Fate of Plastics Within Landfill Environments

Lead Research Organisation: CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
Department Name: School of Water, Energy and Environment


The proposed PhD project will develop new understanding in the mechanisms of plastic degradation within a landfill site, the products of degradation and how these products contribute to metal mobility within a landfill site. The products of degradation will go beyond micro and nano plastics, developing new chemical understanding of fingerprint compounds present in leachate which could inform site operators of the status of contained plastics and how to control/limit/enhance metal mobility.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
NE/S007350/1 30/09/2019 29/09/2028
2880901 Studentship NE/S007350/1 01/10/2023 01/04/2027 Lindsey SELLECK