Exploring natural resources for dealing with waste: The Estuarine Research Group at WIT

McLoughlin, Peter (2006) Exploring natural resources for dealing with waste: The Estuarine Research Group at WIT. Research Matters (6). p. 16.

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The Estuarine Research Group (ERG) has a range of scientific expertise from molecular biology and bioremediation to inorganic chemistry and biological separations. Development of this research team was facilitated through funding under the Technological Sector Research Strand III (Core research strengths enhancement 2000-2006) initiative. Phase I projects of the research team are focused on novel, fundamental investigations into the chemical and biological mechanisms involved in heavy metal sequestration and binding to a range of seaweeds (Phaeophyceae, Rhodophyceae, and Chlorophyceae) commonly found in the South-East of Ireland. Such research, although fundamental in nature, has positive economic implications for society through the potential development of our natural resources as bioremediation products for metal-laden wastewater streams. A number of parallel research strands involving genetic, bioremediation, ecological and chemical studies are currently ongoing in the group. The combined output from these research elements is aimed at gaining a better understanding of the dynamics of metal uptake by seaweed species.

Item Type: Article
Departments or Groups: Eco-Innovation Research Centre > Estuarine Research Group
Divisions: School of Science > Department of Chemical and Life Sciences
Depositing User: Admin SSL
Date Deposited: 31 May 2007 16:15
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:25
URI: https://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/488

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