Dr Eoghan Clifford

Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer
Civil Engineering
ENG-1035
Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Informatics
NUI Galway
Galway

T: 091 492219
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researcher

Biography

I am a lecturer in Civil Engineering, NUI Galway with 12 years’ experience in the areas of water, wastewater, waste treatment and sustainable transport in the academic, research and private spheres. In my current role I am the Programme Director of the Oroject and Construction Management Degree Programme and lecture in various water and transport engineering modules. I currently manage over € 4.5 m in research funding; I am the coordinator of an ongoing recent FP7 grant - WATERNOMCS (€ 2.95 m). I have been involved as lead investigator, co-investigator or collaborator in € 8 m worth of research funding. My current research team comprises 16 postgraduate students and research staff. My key research and educational interests lie in the areas of wastewater and water engineering and the development of tools and sustainable technology that can improve outcomes in these sectors. I have a particular interest also in areas such as policy, improving educational outcomes and awareness that lead to more sustainable water and energy usage and the links between water and energy at a local, national and international scale. I am leading with projects that involve Irish Water, the private wastewater/water sectors, second and third level educational sector, agriculture and aquaculture sector and work with numerous international partners. I also host visiting students from various water/wastewater engineering departments in France, USA and Brazil. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Development of a semi-quantitative risk assessment model for evaluating environmental threat posed by the three first EU watch- list pharmaceuticals to urban wastewater treatment plants: an Irish case study'
Tahar, A., Tiedeken, E.J., Clifford, E., Cummins, E., and Rowan, N. (2017) 'Development of a semi-quantitative risk assessment model for evaluating environmental threat posed by the three first EU watch- list pharmaceuticals to urban wastewater treatment plants: an Irish case study'. The Science Of The Total Environment, [Details]
(2017) 'Design and implementation of a resource consumption benchmarking methodology cognisant of data accuracy for Irish wastewater treatment plants. Journal of Cleaner Production'
Doherty, E., McNamara, G., Fitzsimons, L. and Clifford, E. (2017) 'Design and implementation of a resource consumption benchmarking methodology cognisant of data accuracy for Irish wastewater treatment plants. Journal of Cleaner Production'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, [Details]
(2017) 'The use of carbonation depth techniques on stabilised peat'
Duggan, A.R., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., McCabe, B.A. (2017) 'The use of carbonation depth techniques on stabilised peat'. Geotechnical Testing Journal, [Details]
(2017) 'Treatment of landfill leachate in municipal wastewater treatment plants and impacts on effluent ammonium concentrations'
Brennan, RB,Clifford, E,Devroedt, C,Morrison, L,Healy, MG (2017) 'Treatment of landfill leachate in municipal wastewater treatment plants and impacts on effluent ammonium concentrations'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 188 :64-72 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Greenways as a tourism resource: a study of user spending and value'
Manton, R,Hynes, S,Clifford, E (2016) 'Greenways as a tourism resource: a study of user spending and value'. Tourism Planning & Development, 13 :427-448 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Environmental impacts of milk powder and butter manufactured in the Republic of Ireland'
Finnegan, W,Goggins, J,Clifford, E,Zhan, XM (2017) 'Environmental impacts of milk powder and butter manufactured in the Republic of Ireland'. Science Of The Total Environment, 579 :159-168 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Waternomics: A Cross-site Data Collection to Support the Development of a Water Information Platform'
O'Donovan, Peter and Coakley, Daniel and Mink, Jan and Curry, Edward and Clifford, Eoghan (2015) 'Waternomics: A Cross-site Data Collection to Support the Development of a Water Information Platform'. Procedia Engineering, 119 :458-463 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Interactive Water Services: The WATERNOMICS Approach'
Clifford, E. and Coakley, D. and Curry, E. and Degeler, V. and Costa, A. and Messervey, T. and Van Andel (2014) 'Interactive Water Services: The WATERNOMICS Approach'. Procedia Engineering, 89 :1058-1065 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Assessing the thermodynamic performance of Irish municipal wastewater treatment plants using exergy analysis: a potential benchmarking approach'
Fitzsimons, L,Horrigan, M,McNamara, G,Doherty, E,Phelan, T,Corcoran, B,Delaure, Y,Clifford, E (2016) 'Assessing the thermodynamic performance of Irish municipal wastewater treatment plants using exergy analysis: a potential benchmarking approach'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 131 :387-398 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Decentralized wastewater treatment using 'Pumped Flow Biofilm Reactor' (PFBR) technology'
Fox, S,Cahill, M,O'Reilly, E,Clifford, E (2016) 'Decentralized wastewater treatment using 'Pumped Flow Biofilm Reactor' (PFBR) technology'. Water Practice And Technology, 11 :93-103 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Hydrogen sulfide oxidation in novel Horizontal-Flow Biofilm Reactors dominated by an Acidithiobacillus and a Thiobacillus species'
Gerrity, S,Kennelly, C,Clifford, E,Collins, G (2016) 'Hydrogen sulfide oxidation in novel Horizontal-Flow Biofilm Reactors dominated by an Acidithiobacillus and a Thiobacillus species'. Environmental Technology, 37 :2252-2264 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Performance and surface clogging in intermittently loaded and slow sand filters containing novel media'
Grace, MA,Healy, MG,Clifford, E (2016) 'Performance and surface clogging in intermittently loaded and slow sand filters containing novel media'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 180 :102-110 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Management of landfill leachate: The legacy of European Union Directives'
Brennan, RB,Healy, MG,Morrison, L,Hynes, S,Norton, D,Clifford, E (2016) 'Management of landfill leachate: The legacy of European Union Directives'. Waste Management, 55 :355-363 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Detection, fate and inactivation of pathogenic norovirus employing settlement and UV treatment in wastewater treatment facilities'
Barrett, M,Fitzhenry, K,O'Flaherty, V,Dore, W,Keaveney, S,Cormican, M,Rowan, N,Clifford, E (2016) 'Detection, fate and inactivation of pathogenic norovirus employing settlement and UV treatment in wastewater treatment facilities'. Science Of The Total Environment, 568 :1026-1036 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Performance of novel media in stratified filters to remove organic carbon from lake water'
Grace, MA,Clifford, E,Healy, MG (2016) 'Performance of novel media in stratified filters to remove organic carbon from lake water'. Water Research, 104 :371-380 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'An embodied carbon and embodied energy appraisal of a section of Irish motorway constructed in peatlands'
Duggan, A.R., McCabe, B.A., Goggins, J., Clifford, E. (2015) 'An embodied carbon and embodied energy appraisal of a section of Irish motorway constructed in peatlands'. Construction And Building Materials, 79 :402-419 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'An evaluation of the performance and optimization of a new wastewater treatment technology: the air suction flow-biofilm reactor'
Forde, P,Kennelly, C,Gerrity, S,Collins, G,Clifford, E (2015) 'An evaluation of the performance and optimization of a new wastewater treatment technology: the air suction flow-biofilm reactor'. Environmental Technology, 36 :1188-1204 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Carbon costs and savings of Greenways: creating a balance sheet for the sustainable design of cycling routes'
Manton R., Duggan A., Goggins J., Clifford E. (2014) 'Carbon costs and savings of Greenways: creating a balance sheet for the sustainable design of cycling routes'. Int. J. of Environment and Sustainable Development, 13 (1):3-19 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Liquid phase optimisation in a horizontal flow biofilm reactor (HFBR) technology for the removal of methane at low temperatures'
