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Urban Food Growth - Low Carbon Society

Urban Food Growth

The potential for food urbanism to increase environmental governance and social capital for an inner city Dublin neighbourhood is investigated. This provides a toolkit to support citizen and community engagement linked to improved environmental performance and low carbon living.

 



Microbially Induced Calcite Precipitation - Biogrout

Microbially Induced Calcite Precipitation - Biogrout

In the field of Geotechnical Engineering the newest area of research that offers an opportunity for advancement is the interface between soil mechanics and the biological sphere. Microbially Induced Carbonate Precipitation (MICP) is a soil stabilisation process that relies on the ability of ureolytic bacteria such as Sporosarcina Pasteurii to hydrolysis urea. The reaction mechanism mimics natural lithification processes and enhances these to increase the material’s compressive strength and decrease erodibility. Research is being carried out at TrinityHaus to investigate the potential offered by introducing medical nebulisers to deliver the process reagents and bacteria into the ground as aerosols. Further applications for the restoration of historical masonry facades are also being explored.



Microbially Induced Calcite Precipitation - Biogrout

FOURTH ASTM International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments

In 2009 TrinityHaus organised in Trinity College Dublin the fourth edition of the ASTM International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments. The symposium was a forum for the dissemination and debate of sustainable scientific and engineering advances in remediation and management of contaminated sediments found in major ports, harbours and rivers from around the world. Many case studies were presented discussing the potential for a sustainable management and remediation of contaminated sediments and included: Oslo Harbour, Cardiff Bay, Hakata Bay Japan, Taranto Harbour Italy, Clyde Canal Glasgow, Lac Saint-Pierre Quebec, Venice Lagoon, Svartsjo, Tolka River Dublin.

 



Brownfield Sites - Sustainable Remediation

Brownfield Sites and Sustainable Remediation

TrinityHaus is investigating a novel concept for modelling the lifecycle of brownfield sites, BROwnfield Optimal Management (BroOM) model; by introducing the potential for intermediate use in the typical life cycle of a brownfield site, an alternative and more sustainable life cycle is expected. The ultimate goal is to inform the development of a decision support tool for brownfield site management that will allow to improve local planning policies and identify the most sustainable intermediate uses together with the relative exit strategies for redevelopment.




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