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Hydrogenotrophic Methanogenesis Under Alkaline Conditions (2020)
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Wormald, R. M., Rout, S. P., Mayes, W., Gomes, H., & Humphreys, P. N. (2020). Hydrogenotrophic Methanogenesis Under Alkaline Conditions. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.614227

A cement-based geological disposal facility (GDF) is one potential option for the disposal of intermediate level radioactive wastes. The presence of both organic and metallic materials within a GDF provides the opportunity for both acetoclastic and h... Read More about Hydrogenotrophic Methanogenesis Under Alkaline Conditions.

Options for managing alkaline steel slag leachate: A life cycle assessment (2018)
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Gomes, H. I., Mayes, W. M., Baxter, H. A., Jarvis, A. P., Burke, I. T., Stewart, D. I., & Rogerson, M. (2018). Options for managing alkaline steel slag leachate: A life cycle assessment. Journal of cleaner production, 202, 401-412. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.08.163

Management of steel slag (a major by-product of the steel industry) includes the treatment of highly alkaline leachate (pH > 11.5) from rainwater infiltration of slag deposits to prevent adverse impact upon surface or ground waters. This study aims t... Read More about Options for managing alkaline steel slag leachate: A life cycle assessment.

Hydraulic and biotic impacts on neutralisation of high-pH waters (2017)
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Gomes, H. I., Mayes, W. M., Rogerson, M., Burke, I. T., & Stewart, D. I. (2017). Hydraulic and biotic impacts on neutralisation of high-pH waters. The Science of the total environment, 601-602, 1271-1279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.05.248

The management of alkaline (pH 11–12.5) leachate is an important issue associated with the conditioning, afteruse or disposal of steel slags. Passive in-gassing of atmospheric CO2 is a low cost option for reducing Ca(OH)2 alkalinity, as Ca(OH)2 is ne... Read More about Hydraulic and biotic impacts on neutralisation of high-pH waters.

Resource recovery and remediation of highly alkaline residues : a political-industrial ecology approach to building a circular economy (2017)
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Deutz, P., Baxter, H., Gibbs, D., Mayes, W. M., & Gomes, H. I. (2017). Resource recovery and remediation of highly alkaline residues : a political-industrial ecology approach to building a circular economy. Geoforum, 85, 336-344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.03.021

Highly alkaline industrial residues (e.g., steel slag, bauxite processing residue (red mud) and ash from coal combustion) have been identified as stocks of potentially valuable metals. Technological change has created demand for metals, such as vanad... Read More about Resource recovery and remediation of highly alkaline residues : a political-industrial ecology approach to building a circular economy.

Removal and recovery of vanadium from alkaline steel slag leachates with anion exchange resins (2016)
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Gomes, H. I., Jones, A., Rogerson, M., Greenway, G. M., Lisbona, D. F., Burke, I. T., & Mayes, W. M. (2017). Removal and recovery of vanadium from alkaline steel slag leachates with anion exchange resins. Journal of environmental management, 187, 384-392. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.10.063

© 2016 The Author(s) Leachable vanadium (V) from steel production residues poses a potential environmental hazard due to its mobility and toxicity under the highly alkaline pH conditions that characterise these leachates. This work aims to test the e... Read More about Removal and recovery of vanadium from alkaline steel slag leachates with anion exchange resins.

Vanadium removal and recovery from bauxite residue leachates by ion exchange (2016)
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Gomes, H. I., Jones, A., Rogerson, M., Burke, I. T., & Mayes, W. M. (2016). Vanadium removal and recovery from bauxite residue leachates by ion exchange. Environmental science and pollution research, 23(22), 23034-23042. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-7514-3

Bauxite residue is an important by-product of the alumina industry, and current management practices do not allow their full valorisation, especially with regard to the recovery of critical metals. This work aims to test the efficiency of ion exchang... Read More about Vanadium removal and recovery from bauxite residue leachates by ion exchange.

Advances in understanding enviromental risks of red mud after the Ajka Spill, Hungary (2016)
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Mayes, W. M., Burke, I. T., Gomes, H. I., Anton, Á. D., Molnár, M., Feigl, V., & Ujaczki, É. (2016). Advances in understanding enviromental risks of red mud after the Ajka Spill, Hungary. Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, 2(4), 332-343. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40831-016-0050-z

In the 5 years since the 2010 Ajka red mud spill (Hungary), there have been 46 scientific studies assessing the key risks and impacts associated with the largest single release of bauxite-processing residue (red mud) to the environment. These studies... Read More about Advances in understanding enviromental risks of red mud after the Ajka Spill, Hungary.

Electrokinetic delivery of persulfate to remediate PCBs polluted soils: Effect of different activation methods (2015)
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Fan, G., Cang, L., Gomes, H. I., & Zhou, D. (2016). Electrokinetic delivery of persulfate to remediate PCBs polluted soils: Effect of different activation methods. Chemosphere, 144, 138-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.08.074

Persulfate-based in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) for the remediation of organic polluted soils has gained much interest in last decade. However, the transportation of persulfate in low-permeability soil is very low, which limits its efficiency in d... Read More about Electrokinetic delivery of persulfate to remediate PCBs polluted soils: Effect of different activation methods.