project aims to explore the feasibility of the UV technique to clean the reused shellfish processing water.

Bioenergy from waste for sustainable heat and power production

Dr Efthalia Chatzisymeon, Prof Tina Düren (University of Bath), Dr Blanca Antizar Ladislao

This research project is investigating ways to increase the bio methane potential of food waste through a combination of laboratory and desk based studies. The aim being to increase sustainable heat, power and biofertiliser production through anaerobic digestion.

Sustainable desalination with the implementation of forward osmosis

Dr Andrea Joana Correia Semiao

The aim of this study is to investigate the various factors affecting membrane fouling and its reversibility in forward osmosis. Understanding these could advance the optimisation of forward osmosis, which will encourage the implementation of this process prior to reverse osmosis desalination.

Nanomaterials for water treatment

Dr Efthalia Chatzisymeon

This project will use novel catalytic nanoparticles for water treatment with emphasis given on the removal of emerging micro-pollutants, such as Bisphenol A (BPA).


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