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Globally, the quantity of waste being produced is increasing day by day and current waste storage solutions are creating a myriad of environmental problems. Join us and learn how scientists are developing new ways to manage waste and help tackle this environmental ticking time bomb.
Out of sight, out of mine: the waste crisis you don’t know about
Samuel Armistead (Civil and Structural Engineering)
Mineral extraction produces 2.7 billion tonnes of waste a year. With ore yields drastically decreasing and demand for minerals rising, current methods of mine waste disposal are leading us into a global crisis. Samuel will explore how current waste storage methods are producing environmental 'ticking time bombs' and how researchers are discovering innovative new ways to turn this problem into a potential resource.
Can a residue prevent pollution from landfills?
Dr Mercedes Regadio Garcia (Civil and Structural Engineering)
Globally, waste is dumped or disposed of in some form of landfill, and the quantity is increasing day by day. The liquid produced from the waste causes problems for people and the surrounding land and surface waters. Can we prevent pollution and at the same time decrease the amount of waste that is discarded? That is what we are testing by applying two 'industrial process residues' as stabilizers of clayey landfill barriers. Join us and get ready to get your hands dirty playing with clays, mixed aggregates and bottom ash.