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Aonghus Mc Nabola
Associate Professor, Civil Struct & Env. Eng.

Biography

Dr. McNabola is a graduate of the School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, obtaining his Degree in Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering in 2002. He subsequently worked in Engineering Consultancy for 2 years as a Civil & Environmental Engineer. Following on from this he carried out a PhD at Trinity College Dublin, graduating in 2008. The subject of his research was in air pollution measurement and CFD modelling of commuter traffic in Dublin. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at TCD on air pollution control prior to being appointed as an Assistant Professor in energy and environment in the Dept of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, TCD. Since his appointment Dr. McNabola has continued his research work in the fields of air pollution and CFD analysis, focusing on many aspects such as: air pollution control device development, health impacts, emissions modelling, exposure assessment and modelling. He has also expanded his work into the area of energy efficiency in water systems including projects on energy recovery in the water industry and energy recovery in buildings. His research interests include: the application of CFD analysis to engineering problems such as air pollution dispersion, fluid structure interactions, water-energy devices (hydropower/energy recovery); the study of air pollution exposure and its impact on human health; and the recovery of energy in urban water systems. He is also active in the field of third level education research. Dr. McNabola currently leads a group of 4 PhD students and 6 postdocs and is involved in a number of national and international collaborative projects, funded by Horizon 2020, INTERREG ERDF, and the EPA. Dr. McNabola also acts as a College Tutor and is a member of the Quality Committee. He is the Director of the MSc in Engineering Course at Trinity and is engaged in the teaching of fluid dynamics and environmental engineering at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Gallagher, M., McNabola, A., Kamber, B., Gill, L.W., Ghosh, B., Alam, M.S., Chemical Fingerprints of the Major Sources of PM2.5 in Dublin: A Focus on Diesel Vehicle Emissions, International Journal of Environmental Impacts, 1, (2), 2018, p127 - 138 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Spriet J. & McNabola A., Decentralised Drain Water Heat Recovery: Interaction Between Wastewater and Heating Flows on a Single Residence Scale, 3rd International EWaS (Efficient Water Systems) Conference, Greece, 27-30 June, 2018, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2018

Alam, M.S., McNabola, A., The Network-wide Traffic and Environmental Impacts of Acceleration and Deceleration among Eco-Driving Vehicles in Different Road Configurations, Transportation Planning & Technology, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Alam, S., Hyde, B., Duffy, P., McNabola, A., Analysing the Co-Benefits of Transport Fleet and Fuel Policies in Reducing PM2.5 and CO2 Emissions, Journal of Cleaner Production, 172, 2018, p623 - 634 Journal Article, 2018

Power, C., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A. , Micro-Hydropower Energy Recovery at Waste Water Treatment Plants: Turbine Selection and Optimisation, Journal of Energy Engineering, 143, (1), 2017, p1-7 Journal Article, 2017

Novara, D., Carravetta, A., Derakhshan, S., McNabola, A., Ramos, H.M., A Cost model for Pumps as Turbines and a comparison of design strategies for their use as energy recovery devices in Water Supply Systems, 10th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems (EEMODS), Rome, 6-8 September, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Fecarotta O., McNabola A., Optimal location of pump as turbines (PATs) in water distribution networks to recover energy and reduce leakage, Water Resources Management, 2017, p1-17 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Alam S, Duffy P, Hyde B, McNabola A., An Assessment of PM2.5 Reductions as a Result of Transport Fleet and Fuel Policies Addressing CO2 Emissions and Climate Change, 25th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution, Cadiz, Spain, 25-27 April, 2017, pp1-12 Conference Paper, 2017

Morgan, D., Gallagher, J., Daly, T., McNabola, A, Reducing energy consumption and increasing filter life in HVAC systems using an aspiration efficiency reducer: Long-term performance assessment at full-scale, Journal of Building Engineering, 12, 2017, p267 - 274 Journal Article, 2017

Morgan D., Xiao, L., McNabola, A., Evaluation of Combined Sewer Overflow assessment methods: case study of Cork City, Ireland, Water and Environment Journal, 2017, p1-7 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Lydon, T., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A., Pressure Management and Energy Recovery in Water Distribution Networks: Development of Design and Selection Methodologies using Three Pump-As-Turbine Case Studies, Renewable Energy, 114, 2017, p1038 - 1050 Journal Article, 2017

Alam S, Duffy P, Hyde B, McNabola A., Understanding the future landscape of PM2.5 emissions from passenger car transport in Ireland, 49th UTSG Conference, Dublin, 4-6 January, 2017, pp1-12 Conference Paper, 2017

Gallagher, M., McNabola, A., Kamber, B., Gill, L.W., Ghosh, B., Alam, M.S., Particulate Matter from Diesel Vehicles: Emission & Exposure in Dublin, The 27th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2017) , Athlone, 10-12 April, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Alam, S., Hyde, B., Duffy, P., McNabola, A., Assessment of pathways to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger car fleets: case study in Ireland, Applied Energy, 189, 2017, p283 - 300 Journal Article, 2017

Corcoran, L., McNabola, A., Coughlan, P., Predicting and quantifying the effect of variations in long-term water demand on micro-hydropower energy recovery in water supply networks, Urban Water, 14, (7), 2017, p676 - 684 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Novara, D., McNabola, A., Estimation of unit cost and maximum efficiency for Pumps as Turbines, IWA 9th Eastern European Young Water Professionals Conference, Budapest, 24th-27th MAy, 2017, pp1-9 Conference Paper, 2017

Lydon, T., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A., Pump-as-turbine: Characterization as an energy recovery device for the water distribution network, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 143, (8), 2017, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2017

Siva, V., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A., Building collaboration within a smart specialisation cluster through action learning, 4th International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum, Milan, Italy, 27-28 February, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Coughlan, P., Gallagher, J., Siva, V., Coghlan, D., McNabola, A., Developing integrated low-carbon and smart energy innovations in water and energy: creating a smart specialisation cluster, 24th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference, Reykjavic Iceland, 11-13 June, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Alam, S., Hyde, B., Duffy, P., McNabola, A., Improvement in the estimation and back-extrapolation of CO2 emissions from the Irish road transport sector using a bottom-up data modelling approach, Transport Research Part D, 56C, 2017, p18 - 32 Journal Article, 2017

