Dr Geoff Fowler is laboratory manager for the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering section. He joined CECWM in 1990 as a research student, completing a PhD entitled "The thermal conversion of contaminated soils in carbonaceous adsorbents". He then spent four years as a research associate within the Centre studying the fundamental chemistry of waste-binder interactions in stabilisation-solidification systems technologies, and more recently investigating regeneration behaviour of water treatment activated carbons. His current research interests include contaminated land, particularly the application of Simultaneous Thermal Analysis - Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (STA-FTIR) to investigate the organic pollution of contaminated soils.
Geoff is also a member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association and the Society of Chemical Industry, being actively involved as the Honorary Secretary of the SCI Environment and Water Group Committee.
et al., 2017, Retracted Article: The feasibility of char and bio-oil production from pyrolysis of pit latrine sludge, Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., ISSN:2053-1400
et al., 2017, The behaviour of multiple reaction fronts during iron (III) oxide reduction in a non-steady state packed bed for chemical looping water splitting, Applied Energy, Vol:193, ISSN:0306-2619, Pages:96-111
Fan Y, Fowler GD, Norris C, 2017, Potential of a Pyrolytic Coconut Shell as a Sustainable Biofiller for Styrene-Butadiene Rubber, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol:56, ISSN:0888-5885, Pages:4779-4791
Yu W, Graham NJD, Fowler GD, 2016, Coagulation and oxidation for controlling ultrafiltration membrane fouling in drinking water treatment: Application of ozone at low dose in submerged membrane tank, Water Research, Vol:95, ISSN:0043-1354, Pages:1-10
et al., 2012, The production of attrition resistant, sewage-sludge derived, granular activated carbon, Separation and Purification Technology, Vol:98, ISSN:1383-5866, Pages:240-248