Conference Papers

‌2017

Mulkeen, C.J.,  Gormally, M.J., Healy, M.G. 2017. The power of plants in constructed wetlands. 14th Intrenational Phytotechnologies Confernece. September 25 - 29, Montreal, Canada. Collette_IPC presentation

Ezzati, G., Healy, M.G., Daly, K., Christianson, L., Feyereisen, G., Thornton, S., Fenton, O. 2017. Feasibility matrix to identify locally sourced media to mitigate agricultural pollutants in land drainage. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting. Oct 22 - 25, Tampa, Florida.

Pathak, A., Healy, M.G., Morrison, L. 2017. Feasibility of bioleaching and acid leaching in recovery of metals from raw spent petroleum refinery catalyst. International Conference on Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (ICCBE). July 9, New Dehli, India.

Kavanagh, I., Burchill, W., Healy, M.G., Lanigan, G.J. 2017. Mitigation of ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from stored cattle slurry using acidifiers and chemical amendments. 17th International Ramiran Confernce. 4 - 6 September, Wexford, Ireland.

Healy, M.G., Fenton, O. 2017. Treatment of agricultural waste using chemcial amendments - a summary of 8 years of research. 17th International Ramiran Conference. 4 - 6 September, 2017. Ramiran presentation

Cusack, P.B., Healy, M.G., Ujacki, E., O'Donoghue, L.M.T., Curtin, T., Courtney, R. 2017. Phosphorus (P) removal, recovery and reuse in wastewater using bauxite residue. Environ Colloquium, Institute of Technology, Athlone, March 3 - 5. Conf_Environ_2017

2016

Bruen, M., Harrison, S., Healy, M.G., O'Halloran, J., Clarke, J., Feeley, H.B., Blacklocke, S., Kelly-Quinn, M. 2016. Hydrofor: assessment of the impacts of forest operations on the ecological quality of water. IWA Regional Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Catchment Management. Dublin City University, 23 - 27 Oct. 2016, Dublin.

Healy, M.G., Fenton, O., Cummins, E., Clarke, R., Peyton, D.P., Fleming, G.T.A., Wall, D., Morrison, L., Cormican, M. 2016. Investigations into potential risks associated with the use of treated municipal sludge on agricultural land. European Biosolids and Organic Resources Conference. Nov 15 - 16, Edinburgh, Scotland. Biosolids presentation

Gonzalez-Jimenez, J.L., Healy, M.G., Roberts, W.M., Daly, K. 2016. Grass yield and phosphorus fractions in organic soils. Organic Phosphorus in the Environment: Solutions for Phosphorus Security Conference. Sept. 5-9, Lake District, England.

Mulkeen, C.J., Gibson-Brabazon, S., Mackey, P., Carlin, C., Healy, M.G., Gormally, M.J. 2016. Habitat suitability assessment of constructed wetlands for the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris): a comparison with natural wetlands. Inaugural International Conference on Natural and Constructed Wetlands. NUI Galway, June 21 - 22.

Murnane, J., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O. 2016. Comparison of intermittently loaded laboratory filter systems to treat dairy soiled water. Environ Colloquium, Limerick, March 23 - 24. Conf_2016_Environ

2015
Healy, M.G., Morrison, L., Forrestal, P.J., Peyton, D., Fleming, G.T.A., Danaher, M., Wall, D., Cormican, M., Fenton, O. 2015. Characterisation of metal concentrations in treated municipal sludge in Ireland and impacts on runoff water quality following land application. International Conference on Solid Wastes 2015: Knowledge Transfer for Sustainable Resource Management. Hong Kong SAR, China. 19 - 23 May, 2015. Hong Kong presentation

Healy, M.G., Kleerebezem, R. 2015. Conversion of sewage to useful resources. Water_2020 Specialised Workshop: Conceiving Wastewater Treatment of Tomorrow. Le Pecq, France. April 15, 2015. 

Brennan, R.B., Clifford, E., Healy, M.G. 2015. Impact of landfill leachate loading on the performance of three wastewater treatment plants. 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Sardinia. Cagliari, Italy, 5 – 9 October.

Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Clifford, E. 2015. Impact of the landfill directive (1999/31/EC) on the concentrations, volumes and treatability of landfill leachate produced in Ireland. 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Sardinia. Cagliari, Italy, 5 – 9 October.

Grace, M.A., Clifford, E., Healy, M.G. 2015. A novel filtration configuration for targeted humic acid removal from drinking waters. IWA Specialist Conference on Natural Organic Matter in Water, Malmö, Sweden, 7 – 10 September, 2015. Conf_2015_Grace

Vero, S.E., Ibrahim, T.G., Creamer, R.E., Grant, J., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Kramers, G., Richards, R.G., Fenton, O. 2015. Effects of meteorological and soil data on unsaturated time lag estimates. Agricultural Research Forum, Offaly, Ireland. 1 March, 2015.

2014

Vero, S.E., Creamer, R., Henry, T., Healy, M.G., Ibrahim, T., Richards, K., Fenton, O. 2014. Unsaturated time lag: managing the expectations of policymakers using numerical models. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting. Nov 2 - 5, Long Beach, CA.

