“ Application of a novel material in the remediation of zinc from mine drainage” (2014) funded by The Coal Authority of Great Britain (Project ref: 743). This project grant of £57,000 is for a 3 month trial of a pilot scale treatment system for the removal of zinc, cadmium and lead salts.
“MICROCAT”, (2013-6), funded for £990,916 by the UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board and EPSRC, (TSB Project Ref: Application number: 21337-147263). This project is to develop a wastewater treatment technology with an enhanced performance and smaller footprint. The project focusses on the application of the novel catalyst in the treatment of agricultural wastewaters and hard to treat pesticides in collaboration with a number of industrial partners.
“Biocidal applications of the novel oxidation catalyst”,(2005-8), Ph.D studentship funded by EPSRC to investigate the catalytic potentiation of hydrogen peroxide by the catalyst and its ability to effect a log 5 kill of gram negative and gram positive bacteria, yeast, mycobacteria and spores.
“Heterogeneous catalytic oxidation of contaminated air and water”, (2005-9 ), £ 385,799 from the UK Government Home Office (Project ref: TPU09/05/152 ) to investigate the ability of the novel catalyst in the decontamination of sulphur compounds.
“Novel Catalyst for Low Cost Treatment of Effluent”, (2005-8), a £1,173,100 project funded by the UK Government’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI, Project Ref: TP/3/WMM/6/I/16801). This project had a number of industrial partners resulting in a successful scale up of catalyst manufacture to meet the needs of industry. A UK Municipal Water Authority (Severn Trent Water) as end-user resulted in a successful pilot scale demonstration in the degradation of estrogens in wastewater.
“Effluent Treatment Catalyst from Low Value Fleeces”, (2004-7) was funded for £325,336 by the UK Government Department of Food Fisheries and Agriculture (DEFRA, Project Ref:NF0529). This project investigated the sustainable use of coarse wool from highland sheep as a catalyst support.
“Investigative studies of a novel heterogeneous catalyst for effluent treatment”, (2001-2), an award from The Royal Society of Great Britain for £12,500.This grant funded a NATO post-doctoral research assistant for one year, for characterisation studies on the thickness of the catalyst layer on the fibre surface and the effect of the catalyst impregnation solution to resultant activity.