Current work including administrative and professional duties/roles etc
Mike holds the post of Professor of Environmental Chemistry and is a member of the Urban Pollution Research Centre (UPRC). He also has links to the Flood Hazard Research Centre (FHRC) through a range of joint projects. Examples of current and recently completed research projects include those funded by the European Union, the Environment Agency, and a range of private sponsors including the British Airports Authority. He is now employed on a 0.4 FT contract but continues to supervise MPhil and PhD students.
Links to Current and Recently Completed Projects
COST ES1043 (New and Emerging challenges and opportunities in wastewater REUSe); HORIZON 2020
SWITCH (Sustainable Water management Improves the Cities Health); EU Framework 6
COST 636 (Xenobiotics in the Urban Water Cycle); EU Frameworks 6 and 7
SCOREPP (Source Control Options for Reducing the Emissions of Priority Pollutants); EU Framework 6.
ISSUES (Integrating Sciences to Sustain Urban Ecosystem Services); ESRC, NERC, EPRC
Mike has published extensively on the topic of urban water pollution and his research output extends to over 200 publications, including 92 peer-reviewed journal papers, 86 conference papers, 24 chapters in books and numerous commissioned research reports.
Urban surface water pollution problems arising from misconnections. 2016. Science of the Total Environment, 151-152, 163-174 (with J B Ellis)
Sorption behaviours and transport potentials for selected pharmaceuticals and triclosan in two sterilised soils. 2015. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 15(3), 594-606 (with T Balogh and H Jones)
The sources, impact and management of car park runoff pollution: A review. 2014. Journal of Environmental Management, 146, 552-567 (with L Lundy, F Coulon and M Fairley)
Soil mobility of surface applied polyaromatic hydrocarbon in response to simulated rainfall. 2014. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(6), 4209-4219 (with T Balogh and H Jones)
Comparison of pollutant emission control strategies for Cd and Hg in urban water systems using substance flow analysis. 2013. Journal of Environmental Management, 116, 172-180 (with L. Lundy, E. Eriksson and C Viavattene).
Ecotoxicity of carbamazepine and its UV transformation products. 2013. Science of the Total Environment, 443, 870-876. (with E Donner, T Kosjek, S Qualmann, KO Kusk, E Heath, A Ledin and HR Anderson)
Risk prioritisation of stormwater pollutant sources. 2012. Water Research, 46(20), 6589-6600. Special Issue on Stormwater in Urban Areas (with L Lundy and JB Ellis)
An impact assessment methodology for urban surface runoff quality following best practice treatment. 2012. Science of the Total Environment,416, 172-179 (with JB Ellis and L Lundy).
The implications of household greywater treatment and reuse for municipal wastewater flows and micropollutant loads. 2011. Water Research, 45, 1549-1560 (with E Eriksson and E Donner)
Heavy metal concentrations in water and sediment from stormwater ponds and sedimentation tanks. 2010. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 178, 612-618 (with K Karlsson, M Viklander and L Scholes)
The presence and fate of priority substances in domestic greywater treatment and reuse systems. 2010. Science of the Total Environment, 408, 2444-2451 (with E Donner, E Eriksson, L Scholes, HC Holten Lutzhoft and A. Ledin.
Effects of temperature on metal tolerance and the accumulation of Zn and Pb by metal-tolerant fungi isolated from urban runoff treated wetlands. 2009. Journal of Applied Microbiology 106, 1163-1174. (with D Purchase, LNL Scholes, and RBE Shutes)
Mike's primary research interests are in the field of environmental pollution, focussing on topics such as:
Examples of ongoing and completed research and consulting activities:
An evaluation of the removal of sediments and associated pollutants by ACO channel drainage systems (in conjunction with ACO Technology and Cranfield University).