Kennelly, C,Gerrity, S,Collins, G,Clifford, E (2014) 'Liquid phase optimisation in a horizontal flow biofilm reactor (HFBR) technology for the removal of methane at low temperatures'. Chemical Engineering Journal, 242 :144-154 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Efficacy of measuring cellular ATP levels to determine the inactivation of pulsed UV treated Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts suspended in water'
Garvey, M,Hayes, J,Clifford, E,Kirf, D,Rowan, N (2013) 'Efficacy of measuring cellular ATP levels to determine the inactivation of pulsed UV treated Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts suspended in water'. Water Science And Technology-Water Supply, 13 :202-213 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Performance of a woodchip filter to treat dairy soiled water'
Ruane, EM,Murphy, PNC,Clifford, E,O'Reilly, E,French, P,Rodgers, M (2012) 'Performance of a woodchip filter to treat dairy soiled water'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 95 :49-55 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Inactivation of recalcitrant protozoan oocysts and bacterial endospores in drinking water using high-intensity pulsed UV light irradiation'
Hayes, JC,Garvey, M,Fogarty, AM,Clifford, E,Rowan, NJ (2012) 'Inactivation of recalcitrant protozoan oocysts and bacterial endospores in drinking water using high-intensity pulsed UV light irradiation'. Water Science And Technology-Water Supply, 12 :513-522 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'A horizontal flow biofilm reactor (HFBR) technology for the removal of methane and hydrogen sulphide at low temperatures'
Kennelly, C,Clifford, E,Gerrity, S,Walsh, R,Rodgers, M,Collins, G (2012) 'A horizontal flow biofilm reactor (HFBR) technology for the removal of methane and hydrogen sulphide at low temperatures'. Water Science And Technology, 66 :1997-2006 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Optimization of a horizontal-flow biofilm reactor for the removal of methane at low temperatures'
Clifford, E,Kennelly, C,Walsh, R,Gerrity, S,Reilly, EO,Collins, G (2012) 'Optimization of a horizontal-flow biofilm reactor for the removal of methane at low temperatures'. Journal Of The Air & Waste Management Association, 62 :1166-1173 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Treatment of dairy soiled water using a woodchip filter'
Ruane, E., Clifford, E., Murphy, P.N.C., Healy, M.G., French. P., Rodgers. M. (2011) 'Treatment of dairy soiled water using a woodchip filter'. Journal of Environmental Management, [Details]
(2011) 'Operation of a full-scale pumped flow biofilm reactor (PFBR) under two aeration regimes'
O'Reilly, E,Rodgers, M,Clifford, E (2011) 'Operation of a full-scale pumped flow biofilm reactor (PFBR) under two aeration regimes'. Water Science And Technology, 64 (6):1218-1225 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Horizontal flow biofilm reactor for carbon and nitrogen removal from domestic strength wastewaters'
Rodgers, M. and Clifford, E. (2009) 'Horizontal flow biofilm reactor for carbon and nitrogen removal from domestic strength wastewaters'. Water Environment Research, 81 (4):339-347 [Details]
(2008) 'Dairy washwater treatment using a horizontal flow biofilm system'
Clifford, E,Rodgers, M,de Paor, D (2008) 'Dairy washwater treatment using a horizontal flow biofilm system'. Water Science And Technology, 58 :1879-1888 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Dairy washwater treatment using a horizontal flow biofilm reactor'
Rodgers, M., de Paor, D., and Clifford, E. (2008) 'Dairy washwater treatment using a horizontal flow biofilm reactor'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 86 (1):114-120 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'The Performance of fibrous peat biofilters in treating domestic strength wastewater'
Corley, M., Rodgers, M., Mulqueen, J., Clifford, E. (2006) 'The Performance of fibrous peat biofilters in treating domestic strength wastewater'. Journal Of Environmental Science And Health Part A, 41 (5):811-824 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'Organic carbon and ammonium nitrogen removal in a laboratory sand percolation filter'
Rodgers, M., Clifford, E., Mulqueen, J., and Ballantyne, P. (2004) 'Organic carbon and ammonium nitrogen removal in a laboratory sand percolation filter'. Journal Of Environmental Science And Health Part A, 39 (9):2355-2368 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Water Analytics and Management with Real-time Linked Dataspaces'
ul Hassan, U., Hasan, S., Derguech, W., Hannon, L., Clifford, E., Kouroupertroglou, C., Smit, S., Curry, E. (2017) 'Water Analytics and Management with Real-time Linked Dataspaces' In: Government 3.0 - Next Generation Government Technology Infrastructure and Services. New York City: Springer. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2017) European-African Conference on Wind Engineering (EACWE 2017)
Mannion, P., Toparlar, Y., Blocken, B., Hajdukiewicz, M., Andrianne, T., Clifford, E. (2017) An investigation of tandem cycling aerodynamics European-African Conference on Wind Engineering (EACWE 2017) Liege, Belgium, [Details]
(2015) IWA Water Efficiency and Performance Assessment of Water Services Conference
21. Doherty, E., McNamara, G., Phelan, T., Horrigan, M., Fitzsimons, L., Corcoran, B., Delaure, Y., Clifford, E. (2015) Benchmarking Resource Efficiency in Wastewater Treatment Plants: Developing Best Practices IWA Water Efficiency and Performance Assessment of Water Services Conference [Details]
(2014) 2nd IWA Specialist Conference on EcoTechnologies for Sewage Treatment Plants
Hannon, L., Kennelly, C., Mullins, D., Gordon, G., McCann, B., Clifford, E. (2014) Examination of Selected Alternative Settlement Tests at Small-scale Activated Sludge Plants 2nd IWA Specialist Conference on EcoTechnologies for Sewage Treatment Plants [Details]
(2014) 1st South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Horrigan, M., Corcoran, B., Delauré, Y., Clifford, E., Phelan, T., McNamara, G.,and Fitzsimons, L (2014) ). The Use of Exergy Analysis to Benchmark the Resource Efficiency of Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plants in Ireland 1st South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems [Details]
(2014) 1st South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Phelan, T., Horrigan, M., Delauré, Y., Corcoran, B., Clifford, E., Fitzsimons, L. ( (2014) Opportunities for Process Control Optimisation in Irish Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants 1st South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems [Details]
(2014) 1st South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems Macedonia
McNamara, G., Horrigan, M., Phelan,T., Fitzsimons, L., Delaure,Y., Corcoran, B., Doherty,E., Clifford, E (2014) Life Cycle Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Plants in Ireland 1st South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems Macedonia [Details]
(2014) IWA Water, Energy and Climate Conference
Doherty, E., Fitzsimons, L., Corcoran, B.,Delaure, Y., Clifford, E. (2014) Design and Implementation of a Resource Consumption Benchmarking System for Wastewater Treatment Plants IWA Water, Energy and Climate Conference [Details]
(2014) 7th International Conference on Environmental Modelling and Software
Jones, N., Grace, M., Clifford, E., (2014) Developing an Aquasim Biofilm Model to Simulate a Novel Batch Biofilm Passive Aeration Technology 7th International Conference on Environmental Modelling and Software [Details]
(2014) 4th International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering
Jones, N., Clifford, E., (2014) Modelling a novel batch biofilm passive aeration technology using Aquasim 4th International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering [Details]
(2014) 4th International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering
Jones, N., Clifford, E., (2014) The Modelling of a Batch Biofilm Passive Aeration Process using an Activated Sludge Process in GPS-X 4th International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering [Details]
(2013) IWA conference on small water and wastewater systems and sludge management
O’Reilly, E., Fox, S., and Clifford, E. (2013) Decentralised wastewater treatment using “Pumped Flow Biofilm Reactor” (PFBR) technology IWA conference on small water and wastewater systems and sludge management [Details]