Vero, S.E., Creamer, R., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Ibrahim, T., Richards, K., Fenton, O. 2014. Hydraulic equilibrium: is it ever reached? ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting. Nov 2 - 5, Long Beach, CA. Conf_2014_equil

Fenton, O., Daly, K., Wall, D., Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G. 2014. Gypsiferous amendments: sequestering phosphorus in soils. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting. Nov 2 - 5, Long Beach, CA. 

Healy, M.G., Peyton, D., Fleming, G., Danaher, M., Morrison, L., Wall, D., Grant, J., Cormican, M., Fenton, O. 2014. Measurement of surface runoff of mixed contaminants arising from the landspreading of treated sewage sludge. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting. Nov 2 - 5, Long Beach, CA. ASA presentation

Fenton, O., Ibrahim, T., Healy, M.G. 2014. Permeable reactive interceptors (PRI) blocking diffuse nutrient and GHGs in key areas of the farming landscape. In Situ Remdiation, London, 2 - 4 September.

Barrett, M., Fenton, O., Ibrahim, T.G., O' Flaherty, V., Healy, M.G. 2014. Does the source of carbon influence the abundance of nirK, nirS and nosZ functional genes in laboratory denitrification bioreactors? Geophysical Research Abstracts 16, EGU2014, Vienna.

Grace, M.A., Healy, M.G., Clifford, E. 2014. Development of filtration technologies for effective, cost-efficient and robust water treatment. ESAI Colloquium, Trinity College, Dublin. Feb 27 - 28.

Mulkeen, C.J., Healy, M.G., Gormally, M.J., Williams, C.D. 2014. Biodiversity richness and water quality in natural and constructed wetlands: what can Scimyzids richness tell us? 8th International Congress on Dipterology, Potsdam, August, 2014.

Murnane, J., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O. 2014. Investigation of zeolite and chemical amendments to control phosphorus, nitrogen and suspended solids in runoff from agricultural wastewaters. ESAI Colloquium, Trinity College, Dublin. Feb 27 – 28.

 

2013

Lucid, J.D., Fenton, O., Grant, J., Healy, M.G. 2013. Phosphorus losses following biosolids and meat and bone meal applications to soil. Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 15 – 17, 2013. Conf_2013_biosolids_Can

Healy, M.G., Fenton, O., Lanigan, G., Grant, J., Brennan, R.B., O’ Flynn, C.J., Serrenho, A. 2013. Chemical amendments for the treatment of various types of agricultural effluent. Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 15 – 17, 2013. Conf_2013_chem_Can

O’ Flynn, C.J., Healy, M.G, Fenton, O. 2013. Chemical amendment of pig slurry prevents P loss in runoff – but don’t forget to examine the gaseous emissions! ESAI Colloquium, NUI Galway, January 31 – February 1, 2013.

 

2012

O’ Flynn, C.J., Fenton, O., Wilson, P., Healy, M.G. 2012. Impact of slurry amendments to control phosphorus losses in laboratory runoff boxes under simulated rainfall. ESAI Colloquium, University College Dublin, 8-10 March, 2012.

Troy, S., Nolan, T., Lawlor, P., Leahy, J.J., Healy, M.G., Kwapinski, W. 2012. Influence of sawdust addition and pre-composting on energy production from pig manure pyrolysis. ESAI Colloquium, University College Dublin, 8-10 March, 2012.

O’ Flynn, C.J., Fenton, O., Wilson, P., Healy, M.G. 2012. Impact of pig slurry amendments to control phosphorus losses in laboratory runoff boxes under simulated rainfall. Agricultural Research Forum Conference. March 12-13. Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Finnegan, J., Regan, J.T., McCabe, B., Healy, M.G. 2012. Use of brash mats for clearfelling of forestry on peat: an Irish perspective. p. 8 – 16. The International Peat Congress (IPC), Stockholm, 3-8 June, 2012.

 

2011

Finnegan, J., Regan, J.T., Healy, M.G. 2011. Assessment of impacts of forest operations on the environment. 12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST). 8-10 September, Rhodes Island, Greece.

Troy, S., Nolan, T., Lawlor, P., Leahy, J.J., Healy, M.G., Kwapinski, W. 2011. Influence of the addition of different carbon rich bulking agents and composting on the characteristics of pig manure char. ESAI Colloquium, University College Cork, April, 2011.

Finnegan, J., Regan, J.T., Healy, M.G. 2011. Assessment of impacts of forest operations on the environment. ESAI Colloquium, University College Cork, April, 2011. (winner – best presentation)

Troy, S.M., Nolan, T., Healy, M.G., Lawlor, P.G. 2011. Effect of manure to sawdust ratio on the composting of separated solids from anaerobically digested pig manure. Agricultural Research Forum Conference. 14-15 March, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Nolan, T., Troy, S., Healy, M.G., Lawlor, P.G. 2011. Characterization of compost produced from separated pig manure and a variety of bulking agents at low initial C/N ratios. Agricultural Research Forum Conference. 14-15 March, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Brennan, R.B., Fenton, O., Grant, J., Healy, M.G. 2011. Mitigating incidental DRP losses from land application of dairy cattle slurry using chemical amendments. Agricultural Research Forum Conference. 14-15 March, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Serrenho, A.J., Fenton, O., Lanigan, G., Healy, M.G. 2011. Nitrate removal capacity and greenhouse gas emissions from laboratory-scale permeable reactive barriers. Agricultural Research Forum Conference. 14 - 15 March, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

 

2010

Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Baily, A., Henry, T., Khalil, M.I., Serrenho, A.J., Richards, K.G. 2010. Investigating denitrification hotspots in groundwater using δ15N/δ18O  isotopes and membrane inlet mass spectrometry. 5th International Nitrogen Conference. 3-7 December, New Delhi, India.

