Hydrology and hydrochemistry, is studied at all scales and from laboratory simulation where conditions are wholly controlled to field scale where, though uncontrolled, conditions are monitored. The work is distinguished by its emphasis on a mass balance approach combined with advanced geochemical analyses.
Water is studied from catchment to tap:
- Catchment - Aquatic carbon fluxes are quantified and characterised with respect to greenhouse gas production and affects on water treatability.
- In-distribution – metal oxide fluxes are monitored and characterised in order to predict and manage discolouration events, also chlorine concentration is also extensively monitored in order to develop optimal strategies for disinfection.
Research has required the development of novel monitoring devices which have been commercialised through a “spinout” – Salamander Ltd – and licensed to Siemens.