(2013) 9th International Conference on Biofilm Reactors
Jones, N., O’Reilly, E., Clifford, E. (2013) Development and calibration of a new model for designing and optimising a new passive aeration system for the treatment of municipal wastewater 9th International Conference on Biofilm Reactors [Details]
(2013) 5th IWA Odours & Air Emissions Conference and 10thBiofiltration Conference
38. Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Collins, G. and Clifford, E. (2013) Liquid Phase Optimisation in a Horizontal Flow Biofilm Reactor (HFBR) Technology for the Removal of Methane at Low Temperatures 5th IWA Odours & Air Emissions Conference and 10thBiofiltration Conference [Details]
(2017) 37th IAHR World Congress
Mulligan, S. and Clifford, E. (2017) Characteristics of the free-surface jet emanating downstream of vortex intake structures: Analytical and numerical approaches 37th IAHR World Congress [Details]
(2016) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland
Fitzhenry, K., Finnegan, W., Zhan, X., Goggins, J., Rowan, N., Clifford, E. (2016) Evaluation of UV disinfection technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry Civil Engineering Research in Ireland [Details]
(2016) International Conference on Pollution Control and Resource Recovery for the Livestock Sector
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Zhan, X., (2016) Global warming potential associated with Irish milk powder production International Conference on Pollution Control and Resource Recovery for the Livestock Sector [Details]
(2016) European Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture Europe 2016
Tahar, A., Kennedy, A., Naughton, S., Cooney, R., FitzGerald, R., Fogarty, A., Rowan, N., Clifford, E. (2016) Long term evaluation of the impact of traditional rainbow trout farming on river quality in Ireland - a 10 years case study European Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture Europe 2016 [Details]
(2017) Proceedings of the European-African Conference on Wind Engineering (EACWE)
Mannion, P., Toparlar, Y., Blocken, B., Hajdukiewicz, M., Andrianne, T., Clifford, E. (2017) An investigation of tandem cycling aerodynamics Proceedings of the European-African Conference on Wind Engineering (EACWE) [Details]
(2017) Aquaculture Europe
Tahar A., Kennedy, A., Naughton S., Cooney R., Fogarty A., Fitzgerald R., Rowan N., Clifford, E., (2017) Full monitoring of a traditional flow through rainbow trout farm in Ireland - impact of water passes number Aquaculture Europe [Details]
(2017) IWA PI 2017 - Specialist conference on benchmarking and performance assessment
Doherty, E., Fitszimons, L., McNamara, G. and Clifford, E. (2017) Resource benchmarking: grouping Irish wastewater treatment plants using discharge licence data IWA PI 2017 - Specialist conference on benchmarking and performance assessment [Details]
(2017) IWA PI 2017 - Specialist conference on benchmarking and performance assessment
Doherty, E., Fitszimons, L. and Clifford, E. (2017) Assessment of the statistical agreement between wastewater sampling methods for daily wastewater treatment plant performance benchmarking purposes IWA PI 2017 - Specialist conference on benchmarking and performance assessment [Details]
(2015) Assessment and Planning for the Application of Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD) to Building Water Networks, A WATERNOMICS Approach
Chambers, N,Coakley, D,Mccaffrey, M,Curry, E,Keane, M,Costa, A,Clifford, E,Mynett, A (2015) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 36TH IAHR WORLD CONGRESS Assessment and Planning for the Application of Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD) to Building Water Networks, A WATERNOMICS Approach , pp.3097-3107 [Details]
(2012) Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland
Duggan, A.R., McCabe, B.A., Goggins, J.M., Clifford, E.C. (2012) Factors affecting embodied carbon/embodied energy associated with ground improvements techniques for construction on peat Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland Dublin, , pp.147-152 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) E-proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress
Kouroupetroglou, Christos and Slooten, Jesse V A N and Clifford, Eoghan and Coakley, Daniel and Curry, Edward and Smit, Sander and Perfido, Domenico (2015) WATERNOMICS: Serving diverge user needs under a single water information platform E-proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress The Hague, teh Netherlands, , pp.1-12 [Details]
(2015) Proceedings of World Water Congress XV
Chambers, N., and Coakley, D., Keane, M., and Clifford, E. (2015) Water conservation with novel application of fault detection diagnostics ( FDD ) applied to a rain water harvesting system in Ireland Proceedings of World Water Congress XV Edinburgh, Scotland, [Details]
(2015) 14th International Conference of IBPSA - Building Simulation 2015, BS 2015, Conference Proceedings
Hajdukiewicz, M. and O'connor, P. and O'neill, C. and Coakley, D. and Keane, M.M. and Clifford, E. (2015) Real- Time control of occupants thermal comfort in buildings 14th International Conference of IBPSA - Building Simulation 2015, BS 2015, Conference Proceedings [Details]
(2014) Intel Ireland Research Conference
Coakley, Daniel and Donovan, Peter O and Mink, Jan and Curry, Edward and Clifford, Eoghan (2014) WATERNOMICS : Development of a water information platform based on a linked sensor data framework Intel Ireland Research Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2015) Proc. of 36th IAHR World Congress
Chambers, Niall and Coakley, Daniel and McCaffrey, Mark and Curry, Ed and Keane, Marcus and Costa, Andrea and Clifford, Eoghan (2015) Assessment and Planning for the Application of Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD) to Building Water Networks, A WATERNOMICS Approach Proc. of 36th IAHR World Congress The Hague, Netherlands, [Details]
(2011) European Transport Conference
Manton, R., Clifford, E. (2011) Cycling Ireland to Work: Sustainable job creation in the tourism sector through the construction of a National Cycle Network European Transport Conference Glasgow, Scotland, , 10-OCT-11 - 12-OCT-11 [Details]
(2012) Irish Transport Research Network
Manton, R., Clifford, E. (2012) A study of travel patterns to NUI Galway: Lessons for Smarter Travel in Universities Irish Transport Research Network University of Ulster, , 29-AUG-12 - 30-AUG-12 [Details]
(2011) Irish Transport Research Network
Manton, R., Clifford, E. (2011) Route selection, design assessment and cost considerations of rural off-road cycleways Irish Transport Research Network University College Cork, , 31-AUG-11 - 01-SEP-11 [Details]
(2012) World Cycling Research Forum
Manton, R., Clifford, E. (2012) Identification and classification of factors for cycling route selection World Cycling Research Forum University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, , 12-SEP-12 - 13-SEP-12 [Details]
(2013) Irish Transport Research Network
Manton, R., Rau, H., Clifford, E and Fahy, F (2013) IS CYCLING SAFE? USING MENTAL MAPPING TO UNPACK PERCEPTIONS OF CYCLING SAFETY Irish Transport Research Network [Details]
(2013) Irish Transport Research Network
Manton, R., Rau, H., Clifford, E., Fahy, F. (2013) Is cycling safe? Using mental mapping to unpack perceptions of cycling safety Irish Transport Research Network Trinity College Dublin, , 05-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13 [Details]
(2014) Irish Transport Research Network
Fleming, M., Clifford, E., Manton, R. (2014) Designing for sustainable transport on campuses: a study of the effects of infrastructural improvements on travel patterns at NUI Galway and other institutions Irish Transport Research Network University of Limerick, , 03-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14 [Details]
(2014) Interactive Water Services: The WATERNOMICS Approach
Clifford, E,Coakley, D,Curry, E,Degeler, V,Costa, A,Messervey, T,Van Andel, SJ,de Giesen, NV,Kouroupetroglou, C,Mink, J,Smit, S,Giustolisi, O,Brunone, B,Laucelli, D,Berardi, L,Campisano, A (2014) 16TH WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM ANALYSIS CONFERENCE (WDSA2014): URBAN WATER HYDROINFORMATICS AND STRATEGIC PLANNING Interactive Water Services: The WATERNOMICS Approach , pp.1058-1065 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) Waternomics: a cross-site data collection to support the development of a water information platform
