Dr Alex Riley

Dr Alex Riley

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Hull)
  • MSc (University of Hull)
  • PhD (University of Sheffield)

Summary

Alex is a postdoctoral research associate working on the NERC funded project "Legacy Wastes in the Coastal Zone: Environmental Risks and Management Futures" (see http://gotw.nerc.ac.uk/list_full.asp?pcode=NE%2FT003022%2F1). His research focuses primarily on the use of GIS and field studies to assess the risks posed by legacy waste landfill sites on the coastal environment, and how these risks may change under future climate scenarios.

He is also the current PDRA/Early Career Researcher representative to the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FoSE), and is open to receive feedback and comments from all PDRAs and ECRs across the faculty.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Selective Recovery of Copper from a Synthetic Metalliferous Waste Stream Using the Thiourea-Functionalized Ion Exchange Resin Puromet MTS9140

Riley, A. L., Porter, C. P., & Ogden, M. D. (2021). Selective Recovery of Copper from a Synthetic Metalliferous Waste Stream Using the Thiourea-Functionalized Ion Exchange Resin Puromet MTS9140. Eng, 2(4), 512-530. https://doi.org/10.3390/eng2040033

Legacy iron and steel wastes in the UK: Extent, resource potential, and management futures

Riley, A. L., MacDonald, J. M., Burke, I. T., Renforth, P., Jarvis, A. P., Hudson-Edwards, K. A., …Mayes, W. M. (2020). Legacy iron and steel wastes in the UK: Extent, resource potential, and management futures. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 219, Article 106630. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2020.106630

Impact of copper(II) on activation product removal from reactor decommissioning effluents in South Korea

Amphlett, J. T., Pepper, S. E., Riley, A. L., Harwood, L. M., Cowell, J., Whittle, K. R., …Ogden, M. D. (2020). Impact of copper(II) on activation product removal from reactor decommissioning effluents in South Korea. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 82, 261-268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2019.10.022

Behaviour and fate of vanadium during the aerobic neutralisation of hyperalkaline slag leachate

Hobson, A. J., Stewart, D. I., Bray, A. W., Mortimer, R. J., Mayes, W. M., Riley, A. L., …Burke, I. T. (2018). Behaviour and fate of vanadium during the aerobic neutralisation of hyperalkaline slag leachate. The Science of the total environment, 643, 1191-1199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.06.272

Atmospheric CO2 sequestration in iron and steel slag: Consett, Co. Durham, UK

Mayes, W. M., Riley, A. L., Gomes, H., Brabham, P., Hamlyn, J., Pullin, H., & Renforth, P. (2018). Atmospheric CO2 sequestration in iron and steel slag: Consett, Co. Durham, UK. Environmental Science and Technology, 52(14), 7892-7900. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b01883

Research interests

Environmental Pollution; GIS; Environmental Remediation; Resource Recovery

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (MIEnvSc)

2021