Md Alam. M.S., Corcoran, L., King, E.A., McNabola, A., Pilla, F., Modelling of intra-urban variability of prevailing ambient noise at different temporal resolution, Noise Mapping, 4, 2017, p20 - 44 Journal Article, 2017

Alam, M.S., Hyde, B., Duffy, P., McNabola, A., Downscaling national road transport emission to smaller geographical areas in Greater Dublin Area, Ireland, UK-Ireland Planing Research Conference, Queens University Beflast, 11-13 Sept, 2017, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2017

Tang, J., McNabola, A., Misstear, B., Caulfield, B., An evaluation of the impact of the Dublin Port Tunnel and HGV management strategy on air pollution emissions, Transport Research Part D, 52, 2017, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2017

Abhijith KV, Kumar P, Gallagher J, McNabola, A, Baldauf R, Pilla F, Broderick BM, Di Sabatino S, Pulvirenti B., Air Pollution Abatement Performances of Green Infrastructure in Open Road and Built-up Street Canyon Environments - A Review, Atmospheric Environment, 162, 2017, p71 - 86 Journal Article, 2017

David Morgan, Liwen Xiao, and Aonghus McNabola, Preliminary Assessment Methodology of Combined Sewer Overflow Performance in Ireland, 23rd-27th October, IWA Regional Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Catchment Management, Dublin, 2016, pp1-4 Conference Paper, 2016

Alam S, Duffy P, Hyde B, McNabola A., Scenario analysis of CO2 emissions in the period 2015-2035 from passenger vehicles in Ireland, 21st International Transport & Air Pollution Conference, Lyon, France, 24th-26th May, 2016, pp1-19 Conference Paper, 2016

Nyhan, M., Grauwin, S., Britter, R., Misstear, B.M., McNabola, A., Laden, F., Barrett, S.R.H., and Ratti, C., 'Exposure Track' - The Impact of Mobile Device Based Mobility Patterns on Quantifying Population Exposure to Air Pollution, Environmental Science and Technology, 50, (17), 2016, p9671 - 9681 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Carr, D., Gill, L.W., McNabola, A, Development of a High Resolution Wave Climate Modelling methodology for Offshore, Nearshore and Onshore locations of interest, International Journal of Marine Energy, 16, 2016, p30 - 40 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Brady, J., Gallagher, J., Corcoran, L., Coughlan P., McNabola, A., Effects of Long-term Flow Variation on Micro-Hydropower Energy Production in Pressure Reducing Valves in Water Distribution Networks., Journal of Water Resource Planning and Management, 2016, p1-9 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Power, C., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A. , A Parametric Experimental Investigation of the Operating Conditions of Gravitational Vortex Hydropower, Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, 4, (2), 2016, p112 - 119 Journal Article, 2016

Morgan D., Gallagher J., McNabola A., A passive design solution for building ventilation systems: balancing energy and filter savings for maximum economic benefit during operation, Indoor Air: 14th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Ghent, Belgium, 3-8 July , 2016, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2016

Gallagher, J., Styles, D., McNabola, A., Coughlan, P., Eco-design for energy recovery through hydropower: Achieving a 'double-low carbon' outcome in a circular economy, 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference, Glasgow, UK, June 12-14th, edited by Acur, N & Hart, S. , 2016, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2016

McCreddin, A. Alam M.S. McNabola A., Modelling Personal Exposure to Particulate Air Pollution: An Assessment of Time-Integrated Activity Modelling, Monte Carlo Simulation & Artificial Neural Network Approaches, International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 218, 2015, p107 - 116 Journal Article, 2015

Alam S, Duffy P, Hyde B, McNabola A., Estimation and back extrapolation of CO2 emissions from the road transport sector: Emissions in Ireland, 1990 to 2013, 23rd International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution, Valencia, Spain, 1st-3rd June , edited by Longhurst, Capilla, Brebbia & Barnes , 2015, pp67-75 Conference Paper, 2015

Corcoran, L., McNabola, A., Coughlan P., The optimization of water distribution networks for combined hydropower energy recovery and leakage reduction, Journal of Water Resource Planning and Management, 2015, p1-8 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Gallagher, J., Styles, D., McNabola, A., Williams, A.P., Making green technology greener: achieving a balance between carbon and resource savings through ecodesign in hydropower systems, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 105, 2015, p11 - 17 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

McNabola, A & Morgan D., Full-scale long-term assessment of the performance of an aspiration efficiency based air pollution control device for Building HVAC systems , Healthy Buildings Europe , Eindhoven, 18-20th May, 2015, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2015

Lydon, T., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A., Pump-as-turbine: Testing and characterisation as an energy recovery device, for use within the water distribution network., ICWEEM 2015: XIII International Conference on Water, Energy and Environmental Management, Madrid, Spain, 26-27 March, 2015, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2015

Gallagher J, Harris IM, Packwood AJ, McNabola A, Williams AP., A strategic assessment of micro-hydropower in the UK and Irish water industry: identifying technical and economic constraints, Renewable Energy, 81, 2015, p808 - 815 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Gallagher J, McNabola A, Styles D, Williams AP., Life Cycle Environmental Balance and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Potential of Micro-hydropower Energy Recovery in the Water Industry, Journal of Cleaner Production, 99, 2015, p152 - 159 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Volume 1: Hydro Energy in, editor(s)Leal, W., McNabola, A., Bessafi, M., Otieno, H.O., Chen, Z., Hameer, S.J., Scherer, P., Surroop, D.,Willner, T., Sass, I. , Handbook of Renewable Energy, Springer link, 2015, [Kucukali, S.] Book Chapter, 2015

