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EPSRC Reference: GR/T25194/01
Title: PLATFORM: Processes, mechanics & management of residual wastes
Principal Investigator: Powrie, Professor W
Other Investigators:
Banks, Professor C Beaven, Dr RP Richards, Professor DJ
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Brunswick University of Technology Cleanaway Ltd GEODELFT INNOVATION BV
Swedish Defence Research Establishment UCL
Department: School of Civil Eng and The Environment
Organisation: University of Southampton
Scheme: Platform Grants (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 November 2004 Ends: 31 October 2009 Value (£): 461,149
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy Efficiency Waste Management
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Environment
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Summary on Grant Application Form
Current European waste management policy is based on a hierarchy that places landfill at the bottom and waste minimisation at the top. However, forward thinking regarding future policy is increasingly focussed on waste management as part of a resource cycle, in which the problems posed by residual wastes (i.e., those that cannot sensibly be re-used or recycled: currently 80 Mt/annum in the UK) must be acknowledged and addressed. Responsible resource management requires not only that the useful life of materials is prolonged and that overall energy consumption is minimised, but also that residual wastes are returned to the environment in a sustainable way. This must be based on a sound scientific understanding of the behaviour and properties of residual wastes: the aim of the proposed Platform Grant is to underpin, strengthen and develop supporting research in the five key relevant areas of gas and liquid flow, waste structure, process modelling, leachate/liner interaction and waste mechanics. Research facilitated by the Platform Grant will be aimed at obtaining parameters, developing models and applying the results within each of the five areas of proposed activity, by means of laboratory, pilot and field scale experiments and numerical modelling and analysis, as indicated in the attached Case for Support.
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