|Role||Start date||End date||Funding source|
|Lead||18 Mar 2019||17 Oct 2021||Innovate UK|
Sampling for airborne microorganisms downwind of waste management and intensive farming facilities is an area that requires further research – these types of facilities are known to emit bioaerosols of health significance but currently there is a lack of information on the most appropriate sampling techniques, target microorganisms, analytical approaches and the best way in which to achieve an accurate representation of emissions from facilities which recognises their spatial and temporal nature.
|Role||Start date||End date||Funding source|
|Lead||13 May 2015||31 Dec 2018||NERC Natural Environment Research Council|
This project focuses on detection and characterisation of inflammatory agents in bioaerosol emitted from biowaste and intensive agriculture. It is known that cellular components (e.g. endotoxin and glucan) are emitted by composting and farming. Endotoxin binds to receptors associated with many cell types generating pro-inflammatory cytokines, resulting in inflammatory response in exposed people. Endotoxin has advantages as a bioaerosol metric – it is: • detectable through robust methods • a broad-spectrum indicator of bacterially-derived (Gram negative) bioaerosol • the only bioaerosol component for which an exposure limit to protect the general population is currently realistic. Whilst promising, only a small database exists of endotoxin concentrations around composting / farming facilities and little is known about exposure of the general population (as opposed to occupational exposure). Little knowledge exists on the size fractions that airborne endotoxin is associated with, the relative importance of whole cells (live/dead), vesicles and disrupted fragments, or its dispersion properties. Although robust detection methods exist, there are presently no rapid or continuous detection methods available.
Concentration and composition of bioaerosol emissions from intensive farms: Pig and poultry livestock (2020-10-15)
Gladding, T.L.; Rolph, C.A.; Gwyther, C.L.; Kinnersley, R.; Walsh, K. and Tyrrel, S.
Journal of Environmental Management, 272, Article 111052
Scoping studies to establish the capability and utility of a real-time bioaerosol sensor to characterise emissions from environmental sources (2019-01-15)
Nasir, Zaheer Ahmad; Hayes, Enda; Williams, Ben; Gladding, Toni; Rolph, Catherine; Khera, Shagun; Jackson, Simon; Bennett, Allan; Collins, Samuel; Parks, Simon; Attwood, Alexis; Kinnersley, Robert P.; Walsh, Kerry; Alcega, Sonia Garcia; Pollard, Simon J.T.; Drew, Gill; Coulon, Frederic and Tyrrel, Sean
Science of the Total Environment, 648 (pp. 25-32)
A Controlled Study on the Characterisation of Bioaerosols Emissions from Compost (2018-09-28)
Nasir, Zaheer Ahmad; Rolph, Catherine; Collins, Samuel; Stevenson, David; Gladding, Toni L.; Hayes, Enda; Williams, Ben; Khera, Shagun; Jackson, Simon; Bennett, Allan; Parks, Simon; Kinnersley, Robert P.; Walsh, Kerry; Pollard, Simon J.T.; Drew, Gillian; Alcega, Sonia Garcia; Coulon, Frederic and Tyrrel, Sean
Atmosphere, 9, Article 379(10)
Sources of Airborne Endotoxins in Ambient Air and Exposure of Nearby Communities—A Review (2018)
Rolph, Catherine A.; Gwyther, Ceri L.; Tyrrel, Sean F.; Nasir, Zaheer A.; Drew, Gillian H.; Jackson, Simon K.; Khera, Shagun; Hayes, Enda T.; Williams, Ben; Bennett, Allan; Collins, Samuel; Walsh, Kerry; Kinnersley, Rob and Gladding, Toni L.
Atmosphere, 9, Article 375(10)
The challenges, uncertainties and opportunities of bioaerosol dispersion modelling from open composting facilities (2017-04-25)
Williams, Ben; Hayes, Enda; Nasir, Zaheer; Rolph, Catherine; Jackson, Simon; Khera, Shagun; Bennett, Alan; Gladding, Toni; Drew, Gillian and Tyrrel, Sean
Air Pollution XXV, 211 (pp. 51-59)
A study of the potential release of bioaerosols from containers as a result of reduced frequency residual waste collections (2017-01-15)
Gladding, Toni L. and Gwyther, Ceri L.
Science of the Total Environment, 576 (pp. 481-489)
Waste electrical and electronics equipment: do new regulations promote sustainability? (2008-12)
International Journal of Performability Engineering, 4(4) (pp. 319-332)
Organic dust exposure and work-related effects among recycling workers (2003-06)
Gladding, Toni; Thorn, Jorgen and Stott, David
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 43(6) (pp. 584-591)
Environment management report. Focus on Waste Management (2006)
Yoxon, Mark; Burnley, Stephen and Gladding, Toni
ISBN : 0-580-48412-2 | Publisher : British Standards Institution | Published : London
Health risks of materials recycling facilities (2002-11)
In: Hester, R.E. and Harrison, R.M. eds. Environmental and health impact of solid waste management activities. Issues in environmental science and technology (18) (pp. 53-72)
ISBN : 854042857 | Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry | Published : Cambridge, UK
Towards improved bioaerosol model validation and verification (2018-06-19)
Williams, Ben; Hayes, Enda; Nasir, Zaheer; Rolph, Catherine; Jackson, Simon; Khera, Shagun; Bennett, Alan; Gladding, Toni; Drew, Gillian; Longhurst, James and Tyrrel, Sean
In : Air Pollution 2019 (26-28 Jun 2019, Aveiro, Portugal) (pp. 41-50)
Plastic Microbial Acclimation and Optimisation of Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Processes may Improve Degradation Times (2017-10-02)
Boardman, C. P.; Summers, S. S.; Olsson-Francis, K. and Gladding, T.
In : 16th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (Sardinia 2017) (2-6 Oct 2017, S. Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy,)
Greenhouse gas emissions from non-recyclable residual household waste within domestic wheeled bins (2015-10-05)
Boardman, C.; Burnley, S.; Gauci, V. and Gladding, T.
In : 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (Sardinia 2015) (5-9 Oct 2015, S. Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy)
Research into the issues associated with people sleeping in waste containers (2020-02)
Gladding, Toni; Rolph, Catherine and Wright, Paul
Monitoring bioaerosol and odour emissions from composting facilities - WR1121 (2013-08-20)
Williams, Melanie; Lamarre, Baptiste; Butterfield, David; Tyrrel, Sean; Longhurst, Phil; Drew, Gillian; Al-Ashaab, Reyna; Nelson, Alan; Gladding, Toni; Simpson, Annika; Coughlin, Toni and Hansell, Anna
Evidence: Biofilter performance and operation as related to commercial composting (2013-04)
Frederickson, J.; Boardman, C. P.; Gladding, T. L.; Simpson, A. E.; Howell, G. and Sgouridis, F.
Environment Agency, Bristol.
Scoping study of potential health effects of fortnightly residual waste collection and related changes to domestic waste systems (2009-07)
Waste Resources Action Programme
Review of Environmental and Health Effects of Waste Management: Municipal Solid Waste and Similar Wastes (2004)
Enviros Consulting Ltd., ; University of Birmingham, ; Risk and Policy Analysts Ltd., ; The Open University, group; Gladding, Toni and Thurgood, Maggie