Journal Papers


Gonzalez Jimenez, J.L., Healy, M.G., Daly, K. 2019. Effects of fertiliser on phosphorus pools in soils with contrasting organic matter content: a fractionation and path analysis study. Geoderma 338: 128-135. Gonzalez et al. Geoderma

Cusack, P.B., Callery, O., Courtney, R., Ujaczki, E., O'Donoghue, L.M.T., Healy, M.G. 2019. The use of rapid, small-scale column tests to determine the efficiency of bauxite residue as a low-cost adsorbent in the removal of dissolved reactive phoshorus. Journal of Environmental Management 241: 273-283. Cusack et al. JEM_2019

Gonzalez-Jimenez, J.L., Daly, K., Roberts, W.M., Healy, M.G. 2019. Split phosphorus applications as a strategy to reduce incidental phosphorus losses in surface runoff. Journal of Environmental Management 242: 114-120.  Gonzalez et al. 2019_JEM

Cusack, P.B., Courtney, R., Healy, M.G., O' Donoghue, L.T., Ujacki, E. 2019. An evaluation of the general composition and critical raw material content of bauxite residue in a storage area over a twelve-year period. Journal of Cleaner Production 208: 393-401. Cusack_J. Cleaner Prod._charact.


Gonzalez Jiminez, J.L., Healy, M.G., Roberts, W.M., Daly, K. 2018. Contrasting yield responses to phosphorus applications on mineral and organic soils from extensively managed grasslands: implications for P management in high ecological status catchments. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 181: 861 - 869.

Pathak, A., Healy, M.G., Morrison, L. 2018. Changes in the fractionation profile of Al, Ni and Mo during bioleaching of spent hydroprocessing catalysts with acidithiobacillus ferroxidans. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering. In press. Pathak et al._Env Sci and Health

Vero, S.E., Basu, N.B., Van Meter, K., Richards, K.G., Mellander, P.E., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O. 2017. Review: the environmental status and implications of the nitrate time lag in Europe and North America. Hydrogeology Journal 26: 7-22.  Vero et al. 2018

Cusack, P.B., Healy, M.G., Ryan, P.C., Burke, I.T., O'Donoghue, L.M.T., Ujaczki, E., Courtney, R. 2018. Enhancement of bauxite residue as a low-cost adsorbent for phoshorus in aqueous solution, using seawater and gypsum treatments. Journal of Cleaner Production 179: 217 - 224.  Cusack et al. 2018

Clarke, R., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O., Cummins, E. 2018. Quantitative risk assessment of antimicrobials in biosolids applied on agricultural land and potential translocation into food. Food Research International 108: 1049 - 1060. Rachel_Food Res Internat

Maher, C.A., Carey, J.G.J., Mulkeen, C.J., Williams, C.D., Knutson, L.V., Healy,  M.G., Gormally, M.J. 2018. Tetenocera punctifrons Rondani (Diptera, Sciomyzidae): comparisons of adults and immature stages with those of T. latifolia Frey. Dipterists Digest 24: 129 - 145. Maher et al.

O' Flynn, C.J., Fenton, O., Wall, D., Brennan, R.B., McLaughlin, M.J., Healy, M.G. 2018. Influence of soil phosphorus status, texture, pH and metal content on the efficacy of amendments to pig slurry in reducing phosphorus losses. Soil Use and Management. DOI: 10.1111/sum.12391.  O' Flynn et al. SUM

Murnane, J.G., Fenton, O., Healy, M.G. 2018. Impacts of zeolite, alum and polyaluminum chloride amendments mixed with agricultural wastes on soil column leachate, and CO2 and CH4 emissions. Journal of Environmental Management 206: 398 - 408. Murnane et al. 2018


Callery, O., Healy, M.G. 2017. Predicting the propagation of concentration and saturation fronts in fixed-bed filters. Water Research 123: 556 - 568.  Callery and Healy, 2017