Gallagher, J., Styles, D., McNabola, A., Williams, A.P., Current and future environmental balance of small scale run-of-river hydropower, Environmental Science and Technology, 49, (10), 2015, p6344 - 6351 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Alam, M.S. & McNabola, A., Exploring the modelling of Spatio-temporal variations in ambient air pollution within the land use regression framework: Estimation of PM10 concentrations on a daily basis, Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 65, (5), 2015, p628 - 640 Journal Article, 2015

J Brady, S Patil, A McNabola, J Gallagher , P Coughlan, I Harris, A Packwood, P Williams, An assessment of climate change impacts on micro-hydropower energy recovery in water supply networks, European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, 12-17th April, 2015, pp1-2 Conference Paper, 2015

Gallagher, J., Styles, D., McNabola, A., Williams, A.P., Promoting eco-design in hydropower projects: being greener than green, British Hydropower Association: Summer Forum & Exhibition, Telford, UK, 25th June, 2015, pp1-2 Conference Paper, 2015

Gallagher, J., Baldauf, R., Fuller, C., Kumar, P., Gill, L.W., McNabola, A., Passive methods for improving air quality in the built environment: A review of porous and solid barriers, Atmospheric Environment, 120, 2015, p61 - 70 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

McNabola, A., and O'Farrell, C. , Can teaching be evaluated through reflection on student performance in continuous assessment? A case study of practical Engineering modules, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 52, (5), 2015, p464 - 473 Journal Article, 2015

Gallagher, J., Patel, S., Harris, I.M., Packwood, A.J., McNabola, A., Brady, J., Williams, A.P., From treatment to tap: the future for micro-hydropower installations in water infrastructure as climate change impacts on our water resources, IWRA World Water Congress XV Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 25th-29th May, 2015, pp1-2 Conference Paper, 2015

Gallagher, J., Styles, D., McNabola, A., Williams, A.P., Inventory compilation for renewable energy systems: the pitfalls of materiality thresholds and priority impact categories using hydropower case studies, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 20, (12), 2015, p1701 - 1707 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

McNabola, A., Coughlan, P., Corcoran, L., Power, C., Williams. A.P., Harris, I., Gallagher, J., Styles D., Energy Recovery in the Water Industry using Micro-hydropower: An Opportunity to Improve Sustainability, Water Policy, 16, 2014, p168 - 183 Journal Article, 2014

Corcoran, L., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A., Optimisation Of Water Supply For Combined Leakage Reduction And Hydropower Energy Generation, IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Lisbon, 21st-26th September, 2014, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

Gallagher, J., Gill, L.W., McNabola, A., Passive Control of Air Pollution Exposure in Dublin, Ireland: A Combined Measurement and Modelling Case Study, Transport Research Board, Washington USA, 2014, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2014

McCreddin, A. & McNabola A., Predicting the Personal Exposure of Office Workers to PM10 using Three Different Modelling Techniques, Indoor Air: 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Hong Kong, 7th-12th July, V, 2014, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2014

McNabola, A & Coughlan, P., Exploiting the Thesis Research: Educating Engineering PhD Students to Think and to Act Entrepreneurially, SEFI: 42nd Annual European Engineering Education Conference, Birmingham, UK, 15th-19th September, 2014, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2014

Corcoran, L., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A., Innovation and the Water Industry: Case studies of innovation, education and collaboration, TCD Journal of Postgraduate Research, 12, 2014, p8 - 23 Journal Article, 2014 URL

Alam, S & McNabola A., A Critical Review and Assessment of Eco-driving policy & Technology: Benefits & Limitations, Transport Policy, 35, 2014, p42 - 49 Journal Article, 2014

McNabola, A., Coughlan, P., Williams. A.P., Energy Recovery in the Water Industry: An Assessment of the Potential of Micro Hydropower, Water and Environment Journal, 28, 2014, p294 - 304 Journal Article, 2014

Lydon, T., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A., Energy Efficiency of Water: Analysis Pumps-as-Turbines to Recover Energy in Distribution Networks, Water Ideas, Bologna, Italy, 22nd - 24th October, 2014, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2014

Nyhan M, McNabola A, Misstear BDR , Evaluating artificial neural networks for predicting minute ventilation and lung deposited dose in commuting cyclists, Journal of Transport & Health, 1, 2014, p305 - 315 Journal Article, 2014

Gallagher, J., Styles, D., Williams, A.P., McNabola, A., Quantifying the Environmental Impact of Micro-Hydropower in the Water Industry using Life Cycle Assessment, avnIR Conference, Life Cycle in Practice, Lille, France, 5th-6th November, 2014, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

Power, C., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A. , Development of an evaluation method for hydropower energy recovery in wastewater treatment plants: Case studies in Ireland and the UK, Sustainable Energy Technologies & Assessments, 7, 2014, p166 - 177 Journal Article, 2014

Nyhan M, McNabola A, Misstear B, Comparison of particulate matter dose and acute heart rate variability response in cyclists, pedestrians, bus and train passengers., The Science of the total environment, 468-469C, 2014, p821-831 Journal Article, 2014

McNabola, A. & Gill, L.W., The Development and Assessment of an Energy Efficient Air Pollution Control System for Building Ventilation Systems., Indoor Air: 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Hong Kong, 7th-12th July, 2014, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2014

Brady, J., Coughlan P., McNabola, A., Quantifying Climate Change Impacts on the Viability of Energy Recovery in Water Supply Networks in the UK and Ireland., IWA International Water & Energy Conference, Lyon, 29-31st October, 2014, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2014

McNabola, A., Brady, J., Williams, A.P., Coughlan, P., Improving Energy Efficiency in Water Infrastructure using Micro-hydropower Energy Recovery: Opportunities & Challenges, 2nd International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics, Aberdeen, UK, 19-21st August, edited by H, Tan , 2014, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

McNabola, A., Shields, K.,, Efficient Drain Water Heat Recovery in Horizontal Domestic Shower Drains, Energy and Buildings, 59, 2013, p44 - 49 Journal Article, 2013

