Environmental Research Institute - Doctoral Theses

Environmental Research Institute - Doctoral Theses

 

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  • Glynn, James (University College Cork, 2015)
    Ireland imports 88% of its energy requirements. Oil makes up 59% of total final energy consumption (TFC). Import dependency, low fuel diversity and volatile prices leave Ireland vulnerable in terms of energy security. The ...
  • Tabassum, Muhammad Rizwan (University College Cork, 2016)
    Irish brown seaweeds have been identified as a potential bio-resource with potentially high specific methane yields. Anaerobic digestion is deemed the most feasible technology due to its commercial viability for handling ...
  • Scollick, Andrew Dale (University College Cork, 2016)
    This thesis argues that complex adaptive social–ecological systems (SES) theory has important implications for the design of integrated ocean and coastal governance in the EU. Traditional systems of governance have struggled ...
  • Allen, Eoin (University College Cork, 2015)
    Biogas production is the conversion of the organic material into methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) under anaerobic conditions. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is widely used in continental and Scandinavian communities as ...
  • Darby, Steven B. (University College Cork, 2015)
    Mercury is a potent neurotoxin even at low concentrations. The unoxidised metal has a high vapour pressure and can circulate through the atmosphere, but when oxidised can deposit and be accumulated through the food chain. ...

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