Mulkeen, C.J., Gibson-Brabazon, S., Carlin, C., Williams, C.D., Healy, M.G., Mackey, P., Gormally, M.J. 2017. Habitat suitability assessment of constructed wetlands for the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris [Linnaeus, 1758]): A comparison with natural wetlands. Ecological Engineering 106: 532 - 540.  Mulkeen et al. (habitat paper)

Mulkeen, C.J., Williams, C.D., Gormally, M., Healy, M.G. 2017. Seasonal patterns of metals and nutrients in Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steudel in a constructed wetland in the west of Ireland. Ecological Engineering 107: 192 - 197.  Mulkeen et al. 2017_veg paper

Healy, M.G., Fenton, O., Cormican, M., Peyton, D.P., Ordsmith, N., Kimber, K., Morrison, L. 2017. Antimicrobial compounds (triclosan and triclocarban) in sewage sludges, and their presence in runoff following land application. Ecotoxicity and Environmental Safety 142: 448 - 453. Healy PPCP

Brennan, R.B., Clifford, E., Devroedt, C., Morrison, L., Healy, M.G. 2017. Treatment of landfill leachate in municipal wastewater treatment plants and impacts on effluent ammonium concentrations. Journal of Environmental Management 188: 64 - 72.

Pathak, A., Morrison, L., Healy, M.G. 2017. Catalytic potential of selected metal ions for bioleaching, and potential techno-economic issues: a critical review. Bioresource Technology 229: 211 - 221. Pathak et al. 2017

Mahon, A.M., O'Connell, B., Healy,  M.G., O'Connor, I., Officer, R., Nash, R., Morrison, L. 2017. Microplastics in sewage sludge: effects of treatment. Environmental Science and Technology 51: 810 - 818. Mahon et al.

Vero, S.E., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Creamer, R.E., Ibrahim, T.G., Richards, K.G., Mellander, P.E., McDonald, N.T., Fenton, O. 2017. A framework for determining unsaturated zone time lags at catchment scale. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 236: 234 - 242. Vero_Ag_Ecosyst_Env

Clarke, R., Peyton, D., Healy,  M.G., Fenton, O., Cummins, E. 2017. A quantitative microbial risk assessment model for total coliforms and e. coli in surface runoff following application of biosolids to grassland. Environmental Pollution 224: 739 - 750. Rachel_Env Poll


Murnane, J.G., Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G. ,Fenton, O. 2016. Zeolite combined with alum and aluminium chloride mixed with agricultural slurries reduces carbon losses in runoff from grassed soil boxes. Journal of Environmental Quality 44(5): 1674 - 1683. John_JEQ_Carbon paper

Grace, M.A., Clifford, E., Healy, M.G. 2016. Performance of novel media in stratified filters to remove organic carbon from lake water. Water Research 104: 371 - 380. Grace et al. Wat Res

Murnane, J.G., Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O. 2016. Assessment of intermittently loaded woodchip and sand filters to treat dairy soiled water. Water Research 103: 408 - 415.  Murnane et al. Wat Res

Grace, M.A., Clifford, E., Healy, M.G. 2016. The potential for the use of waste products from a variety of sectors in water treatment processes. Journal of Cleaner Production 137: 788 - 802. Maebh_J. Cleaner Prodn

Vero, S.E., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Creamer, R.E., Ibrahim, T.G., Forrestal, P.J., Richards, K.G., Fenton, O. 2016. A methodological framework to determine optimum durations for the construction of soil water characteristic curves using centifugation. Irish Journal of Agriculture and Food Research 55(2): 91 - 99.  Vero et al. IJAFR

Callery, O., Healy, M.G., Rognard, F., Barthelemy, L., Brennan, R.B. 2016. Evaluating long-term performance of low-cost adsorbents using small-scale adsorption column experiments. Water Research 101: 429-440. Oisin_Wat Res

Clarke, R., Peyton, D., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O., Cummins, E. 2016. A quantitative risk assessment for metals in surface water following the application of biosolids to grassland. Science of the Total Environment 566-567: 102-112.  Clarke et al. STOTEN

