We have submitted two proposals to CAIRN India Ltd for advising on their oil drilling sludge and solid waste issues.
We have submitted a joint project proposal to the Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL), India for valorisation of their waste (jarosite and jarofix). The initiative was made during the Indo:UK seminar and the waste material was tested for a 'proof of concept'.
Recently IU-CERI has identified a major socio-environmental issue arising from coal mine-fires in India and conceptualised a remedial framework, and submitted a joint project proposal to the British Council-DST under their UKIERI-2016 call.
Tripathi, Nimisha, Singh, Raj S. and Hills, Colin D. (2016). Soil Carbon Development in Rejuvenated Indian Coal Mine Spoil. Ecological Engineering, Volume 90, Pages 482-490.
Tripathi, Nimisha, Singh, Raj S. and Hills, Colin D. (2016). Reclamation of Mine-Impacted Land for Ecosystem Recovery. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781119057901.
Selected environmental research projects completed by partner institutions
University of Greenwich
- Immobilisation of pollutants in cementitious binders
- The long term durability of stabilised/solidified wastes
- Carbonate remediation technologies
- Application of accelerated carbonation to the risk management of contaminated soils and wastes
- Use of accelerated carbonation technology (ACT) to improve chemical and physical characteristics of soils and wastes
- Sequestration of CO2 in wastes to produce stable construction materials
- Valorisation of biomass wastes by accelerated carbonation technology
- Restoration and reclamation of contaminated mine wastelands
- Carbon storage and its stabilization in the coal mine overburden dumps through plantation and soil amendments
- Nutrient transformation in alternate land use systems
- Bio-remediation of metal contaminated soils and water
- Carbon sequestration in mine spoils and wastelands
- Bio-gasification of organic wastes
- Bio-desulphurisation of petroleum waste and coal
- Development of haul road dust collecting system in coal mining areas
- Utilisation of coal fly ash in different sectors
- Impact of post-mining subsidence on hydrology and forest cover
- Integrated ecological studies of different land uses
- Ex situ conservation of endemic plants