Mae ein grŵp yn cynnal ymchwil cymhwysol i'r rhyngweithio rhwng y geosffer a lles dynol ac amgylcheddol.
We conduct applied research into the interactions between the geosphere and human and environmental well-being. We particularly focus on the development of sustainable, low-carbon and eco-friendly geologically-based technologies.
- geology and human occupational and environmental diseases - mineral dusts, volcanic ash, coal fly ash, toxic clays
- finding new uses for old mining works - heat recovery, gas energy
- the application of geophysical techniques to the mapping and characterisation of contaminated land at redundant industrial sites
- developing new technologies to map and delineate old mine workings
- sustainability for disused and closing landfills, utilising water and energy resources
- mapping, assessing and optimising carbon sequestration in anthropogenic materials (cement, slag, ashes, red mud and lime).
Yangang, X. (Lead PI; Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University) and Jones, T. (Co-PI) and other Co-Applicants Mobile Crowd Sensing Network: Engaging with Communities to Explore Multiple Benefits of Urban Green Infrastructure. Engage/Inspire, Cardiff University. 2016, £5,000
Schuhmacher, M. (Lead PI; Chemical Engineering Department, Center of Environmental Food and Toxicology Technology) and Jones, T. (Co-PI) and other Co-Applicants Assessing the Exposure and the Health Effects of Ambient Fine and Ultrafine Particles in Areas of Intensive Industrial Activity (UltraPAR). Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. 2016, £150,000
Ho, K-F. (Lead PI), Jones, T. (Co-PI) and BéruBé, K. (Co-PI) Characterisation and bioreactivity of PM2.5 near landfill sites and their impact on public health in Hong Kong. HMRF, Hong Kong Government, China (2016). HK$856,928; £68,044
Soberon, F. S. (University of Tarragona, Spain), Schuhmacher, M. (Lead PI), BéruBé, K. (Co-PI and Supervisor) and Jones, T. (Co-Supervisor) Toxicity of Fugitive Dust Particles Produced by Cement Factories. Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competition: PhD Short Exchange Studentship. 2015/16, £5,000
Hu, Y. (Chinese University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China), Shao, L. (Lead PI), BéruBé, K. (Host Supervisor) and Jones, T. (Co-Supervisor) Study on the Physicochemistry & Toxicology of Indoor PM in Xuanwei Lung Cancer Area. China Scholarship Council, Ministry of Education, PRC; PhD Long Exchange Studentship. 2015/16, £20,000
- Zhang, M. et al., 2022. Hemolysis of PM10 on RBCs in vitro: an indoor air study in a coal-burning lung cancer epidemic area. Geoscience Frontiers 13 (1) 101176. (10.1016/j.gsf.2021.101176)
- Cao, Y. et al., 2021. Multiple relationships between aerosol and COVID-19: A framework for global studies. Gondwana Research 93 , pp.243-251. (10.1016/j.gr.2021.02.002)
- Niu, X. et al., 2021. The oxidative capacity of indoor source combustion derived particulate matter and resulting respiratory toxicity. Science of the Total Environment 767 144391. (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144391)
- Incledion, A. et al. 2021. A new look at the purported health benefits of commercial and natural clays. Biomolecules 11 (1) 58. (10.3390/biom11010058)
- Tung, N. T. et al., 2021. Particulate matter and SARS-CoV-2: a possible model of COVID-19 transmission. Science of the Total Environment 750 141532. (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141532)
- Lawson, M. J. et al. 2020. Iron-rich magnetic coal fly ash particles induce apoptosis in human bronchial cells. Applied Sciences 10 (23) 8368. (10.3390/app10238368)
- Li, W. et al., 2020. Air quality improvement in response to intensified control strategies in Beijing during 2013–2019. Science of the Total Environment 744 140776. (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140776)
- Feng, X. et al., 2020. Particle-induced oxidative damage by indoor size-segregated particulate matter from coal-burning homes in the Xuanwei lung cancer epidemic area, Yunnan Province, China. Chemosphere 256 127058. (10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.127058)
Air pollution and geoenvironmental laboratory
- bespoke, mobile, high-volume air vacuum pump, 1,100 liters/minute
- tiered foam impaction head, over 10micron, 10-2.5 micron, 2.5-1.0 micron, under 1 micron particles
- three Model 3785 Condensation Particle Counters, for ambient air pollution monitoring
- MicrodustPro handheld dust monitor
- TSI air pollution monitor
- nine 10 litres/minute vacuum air pumps
- bespoke dry dust fine particles separator
- preparation bench for SEM, XRD and ICP-MS samples.
- 4” submersible borehole pump with control panel and petrol generator
- borehole bailers, slugs and downhole loggers
- heidolph leachate tumbler
- herdeus sample drying oven
- double-distilled water maker
- -80C freezer
- sonic baths, desk top test tube agitators, weighting scales, heating plates, mini-centrifuge, sample storage facilities
- preparation benches for sample filtering and gas monitoring
- field water probes for pH, temp, DO.
- mechanical sieve shakers
- sieves and sample splitters
- sedigraph particle size analyser
- vacuum desiccator
- 3 x Drying ovens
- 1 x Muffle furnace
- cone penetration test kit
- 4 x electronic balances
- 5 x lever arm oedometers and ancillaries
- direct shear box rigs and ancillaries.
Field store: resistivity and shallow seismic
- IRIS 72 Channel Electrical tomography system
- GEM-2 Ground conductivity system with DGPS input
- ATLAS COPCO vibrocorer with capability to sample to 10m depth through Quaternary and soft sediment.