School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Water Engineering

Water Quality, Security and Environmental Engineering

We undertake laboratory-based research to develop improved methods for water treatment, as well as enhancing energy recovery from waste.



We have expertise in a variety of water treatment technologies as well as energy recovery from waste. These include the use of anaerobic digestion for biogas generation from waste, mercury phyoremediation and microwave hydrothermal carbonisation. 


We undertake research with partners in the U.K. and internationally, with 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). 


Selected Recent Publications

Staff with research activity in this area


Athena Swan Bronze award

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+44 (0)1509 222637

School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU