Control of Aquatic Pollutants
In September 2014 I started as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in Environmental and Water Resource Engineering (EWRE), to develop my independent research on the "Identification and Public Health Impact of Hazardous By-products from Drinking Water Disinfection".
My research is focused on the role aquatic chemistry can play in identifying and removing hazardous contaminants during water and wastewater engineering treatment processes. Particular areas of expertise are formation and control of disinfection byproducts in drinking water, anaerobic digestion, removal of natural organic matter, membrane pervaporation processes, biodesalination and impacts of climate change on drinking water sources. Before the JRF I worked on the EPSRC funded project "Bio-desalination: from cell to tap", also at Imperial College. I have also researched the anaerobic co-digestion of sewage with concentrated industrial effluent, in the Pollution Research Group, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. My research has been funded by various sources, including the EPSRC, Defra, UK water companies and South African Water Research Commission.
I hold a PhD on the treatment of disinfection byproduct precursors and MSc in Water and Wastewater Engineering, both from Cranfield University, and a first class honours degree (MSci) in chemistry from Bristol University. I have also worked as a science writer at the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and am active member of the RSC and International Water Association (IWA).
et al., 2017, Comparison of THMs and HANs formation potential from the chlorination of free and combined histidine and glycine, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol:307, ISSN:1385-8947, Pages:487-495
et al., 2016, Emerging investigators series: formation of disinfection byproducts during the preparation of tea and coffee, Environmental Science-water Research & Technology, Vol:2, ISSN:2053-1400, Pages:196-205
et al., 2016, Impact of persulfate and ultraviolet light activated persulfate pre-oxidation on the formation of trihalomethanes, haloacetonitriles and halonitromethanes from the chlor(am)ination of three antibiotic chloramphenicols, Water Research, Vol:93, ISSN:0043-1354, Pages:48-55
et al., 2016, Zero valent iron produces dichloroacetamide from chloramphenicol antibiotics in the absence of chlorine and chloramines, Water Research, Vol:104, ISSN:0043-1354, Pages:254-261
et al., 2016, Water temperature significantly impacts the formation of iodinated haloacetamides during persulfate oxidation, Water Research, Vol:98, ISSN:0043-1354, Pages:47-55