O'Donovan, P,Coakley, D,Mink, J,Curry, E,Clifford, E,Ulanicki, B,Kapelan, Z,Boxall, J (2015) COMPUTING AND CONTROL FOR THE WATER INDUSTRY (CCWI2015): SHARING THE BEST PRACTICE IN WATER MANAGEMENT Waternomics: a cross-site data collection to support the development of a water information platform , pp.458-463 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) Irish Transport Research Network
Manton, R., Hynes, S., Clifford, E. (2015) User spending on greenways Irish Transport Research Network NUI Galway, , 27-AUG-15 - 28-AUG-15 [Details]
(2016) Irish Transport Research Network
Delaney, B., Manton, R. & Clifford, E. (2016) Using smarter technologies to improve the transport planning process in Galway City Irish Transport Research Network Dublin Institute of Technology, , 01-SEP-16 - 02-SEP-16 [Details]
(2016) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2016)
Mannion, P, Clifford, E, Blocken, B, Hajdukiewicz, M (2016) Assessing aerodynamic performance in cycling using computational fluid dynamics Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2016) Galway, Ireland, , 29-AUG-16 - 30-AUG-16 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) Tourism Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference
Manton, R., Clifford, E. (2011) Cycling Ireland to Work: Designing cycle networks to maximise tourism Tourism Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference Athlone Institute of Technology, , 15-JUN-11 [Details]
(2015) IWA Specialist Conference on Natural Organic Matter in Water
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, , 07-SEP-15 - 10-SEP-15 [Details]
(2015) 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
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 Cagliari, Italy, , 05-OCT-15 - 09-OCT-15 [Details]
(2015) 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
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, , 05-OCT-15 - 09-OCT-15 [Details]
(2014) ESAI Colloquium
Grace, M.A., Healy, M.G., Clifford, E (2014) Development of filtration technologies for effective, cost-efficient and robust water treatment ESAI Colloquium [Details]
(2014) 16th International Conference Water Distribution Systems Analysis (WSDA 2014)
Clifford, Eoghan and Coakley, Daniel and Curry, Edward and Degeler, Viktoriya and Costa, Andrea and Messervey, Thomas and Andel, Schalk-Jan Van and Giesen, Nick Van De and Kouroupetroglou, Christos and Mink, Jan and Smit, Sander (2014) Interactive Water Services: The Waternomics Approach 16th International Conference Water Distribution Systems Analysis (WSDA 2014) Bari, Italy, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 7th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES)
Manton, R., Duggan, A.R., Goggins, J., McCabe, B.A., Clifford, E. (2012) Use of carbon calculation tools for sustainable cycle network design 7th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) Ohrid, Macedonia, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) IWA World Congress on Water Climate and Energy
Gerrity, S., Kennelly, C., Collins, G., Clifford E., and Rodgers, M. (2012) Efficiency and microbiology of novel, Horizontal Flow Biofilm Reactors (HFBRs) treating methane contaminated air at 10°C IWA World Congress on Water Climate and Energy , 13-MAY-12 - 18-MAY-12 [Details]
(2012) Irish Transport Research Network Conference
Manton, R., and Clifford, E. (2012) A study of travel patterns to NUI Galway: Lessons for Smarter travel in Universities Irish Transport Research Network Conference , 29-AUG-12 - 30-AUG-12 [Details]
(2012) International symposium on domestic wastewater treatment and disposal systems
O’Reilly, E., Fox, S., Rodgers, M., and Clifford, E. (2012) Research developments in the on-site treatment of wastewater International symposium on domestic wastewater treatment and disposal systems [Details]
(2012) Bridge & Concrete Research in Ireland
Duggan, A.R., McCabe, B.A., Goggins, J.M., Clifford, E., McGuinness, C. (2012) Factors affecting Embodied Carbon / Embodied Energy associated with ground improvement techniques for construction on peat Bridge & Concrete Research in Ireland [Details]
(2012) World Cycling Research Forum
Manton, R., and Clifford, E (2012) Identification and classification of constraints for cycling routes in Ireland World Cycling Research Forum [Details]
(2012) Velo-City, Global 2012
Manton, R., and Clifford, E (2012) Formation of a cycling route assessment matrix for a National Cycle Network in Ireland Velo-City, Global 2012 [Details]
(2012) IWA World Congress on Water Climate and Energy
Clifford, E., McNamara, S., Forde, P., Zhan, X., and O’Reilly, E. (2012) Application of the suction flow biofilm reactor (ASF-BR) technology in the treatment of primary treated municipal wastewater IWA World Congress on Water Climate and Energy [Details]
(2012) Society for General Microbiology Spring Conference
Gerrity, S., Kennelly, C., Clifford, E. & Collins, G. (2012) Diversity, succession and activity of methanotrophic biofilms in cold (10°C) horizontal flow biofilm reactors (HFBRs) treating methane-contaminated air Society for General Microbiology Spring Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2011) International conference on biotechniques for air pollution control (Biotechniques-2011)
Clifford, E., Kennelly, C., Walsh, R., Gerrity, S., O’Reilly, E., and Collins, G (2011) Optimisation of a novel biofilm technology for the removal of nuisance odours and greenhouse gases at low temperatures International conference on biotechniques for air pollution control (Biotechniques-2011) [Details]
(2011) IWA Biofilm Conference 2011
Clifford, E., McNamara, S., Forde, P., Rodgers, M., and O'Reilly, E. (2011) Treatment of municipal strength wastewater using a novel Air Suction Flow Biofilm Reactor IWA Biofilm Conference 2011 Shanghai, China, , 27-OCT-10 - 30-OCT-10 [Details]
(2011) IWA Biofilm Conference 2011
Gerrity, S., Kennelly, C., Walsh, R., O’Reilly, E., Collins, G., and Clifford E (2011) Ecophysiology of microbial populations from novel, Horizontal Flow Biofilm Reactors (HFBRs) treating methane-contaminated air IWA Biofilm Conference 2011 Shanghai, China, , 27-OCT-10 - 30-OCT-10 [Details]
(2011) IWA Urban Solutions Development Congress
Forde, P., Rodgers, M., McNamara, S., O'Reilly, E., and Clifford, E. (2011) Performance and optimisation of a new wastewater technology: The Air Suction Flow Biofilm Reactor IWA Urban Solutions Development Congress [Details]
(2011) European Transport Conference 2011
Manton, R., and Clifford, E (2011) Cycling Ireland to Work: Sustainable job creation in the tourism sector through the construction of a National Cycling Network European Transport Conference 2011 Glasgow, Scotland, , 10-OCT-11 - 12-OCT-11 [Details]
(2011) 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Hayes, J.C., Fogarty, A.M., Clifford, E., and Rowan, N. (2011) A comparison of the efficacy of pulsed UV light and pulsed plasma gas-discharge systems for the novel inactivation of Cryptosporidium Spp. and other clinically relevant microorganisms in drinking water 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference , pp.1574-1581 [Details]
(2011) Tourism Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference (THRIC)
Manton, R., and Clifford, E. (2011) Cycling Ireland to Work: Designing cycle networks to maximise tourism Tourism Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference (THRIC) [Details]
(2011) International Conference for Engineering Education
Clifford, E., O'Reilly, E., Rodgers, M. (2011) A unique full scale water research facility for applied and fundamental research, technology development, education and public outreach International Conference for Engineering Education Belfast, Northern Ireland, , pp.1574-1581 [Details]
(2011) 4th IWA conference on odours and VOC’s
Kennelly, C., Clifford, E., Gerrity, S., Walsh, R., Rodgers, M. (2011) Performance of a novel biofilm technology for remediation of odours and gases 4th IWA conference on odours and VOC’s [Details]
(2010) Agricultural Research Forum and British Society for Animal Science Joint Meeting
Ruane, E., Clifford, E., O'Reilly, E., Murphy, P., French, P., and Rodgers, M. (2010) Treatment of dairy soiled washwater using a woodchip filter Agricultural Research Forum and British Society for Animal Science Joint Meeting Belfast, [Details]
(2010) WEF/IWA Biofilm Reactor Technology Conference
O'Reilly, E., Clifford, E., and Rodgers, M. (2010) Municipal wastewater treatment using a full-scale pumped flow biofilm reactor WEF/IWA Biofilm Reactor Technology Conference Portland, Oregon, , pp.827-838 [Details]
