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An evaluation of feedstocks for sustainable energy and circular economy practices in a small island community. (2022)
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REYNOLDS, J., KENNEDY, R., ICHAPKA, M., AGARWAL, A., OKE, A., COX, E., EDWARDS, C. and NJUGUNA, J. 2022. An evaluation of feedstocks for sustainable energy and circular economy practices in a small island community. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews [online], 161, article 112360. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2022.112360

Maximising the use of anaerobic digestion to generate power from waste feedstocks is becoming a practical way to use waste contributing to the transition from a linear to a circular economy and reducing the carbon footprint. In addition to harnessing... Read More about An evaluation of feedstocks for sustainable energy and circular economy practices in a small island community..

Adsorption of cyanotoxins on polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate: microplastics as vector of eight microcystin analogues. (2022)
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MOURA, D.S., PESTANA, C.J., MOFFAT, C.F., HUI, J., IRVINE, J.T.S., EDWARDS, C. and LAWTON, L.A. 2022. Adsorption of cyanotoxins on polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate: microplastics as vector of eight microcystin analogues. Environmental pollution [online], 303, article 119135. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2022.119135

Plastics are utilised globally but are of environmental concern due to their persistence. The global presence of microplastics (particles

Biological activity and stability of aeruginosamides from cyanobacteria. (2022)
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CEGLOWSKA, M., KWIECIEŃ, P., SZUBERT, K., BRZUZAN, P., FLORCZYK, M., EDWARDS, C., KOSAKOWSKA, A. and MAZUR-MARZEC, H. 2022. Biological activity and stability of aeruginosamides from cyanobacteria. Marine drugs [online], 20(2): pharmaceutical potential of marine microorganisms, article 93. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/md20020093

Aeruginosamides (AEGs) are classified as cyanobactins, ribosomally synthesized peptides with post-translational modifications. They have been identified in cyanobacteria of genera Microcystis, Oscillatoria, and Limnoraphis. In this work, the new data... Read More about Biological activity and stability of aeruginosamides from cyanobacteria..

Recoverable resources from pot ale and spent wash from Scotch whisky production. (2021)
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EDWARDS, C., MCNERNEY, C.C., LAWTON, L.A., PALMER, J., MACGREGOR, K., JACK, F., COCKBURN, P., PLUMMER, A., LOVEGROVE, A. and WOOD, A. 2022. Recoverable resources from pot ale and spent wash from Scotch whisky production. Resources, conservation and recycling [online], 179, article number 106114. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.106114

Scotch Whisky is an important global commodity which generates extensive co-product known as pot ale or spent wash (> 10 L co-product per L whisky). Whilst this is often used as fertiliser or animal feed, a proportion requires disposal resulting in c... Read More about Recoverable resources from pot ale and spent wash from Scotch whisky production..

Potentially poisonous plastic particles: microplastics as a vector for cyanobacterial toxins microcystin-LR and microcystin-LF. (2021)
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PESTANA, C.J., MOURA, D.S., CAPELO-NETO, J., EDWARDS, C., DREISBACH, D., SPENGLER, B. and LAWTON, L.A. 2021. Potentially poisonous plastic particles: microplastics as a vector for cyanobacterial toxins microcystin-LR and microcystin-LF. Environmental science and technology [online], 55(23), pages 15940-15949. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c05796

The potential of microplastics to act as a vector for micropollutants of natural or anthropogenic origin is of rising concern. Cyanobacterial toxins, including microcystins, are harmful to humans and wildlife. In this study, we demonstrate for the fi... Read More about Potentially poisonous plastic particles: microplastics as a vector for cyanobacterial toxins microcystin-LR and microcystin-LF..