Alam, S., McNabola, A., An assessment of a new determinant for smarter route choice , Proceedings of the Irish Transport Research Network, Dublin, Ireland, 5th-6th September, 2013, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2013

A. McNabola, N. O'Luanaigh, J. Gallagher, L.W. Gill, The Development and Assessment of an Aspiration Efficiency Reducing System of Air Pollution Control for Particulate Matter in Building Ventilation Systems., Energy and Buildings, 61, 2013, p177 - 184 Journal Article, 2013

McNabola, A., Coughlan P., Educating Engineering PhDs to be Innovative and Entrepreneurial: A Cross-disciplinary initiative, SEFI Annual Conference: Engineering Education Fast Forward , Lueven, Beligum, 16th-20th Sept, edited by Froyen, L. & Van Petegem, W. , 2013, pp174 - 174 Conference Paper, 2013

Andrew McCreddin, Laurence Gill, Brian Broderick, Aonghus McNabola, Personal Exposure to Air Pollution in Office Workers in Ireland: Measurement, Analysis & Implications., Toxics: Special issue on Risk Assessment of Environmental Contaminants, 1, 2013, p60 - 76 Journal Article, 2013

Coughlan P, Styles D, Gallagher J, Williams A.P, McNabola A., Operations improvement through energy recovery in water supply and treatment: assessing the potential for improved environmental sustainability, 20th EurOMA Conference, Operations Management at the Heart of the Recovery, Dublin, Ireland, 7th-12th June, edited by B. Fynes & P. Coughlan , 2013, pp121 - 121 Conference Paper, 2013

Gallagher, J., Gill, L.W., McNabola, A., The Passive Control of Air Pollution Exposure in Dublin, Ireland: A Combined Measurement and Modelling Case Study., Science of the Total Environment, 458-460, 2013, p331 - 343 Journal Article, 2013

Alam, S., McNabola, A., Eco-Driving Policy & Technology: A Review of Benefits & Limitations in CO2 Emissions Reduction, 9th ITS European Congress, Dublin, 4th-7th June, 2013, pp1-11 Conference Paper, 2013

Lucy Corcoran, Paul Coughlan, Aonghus McNabola, Energy Recovery Potential using Micro Hydro Power in Water Supply Networks in the UK & Ireland., Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, 13, (2), 2013, p552 - 560 Journal Article, 2013

McNabola, A., O'Farrel, C., Evaluating Teaching Through Reflection on Hidden Student Feedback in Continuous Assessment Reports, SEFI Annual Conference: Engineering Education Fast Forward , Leuven, Beligum, 16th-20th Sept, 2013, pp173 - 173 Conference Paper, 2013

A. McNabola., G. Eyre., Gill., L.W., Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Designated Smoking Areas in the Hospitality Industry: Exposure Measurement, Exposure Modelling & Policy Assessment , Environment International, 44, 2012, p68 - 74 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Alam, S., McNabola, A., A critical review of Eco-driving and proposal for CO2 Emissions modelling to facilitate Eco-routing, Proceedings of the Irish Transport Research Network, Belfast, 29th-30th August, 2012, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2012

Corcoran, L., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A., Energy Recovery Potential within Water Supply Networks of Ireland using Micro-Hydropower Turbines: Analysis of Case Studies, The 9th International Symposium on Water Supply Technology, Yokohama, Japan, 20-22nd November, International Water Association, 2012, pp1-7 Conference Paper, 2012

McNabola, A., Coughlan, P., Corcoran, L., Power C., Williams, A.P., Harris, I.M., Taylor R., Packwood, A., Energy Recovery in the Water & Waste Water Industry using Micro-Hydropower: A Review., IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, Naples, Italy, 25th-27th June, edited by J.P.S Catalao , 2012, pp40 - 46 Conference Paper, 2012

Corcoran, L., McNabola, A., & Coughlan P., Energy Recovery Potential of the Dublin Region Water Supply Network, International Water Association: World Congress on Water, Climate & Energy, Dublin, May 13th-18th, 2012, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2012

Gallagher, J., Gill, L.W., McNabola, A., Numerical modelling of the passive control of air pollution in asymmetrical urban street canyons using refined mesh discretization schemes, Building and Environment, 56, 2012, p232 - 240 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Power, C., McNabola, A. & Coughlan, P., The applicability of hydropower technology in wastewater treatment plants, International Water Association: World Congress on Water, Climate & Energy, Dublin, May 13th-18th, 2012, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2012

Nyhan, M., McNabola, A., Misstear, B.M., Assessment of the Impact of Exposure to PM10 on Heart Rate Variability for Commuters Performing Differing Levels of Exercise, Urban Environmental Pollution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 17-20th June, 2012, ppO10 Conference Paper, 2012

Gallagher J.,Gill L.W., McNabola A., Optimizing the use of on-street car parking system as a passive control of air pollution exposure in street canyons by large eddy simulation, Atmospheric Environment, 45, (9), 2011, p1684 - 1694 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI

McNabola, A., Williams. A.P., Coughlan, P., The technical & economic feasibility of energy recovery in water supply networks, International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 13th - 15th April, edited by Perez-Donsion, M. , 2011, pp1-5 Conference Paper, 2011 URL

A. McNabola, Spoiling Air Pollution Dispersion: A Numerical Investigation of Exhaust Plume Dispersion from Cars with Rear Spoilers., Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 16, 2011, p296 - 301 Journal Article, 2011

Magagna D., Carr D., Muller D., McNabola A., Gill L.W., Experimental evaluation of the performances of an array of mulitple Oscillating Water Columns, European Wave & Tidal Energy Conference, University Southampton, UK, 5th-9th September, edited by A.S. Bahaj , 2011, pp1-8 Conference Paper, 2011

McNabola, A., McCreddin, A., Broderick, B.M., Gill., L.W., An Assessment of the Contribution of Background Air Pollution Concentrations to the Personal Exposure of Office Workers in Dublin, Ireland, using Baseline Seperation Techniques., Atmospheric Pollution Research, 2, 2011, p80 - 88 Journal Article, 2011