(2010) 17th World Congress of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Ruane, E., Murphy, P., Clifford, E., O'Reilly, E., French, P., and Rodgers, M (2010) Treatment of dairy soiled water using woodchip-A Field Scale Study 17th World Congress of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering [Details]
(2010) 2nd Irish Conference on Constructed Wetlands
Rodgers, M., Wu, G., Clifford, E., and O’Reilly, E. (2010) Nitrogen and phosphorus removal from wastewater using a horizontal-flow biofilm reactor and an alternating pumped-flow biofilm reactor 2nd Irish Conference on Constructed Wetlands [Details]
(2008) IWA Biofilm Technologies 2008
O'Reilly, E., Rodgers, M., Zhan, X-M., and Clifford E. (2008) A pilot plant study of a novel sequencing batch biofilm reactor (SBBR) treating municipal wastewater IWA Biofilm Technologies 2008 Singapore, , 08-JAN-08 - 10-JAN-09 , pp.165-166 [Details]
(2008) 8th IWA specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems and 2nd specialized Conference on Decentralized Water and Wastewater International Network
de Paor, D., Clifford, E., Rodgers, M., and O'Reilly, E. (2008) Carbon and nitrogen removal rates from a laboratory and pilotscale horizontal flow biofilm reactor 8th IWA specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems and 2nd specialized Conference on Decentralized Water and Wastewater International Network Coimbatore, India, , 06-FEB-08 - 09-FEB-08 [Details]
(2008) IWA Biofilm Technologies 2008
de Paor, D., Rodgers, M., and Clifford, E. (2008) Dairy washwater treatment using a pilot-scale horizontal flow biofilm reactor IWA Biofilm Technologies 2008 Singapore, , 08-JAN-08 - 10-JAN-08 , pp.187-189 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2017) Freshwater Aquaculture Trade Effluent Licences: A MOREFISH report.
Cooney R., Tahar, A., Kennedy A., Fitzgerald, R., Rowan, N., and Clifford, E. (2017) Freshwater Aquaculture Trade Effluent Licences: A MOREFISH report. www.morefish.ie, Galway. [Details]
(2011) Constraints study and possible route options. National Cycle Network. Corridor 2.
Clifford, E., Manton R (2011) Constraints study and possible route options. National Cycle Network. Corridor 2. NUI Galway/ NRA, Dublin. [Details]
(2010) National Centre for Water and Wastewater Research and Demonstration.
O'Reilly, E., Clifford, E., O'Donoghue, P and Rodgers, M. (2010) National Centre for Water and Wastewater Research and Demonstration. EPA: STRIVE Report 78, Ireland. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'MOREFISH - research on improving freshwater aquaculture production management, resource efficiency and sustainability'
Cooney, R., Kennedy, A., Tahar, A., Behan, C., Fitzgerald, R., Fogarty, A., Kavanagh, S., Naughton, S., Rowan, N., and Clifford, E. (2016) 'MOREFISH - research on improving freshwater aquaculture production management, resource efficiency and sustainability' EPA Catchments Newsletter, (3) . [Details]
'€1m study will increase resource efficiency in Irish dairy processing. Engineers Ireland'
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Fitzhenry, K., Tarpey, E., and Zhan, X., '€1m study will increase resource efficiency in Irish dairy processing. Engineers Ireland' Engineers Ireland Journal, . [Details]
(2014) 'A resource consumption benchmarking system for WWTPs'
Doherty, E., Fitzsimons, L., Corcoran, B., Delaure, Y. and Clifford, E. (2014) 'A resource consumption benchmarking system for WWTPs' Asian Water Magazine, 30 (6) . [Details]
(2017) 'Resource consumption and process performance of wastewater treatment plants'
Doherty, E., McNamara, G., Fitzsimons, L. and Clifford, E. (2017) 'Resource consumption and process performance of wastewater treatment plants' Engineers Ireland Journal, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2010) The Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland Environ Conference,
Gerrity, S., Kennelly, C., Walsh, R., O’Reilly, E., Collins, G., and Clifford E. (2010) Novel Biofilm Technology to Eliminate Noxious Gases: Engineering and Microbiology. [Poster Presentation], The Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland Environ Conference, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland , 17-FEB-10. [Details]
Global Forum 2010,
Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Rodgers, M., O’Reilly, E., Walsh, R., Collins, G and Clifford, E. A Novel Biofilm Technology for Removal of Greenhouse, Toxic and Odorous Gases. [Poster Presentation], Global Forum 2010, Dublin, Ireland . [Details]
(2011) NUI Galway - UL Alliance 1st Annual Engineering Research Day,
Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Collins, G., Clifford, E. (2011) Optimisation of a Novel Biofilm Technology for the Removal of Nuisance Odours and Greenhouse Gases. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance 1st Annual Engineering Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 07-APR-11. [Details]
(2011) NUIG Energy Night,
Forde, F., Kennelly, C., McNamara, S., O’Reilly, E., Clifford, E. (2011) Novel low energy wastewater technologies. [Poster Presentation], NUIG Energy Night, NUI Galway, Ireland , 26-JAN-11. [Details]
(2011) NUI Galway - UL Alliance 1st Annual Engineering Research Day,
Jones, N., Clifford, E., O’Reilly, E. (2011) Development and Calibration of a New Model for Designing and Optimising the Pumped Flow Biofilm Reactor (PFBR) Wastewater Treatment Technology. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance 1st Annual Engineering Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 07-APR-11. [Details]
(2011) NUI Galway - UL Alliance 1st Annual Engineering Research Day,
Manton, R. and Clifford, E. (2011) Cycling Ireland to Work: Job creation through the construction of a National Cycle Network. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance 1st Annual Engineering Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 07-APR-11. [Details]
(2011) Ryan Institute Research Day,
Manton, R. and Clifford, E. (2011) Cycling Ireland to Work: Job creation through the construction of a National Cycle Network. [Poster Presentation], Ryan Institute Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 09-JUN-11. [Details]
(2012) NUIG Energy Night,
Byrne, D., Conneely, J., McNamee, R., Stafford, M., Tuomey, P., Manton, R., Clifford, E. (2012) Unsustainable transport: Have we the energy to change?. [Poster Presentation], NUIG Energy Night, NUI Galway, Ireland , 06-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012) NUIG Energy Night,
Manton, R., Duggan, A., Goggins, J., McCabe, B., Clifford, E. (2012) Carbon footprint of greenways. [Poster Presentation], NUIG Energy Night, NUI Galway, Ireland , 06-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012) NUI Galway - UL Alliance 2nd Annual Engineering Research Day,
Fox, S., O’Reilly, T. and Clifford, E. (2012) Real time control of small scale wastewater treatment systems. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance 2nd Annual Engineering Research Day, University of Limerick, Ireland , 03-APR-12. [Details]
(2012) NUI Galway - UL Alliance 2nd Annual Engineering Research Day,
Clifford, E., Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Collins, G. (2012) Optimisation of a horizontal flow biofilm reactor for the removal of methane at low temperatures. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance 2nd Annual Engineering Research Day, University of Limerick, Ireland , 03-APR-12. [Details]
(2012) NUI Galway - UL Alliance 2nd Annual Engineering Research Day,
Manton, R., Duggan, A., Goggins, J., McCabe, B., Clifford, E. (2012) Carbon footprint of greenways: lessons in the design of environmentally friendly cycle routes. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance 2nd Annual Engineering Research Day, University of Limerick, Ireland , 03-APR-12. [Details]
(2012) Ireland’s Environment 2012: EPA Research Conference,
Fitzhenry, K., Barrett, M., Clifford, E., O’Flaherty, V., Dore, W.,Cormican, M. (2012) Detection and removal of pathogenic Norovirus in wastewater and water treatment facilities. [Poster Presentation], Ireland’s Environment 2012: EPA Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , 28-JUN-12. [Details]
(2013) NUI Galway - UL Alliance Engineering Research Day,
Jones, N., Clifford, E., O’Reilly, E. (2013) Measurement and Modelling of Oxygen Transfer and Hydraulics in a Novel Passive Aeration Biofilm System. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance Engineering Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 11-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, ENVIRON 2013,
