Environmental Pollution

This theme focuses on understanding the distribution and fate, concentration andĀ behaviourĀ of pollutants, as well as understanding and mitigating the hazards and risks posed by pollutants to human health and wildlife.

Understanding environmental pollution is essential for human and ecosystem. Both short and long-term non-biological pollutants will be the focus of this pathway including greenhouse gases causing climate change and pharmaceuticals in the aquatic and terrestrial environments.

The DTP contains world renowned experts in: particulate air pollution, aerosol chemistry and cloud formation, greenhouse gases, acid rain, surface and ground water pollution, marine pollution, soil pollution, contaminated sites and waste disposal, heavy metal and toxicity and transport, pesticides and pharmaceutical contamination, endocrine disruptors and mixtures toxicology.

Exemplar Projects:

1st Supervisor Inst.: Project Title: 2nd Supervisor: Inst.:
Kanda, Rakesh BRUNEL A study of the environmental occurrence and impact of Herbal Medicines Jobling, Susan BRUNEL
Di Tommaso, Devis QMUL Simulating the nucleation and growth of magnesite from multicomponent aqueous solutions Wolthers, Mariette UCL
Morritt, David RHUL The potential for trophic transfer of microplastics in Thames Estuary food chains Clark, Paul NHM
King, Martin RHUL Does black cabon and humic material in snow and ice decay?
Manivannan, Nadarajah BRUNEL Study of the Chemistry of Microwave Regeneration Process of NOx and VoC Adsorbed Granular Activated Carbon Balachandran, Wamadeva BRUNEL
Sturzenbaum, Stephen KCL Assessment of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the nematode: an invertebrate model for a complex discipline Arlt, Volker KCL

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