McNabola, A., New Directions: Passive Control of Personal Air Pollution Exposure from Traffic Emissions in Urban Street Canyons, Atmospheric Environment, 44, 2010, p2940 - 2941 Journal Article, 2010

McNabola, A. Broderick, B. and Gill, L.W , A Numerical Aanalysis of the Aspiration Efficiency of a Personal Sampler, The International Journal of Environment and Pollution. Special Issue on: Particulate Air Pollution in Urban Environments, 41, (1/2), 2010, p109 - 123 Journal Article, 2010

McNabola A., Gill L.W, A device for reducing Particulate Air Pollution, 2010, GB1017163.5. Patent, 2010

Gallagher, J. Gill, L.W. and McNabola, A., An Investigation of Active and Passive Controls for Reducing Pedestrian Exposure to Air Pollutants in an Urban Environment, 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection , Dublin, 12th-15th August, edited by S. Naher & O.G. Olabi , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Giblin, S. and McNabola, A., Modelling the Impacts of a Carbon Emission-Differentiated Vehicle Tax System on CO2 Emissions Intensity from New Vehicles in Ireland., Energy Policy, 37, 2009, p1404 - 1411 Journal Article, 2009

McNabola A., Gill L.W., The control of environmental tobacco smoke: a policy review, International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Health, 6, (2), 2009, p741 - 758 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

E. A. King, E. Murphy, A. McNabola, Reducing Pedestrian Exposure to Environmental Pollutants: A Combined Noise Exposure and Air Quality Analysis Approach, Transport Research: Part D - Transport and Environment, 14, (5), 2009, p309 - 316 Journal Article, 2009

A. McNabola, B.M. Broderick and L.W Gill., The Relative Uptake and Exposure of Fine Particulate Matter, Between Urban Commuters, Using Different Transport Modes in Dublin. , The Annual Aerosol Science Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway., April , 2009, pp1-4 Conference Paper, 2009

McNabola, A., Broderick, B.M., Gill, L.W, The Impacts of inter-vehicle spacing on in-vehicle air pollution concentrations in idling urban traffic conditions, Transport Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 14, (8), 2009, p567 - 575 Journal Article, 2009

McNabola, A., Broderick, B.M., Gill, L.W., A principal components analysis of the factors effecting personal exposure to air pollution in urban commuters in Dublin, Ireland, Journal of Environmental Science & Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 44, (12), 2009, p1 - 9 Journal Article, 2009

A. McCreddin, B.M. Broderick, L.W. Gill and A. McNabola, An Activity/Location Personal Exposure Study on PM2.5 and PM10 in Dublin, Ireland, The 11th International Conference on Atmospheric Sciences and Applications to Air Quality, Jinan, China, 21st - 23rd April, edited by W.X Wang & J.M Hao , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

McNabola, A.; Broderick, B.M.; Gill, L.W, A Numerical Investigation of the Impact of Low Boundary Walls on Pedestrian Exposure to Air Pollution, The Science of the Total Environment, 407, 2009, p460 - 469 Journal Article, 2009

Brady, J., Gallagher, J. and McNabola, A., Experiments in Reducing Exposure to Air Pollution: The Application of TiO2 as a Photocatalyst in Concrete, 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection , Dublin, Ireland., 12th-15th August, edited by S. Naher & O.G. Olabi , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

McNabola, A., Broderick, B.M and Gill, L.W , Relative uptake/exposure to fine particulate matter and VOCs between transport microenvironments in Dublin. , Atmospheric Environment, 42, 2008, p6496 - 6512 Journal Article, 2008

Validation of Computational Fluid Dynamics Model of Air Pollution Dispersion in a Street Canyon. Using Personal Exposure Data. in, editor(s)S.A. Lynch and L.K. Moore , Air Quality: New Research, New York, Nova Publishers, 2008, ppChapter 10 p1-14. , [A. McNabola, B.M. Broderick, L.W Gill] Book Chapter, 2008

A. McNabola, Relative Dose/Exposure to Air Pollutants, whilst Commuting to Work, Between Modes of Transport in Dublin, Ph.D Thesis, Trinity College Dublin, 2007 Thesis, 2007

McNabola, A. Broderick, B. and Gill, L.W , Optimal Cycling and Walking Speed for Minimum Absorption of Traffic Emissions in the Lungs, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substance and Environmental Engineering, A42, (13), 2007, p1999 - 2007 Journal Article, 2007

McNabola, A., Broderick, B., and Gill, L.W , Reduced exposure to air pollution on the boardwalk in Dublin, Ireland. Measurement and prediction, Environment International, 33, (9), 2007, p86 - 93 Journal Article, 2007

McNabola, A. and Gill, L.W. , An Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Idling Traffic, Proceedings of the Second IASTED International Conference on Environmental Modeling and Simulation, 2006, pp37 - 42 Conference Paper, 2006

McNabola, A. Broderick, B., Johnston, P. and Gill, L.W. , 'Effects of the Smoking Ban on Benzene and 1,3 Butadiene levels in Pubs in Dublin, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 41, (5), 2006, p799 - 810 Journal Article, 2006

McNabola, A., Broderick, B., Johnston, P. and Gill, L.W, Improved Atmosphere in Pubs due to the Smoking Ban in Ireland, Atmospheric Environment, 39, 2005, p4815 - 4816 Journal Article, 2005

Mc Nabola, A. and Gill, L.W. , 'Relative dose/exposure to air pollution, commuting in the urban environment, between modes of transport in Dublin., Proceedings of the 15th Velo-City Conference, Dublin, 2005, pp1-14 Conference Paper, 2005

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Carravetta, A., Derakhshan, S., Gallagher, J., Malavasi, S., McNabola, A., Ramos H.M., PAT - Pump As Turbines, a reliable and economical solution for energy recovery, World Pumps, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Garcia Morillo, J., Camacho, E., Montesisnos, P., Rodriguez-Diaz, J.A., McNabola, A., Exploring hydro potential in a pressurized irrigation network, International Journal of Hydropower & Dams, 24, (5), 2017, p66-73- Journal Article, 2017

