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Reference Number EP/V030515/1
Title Decentralised water technologies
Status Started
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 10%;
Not Energy Related 70%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies 10%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields AREA STUDIES 5%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 30%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 25%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 50%;
Principal Investigator Dr WT Sloan
No email address given
Civil Engineering
University of Glasgow
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 July 2021
End Date 30 June 2026
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £5,994,286
Industrial Sectors Water
Region Scotland
Programme NC : Engineering, NC : Infrastructure
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr WT Sloan , Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow (99.988%)
  Other Investigator Dr A Correia Semiao , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr JM Amezaga , Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Dr Z Yu , Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Dr U Ijaz , Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Dr S Connelly , Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Dr C Gauchotte-Lindsay , Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Dr A Clark , Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Professor C Smith , Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Dr J Roberts , Civil Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr S You , College of Science and Engineering, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Dr R Ford , Politics, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr J Robbie , School of Law, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (0.000%)
Project Contact , Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish Water (0.000%)
Project Contact , Arran Eco Savvy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Asian Institute of Technology (0.000%)
Project Contact , Barra and Vatersay Community (0.000%)
Project Contact , Drinking Water Quality Regulator (0.000%)
Project Contact , Jura Development Trust (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Victoria (0.000%)
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Abstract This Programme Grant will accelerate the delivery of decentralised water technologies by bringing the most up-to-date bioscience and energy engineering to bear. It will re-write emerging design rules for engineering biology to ensure that off-grid environmental biotechnologies can be configured with confidence. Bespoke microbial treatment communities will be evolved using a new suite of high-throughput synthetic-biology inspired, experimental platforms. For rural populations and UK Islands and in the developing world, from sub-urban Bangkok to the Amazon and Arctic Canada, we will develop site-specific off-grid integrated heat/water technologies. We will develop low-cost sensors, real-time monitoring and adaptive control for remote distributed water infrastructure. With water technology companies, we will analyse how suites of technologies can be configured and controlled to shape new models for decentralised provision. Scottish Water will invest significantly in co-creating rural demonstrators and a mobile technology-demonstration platform for sustainable communities and with Northumbrian, Welsh Water and other utilities and stakeholders we will build momentum for a radically new low-carbon decentralised future for the water industry. Working with stakeholders, from communities to legislators, we seek to incentivise community-led infrastructure solutions and to modify regulation in ways that balance local stakeholder needs and global goals for decarbonising infrastructure. Working with professional bodies and innovation centres we will create a global centre of excellence in off-grid water provision, with the drive and passion to deliver transformational change; helping to deliver 2050 net-zero carbon and Sustainable Development Goal 6
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Added to Database 28/10/21