Fitzhenry, K., Barrett, M., Clifford, E., O’Flaherty, V., Dore, W., Cormican, M. (2013) Detection and removal of pathogenic Norovirus in wastewater and water treatment facilities. [Poster Presentation], 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, ENVIRON 2013, NUI Galway, Ireland , 30-JAN-13. [Details]
(2013) NUIG Energy Night,
Manton, R., O’Sullivan, T., Clifford, E. (2013) Unpacking perceptions of cycling safety: where are the black spots for cyclists?. [Poster Presentation], NUIG Energy Night, NUI Galway, Ireland , 28-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013) NUI Galway - UL Alliance Engineering, Informatics and Science Research Day,
Manton, R., Clifford, W., Clifford, E. (2013) Permeability: re-energising our communities. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance Engineering, Informatics and Science Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 11-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, ENVIRON,
Jones, N., Clifford, E., (2013) Measurement and Modelling of Oxygen Transfer and Hydraulics in a Novel Passive Aeration Biofilm System. [Poster Presentation], 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, ENVIRON, NUI Galway, Ireland , 30-JAN-13. [Details]
(2013) NUI Galway - UL Alliance Engineering, Informatics and Science Research Day,
Grace, M., Clifford, E., Healy, M.G. (2013) Development of filtration technologies for effective, cost-efficient and robust water treatment. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance Engineering, Informatics and Science Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 11-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) NUI Galway - UL Alliance Engineering, Informatics and Science Research Day,
Fox, S., O’Reilly, E., Clifford, E. (2013) Parameter trends in small scale wastewater treatment systems. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance Engineering, Informatics and Science Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 11-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) NUI Galway - UL Alliance Engineering, Informatics and Science Research Day,
Fitzhenry, K., Barrett, M., Clifford, E., O’Flaherty, V., Dore, W., Cormican, M. (2013) Detection and removal of pathogenic Norovirus in wastewater and water treatment facilities. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance Engineering, Informatics and Science Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 11-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) ATWARM International Conference, Water: the greatest global challenge,
Fox, S., O’Reilly, E., Clifford, E., (2013) Parameter trends in small scale wastewater treatment systems. [Poster Presentation], ATWARM International Conference, Water: the greatest global challenge, Dublin, Ireland , 14-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) ATWARM International Conference, Water: the greatest global challenge,
Grace, M., Clifford, E., Healy, M.G. (2013) Development of filtration technologies for effective, cost-efficient and robust water treatment. [Poster Presentation], ATWARM International Conference, Water: the greatest global challenge, Dublin, Ireland , 14-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) Ryan Institute Research Day,
Hannon, L., Kennelly, C., Mullins, D., Coburn, D., Gordon,G., O’Donovan, P., Jones, E., Glavin, M., G., McCann, B., Clifford, E. (2013) Shedding Light on Wastewater Treatment. [Poster Presentation], Ryan Institute Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 24-SEP-13. [Details]
(2014) University of Limerick - NUI Galway Alliance 4th Postgraduate Research Day,
Manton, R., Clifford, E. (2014) Route selection and design of greenways: guidance for the Irish National Cycle Network. [Poster Presentation], University of Limerick - NUI Galway Alliance 4th Postgraduate Research Day, University of Limerick. Ireland , 20-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Faculty of Public Health Medicine Summer Scientific Meeting,,
Fitzhenry, K., Barrett, M., Clifford, E., O’Flaherty, V., Dore, W., Cormican, M (2014) Detection and removal of pathogenic norovirus and FRNA bacteriophages employing tertiary treatment in wastewater and water treatment facilities. [Poster Presentation], Faculty of Public Health Medicine Summer Scientific Meeting,, Dublin, Ireland , 21-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) 4th NUI Galway - UL Alliance Engineering Research Day,
Jones, N., Clifford, E. (2014) Modelling biofilm based technologies with activated sludge unit processes: A short cut to performance simulation?. [Poster Presentation], 4th NUI Galway - UL Alliance Engineering Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 20-MAY-14. [Details]
(2013) Ryan Institute Research Day,
Doherty, E., Fitzsimons, L., Corcoran, B., Delaure, Y., Clifford, E. (2013) Resource Efficiency in Irish Wastewater Treatment Plants. [Poster Presentation], Ryan Institute Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 24-SEP-13. [Details]
(2014) NUI Galway - UL Alliance Annual Engineering Research Day,
Grace, M., Healy, M.G., Clifford, E. (2014) Development of filtration technologies for effective, cost-efficient and robust water treatment. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance Annual Engineering Research Day, University of Limerick, Ireland , 20-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) NUI Galway - UL Alliance Annual Engineering Research Day,
Hannon, L., Kennelly, C., Mullins, D., Coburn, D., Gordon, G., O’Donovan, P., Jones, E., Glavin, M., G., McCann, B., Clifford, E. (2014) Shedding Light on Wastewater Treatment. [Poster Presentation], NUI Galway - UL Alliance Annual Engineering Research Day, University of Limerick, Ireland , 20-MAY-14. [Details]
(2015) 5th NUI Galway - University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day,
E. Tarpey, W. Finnegan, K. Fitzhenry, E. Clifford, X. Zhan (2015) Treatment of dairy processing effluent using IASBR Technology. [Poster Presentation], 5th NUI Galway - University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 21-APR-15. [Details]
(2014) DCU Water Institute. Water: The Greatest Global Challenge - 2nd Annual Conference,
Doherty, E., Clifford, E. (2014) Quantifying Resource Efficiency in Irish Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Practical Overview. [Poster Presentation], DCU Water Institute. Water: The Greatest Global Challenge - 2nd Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 27-NOV-14. [Details]
(2015) 5th NUI Galway - University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day,
Grace, M., Healy, M.G., Clifford, E. (2015) Development of filtration technologies for effective, cost-efficient and robust water treatment. [Poster Presentation], 5th NUI Galway - University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 21-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) 5th NUI Galway - University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day,,
K. Fitzhenry, N. Rowan, A. Stocca, W. Finnegan, E. Tarpey, J. Goggins, X. Zhan, E. Clifford (2015) Tertiary treatment technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry. [Poster Presentation], 5th NUI Galway - University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day,, NUI Galway, Ireland , 21-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) 5th NUI Galway - University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day,
W. Finnegan, E. Clifford, A. Dobson, J. Goggins, S. Miao, N. Rowan, L. Xiao, H. Zhang, X. Zhan (2015) DairyWater: Sustainability and resource efficiency for the Irish dairy processing industry. [Poster Presentation], 5th NUI Galway - University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 21-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) 5th NUI Galway - University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day,
Doherty, E., Clifford, E. (2015) Quantifying Resource Efficiency in Irish Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Practical Overview. [Poster Presentation], 5th NUI Galway - University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 21-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) Ryan Institute Research Day 2015,
Fitzhenry, K., Clifford, E., Rowan, N., Stocca, A., Finnegan, W., Zhan, X. (2015) Tertiary treatment technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry. [Poster Presentation], Ryan Institute Research Day 2015, NUI Galway, Ireland , 25-SEP-15. [Details]
(2016) Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016,
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Zhan, X. (2016) Environmental impact associated with the manufacture of Irish dairy products. [Poster Presentation], Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016, NUI Galway, Ireland , 09-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016) Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016,
Fitzhenry, K., Finnegan, W., Zhan, X., Goggins, J., Rowan, N., Clifford, E. (2016) UV Disinfection Technologies for Water Reuse and Rainwater Harvesting in the Irish Dairy Industry. [Poster Presentation], Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016, NUI Galway, Ireland , 09-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016) Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016,
FitzGerald, R. Cooney, R., Tahar, A. Kennedy, A., Behan, C., Naughton, S. Kavanagh, S., Fogarty, A., Rowan, N., Clifford E., (2016) MOREFISH - Enhancing Production and Sustainability in Irish Freshwater Aquaculture. [Poster Presentation], Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016, NUI Galway, Ireland , 09-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016) Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016,
Cooney, R., Tahar, A., Kennedy, A., FitzGerald, R., Rowan, N., Clifford, E., (2016) Incorporating Biodiversity Impact Potential into Life Cycle Assessment of Freshwater Aquaculture using Water Frame Work Directive Techniques. [Poster Presentation], Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016, NUI Galway, Ireland , 09-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016) Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016,,
Mulligan, S., Chambers, N., Clifford, E., and Hannon, L (2016) Provision of Water End-Use Details in Buildings using Smart Meters: The Waternomics Approach. [Poster Presentation], Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016,, NUI Galway, Ireland , 09-DEC-16. [Details]
(2017) 27th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2017,
Cooney, R., Tahar, A., Kennedy, A., FitzGerald, R., Rowan, N., Clifford, E., (2017) Incorporating Biodiversity Impact Potential into Life Cycle Assessment of Freshwater Aquaculture using Water Frame Work Directive Techniques. [Poster Presentation], 27th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2017, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland , 10-APR-17. [Details]
(2003) 13th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium,,
Clifford, E., Rodgers, M. and Ballantyne, P. (2003) Contaminant removal using sand filters. [Oral Presentation], 13th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium,, NUI Galway, Ireland , 08-JAN-03. [Details]
(2010) Environmental Change Institute and Martin Ryan Institute Research Day,
Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Clifford, E., Collins, G., O’Reilly, E., Walsh, R. and Rodgers, M. (2010) Optimisation of a Novel Biofilm Technology for the Removal of Nuisance Gases using Microsensors, Molecular Biology Techniques and Mathematical Modelling. [Oral Presentation], Environmental Change Institute and Martin Ryan Institute Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 17-JUN-10. [Details]
(2011) 21st Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium,
Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Clifford, E., Collins, G. (2011) Biological treatment of methane using a novel biofilm technology. [Oral Presentation], 21st Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium, UCC, Ireland , 06-APR-11. [Details]
(2011) Ryan Institute Research Day,
Kennelly, C., Gerrity, S., Collins, G., Clifford, E. (2011) Optimisation of a Novel Biofilm Technology for the Removal of Nuisance Odours and Greenhouse Gases. [Oral Presentation], Ryan Institute Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 09-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011) 21st Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium,
Manton, R. and Clifford, E. (2011) Cycling Ireland to Work: Sustainable job creation through the construction of a National Cycle Network. [Oral Presentation], 21st Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium, UCC, Ireland , 06-APR-11. [Details]
(2012) 22nd Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium,
Manton, R. and Clifford, E. (2012) Assessing the carbon savings and carbon footprint of new cycling routes. [Oral Presentation], 22nd Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium, UCD, Dublin, Ireland , 07-MAR-12. [Details]
(2013) 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium,
Manton, R., Webb, R., Clifford, E. (2013) Promoting active travel in cities: the role of permeability. [Oral Presentation], 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium, NUI Galway, Ireland , 30-JAN-13. [Details]
(2013) 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium,
Fox, S., O’Reilly, E., and Clifford, E., (2013) Real time control and remote monitoring of small scale wastewater treatment plants. [Oral Presentation], 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium, NUI Galway, Ireland , 30-JAN-13. [Details]
(2014) 24th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium,
Manton, R., Clifford, E. (2014) Carbon footprint of travel to the Great Western Greenway. [Oral Presentation], 24th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , 26-FEB-14. [Details]
(2014) 24th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium,
Doherty, E., Fitzsimons, L., Corcoran, B., Delaure, Y., Clifford, E. (2014) Benchmarking and Mitigation of Resource Consumption in Irish Wastewater Treatment Plants. [Oral Presentation], 24th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , 26-FEB-14. [Details]
(2014) 24th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium,
Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Morrison, L., Hynes, S., Norton, D., Clifford, E (2014) Suitability of municipal WWTPS for the treatment of landfill leachate in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 24th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , 26-FEB-14. [Details]
(2015) 25th Environmental Science Association Ireland Colloquium,
Fitzhenry, K., Clifford, E., Rowan, N., Stocca, A., Finnegan, W., Zhan, X. (2015) Tertiary treatment technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry. [Oral Presentation], 25th Environmental Science Association Ireland Colloquium, Sligo Institute of Technology. Ireland , 08-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) 25th Environmental Science Association Ireland Colloquium,
Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Morrison, L., Hynes, S., Norton, D., Clifford, E., (2015) Impact of the landfill directive (1999/31/EC) on the concentrations, volumes and treatability of landfill leachate produced in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 25th Environmental Science Association Ireland Colloquium, Sligo Institute of Technology. Ireland , 08-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) 25th Environmental Science Association Ireland Colloquium,
Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Clifford, E. (2015) Impact of landfill leachate loading on the performance of three wastewater treatment plants. [Oral Presentation], 25th Environmental Science Association Ireland Colloquium, Sligo Institute of Technology. Ireland , 08-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) 25th Environmental Science Association Ireland Colloquium,
Doherty, E., Fitzsimons, L., Corcoran, B., Delaure, Y. and Clifford, E. (2015) Key Performance Indicators for Wastewater Treatment: Help or Hindrance?. [Oral Presentation], 25th Environmental Science Association Ireland Colloquium, Sligo Institute of Technology. Ireland , 08-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) GIS and Spatial Modelling in Research Seminar,
Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Clifford, E (2015) Optimisation of distance travelled by landfill leachate in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], GIS and Spatial Modelling in Research Seminar, Ryan Institute, NUIG, Galway, Ireland , 04-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015) Ryan Institute Overview presentations,
Fitzhenry, K., Finnegan, W., Zhan, X., Goggins, J., Rowan, N., Clifford, E. (2015) Tertiary Treatment Technologies for Water Reuse and Rainwater Harvesting in the Irish Dairy Industry. [Oral Presentation], Ryan Institute Overview presentations, Ryan Institute, NUI, Galway, Ireland , 13-OCT-15. [Details]
(2016) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI) 2016,
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Zhan, X., (2016) The impact of the Irish dairy processing industry on climate change. [Oral Presentation], Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI) 2016, Galway, Ireland , 29-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016,
Doherty, E., Fitzsimons, L., McNamara, G. and Clifford, E. (2016) Successful Resource Benchmarking: Banding Irish Wastewater Treatment Plants Using Discharge Licence Data. [Oral Presentation], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016, University of Limerick, Ireland , 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016) 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016,
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Zhan, X., (2016) The impact of the Irish dairy processing industry on climate change. [Oral Presentation], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016, University of Limerick, Ireland , 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016) 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016,
Fitzhenry, K., Rowan, N., Finnegan, W., Tarpey, E., Goggins, J., Zhan, X., Clifford, E., (2016) Tertiary treatment technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry. [Oral Presentation], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016, University of Limerick, Ireland , 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016) 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016,
Tarpey, E., Finnegan, W., Fitzhenry, K., Clifford, E., Zhan, X. (2016) Use of IASBR to treat dairy processing wastewater: A laboratory scale study. [Oral Presentation], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016, University of Limerick, Ireland , 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016) 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016,
Cooney, R., FitzGerald, R., Clifford, E. (2016) Use of Life Cycle Assessment in Irish Freshwater Aquaculture Systems. [Oral Presentation], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016, University of Limerick, Ireland , 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2017) Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists 2017,
Cooney, R., Tahar, A., Kennedy, A., FitzGerald, R., Rowan, N., Clifford, E., ( (2017) Ins and outs: Life Cycle Assessment of Irelands freshwater aquaculture sector. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists 2017, Dundalk , 10-MAR-17. [Details]
(2012) ISME14 - The power of the small,
Barrett M., Fitzhenry K., O'Flaherty V., Dore W., Cormican M., Collins G. and Clifford E. (2012) Employing UV and filtration systems in the treatment and removal of the pathogenic noroviruses from sewage waste. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], ISME14 - The power of the small, Copenhagen, Denmark , 19-AUG-12 - 24-AUG-12. [Details]
(2014) 6th International Water Association (IWA) Young Water Professionals Conference ‘East Meets West’,
Fitzhenry, K., Barrett, M., Clifford, E., O’Flaherty, V., Dore, W., Cormican, M. (2014) Fate of Norovirus and FRNA bacteriophages in Wastewater Treatment Facilities. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], 6th International Water Association (IWA) Young Water Professionals Conference ‘East Meets West’, Istanbul, Turkey , 28-MAY-14 - 20-MAY-14. [Details]
(2016) SUSMILK Conference: Solutions for sustainable milk processing,
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Zhan, X., (2016) DairyWater: Environmental impact associated with the manufacture of dairy products in Ireland. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], SUSMILK Conference: Solutions for sustainable milk processing, Santiago de Compostela, Spain , 22-SEP-16. [Details]

Media - Community Engagement

  Year Publication
(2012) A special report: Ryan Institute Galway.
Nash, S., O'Reilly, E., Collins, G., Healy, M., and Clifford, M (2012) A special report: Ryan Institute Galway. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2012) Waste system must meet EU standards - lecturer.
Clifford, E (2012) Waste system must meet EU standards - lecturer. Media - Community Engagement [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2016) Sustainable transport in a rapidly recovering economy: The case of Ireland.
Vega, A,Clifford, E (2016) Sustainable transport in a rapidly recovering economy: The case of Ireland. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
(2016) Project poised to position Ireland as an innovator in aquaculture.
Hatchery International (2016) Project poised to position Ireland as an innovator in aquaculture. Media [Details]
(2012) On-site wastewater systems.
Clifford, E (2012) On-site wastewater systems. Media [Details]
(2012) Crunch time for owners of 440,000 septic tank systems.
Ketch, K., Clifford, E (2012) Crunch time for owners of 440,000 septic tank systems. Media [Details]
(2012) Septic tank legislation makes sense for both householders and the environment.
Clifford, E. (2012) Septic tank legislation makes sense for both householders and the environment. Media [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2009) P92360EP00/LJC/BON New European Patent Application A stratified bioreactor National University of Ireland, Galway.
Rodgers, M., Clifford, E., O'Reilly, E. and Ruane, E (2009) P92360EP00/LJC/BON New European Patent Application A stratified bioreactor National University of Ireland, Galway. Other Item [Details]
(2008) A biological reactor for wastewater.
Rodgers, M., O'Reilly, E., Clifford, E. (2008) A biological reactor for wastewater. Other Item [Details]
(2004) A Biofilm Reactor.
Rodgers, M., Mulqueen, J., Lambe, A., Xiao, L. and Clifford, E. (2004) A Biofilm Reactor. Other Item [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
(2011) Factsheet on Drip Dispersal Systems for On-site Single-House Wastewater Treatment Systems. EPA.
Clifford, E., and Rodgers, M. (2011) Factsheet on Drip Dispersal Systems for On-site Single-House Wastewater Treatment Systems. EPA. Technical Publication [Details]
(2010) Relationship between dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) and other nitrogen components in wastewaters, treated waters and receiving waters. EPA small scale study factsheet. EPA.
O'Reilly, E., Rodgers, M and Clifford, E. (2010) Relationship between dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) and other nitrogen components in wastewaters, treated waters and receiving waters. EPA small scale study factsheet. EPA. Technical Publication [Details]
(2010) SMART enforcement. OEE & EPA small scale study factsheet. EPA.
Clifford, E., Rodgers, M and O'Reilly E. (2010) SMART enforcement. OEE & EPA small scale study factsheet. EPA. Technical Publication [Details]
(2006) EPA guideline document assessment on: Percolation trench widths, hydraulic loading, holiday homes, mound systems, tree roots, garbage grinders and maintenance contracts. EPA.
Rodgers, M., Clifford, E., and O'Reilly, E. (2006) EPA guideline document assessment on: Percolation trench widths, hydraulic loading, holiday homes, mound systems, tree roots, garbage grinders and maintenance contracts. EPA. Technical Publication [Details]
(2004) Independent evaluation of a new wastewater treatment technology for single houses. Mayo County Council.
Rodgers, M., and Clifford, E., (2004) Independent evaluation of a new wastewater treatment technology for single houses. Mayo County Council. Technical Publication [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2010) Optimisation of a novel biofilm technology for the removal of nuisance odours using, molecular biology techniques and mathematical modelling. Global Innovation Forum.
Kennelly, C., and Clifford, E. (2010) Optimisation of a novel biofilm technology for the removal of nuisance odours using, molecular biology techniques and mathematical modelling. Global Innovation Forum. Workshops [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2011 industrial Technologies Commercialisation Award Enterprise Ireland
2009 Best Technology - Technology Development Competition Higher Education Authority
2008 Commercialisation of technology award Enterprise Ireland
2008 Conference paper award International Water Association & Nanyang Technological University
2002 Irish Government PhD scolarship IRCSET

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Engineering Ireland (MIEI) MIEI /
International Water Association Member /
Engineers Ireland Chartered Engineer (CEng) 10-JAN-12 /

Patents

  Patent Number Title Granted
US7,938,965 B2 A Biofilm Reactor 10-MAY-11

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
NUI Galway Disability Committee Member 01-SEP-11 /
Panel member for Level 6 and Level 7 Degrees in IT Sligo Panel member 01-MAR-12 / 30-APR-12
NUI Galway Engineering Summer School Member 01-SEP-11 /

Languages

  Language
French
Gaeilge
Polish
English