Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Brian

Contact Surname: McCann

Contact Address:

Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, School of Engineering and Design/Centre for Environmental Research, Innovation and Sustainability, Institute of Technology Sligo, Ash Lane, Sligo, Ireland.

Telephone Contact Number: +353 (0) 71 93 05702

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: mccann.brian@itsligo.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: Institute of Technology, Sligo

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.itsligo.ie

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Research Individual Expertise: Activated sludge wastewater treatment plant performance, benchmarking and process optimisation. Wastewater treatment sustainable optimisation indicator systems. Activated sludge settlement testing and monitoring procedures. Nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus) removal processes for small-scale wastewater treatment plants. Biodegradable food waste treatment and management. Sustainable transport systems and integrated transport planning. Principal investigator in the Centre for Environmental Research, Innovation and Sustainability at Institute of Technology Sligo. Prinicpal investigator in collaborative research with NUI Galway/Ryan Institute on Enterprise Ireland funded project relating to remote monitoring of rural small-scale wastewater treatment plants. Research supervisor of Irish Research Council Embark Scholar PhD Candidate (Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant Optimisation). Research Supervisor of PhD graduate relating to Sustainable development Indicators for Bio-solids Management Research examiner for MSc/MEng and PhD candidates at IT Sligo and NUI Galway

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
wastewater treatment, activated sludge, sludge settleability, sustainable indicator systems, wastewater treatment plant performance and benchmarking, wastewater treatment plant optimisation, water services asset management, bio-solids management, sustainable transport systems, wastewater nutrient removal processes, waste management, biodegrable food waste treatment.

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 Sustainable Environment Research
 Green Enterprise Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

 Promoting competitiveness in the water industry

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Other areas of expertise:


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Measure and assess progress towards a green economy

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Smart cities and communities

 Energy Efficiency

 Mobility for growth

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.


LIFE and COST Actions





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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency

 Environmental Governance and Information


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:


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