Research - Articles

Elsevier,

Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 24 February 2020, 100003

Cerium (IV) oxide, commonly known as ceria, is a rare-earth compound used in the optics industry to polish glass surfaces found in many high-tech products and components. Sending the spent polishing slurry, which contains high levels of total suspended solids, into the sewage system may damage natural ecosystems. This paper describes the work performed to evaluate technologies, design, and implement a system to recover more ceria and reduce TSS discharge from the ceria washwater operation. This supports SDG 9 and 12.
Elsevier,

One Earth, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2, P188-196, FEBRUARY 21, 2020

This journal article addresses goal 14 by using data on 22,885 marine species and identifing 8.5 million km2 of priority areas that complement existing areas of conservation and biodiversity importance.
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One Earth, Review, Volume 2, Issue 2, p. 143-156, February 21 2020

This article addresses goals 10, 11, and 13 by showing how to build resilience to the impacts of climate change in informal settlements, focusing on those located in cities in low- and middle-income countries and how these settlements concentrate at-risk populations.
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One Earth, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2, P161-173, FEBRUARY 21, 2020

This journal article addresses goals 14, 2 and 1 by exploring progress evaluations toward SDG 14 (Life below Water) and intersecting social goals presented in submissions to the UN High-Level Political Forum.
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Results in Chemistry, Volume 2, January 2020, 100017

The abundance of residual colors in the effluents discharged from textiles, tanneries, dyeing, food processing and numerous other industries across the globe, currently poses a grave threat to global environmental sustainability. Polymer enhanced ultrafiltration (PEUF) can be a cost effective and energy-efficient membrane separation process in the treatment of wastewater. This article supports SDGs 6, 12 and 14.
Elsevier,

Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Volume 46, Issue 4, July 2019, Pages 409-420.

This paper looks at a number of ways that veterinary anaesthetists can reduce their environmental impact, including by minimizing release of halogenated anaesthetics (which are potent greenhouse gases). This relates to SDGs 12 and 13.
Elsevier,

Animal Feed Science and Technology, Volume 259, January 2020, 114294

Nitrate and lipids have been recognized as effective dietary additives to reduce enteric methane (CH4) production. The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effects of nitrate and canola oil, alone or in combination, on enteric CH4, volatile fatty acid (VFA) concentrations, digesta kinetics and outflow of DM and microbial non-ammonia nitrogen (MicNAN) from the rumen of cattle. The article contributes to SDG 13.
Elsevier,

Livestock Science, Volume 231, January 2020, 103888

Impacts of rearing goats for milk production are analysed and more environmentally-friendly options are suggested to further SDGs 12 and 13.
Elsevier,

European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 179, 1 October 2019, Pages 765-778.

This article details new approaches to optimise the development of new trypanocidal drugs in the treatment of neglected parasitic diseases of poverty that afflict millions of people in most developing countries. It supports SDGs 1 and 3.
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Measurement, Volume 143, September 2019, Pages 93-102.

This article furthers SDGs 12 and 13 by looking at the supply chain for returnable containers (secondary packaging material such as bins, pallets, boxes or crates) as a means of reducing CO2 emissions. The authors propose a returnable containers supply chain that consists of a single vendor and multiple buyers. They study the impact of the investment of buyers on the performance of the supply chain, developing two inventory models for comparison. They show that the first case, where buyers invest, leads to optimal performance.

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