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EES continues research partnership with UCD

Posted at February 16, 2015 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off

Evolution Environmental Services (EES) is proud to partner with NOONAN and UCD on two postgraduate environmental research projects, carried out under the supervision of Dr Tom Curran in the UCD School of Biosystems Engineering. The projects are part-funded under the Irish Research Council’s employment-based postgraduate research programme.

Senior Environmental Inspector David Gibbons is performing a critical evaluation of Dublin City Council’s Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Programme and investigating the potential to implement similar initiatives internationally.Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) is a waste by-product of food production that enters the drainage network as a result of poor practices when performing washing activities in both domestic and commercial kitchens. Approximately 70% of in-line sewer blockages are attributed to the accumulation of FOG in sewers. The aim of this project is to review the progress of Dublin’s FOG Prevention Programme since its implementation in 2008 and to develop a mapping tool that highlights areas of risk for use by environmental inspectors and asset managers in the daily operation of the programme.

Senior Environmental Inspector Tom Wallace is conducting a research project for the development of a national strategy for recovery and utilization of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) from Food Service Establishments (FSEs). This includes an assessment of the current trends in FOG waste prevention and segregation, and the design of processes and strategies for the utilization of the high energy potential of the waste as a resource.

For further information on the research projects click here

For further information on UCD School of Biosystems Engineering click here 

For further information on the Irish Research Council’s employment based postgraduate research programme click here

 

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