Willingness to take PhD students
Cynthia Carliell-Marquet’s research falls within the broad theme of resource recovery from waste and covers two distinct areas:
The anaerobic digestion process: This concerns biochemical reactions at the cellular level and their relation to operational and engineering aspects of these systems to maximise methane recovery and improve system resilience and robustness. A significant part of her current research is aimed at understanding the metal-microbe reactions that occur in anaerobic digesters.
The recovery of phosphorus from wastewater and organic wastes: Current projects include an assessment of global phosphorus reserves to determine when and how phosphorus recovery could become an economically viable proposition for the UK water industry. Combining both the anaerobic digestion and phosphorus recovery elements is a second project which aims to determine how phosphorus recovery can be sustainably combined with energy recovery for various scales of anaerobic digestion facilities.