Brennan, R.B., Fenton, O., Healy, M.G. 2010. Chemical amendment of dairy cattle slurry for control of phosphorus in runoff from grasslands. A05 symposium on emerging technologies to remove phosphorus. ASA-CSA-SSSA International Meetings, Long Beach, CA. 31 October – 4 November, 2010.

Brennan, R.B., Fenton, O., Healy, M.G. 2010. Evaluation of chemical amendments to control soluble phosphorus losses from dairy cattle slurry. In: E. Turtola, P. Ekholm, W. Chardon (eds). MTT Science 10. Novel methods for reducing agricultural nutrient loading and eutrophication: Meeting of COST 869, 14-16 June, Jokioinen, Finland. p. 18. 

Brennan, R.B., Fenton, O., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G. 2010. Chemical amendment of dairy cattle slurry for control of phosphorus in runoff from Irish grasslands. SEGH 2010. 27 June – 2 July, 2010. National University of Ireland, Galway.

Brennan, R.B., Fenton, O., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G. 2010. The addition of chemical amendments to dairy cattle slurry for the control of phosphorus in runoff from grasslands. BSAS/WPSA/Agricultural Research Forum Conference. Queen’s University, Belfast. 12-14 April, 2010.

Serrenho, A.J., Fenton, O., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G. 2010. Laboratory study of a denitrification system using a permeable reactive barrier. BSAS/WPSA/Agricultural Research Forum Conference. Queen’s University, Belfast. 12-14 April, 2010.

 

2009

Fenton, O., Richards, K., Healy, M.G., Kirwin, L. 2009. Factors affecting the spatial distribution of nitrate in shallow groundwater on a beef farm in South Eastern Ireland. Agricultural Research Forum, 12-13 March, 2009, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Haria, A., Fenton, O., Kenny, S., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G. 2009. Drainflow and its impact on surface runoff with respect to nutrient transport from agricultural grasslands. 16th Nitrogen workshop, University of Turin, Italy, 28 June – 1 July, 2009.

 

2008

Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Schulte, R.O. 2008. A review of remediation and control systems for the treatment of agricultural wastewater in Ireland to satisfy the requirements of the Water Framework Directive. Teagasc Grassland and EU Water Framework conference, 12 – 14 November, 2008, Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford.

Regan, J., Healy, M.G., Rodgers, M., Fenton, O. 2008. Sediment and nutrient loss from five Irish tillage soils at two rainfall intensities. EUROSOIL conference, 25 – 29 August, 2008, Technical University, Vienna, Austria.

Regan, J., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O., Walsh, M. 2008. Soil erosion and nutrient loss from Irish tillage soils. Agricultural Research Forum, 10-13 March, 2008, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Fenton, O., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G. 2008. Phosphorus retention in synthetic and dairy soiled water amended with Avoca-Avonmore catchment ochre. Agricultural Research Forum, 10-13 March, 2008, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Regan, J., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G., Fenton. O. 2008. Sediment loss and surface runoff from Irish tillage soils. ESAI Colloquium, Dundalk IT, February, 2008.

 

2007

Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Rodgers, M. 2007. Assessing the performance of phosphorus retention using an Avoca-Avonmore catchment ochre, Ireland. Groundwater Quality 2007 Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, 2-7 December, 2007.

Fenton, O., Healy, M.G. 2007. Preliminary steps in the location of a groundwater remediation system. 7th Irish Agricultural Economics Society meeting. Tullamore, Co. Offaly. 12th March, 2007. ESAI Environ Proceedings 108(4): 52 – 58.

Healy, M.G., Burke, P., Rodgers, M., Clifford, E. 2007. The effect of filter depth and media on the removal of bacteria, organic carbon and nutrients. ESAI colloquium, IT Carlow, January, 2007.

Regan, J., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G., Walsh, M., Fenton, O. 2007. Enrichment ratios for a range of Irish soils. ESAI colloquium, IT Carlow, January, 2007.

2000

Healy, M.G. 2000. The role of wetland vegetation in nutrient uptake. ESAI colloquium, University of Ulster, Jordanstown. January 28-30, 2000. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 100B (2): 125.

Cawley, A.M., Healy, M.G. 2000. Evaluation of the waste treatment performance of constructed wetlands with special reference to Williamstown Co. Galway wetland system. National Hydrology Seminar 2000 – Flood Risk Management: Impacts on planning and development. Irish National Committees of the IHP and ICID. pp. 42 – 50. Available at: http://www.opw.ie/hydrology.