Novara, D., McNabola A., Pumps as Turbines technology for energy recovery from Water Supply Systems, The 27th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2017) , Athlone, 10-12 April, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Alam S, Duffy P, Hyde B, McNabola A., Common Air Pollutant Projections from the Irish Road Transport Sector under the Emissions Celling Directive (NECD) and Convention on Long-range Trans boundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP): A preliminary Analysis for 2035, 25th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (Environ 2015), Sligo, 9th & 10th April, 2015, pp1-2 Conference Paper, 2015

Aonghus McNabola, The Air Pollution Impacts of Transport on Health, Strengthening the link between transport policy and public health through transdisciplinary collaboration, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1st-2nd May, 2014, Prof. M Hatzopoulou Invited Talk, 2014

McNabola, A & GIll L.W., Air Quality Research Group, Tobacco Control Research, ASH Ireland, TobaccoFree Research institute :10th 10th Anniversary of the introduction of the Workplace smoking ban in Ireland, Royal College of Physicians, Dublin., 24th February, edited by Prof. Luke Clancy , 2014 Poster, 2014

McNabola, A., Coughlan , Energy recovery in the water industry using micro-hydropower, Water Ireland: implementing a national water utility, Ashbourne, 15th May, 2013, Water & Wastewater Treatment Invited Talk, 2013

J. Gallagher, A. P. Williams, D. Styles, I. Harris, P. Coughlan, C. Power, L. Corcoran, A. McNabola., The Hydro-BPT Project: Realising the True Potential for Energy Recovery in the Water Industry in Ireland & Wales, ENVIRON 2013, Galway Ireland, 30th Jan - 1st Feb, 2013 Poster, 2013

Gallagher, J., Williams, A.P., Styles, D., Harris, I.M., Packwood, A.J., Coughlan, P., Power, C., Corcoran, L., McNabola, A., Energy Recovery in the Water Industry: A Technical, Economic and Commercial Feasibility Study in Ireland and Wales, SPI Water Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 3rd & 4th December, 2012 Poster, 2012

McNabola, A, Docherty, N. Fellenz, M., The Perceived Benefits, Barriers & Solutions to Shared Critical Reflective Practice as a Component of Scholarship in Teaching: A Case Study from an Irish Higher Education Community of Practice., 10th Symposium on Higher Eduation: The Written Word: writing, publishing and communication in Higher Education, Galway, Ireland, 7th-8th June, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Carr, D., McNabola, A., Gill, L.W., Developing Rock Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters in Ireland, 5th Annual INORE Symposium , Southhampton UK, 9th-13th May, 2011 Poster, 2011

McCreddin A, Broderick B, Gill L.W, McNabola A., Preliminary Results of an Investigation of Personal Exposure by Activity & Location for the Greater Dublin Area, 12th Annual National Environmental Health Research Colloquium, Ireland, May 2010, edited by B. Delany , 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

D. Carr, L.W. Gill, A. McNabola, Developing Rock Oscillating Water Column (OWC) Wave Energy Converters in Ireland. , TCD-UCD Innovation Day, Dublin, 27th April, 2010 Poster, 2010

A.McNabola, B.M. Broderick and L.W Gill., An Analysis of the Determinants of Personal Exposure to Air Pollutants for Four Urban Commuter Modes, in Dublin, Ireland., 7th International Conference on Air Quality - Science & Application, Istanbul, 24- 27th March 2009, edited by R.S. Sokhi , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

D. Carr, L.W. Gill and A.McNabola., Developing Subterranean Oscillating Water Column (OWC) Wave Energy Systems in Ireland., Energy Solutions '09 'Energy to drive the Irish Economy', Limerick, 8th May , edited by M. Leahy , 2009 Poster, 2009

D. Carr, L.W. Gill, A. McNabola, An Assessment of the Feasibility and Energy Potential of Rock Oscillating Water Column (OWC) Wave Energy Converters in Ireland, Geoscience , Dublin, November 2010 Poster,

