Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Lorna

Contact Surname: Fitzsimons

Contact Address:

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Telephone Contact Number: +35317007716

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: lorna.fitzsimons@dcu.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: Dublin City University

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: Dublin City University

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Dr Lorna Fitzsimons (BEng, PhD) is a Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin City University. Currently, she is coordinator of an EPA Medium Scale project (2013-2015) and EPA Desk Study (2015-2016). The focus of the medium scale project is to benchmark and optimise the resource efficiency of Irish Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) using a multi-faceted approach (Energy audit and benchmarking, LCA, Exergy Analysis and Process Control). The second project seeks to optimise design and retrofit for energy efficiency for new and existing small Irish wastewater treatment plants. Other research projects and interests include desalination, the use of exergy analysis to optimise the energy consumption of water treatment and purification processes (desalination, semiconductor manufacturing Ultra-Pure Water plants, Wastewater Treatment Plants), and several energy efficiency and environmental monitoring projects. (lorna.fitzsimons@dcu.ie)

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Water treatment Desalination Wastewater treatment Energy efficiency Energy auditing Exergy analysis Thermodynamics

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

 Implementing a water-wise bio-based economy

 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

Energy and water quality auditing, benchmarking and efficiency improvement. Life-Cycle and Exergy Analysis of wastewater treatment plants.

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

Focus Areas

 Energy Efficiency

 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


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


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