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Sept '12 - Appointment of new Research Officer to Hydro-BPT project in Bangor

A Research Project Support Officer has been appointed to the Bangor University Hydro-BPT project team. John Gallagher has joined the Bangor project team to investigate the environmental impacts of micro-hydro turbine installations. He has joined the team after submitting his PhD in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and has worked with members of the TCD team prior to his appointment. He hopes his engineering expertise will complement the environmental team in Bangor as they carry out the GIS mapping of the identified potential and a detailed life cycle assessment (LCA) to determine the environmental impacts of micro-hydro installations.

His role will include liaising with water suppliers, local authorities, electrical suppliers, energy regulators and turbine suppliers/ manufacturers to gather the data required to carry out the environmental assessment for the project. He hopes his work will aid in providing a clearer picture of the potential for energy recovery and a more sustainable water industry.

Publication date: 4 March 2013

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