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Towards a More Sustainable System of Water Supply in Ireland and Wales: Exploring Opportunities for Hydropower in Break Pressure Tanks (Hydro-BPT)
  • Summary
    • This project will advance the sustainability of the process of water supply in Ireland and Wales by exploiting the potential for energy recovery that exists at Break Pressure Tanks (BPTs). Water supply is a core service on which civilised society depends and it involves considerable energy consumption and CO2 emissions (water treatment, pumping and monitoring). Treated water is commonly supplied from a central storage reservoir by gravity throughout a catchment and this water must be supplied within satisfactory pressure bands. When the pressure in water flow becomes too high a BPT is commonly installed in the network, whereby the pressure, kinetic & potential energy within the flow is dissipated to the atmosphere. This common feature of water supply networks presents an opportunity to recover this energy wastage by using micro-hydropower technology to transform it into electricity without interfering in the water supply service. The key objectives of this project comprise: 1. Determining the technical/economic feasibility of applying Hydro-BPTs to water infrastructure: using experimental models the energy recoverable from BPTs will be assessed/demonstrated 2. Determining the environmental impact of this new technology: assessments will be made in terms of the CO2 emissions saving, environmental impacts, life cycle analysis 3. A feasibility study for the application of Hydro-BPTs in existing Irish/Welsh BPTs: information on the existing BPTs will be gathered in a GIS database which will be used to demonstrate the untapped energy potential in water supply networks in Ireland/Wales 4. An exploration of the forms of collaboration among the key stakeholders and development of a business model: this section of the project will develop guidelines for the widespread implementation of this technology by industry
  • Funding Agency
    • Interreg IV (€975,000)
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • Activity/Location GIS Personal Exposure Air Pollution Model
  • Summary
    • Project to develop a GIS model of personal exposure to air pollution in Dublin and its environs, dependent on an individual's activities and locations. Funded by the EPA STRIVE Programme the project will comprise the monitoring of the personal exposure, activity and location of a number of different subjects living and working in Dublin and its satellite towns. This data will be used to develop a GIS model of personal exposure allowing individuals or sub-groups of the population to assess their health risks due to air pollution. The model will inform individuals of activities or locations in their daily lives with high personal exposure to air pollution, allowing them to take steps to reduce or avoid these health risks. Collaborators (Prof. B. Broderick & Mr. L. Gill, TCD; Dr. M Byrne NUIG)
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA (€350,000)
  • Date From
    • 2008
  • Title
    • Ablative Flash Pyrolysis of Biomass and Waste
  • Summary
    • Development of a New ablative flash pyrolysis reactor for the conversion of biomass/waste to biofuel.
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD (€8,200)
  • Date From
    • 2008
  • Date To
    • 2009
  • Title
    • Development of a Personal Exposure Reduction Strategy for Pedestrians using Active and Passive Low Boundary Walls
  • Summary
    • Previous investigations at TCD revealed the effect of passive low boundary walls (LBWs) in urban street canyons in reducing the exposure of pedestrians on the footpath. Numerical investigations using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) have shown that a LBW may act as a baffle in an urban street canyon, disrupting normal flow patterns and increasing the levels of dispersion/dilution on tailpipe emissions before they reach pedestrians on the footpath. This project will take these new generic findings and develop them further into an implementation strategy for pedestrian exposure reduction. This strategy will the undergo experimental trials at a selected location in Dublin to prove the concept. In addition, active LBWs will also be investigated by incorporating a photcatalyst surface coating to reduce NOx concentrations.
  • Funding Agency
    • HEA
  • Date From
    • 2008
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • The AER project
  • Summary
    • Proof of concept of an innovative air pollution remediation device
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland (€76,000)
  • Date From
    • Sept 2009
  • Date To
    • Oct 2010
  • Title
    • . An Investigation of the human health impacts of commuter modal choice in Dublin city.
  • Summary
    • This project aims to build on research into the effect of commuter modal choice on the health of urban commuters in Dublin. The project will advance the science in this area primarily by including the direct monitoring of health indicators, such as Heart Rate Variability, in addition to air pollution exposure among the population. How your choice of transport mode influences your health due to air pollution is the question addressed by this research.
  • Funding Agency
    • Higher Education Authority
  • Date From
    • Sept 2010
  • Date To
    • Aug 2013
  • Title
    • An Assessment of the Feasibility and Energy Potential of Rock Oscillating Water Column (OWC) Wave Energy Systems in Ireland.
  • Summary
    • The Oscillating Water Column (OWC) wave energy device is considered to be one of the most common concepts in use for wave energy capture. However it has yet to be demonstrated that energy can be extracted from ocean waves at an economically viable rate using OWC technology. This is predominantly due to the initial capital cost of the structure. Previous research has established that the approach of using a chamber built in natural rock for an OWC held considerable promise for the shoreline capture of ocean wave energy. This form of construction could potentially prove more economically viable than conventional methods of OWC manufacture. This project aims to investigate the feasibilty of this concept at suitable sites on the west coast of Ireland and to investigate the energy potential of Rock OWCs.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • Oct 2008
  • Date To
    • Sept 2011
  • Title
    • Trip-by-Trip Emissions Modelling
  • Summary
    • European research project that will examine methods of reducing transport emissions using real-time transport information. The project involves a collaboration between Trinity, CURE - Center for Usability Research and Engineering, Fluidtime Design Software Service, Telematix Software, a.s., ETH Zurich Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Institute for Transport Planning and Systems, National Technical University of Athens, Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region VORG mbH/ ITS, Vienna Region and TomTom International BV. TCD will carry out i) the development of an emissions and exposure model using real-time traffic data (Co-PI A.McNAbola), and ii) Determination of the behavioural responses to real-time traffic and emissions information (PI B. Caulfield).
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • Oct 2011
  • Date To
    • Sept 2014
  • Title
    • Drain Water heat Recover: A Low Energy Shower System (LESS)
  • Summary
    • Development and Assessment of a Drain Water Heat Recovery System efficient in a horizontal orientation.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • April 2012
  • Title
    • An Assessment of the Impacts of Government Policy & Infrastructure Changes on Outdoor Air Quality: Emissions, Exposure & Health Impact
  • Summary
    • The overall objective of this research fellowship will be the assessment of the impacts of changes in government policy and infrastructure on outdoor air quality. The specific objectives will include: . A detailed review of the literature on the impacts of air pollution control measures in the outdoor environment under the headings of government policy and infrastructure change. . Methodology development: review of the methodologies used in literature to assess the impacts of measures on air quality including: emissions modelling, economic modelling, transport micro-simulation, exposure modelling & health impact assessment. . Assessment of the air quality, population exposure and related health impacts of changes in Government Policy on outdoor air quality, focusing on i) the existing & potential impacts of carbon tax on transport and domestic emissions sources and ii) the impacts of incentivisation of cycling, and (iii) the impacts of the ban on the burning, sale, marketing and distribution of bituminous coal in Ireland. . Assessment of the air quality, population exposure and related health impacts of changes in Transport Infrastructure on outdoor air quality, focusing on the impacts of i) changes in vehicle speed, and ii) the Dublin Port Tunnel & HGV Management Strategy. . A cross-comparison of the relative impacts of changes in government policy and transport infrastructure on outdoor air quality, including a cost-benefit analysis and health impact assessment. . Dissemination of results of the research to the broader scientific and environmental policy and management communities to promote the effective control of outdoor air quality.
