Research - Articles

Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 23, 2020, e00134, ISSN 2214-9937

Hazardous waste generated from the disposal of Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is driving research into a sustainable approach for treatment and recovery. The positive electrode active materials are the main targeted component, being the greatest contributor to LIBs cost. This paper studies the particle size characteristics of milled spent LIBs, and also the interaction of copper and aluminum impurities based on size, contributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12.
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Joule, 2019, ISSN 2542-4351, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2019.08.019.

To achieve SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG 13 (climate action) we need reliable and robust renewable energy sources. Solar photovoltaics (PV) is a very promising and rapidly growing technology (particularly in the developing world), but one of the problems of solar panels is that they “soil” – ie over time they become damaged by dust / pollution / animal waste / moss etc, and this limits their performance. This Joule study is the most accurate analysis of the impact of soiling, and sets out a pathway to how soiling can be mitigated.
Elsevier,

International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70, October 2019. 

Directly contributing to SDGs 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 4 (Quality Education) and 5 (Clean Water and Sanitation), this Elsevier Atlas award winning article examines the effects of school toilet provision on the primary-school attendance rate in Kenya.
Elsevier,

Fire Safety Journal, Volume 110, 2019, 102889, ISSN 0379-7112,

The manuscript represents a research agenda for the International Association of Fire Safety Science. The Agenda is based on a discussion of fire safety from a global perspective outlining two main Global Grand Challenges. Fire safety science and engineering research objectives and actions are then outlined in response to the Global Grand Challenges, supporting SDGs 3, 9, 11 and 13.
Elsevier,

One Earth Perspective, Volume 1, ISSUE 1, P 62-75, September 20, 2019

This article addresses goals 13, 14, and 15 by discussing the common methods of evaluating the management of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services in natural environments.
Elsevier,

Chem, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 2007-2008.

Contributing to SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and environmental SDGs 12, 13, 14 and 15, this piece explores the vast amounts of organic solvents employed in carrying out organic reactions with the chemistry industry and explores alternatives with reduced negative environmental impact.
Elsevier,

City and Environment Interactions, Volume 1, September 2019, 100003

This article addresses goals 1, 3, 11 and 13 by examining the relationship between emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), outdoor air pollution and levels of socioeconomic development in order to identify specific near-term mitigation policy responses to climate change and air pollution for countries with different levels of human development.

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