The University of Hull is the 14th oldest University in England, established in 1927. The University consistently ranks in the top ten mainstream English Universities in the National Student Survey, while 80% of the University?s research was judged to be of an international standard in terms of originality, significance and rigour in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF). The University has particular research expertise in Environment and Energy with an extensive portfolio of R&D and consultancy across the environmental, marine and renewables sectors.
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Our current research at the University of Hull with a range of research partners is focusing on combined resource recovery and remediation of alkaline residues, such as bauxite processing residue and steel industry by-products. Funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council, our research is:
- Improving characterisation of environmental risks of alkaline by-products through a combination of laboratory studies on oxyanion leaching mechanisms and field characterisation,
- Developing technologies for the passive recovery of metals from highly alkaline leachates to both minimise environmental risks and maximise opportunities for valorisation,
- Trialling technologies for the buffering of alkaline leachates
- Critically appraising the policy and governance frameworks pertinent to alkaline residues, and identifying potential challenges to further valorisation.