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA (150,000)
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • Assessment, Analysis and Development of Programmes for Improvement of Irish GHG Emissions Inventories and Projections
  • Summary
    • To limit the climate change caused by anthropogenic activities, the European Union (EU) is committed to limiting emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Numerous international agreements, targets and methodologies have been developed to aid in the achievement of this goal. As part of these agreements Member States in the EU are required to prepare national GHG emissions inventories and future emissions projections to both monitor existing emissions activity and predict the likely future compliance of countries with agreed reduction targets. The methodologies/guidelines for preparing GHGs emissions inventories and projections require large disaggregated datasets. The EPA in Ireland has been working on the improvement of this process, which requires the development of new programmes for the estimation of emission factors, activity data, and maintenance of Quality Assurance programmes. In addition, recalculation of the previous estimations with improved data and techniques is required. Expertise is needed to facilitate this work, as well as institutional arrangements to ensure improved organisational structures within the EPA for this purpose. This project will develop improved GHGs emissions inventories and projections for Ireland in line with the needs of the EPA. The impacts of existing and potential climate change mitigation policy in Ireland will also be examined.
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA (198,847 euro)
  • Date From
    • Sept 2014
  • Date To
    • Aug 2017
  • Title
    • Energy Efficient Air Pollution Control in Building HVAC Systems
  • Summary
    • Development of an energy efficient particulate air pollution control device for use in building HVAC systems. The device will reduce the energy consumption of air pollution control in buildings by 10-20%.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland & Mark Eire BV (113000)
  • Date From
    • Oct 14
  • Date To
    • Sep 15
  • Title
    • Reflective Practice & The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Summary
    • Multidisciplinary desk study of teaching and learning practice.
  • Funding Agency
    • NAIRTL
  • Title
    • Technologies for Monitoring, Detecting & Treating Overflows from Urban Wastewater Networks
  • Summary
    • As CSO discharges cotain raw sewage and a range of dissolved and particulate contaminants including heavy metals, PAHs, oils and grease, alomng with large volumes of storm water, they can create significant public health and water quality concerns. In this project technologies for monitoring, detecting and treating CSO discharges will be reviewed and assessed in the Irish context. A decision support tool will also be developed. Website: http://csomonitoringire.wix.com/cso-monitoring-ire
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA (75,000)
  • Date From
    • June 2015
  • Date To
    • May 2016
  • Title
    • Particulate Matter from Diesel Vehicles: Emission and Exposure in Ireland.
  • Summary
    • The project comprises an investigation of the impact of diesel vehicle emissions on the exposure of the population to PM2.5 and their subsequent health impacts. The project includes the collection of PM2.5 samples in location-specific microenvironments and among selected population subgroups to complement existing records of PM2.5 exposure. Source apportionment is also being conducted to identify the contribution of diesel emissions to the total mass of particles in different microenvironments. To extrapolate the results of the measurement campaign and existing data records to a large proportion of the population exposure models are being developed, building on a number of previous deterministic and statistical approaches recently developed for Dublin. The most suitable approach will be identified following performance comparison to conduct a PM2.5 population exposure assessment for Dublin based on time-activity profiles and census records A diesel vehicle emissions model will also be developed to assess the current and future impact of diesel vehicles on emissions at a local urban scale. These emissions and exposure models will enable the project to inform policy and develop solution to the environmental impact of diesel vehicles in Ireland.
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA (€249,000)
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe (iSCAPE)
  • Summary
    • The iSCAPE project is led by Dr Francesco Pilla (overall coordinator), Prof Brian Broderick, Dr Aonghus McNabola and Dr John Gallagher. The project aims to integrate and advance the control of air quality and carbon emissions in European cities (Dublin (IE), Innovation-City Ruhr (Bottrop - DE), Lazzaretto Bologna (IT), Vantaa (FI), Hasselt (BE), Bologna (IT), Guilford (UK)) in the context of climate change through the development of sustainable and passive air pollution remediation strategies, policy interventions and behavioural change initiatives. It will tackle the problem of reducing air pollution at target receptors with an innovative SME-led approach, focusing on the use of "Passive Control Systems" in urban spaces.
  • Funding Agency
    • Horizon 2020
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2019
  • Title
    • Distribution our Water Resources: Utilising Integrated, Smart & low-Carbon Energy (Dwr Uisce)
  • Summary
    • The Dwr Uisce Project comprises the development of technology and policy to improve the energy efficiency of water distribution systems. The project includes technology developments in the areas of hydropower, heat recovery and network control and optimisation. Work also includes benchmarking, environmental impact assessment and climate change adaption. The project will also include a stakeholder network to facilitate knowledge transfer
  • Funding Agency
    • ERDF Interreg IV 2014-2020 (€3.4 M)
  • Date From
    • Sept 2016
  • Date To
    • Aug 2021
  • Title
    • Quantitative approaches to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Neutrality
  • Summary
    • Anthropogenic GHGs are primarily responsible for current climate change. The literature has highlighted that both human and other species in Ireland will be severely affected by the adverse impact of climate change. The EPA in Ireland is working with other national bodies, the EU and UNFCCC to reduce GHGs in order to keep the rise of average global temperatures below 2oC. In light of recent policy changes arising from the Paris Agreement, there is a need to make a synergy between national and international policies, to update our understanding of the changes to the accounting system for GHG emissions for EU countries, and to continuously improve emissions inventory preparation and projections in line with the state of the art. This project will: provide improved GHG emissions estimation, and information regarding loopholes in policies; assist emissions projection and reporting of emission by exploring the relation between science, guidelines and practices; and assist the EPA with quantitative measures to assess progress towards a low carbon future. This research project will also produce new knowledge on the development and applicability of a set of GHG indicators for assessing the carbon neutral or carbon balanced future in Ireland.
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA (€210,000)
  • Date From
    • July 2017
  • Date To
    • June 2019

Keywords

Air pollution monitoring and assessment; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Energy Engineering; Environmental aspects of transportation; Environmental Effects, Fossil Energy; Environmental engineering; Environmental Impacts of Transport; Fluid Physics; Greenhouse gas emission assessment; Hydraulics engineering; Hydro power; Pollution; Pollution Control; Renewable energies; WATER SUPPLY

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Colleens Prize for Civil Engineering 2002

Nominated for Siemens/I.E.I Young Engineer of the Year 2002

Enterprise Ireland, Industrial Technologies, Commercialisation Award 2011

Trinity College Dublin: Campus Company Award 2011

Accelerated Advancement Beyond Merit Bar (TCD) 2013

Memberships

Member of the Aerosol Society 2009 – to date

Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers 2000 – to date

Member of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate