Where there’s muck there’s brass? Remediating, with added value, metal and organic wastes from contaminated land

Wednesday 25 April 2018, 3.00PM to 17:00

Speaker(s): Dr Liz Rylott, Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP), Dept. of Biology

Contaminated land can pose significant implications in terms of environmental and health hazards and is very expensive - managing contaminated land in Europe costs an estimated €6.5 billion per year. The second in a series of workshops covering Sustainable Manufacturing for the Chemical Industry from a number of multidisciplinary viewpoints, this particular workshop covers the cleaning of land contaminated through anthropogenic activities in order to return it to use in multiple applications. Some of the most common and also most difficult to remediate contaminants and pollutants will be discussed as well as a range of methodologies for resolution of the issue, with varying levels of sophistication and cost.

Innovative, green applications which also create multiple revenue streams as well as remediating land in order to enhance the financial viability of such projects will also be explored. This will be achieved through a blend of interactive presentations and group work in order to discuss and evaluate the various approaches, including exciting real world trials and pilot studies.

The workshop will be delivered by Dr Liz Rylott of The Department of Biology (https://www.york.ac.uk/biology/centrefornovelagriculturalproducts/), Dr Rob McElroy and Louise Summerton of The Department of Chemistry (https://www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/research/green/).

Follow the link below to register your attendance via Eventbrite.  Attendance at all five workshops is not compulsory but is encouraged. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  


Location: C/A/122, Department of Chemistry, University of York

Admission: Free

Email: rob.mcelroy@york.ac.uk

Telephone: + 44 (0)1904 324527