Bernadette O'Regan

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This paper aims to measure product and waste flows in an Irish city-region using the principles of metabolism and mass balance. An empirical indicator to measure resource efficiency, using a ratio of waste disposal as a function of product consumption, was developed and it was found that total materials metabolic inefficiency fell by 31% from 0.13 in 1996(More)
We study electron mobilities in nanoporous and single-crystal titanium dioxide with terahertz time domain spectroscopy. This ultrafast technique allows the determination of the electron mobility after carrier thermalization with the lattice but before equilibration with defect trapping states. The mobilities reported here for single-crystal rutile (1 cm2/(V(More)
Food waste in hospitals is of major concern for two reasons: one, healthcare needs to move toward preventative and demand led models for sustainability and two, food system sustainability needs to seek preventative measures such as diet adaptation and waste prevention. The impact of breast-milk substitute use on health services are well established in(More)
In this overland flow simulation experiment, the relationships between flow path length, flow rate and the concentration of different P fractions were investigated. Overland flow was simulated using a 3 mx0.12 m laboratory flume. To remove the impact of rainfall on P lost in overland flow, simulated rainfall was not used during these experiments. Instead(More)
Sustainable development indicators (SDIs) have emerged as a tool to measure progress towards sustainable development for a number of fields. However, no indicator initiative to date has been aimed at biosolids management at local authority, regional or national levels. This paper presents a study where stakeholders involved in the management of biosolids in(More)
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