Grace, M.A., Healy, M.G., Clifford, E. 2016. Performance and surface clogging in intermittently loaded and slow sand filters containing novel media. Journal of Environmental Management 180: 102-110. Grace et al. JEM

Healy, M.G., Ryan, P.C., Fenton, O., Peyton, D.P., Wall, D.P., Morrison, L. 2016. Bioaccumulation of metals in ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) following the application of lime stabilised, thermally dried and anaerobically digested sewage sludge. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 130: 303 - 309. Ecotox. Env. Safety

Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Morrison, L., Hynes, S., Norton, D., Clifford, E. 2016. Management of landfill leachate: the legacy of Europe Union directives. Waste Management 55: 355 - 363.

Clarke, R., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O., Cummins, E. 2016. A quantitative risk model to evaluate emerging organic contaminants in biosolid amended land and potential transport to drinking water. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 22(4): 958-990.

Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Brennan, F.P., Thornton, S.F., Lanigan, G.J., Ibrahim, T.G. 2016. Holistic evaluation of field-scale denitrifying bioreactors as a basis to improve environmental quality. Journal of Environmental Quality 45(3): 788-795. JEQ_bioreactors  

Jahangir, M.M.R., Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Gill, L., Muller, C., Johnston, P., Richards, K.G. 2016. Carbon and nitrogen dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions in constructed wetlands treating wastewaters: a review. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 20: 1 - 15. HESS paper

Peyton, D.P., Healy, M.G., Fleming, G.T.A., Grant, J., Wall, D., Morrison, L., Cormican, M., Fenton, O. 2016. Nutrient, metal and microbial loss in surface runoff following treated sludge and dairy slurry application to an Irish grassland soil. Science of the Total Environment 541: 218 - 229. Dara_STOTEN 

Healy, M.G., Fenton, O., Forrestal, P.J., Danaher, M., Brennan, R.B., Morrison, O. 2016. Metal concentrations in lime stabilised, thermally dried and anaerobically digested sewage sludges. Waste Management 48: 404-408. Metals_biosolids paper


Callery, O., Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G. 2015. Use of amendments in a peat soil to reduce phosphorus losses from forestry operations. Ecological Engineering 85: 193 - 200. Callery et al. 2015

Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O., Lanigan, G.J. 2015. The effect of chemical amendments used for phosphorus abatement on greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions from dairy cattle slurry: synergies and pollution swapping. PLoS One 10(6): e0111965. doi: 10.1271/journal.pone.0111965. Brennan_PLoS One 

Grace, M.A., Healy, M.G., Clifford, E. 2015. Use of industrial by-products and natural media to adsorb nutrients, metals and organic carbon from drinking water. Science of the Total Environment 518-519: 491 - 497. Grace et al. STOTEN

Murnane, J.G., Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O. 2015. Zeolite and chemcial amendments to mitigate mixed contaminant losses in agricultural runoff. Journal of Environmental Quality 44: 1674 - 1683. Murnane et al. 2015_JEQ


Healy, M.G., Barrett, M., Lanigan, G., Serrenho, A., Ibrahim, T.G., Thornton, S.F., Rolfe, S.A., Huang, W.E., Fenton, O. 2014. Optimizing nitrate removal and evaluating pollution swapping trade-offs from laboratory denitrification bioreactors. Ecological Engineering 74: 290 - 301. Ana_bioreactor

Vero, S.E., Ibrahim, T.G., Creamer, R.E., Grant, J., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Kramers, G., Richards, K.G., Fenton, O. 2014. Consequences of varied soil hydraulic and meteorological complexity on unsaturated zone time lag estimates. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 170: 53 - 67. Vero et al. J. Cont. Hydrol.

Lucid, J.D., Fenton, O., Grant, J., Healy, M.G. 2014. Effect of rainfall time interval on runoff losses of biosolids and meat and bone meal when applied to a grassland soil. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 225(8): 2042. PDF here

Regan, J.T., Fenton, O., Daly, K., Grant, J., Wall, D., Healy, M.G. 2014. Effects of overland flow on critical soil test phosphorus thresholds in tillage soils. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 225(8): 2044-2056. PDF here

Finnegan, J., Regan, J.T., Fenton, O., Lanigan, G.J., Brennan, R., Healy, M.G. 2014. The short-term effects of management changes on watertable position and nutrients in shallow groundwater in a harvested peatland forest. Journal of Environmental Management 142: 46 - 52. PDF here

Ruane, E.M., Murphy, P.N.C., French, P., Healy, M.G. 2014. Comparison of a stratified and a single-layer laboratory sand filter to treat dairy soiled water from a farm-scale woodchip filter. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 225: 1915. ‌

Healy, M.G., Rowan, M.W., McIlrath, L. 2014. The impact of service-learning on voluntary and Heacommunity organizations in the west of Ireland. The All Ireland Journal for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 6(1): 1541. Healy, Rowan and McIlrath

Troy, S.M., Lawlor, P.G., O’ Flynn, C.J., Healy, M.G. 2014. The impact of biochar addition on nutrient leaching and soil properties of tillage soil amended with pig manure. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 225(3): 1900. Troy_Wat_Air_Soil

Rodgers, M., Kielty, A., Healy, M.G. 2014. Performance of granitic, shale, and limestone forest road aggregates subjected to repeated loading. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering 140(4): 47 - 54. PDF here

Finnegan, J., Regan, J.T., O’Connor, M., Wilson, P., Healy, M.G. 2014. Implications of applied best management practice for peatland forest harvesting. Ecological Engineering 63: 12 – 26. Joanne_Ecol_Eng_2014_BMP

Brennan, R.B., Wall, D., Fenton, O., Grant, J., Sharpley, A.N., Healy, M.G. 2014. The impact of chemical amendment of dairy cattle slurry before land application on soil phosphorus dynamics. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 45(16): 2215 - 2233. Brennan_Soil_Pl

Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Brennan, F., Jahangir, M.M.R., Lanigan, G.J., Richards, K.G., Thornton, S.F., Ibrahim, T.G. 2014. Permeable reactive interceptors – blocking diffuse nutrient greenhouse gases losses in key areas of the farming landscape. Journal of Agricultural Science 152: S71 - S81. Fenton et al._2014_J. Ag. Sci.


O’ Flynn, C.J., Healy, M.G., Lanigan, G.J., Troy, S.M., Somers, C., Fenton, O. 2013. Impact of chemically amended pig slurry on greenhouse gas emissions, soil properties and leachate. Journal of Environmental Management 128: 690-698. Con_JEM_2013

O’ Flynn, C.J., Healy, M.G., Wilson, P., Noekstra, N.J., Troy, S.M., Fenton, O. 2013. Chemical amendment of pig slurry: control of runoff related risks due to episodic rainfall events up to 48 hours after application. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20: 6019 – 6027. Con ESPR paper

Lucid, J.D., Fenton, O., Healy, M.G. 2013. Estimation of maximum biosolids and meat and bone meal application to a low P index soil and a method to test for nutrient and metal losses. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 224: 1464 – 1475. PDF here

Ibrahim, T.G., Fenton, O., Richards, K.G., Fealy, R.M., Healy, M.G. 2013. Loads and forms of nitrogen and phosphorus in overland flow and subsurface drainage on a marginal land site in south east Ireland. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 113B(2): 169 – 186.  Ibrahim et al. RIA

Troy, S.M., Nolan, T., Leahy, J.J., Lawlor, P.G., Healy, M.G., Kwapinski, W. 2013. Effect of sawdust addition and composting of feedstock on renewable energy and biochar production from pyrolysis of anaerobically digested pig manure. Biomass and Bioenergy 49: 1-9. Troy_Biomass_Bioenergy

Troy, S.M., Lawlor, P.G., O’ Flynn, C.J., Healy, M.G. 2013. Impact of biochar addition to soil on greenhouse gas emissions following pig manure application. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 60: 173 – 181. Troy_Soil Biol Biochem


Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Grant, J., Ibrahim, T., Fenton, O. 2012. Incidental phosphorus and nitrogen loss from grassland plots receiving chemically amended dairy cattle slurry. Science of the Total Environment 441: 132 – 140. Brennan_Plot

O’ Flynn, C.J., Fenton, O., Wilson, P., Healy, M.G. 2012. Impact of pig slurry amendments on phosphorus, suspended sediment and metal losses in laboratory runoff boxes under simulated rainfall. Journal of Environmental Management 113: 78 – 84.

