Research - Articles

Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 113, April 2019, Pages 402-408.

This review discusses the need for standardized research methodologies within freshwater microplastic research. Standardized techniques will improve the accuracy of microplastic abundance records within freshwater environments, supporting progress towards SDG 14 (life below water) and 12 (responsible consumption and production).
Elsevier,

Joule, Volume 3, Issue 4, 17 April 2019, Pages 1006-1027.

This research develops SDGs 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land). A new recycling process of the common plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) could help with the urgent problem of ever-increasing amounts of plastic waste in our oceans and the environment.
Elsevier,

Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 171, 1 April 2019, Pages 28-36,

This article contributes to SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 14 (life below water), highlighting the importance of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as effective instruments to conserve biodiversity and its resources.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 21, 2019, e00101, ISSN 2214-9937

Waste multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), containing BaTiO3, Ag, Pd, Ni, and Sn etc., and are a valuable secondary resource. The existing recycling process has great challenges when considering the environmentally friendly and efficient separation and recovery of resources. Contributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12, this study demonstrates a simple and sustainable process to convert MLCCs into high value-added and efficient photocatalysts, which promises significant benefits for waste utilisation and environmental protection.
Elsevier,

World Development, Volume 120, March 2019, Pages 1-14.

This study analyses the relationship between social inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and economic development. This article directly contributes to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG (decent work and economic development).
Elsevier,

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 83, March 2019, Pages 37-54.

This article relates to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), addressing how racial stereotypes might also depend on other aspects of target identities such as gay (vs. non-gay) men. The "whitening" effect indicates race and sexual orientation are not orthogonal in the minds of perceivers.
Elsevier,

Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Volume 8, 2018, Pages 31-46

This research directly contributes to SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing) and 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure). This paper presents and tests a potential solution for providing refrigerated storage of vital medical supplies to rural communities without connection to electrical grids.
Elsevier,

Chem, Volume 5, Issue 3, March 2019, Pages 664-680.

Solar water disinfection catalysed by metal-free photocatalyst has emerged as a promising approach for clean water production, directly contributing to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation).
Elsevier,

Joule, Volume 3, Issue 3, 20 March 2019, Pages 631-633.

This piece provides insights into what has caused solar photovoltaic costs to fall so rapidly, such that in many parts of the world solar power plants are now more economical than coal- or gas-fired plants. This relates directly to SDG 7 (affordable & clean energy).
Elsevier,

Joule, Volume 3, Issue 4, April 2019, pages 992- 1005.  

Contributing to SDG 13 (climate action), this rigorous study shows that renewable electricity systems could work equally well in both historical and future climates, despite changing weather patterns.

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