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Reference Number GR/T25194/01
Title PLATFORM: Processes, mechanics & management of residual wastes
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Other) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor W Powrie
No email address given
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 November 2004
End Date 31 October 2009
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £461,149
Industrial Sectors Environment
Region South East
Programme Process Environment and Sustainability
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor W Powrie , Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Professor C (Charles ) Banks , Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr DJ Richards , Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr RP Beaven , Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University College London (0.000%)
Project Contact , Geodelft Innovation BV, The Netherlands (0.000%)
Project Contact , Swedish Defence Research Establishment (0.000%)
Project Contact , Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cleanaway Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract Current European waste management policy is based on a hierarchy that places landfill at the bottom and waste minimisation at the top. However, forward thinking regarding future policy is increasingly focussed on waste management as part of a resource cycle, in which the problems posed by residual wastes (i.e., those that cannot sensibly be re-used or recycled: currently 80 Mt/annum in the UK) must be acknowledged and addressed. Responsible resource management requires not only that the usefullife of materials is prolonged and that overall energy consumption is minimised, but also that residual wastes are returned to the environment in a sustainable way. This must be based on a sound scientific understanding of the behaviour and properties of residual wastes: the aim of the proposed Platform Grant is to underpin, strengthen and develop supporting research in the five key relevant areas of gas and liquid flow, waste structure, process modelling, leachate/liner interaction and wastemechanics. Research facilitated by the Platform Grant will be aimed at obtaining parameters, developing models and applying the results within each of the five areas of proposed activity, by means of laboratory, pilot and field scale experiments and numerical modelling and analysis, as indicated in the attached Case for Support
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