Finnegan, J., Regan, J.T., de Eyto, E., Ryder, L., Tiernan, D., Healy, M.G. 2012. Nutrient dynamics in a peatland forest riparian buffer zone and implications for the establishment of planted saplings. Ecological Engineering 47: 155 – 164.  Joanne_buffer_Ecol Eng

Troy, S.M., Nolan, T., Kwapinski, W., Leahy, J.J., Healy, M.G., Lawlor, P. 2012. Effect of sawdust addition on composting of separated raw and anaerobically digested pig manure. Journal of Environmental Management 111: 70 – 77. Troy_JEM_2012

Serrenho, A., Fenton, O., Murphy, P.N.C., Grant, J., Healy, M.G. 2012. Effect of chemical amendments to dairy soiled water and time between application and rainfall on phosphorus and sediment losses in runoff. Science of the Total Environment 430: 1-7. PDF here

Nolan, T., Troy, S.M., Gilkinson, S., Frost, P., Xie, S., Zhan, X., Harrington, C., Healy, M.G., Lawlor, P.G. 2012. Economic analysis of pig manure treatment options in Ireland. Bioresource Technology 105: 15-23. 

Regan, J.T., Fenton, O., Healy, M.G. 2012. A review of phosphorus and sediment release from Irish tillage soils, the methods used to quantify losses and the current state of mitigation practice. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the RoyalIrishAcademy 112B(1): 157-183. PDF here

Fenton, O., Kirwan, L., O’ Uallacháin, D., Healy, M.G. 2012. The effectiveness and feasibility of using ochre as a soil amendment to sequester dissolved reactive phosphorus in runoff. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 223(3): 1249-1261.

Healy, M.G., Ibrahim, T.G., Lanigan, G., Serrenho, A., Fenton, O. 2012. Nitrate removal rate, efficiency and pollution swapping potential of different organic carbon media in laboratory denitrification bioreactors. Ecological Engineering 40: 198-209. PDF here

O’ Flynn, C.J., Fenton, O., Healy, M.G. 2012. Evaluation of amendments to control phosphorus losses in runoff from pig slurry applications to land. CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water 40(2): 164-170. 

Ruane, E.M., Murphy, P.N.C., Healy, M.G., French, P., Rodgers, M. 2011. On-farm treatment of dairy soiled water using aerobic woodchip filters. Water Research 45: 6668-6676. PDF here

Necpalova, M., Fenton, O., Casey, I., Humphreys, J. 2012. N leaching to groundwater from dairy production involving grazing over the winter on a clay-loam soil. Science of the Total Environment, 432: 159-172

O. Fenton, D. Ó hUallacháin, 2012. Agricultural nutrient surpluses as potential input sources to grow third generation biomass (microalgae): A review, Algal Research, 1, 49-56.

Janghir, M.M. R., Johnston, P., Khalil, M.I., Hennessey, D., Humphreys, J., Fenton, O. 2012. Groundwater: A pathway for terrestrial C and N losses and indirect greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 159: 40-48


Brennan, R.B., Fenton, O., Grant, J., Healy, M.G. 2011. Impact of chemical amendment of dairy cattle slurry on phosphorus, suspended sediment and metal loss to runoff from a grassland soil. Science of the Total Environment 409: 5111-5118. Brennan_flume

Healy, M.G., O’ Flynn, C.J. 2011. The performance of constructed wetlands treating primary, secondary and dairy soiled water in Ireland (a review). Journal of Environmental Management 92(10): 2348-2354.

