We undertake research with partners in the U.K. and internationally on a variety of water treatment technologies, as well as energy recovery from waste. We have a particular focus on developing nations. Recent research projects include:
- Royal Academy of Engineering, Engineering for Development Fellowship to develop improved waste management processes in developing countries. Sola will be investigating agri-food waste and the development of clean biofuels;
- British Council Newton Fund research on community scale, decentralised anaerobic digestion for energy and resource recovery;
- The British Council supported collaboration between Loughborough and the University of Bahrain: Technical Integration of Sustainable Energy and Water (TISEW).
Academic staff with research interest in this area are
|Tanja Radu||Sola Afolabi||M. Sohail|
Selected Recent Publications:
- AFOLABI, O.O.D, SOHAIL, M. and CHENG, Y.-L. 2020. Optimisation and characterisation of hydrochar production from spent coffee grounds by hydrothermal carbonisation, Renewable Energy 147, pp. 1380-1391
- CHOOSANG, J., NUMNUAM, A., THAVARAUNGKUL, P., KANATHARANA, P. RADU, T., ULLAH, S. and RADU, A. 2018. Simultaneous detection of ammonium and nitrate in environmental samples using on ion-selective electrode and comparison with portable colorimetric assays, Sensors 18(10), Art. no. 3555.
- AFOLABI, O.O.D. and SOHAIL, M. 2017. Comparative evaluation of conventional and microwave hydrothermal carbonization of human biowaste for value recovery, Water Science and Technology 75(12), 2852-2863.