Funded PhD Studentship -The development of a passive water sampler for high-polarity cytotoxic drugs
The development of a passive water sampler for high-polarity cytotoxic drugs in aquatic systems
An exciting analytical chemistry project aimed at developing a novel polymer-based passive water sampler for cytotoxic anti-cancer drugs is available in a partnership between Lancaster Environment Centre and the Centre of Ecology & Hydrology. The occurrence of these potent pharmaceuticals in wastewater effluents and receiving waters is of growing concern, particularly in the water industry, as many of these chemicals are not fully degraded during the sewage treatment process resulting in their occurrence in river/estuary water, with risks to water quality and aquatic biota.
The project will develop a sensitive and reproducible analytical method based on LC-MS instrumentation. A laboratory programme will be pursued to understand the behaviour of a selection of these chemicals in water under a range of test conditions (varying pH and dissolved constituents). Experiments will be undertaken to measure chemical uptake and depuration for a range of test sorbents to develop a suitable passive-sampler matrix ready for field trials. Development and field testing of the sampler will be conducted in conjunction with scientists from United Utilities, the major water supply company in NW England and a CASE partner on this project, with the aim of producing field data on a high spatial scale. The project will be jointly supervised by scientists from LEC and CEH.
Deadline for Applications: Friday 16th July.
Fri 18 June 2010
School of Computing and Communications computer scientists are at the forefront of a UK-wide BBC initiative launched on March 12th to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.
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Tue 31 March 2015
A Faculty team representing science, technology, engineering and maths took part in EDF Energy's 'Science Day' on Saturday 21st March at Heysham Power Station.
Wed 25 March 2015
Professor Roger Jones has replaced Professor Peter Ratoff as Head of the Physics Department. Roger gained a PhD studying neutrino interactions at CERN and Fermilab before starting his career at CERN working at the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) Collider.
Tue 24 March 2015
As part of British Science week, 170 students from 14 schools across the region came to Lancaster University on Wednesday 18th March to compete in science, technology, engineering and mathematics challenges.
Mon 23 March 2015