Nolan, T., Troy, S.M., Healy, M.G., Kwapinski, W., Leahy, J.J., Lawlor, P.G. 2011. Characterization of separated pig manure composted with a variety of bulking agents at low initial C/N ratios. Bioresource Technology 102: 7131-7138. Nolan_Biores_CN

Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Khalil, M.I., Grant, J., Baily, A., Richards, K.G. 2011. Exploring the relationship between groundwater geochemical factors and denitrification potentials on a dairy farm in south east Ireland. Ecological Engineering 37: 1304-1313. Fenton_EcolEng

Fenton, O., Serrenho, A., Healy, M.G. 2011. Evaluation of amendments to control phosphorus losses in runoff from dairy soiled water. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 222: 185-194. Fenton_Ana

Healy, M.G., Rodgers, M., Burke, P. 2011. Quantification of biofilm build-up in filters when intermittently loaded with low-strength synthetic wastewater. Desalination 271(1-3): 105-110.

Brennan, R.B., Fenton, O., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G. 2011. Evaluation of chemical amendments to control phosphorus losses from dairy slurry. Soil Use and Management 27(2): 238-246. Brennan_SUM

Rodgers, M., Walsh, G., Healy, M.G. 2011. Different depth sand filters for laboratory treatment of synthetic wastewater with concentrations close to measured septic tank effluent. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 46(1): 80-85.

A. Baily, L. Rock, C.J. Watson, O. Fenton, 2011. Spatial and temporal variations in groundwater nitrate at an intensive dairy farm in south-east Ireland: Insights from stable isotope data, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 144: 308-318.

O. Fenton, R.P.O. Schulte, P. Jordan, S.T.J. Lalor, K.G. Richards, Time lag: a methodology for the estimation of vertical and horizontal travel and flushing timescales to nitrate threshold concentrations in Irish aquifers, Environmental Science & Policy. 14 (2011) 419-431.


Rodgers, M., O’ Connor, M., Healy, M.G., O’ Driscoll, C., ul-Zaman Asam, Z., Nieminen, M., Xiao, L. 2010. Phosphorus release from forest harvesting on an upland peat blanket catchment. Forest Ecology and Management 260(12): 2241- 2248.

Healy, M.G., Burke, P., Rodgers, M. 2010. The use of laboratory sand, soil and crushed-glass filter columns for polishing domestic-strength synthetic wastewater that has undergone secondary treatment. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 45(12) 1635-1641.

Creamer, R.E., Brennan, F., Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Lalor, S.T.J., Lanigan, G.J., Regan, J.T., Griffiths, B.S. 2010. Implications of the proposed Soil Framework Directive on agricultural systems in Atlantic Europe – a review. Soil Use and Management 26: 198-211. (Invited).

Regan, J.T., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G., Kirwan, L., Fenton, O. 2010. Determining phosphorus and sediment release rates from five Irish tillage soils. Journal of Environmental Quality 39: 185-192. Regan_JEQ

Schulte, R.P.O., Melland, A.R., Fenton, O., Herlihy, M., Richards, K. and Jordan, P. 2010. Modelling soil phosphorus decline: Expectations of Water Framework Directive policies. Environmental Science & Policy 13, 472-484.

OhUallachain, D., Fenton., O. 2010. Barley (Hordeum vulgare) induced growth inhibition of algae: a review. Journal of Applied Phycology, 22: 651-658. 


Rodgers, M., Keaney, J., Healy, M.G. 2009. Repeated load testing of two schist and limestone aggregate materials used in unbound forest roads. Journal of Terramechanics 46(6): 285-292.

Fenton, O., Richards, K.G., Kirwan, L., Healy, M.G. 2009. Factors affecting nitrate distribution in shallow groundwater under a beef farm in south eastern Ireland. Journal of Environmental Management 90: 3135-3146. 

Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Richards, K. 2009. Methodology for the location of a subsurface permeable reactive barrier for the remediation of point source pollution on an Irish farm. Tearmann 6: 29 - 44.

Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Rodgers, M., O hUallacháin, D. 2009. Site-specific P absorbency of ochre from acid mine drainage near an abandoned Cu-S mine in the Avoca-Avonmore catchment, Ireland. Clay Minerals 44: 113-123. 

Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Rodgers, M. 2009. Use of ochre from an abandoned metal mine in the south east of Ireland for phosphorus sequestration from dairy dirty water. Journal of Environmental Quality 38: 1120 – 1125.

O. Fenton, C.E. Coxon, A.H. Haria, B. Horan, J. Humphreys, P. Johnson, et al., Variations in travel time and remediation potential for N loading to groundwaters in four case studies in Ireland: Implications for policy makers and regulators, Tearmann: Irish Journal of Agri-Environmental Research. 7 (2009) 129-142.

Tunney, H. et al. Sustainable grassland systems in Europe and the EU Water Framework Directive-Conference overview and summary. Tearmann: Irish Journal of Agri-Environmental Research 7, 1-10 (2009).

Richards, K. G. et al. Good water status: the integration of sustainable grassland production and water resources in Ireland. Tearmann: Irish Journal of Agri-Environmental Research 7, 143-169 (2009).


Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Schulte, R.P.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. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 108B(2): 69 – 79.

J. Humphreys, I.A. Casey, P. Darmody, K. O'Connell, O. Fenton, C.J. Watson, Quantities of mineral N in soil and concentrations of nitrate-N in groundwater in four grassland-based systems of dairy production on a clay-loam soil in a moist temperate climate, GRASS AND FORAGE SCIENCE. 63 (2008) 481-494.


Healy, M.G., Newell, J., Rodgers, M. 2007. Harvesting effects on biomass and nutrient retention in Phragmites australis in a free-water surface constructed wetland in western Ireland. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 107B(3): 139-145.

Healy, M.G., Rodgers, M., Mulqueen, J. 2007. Treatment of dairy wastewater using constructed wetlands and intermittent sand filters. Bioresource Technology 98: 2268-2281.

Healy, M.G., Rodgers, M., Mulqueen, J. 2007. Performance of a stratified sand filter in removal of chemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids and ammonia nitrogen from high-strength wastewaters. Journal of Environmental Management 83: 409-415.

O.Fenton. A review of solid carbon reactive media for enhanced subsurface denitrification in a permeable reactive barrier on Irish farms. Journal of Environmental Hydrology, 16 (9) 1-13.


Mulqueen, J., Rodgers, M., Marren, N., Healy, M.G. 2006. Erodibility of hill peat. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research 45(2): 103-114.

Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G., Prendergast, J. 2006. A novel hybrid filter for the treatment of septic tank effluent. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering 132(7): 764 – 768.

Healy, M.G., Rodgers, M., Mulqueen, J. 2006. Denitrification of a nitrate-rich wastewater using various wood-based media materials. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 41(5): 779 – 788.

Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G., Prendergast, J. 2006. Nitrification in a vertically moving biofilm system. Journal of Environmental Management 79(3): 242-246.

O. Fenton, B. Hyde, Electronic watertable contour mapping and groundwater nitrate interpolation at a dairy farm in Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Ireland, Journal of Environmental Hydrology. 14 (2006) 1-9.


Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G., Mulqueen, J. 2005. Organic carbon removal and nitrification of high strength wastewaters using stratified sand filters. Water Research 39: 3279-3286.


Healy, M.G., Rodgers, M., Mulqueen, J. 2004. Recirculating sand filters for treatment of synthetic dairy parlor washings. Journal of Environmental Quality 33: 713-718.

Rodgers, M., Mulqueen, J., Healy, M.G. 2004. Surface clogging in an intermittent stratified sand filter. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68: 1827-1832.


Healy, M.G., Cawley, A.M. 2002. Nutrient processing capacity of a constructed wetland in western Ireland. Journal of Environmental Quality 17: 1739-1747. ‌