Stratification strength and light climate explain variation in chlorophyll α at the continental scale in a European multilake survey in a heatwave summer. (2021)
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DONIS, D., MANTZOUKI, E., MCGINNIS, D.F. et al. 2021. Stratification strength and light climate explain variation in chlorophyll a at the continental scale in a European multilake survey in a heatwave summer. Limnology and oceanography [online], 66(12), pages 4314-4333. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11963

To determine the drivers of phytoplankton biomass, we collected standardized morphometric, physical, and biological data in 230 lakes across the Mediterranean, Continental, and Boreal climatic zones of the European continent. Multilinear regression m... Read More about Stratification strength and light climate explain variation in chlorophyll α at the continental scale in a European multilake survey in a heatwave summer..

Nostocyclopeptides as new inhibitors of 20s proteasome. (2021)
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FIDOR, A., CEKAŁA, K., WIECZERZAK, E., CEGŁOWSKA, M., KASPRZYKOWSKI, F., EDWARDS, C. and MAZUR-MARZEC, H. 2021. Nostocyclopeptides as new inhibitors of 20S proteasome. Biomolecules [online], 11(10), article 1483. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/biom11101483

Nostocyclopeptides (Ncps) are a small class of bioactive nonribosomal peptides produced solely by cyanobacteria of the genus Nostoc. In the current work, six Ncps were isolated from Nostoc edaphicum strain CCNP1411. The bioactivity of these compounds... Read More about Nostocyclopeptides as new inhibitors of 20s proteasome..

Comparison of UV-A photolytic and UV/TiO2 photocatalytic effects on Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7813 and four microcystin analogues: a pilot scale study. [Dataset] (2021)
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MENEZES, I., CAPELO-NETO, J., PESTANA, C.J., CLEMENTE, A., HUI, J., IRVINE, J.T.S., GUNARATNE, H.Q.N., ROBERTSON, P.K.J., EDWARDS, C., GILLANDERS, R.N., TURNBULL, G.A. and LAWTON, L.A. 2021. Comparison of UV-A photolytic and UV/TiO2 photocatalytic effects on Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7813 and four microcystin analogues: a pilot scale study. [Dataset]. Journal of environmental management [online], 298, article 113519. Available from: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479721015814#appsec1

Cyanobacterial blooms in freshwater reservoirs represent a threat to human and animal health because of the potential release of a wide variety of harmful metabolites, known collectively as cyanotoxins. Microcystins (MCs) are one of the most commonly... Read More about Comparison of UV-A photolytic and UV/TiO2 photocatalytic effects on Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7813 and four microcystin analogues: a pilot scale study. [Dataset].

Comparison of UV-A photolytic and UV/TiO2 photocatalytic effects on Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7813 and four microcystin analogues: a pilot scale study. (2021)
Journal Article
MENEZES, I., CAPELO-NETO, J., PESTANA, C.J., CLEMENTE, A., HUI, J., IRVINE, J.T.S., GUNARATNE, H.Q.N., ROBERTSON, P.K.J., EDWARDS, C., GILLANDERS, R.N., TURNBULL, G.A. and LAWTON, L.A. 2021. Comparison of UV-A photolytic and UV/TiO2 photocatalytic effects on Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7813 and four microcystin analogues: a pilot scale study. Journal of environmental management [online], 298, article 113519. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113519

To date, the high cost of supplying UV irradiation has prevented the widespread application of UV photolysis and titanium dioxide based photocatalysis in removing undesirable organics in the water treatment sector. To overcome this problem, the use o... Read More about Comparison of UV-A photolytic and UV/TiO2 photocatalytic effects on Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7813 and four microcystin analogues: a pilot scale study..

New directions and challenges in engineering biologically-enhanced biochar for biological water treatment. (2021)
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JAYAKUMAR, A., WURZER, C., SOLDATOU, S., EDWARDS, C., LAWTON, L.A. and MAŠEK, O. 2021. New directions and challenges in engineering biologically-enhanced biochar for biological water treatment. Science of the total environment [online], 796, article number 148977. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148977

Cost-effective, efficient, and sustainable water treatment solutions utilising existing materials and technology will make it easier for low and middle-income countries to adopt them, improving public health. The ability of biochar to mediate and sup... Read More about New directions and challenges in engineering biologically-enhanced biochar for biological water treatment..