Dr Mark Healy

BE,M.ENG,Phd

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
Ryan Institute
Room no: ENG-1038
Civil Engineering
College of Engineering and Informatics
National University of Ireland, Galway
Co. Galway

T: +353 (0)91 495364
E: mark.healy@nuigalway.ie
W: http://www.nuigalway.ie/gene/
 
researcher

Biography

Note: For further information on Dr Healy's research, please go to: http://www.nuigalway.ie/gene/

Mark G. Healy attended the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), where he obtained his BE degree. He obtained a MEngSc degree, through research, in the Department of Engineering Hydrology, NUI Galway and was awarded a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering, NUI Galway. He worked as a Project Engineer for one year, before returning to lecture in the Department of Civil Engineering, NUI Galway, where he is currently a Senior Lecturer. In 2006, he became a Chartered Engineer and in 2011, he was made Fellow of Engineers Ireland. He was nominated for the President’s Awards for Teaching Excellence in three years (2011, 2012 and 2013), and was awarded the President’s Award for Research (Research Supervisor Award Category) in 2014.

Dr Healy currently leads the Geo-ENvironmental Engineering (GENE) Research Group (www.nuigalway.ie/gene), which currently comprises researchers from Teagasc, Johnstown Castle; nine PhD students, one MEngSc student, and one post-doctoral researcher. The group’s research work is primarily in the area of experimental environmental engineering, forestry and soil erosion, and in particular, the investigation of the fate of phosphorus and nitrogen in soil-plant-water systems and the effects of agricultural management on soil and water quality. Dr Healy has published four book chapters and 80 peer-reviewed journal papers in leading international journals (including Water Research, Science of the Total Environment, Bioresource Technology, Ecological Engineering, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, etc.) He has also presented 56 conference papers at national and international conferences and has published five reports. To date, with collaborators, he has successfully competed for research funding awards in excess of €5 million. He has supervised to completion 12 PhD students and five research masters students. Graduates of GENE have gone on to work for prestigious academic institutions (University of Arkansas, Edinburgh University), state bodies in Ireland and elsewhere (Teagasc, The French National Institute for Agricultural Research - INRA), and major engineering consultancies. Currently, Dr. Healy has collaborated with many companies, third level institutes and funding agencies (research or supervision of undergraduate/postgraduate students), including Teagasc, ENTPE (Ecole d’ingénieurs de l’Écologie, de l’Énergie, du Développement durable et de la Mer), Lyon, France; Université François-Rabelais de Tours, France; Sheffield University, University of Arkansas, University College Dublin, University College Cork, University of Limerick; University of Ulster; AFBI; Marine Institute; EPA; DAFM; and a variety of consulting engineers.

Dr Healy has conducted peer reviews for approximately 60 international academic journals (many of them on multiple occasions). He has acted as external examiner on five PhD theses and as internal examiner on five PhD theses. He currently serves on the management committees of two COST actions (WATER_2020 and SENSFOR). He was Programme Director on the BE Environmental Engineering Degree (2009 - 2013) and he was a core member of the panels for the accreditation and quality reviews of the BE Degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2005, 2006 and 2012. In addition to his core academic duties, Dr Healy served on the Coillte Social and Environmental Panel for Connemara/Mayo (2011 - 2015), which provided guidance and feedback on the policy and activities of Coillte. He is the Civic Engagement Representative for the College of Engineering and Informatics (2011 - present). He was on the Advisory Board and taught on the Going to College Programme (2011 - 2014), a programme aimed at integrating people with intellectual disabilities into University life; and was also on the Advisory Board and taught on the Youth Academy Project (2011 - 2014), a programme which aims to inspire entry into University by introducing children and their families to University life.

Research Interests

Research interests include: surface and subsurface processes with a particular interest in erosion and surface runoff of nutrients, solids and metals, and leaching of nutrients through soil; greenhouse gas emissions; soil fertility; constructed wetlands; sand filtration; sequencing batch reactors; biosolids; composting; and the effects of forestry activities, such as clearfelling, on the environment (nutrient loss, use of buffer zones, greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere).

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Development of a Novel Integrated Bioleaching-Bioprecipitation Process for Recovery of Valueable Metals from Petroleum Refinery Spent Catalyst 01-OCT-15 30-SEP-17
Permeable Reactive Interceptor and Permeable contaminant Retaining Bag 13-APR-15 12-JUL-15
Global Reuse of Waste 30-JAN-15 29-OCT-15
IRC POSTGRADUATE OISIN CALLERY MARK HEALY 01-OCT-13 30-SEP-17
MEASUREMENT AND MODELLING OF HEALTH IMPACTS ARISING FROM THE LANDSPREADING OF BIOSOLIDS MARK HEALY CO_ORD AC 01-APR-13 31-JUL-15
HIGH STATUS WATEBODIES: MANAGING AND OPTIMISING NUTRIENTS MARK HEALY 01-DEC-13 30-NOV-18
MEASUREMENT AND MODELLING OF HEALTH IMPACTS ARISING FROM THE LANDSPREADING OF BIOSOLIDS MARK HEALY 01-APR-13 12-AUG-16
PHOSPHORUS USE EFFICIENCY AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT ON PREDOMINANT (PEAT) SOILS IN HIGH STATUS CATCHMENTS M HEALY 01-SEP-14 31-AUG-18
BIODIVERSITY RICHNESS WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND FLOOD ATTENUATION IN NATURAL AND CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS 13-JAN-14 12-JAN-17
EMBARK 2010 MARK HEALY JOSEPH LUCID RS 2010 2444 01-SEP-10 08-AUG-13
GENERAL NON-VATABLE AND NON-REPORTABLE ACCOUNT FOR THE PURPOSES OF TRANSFERRING MONEY FROM AN EXISTING NUIG RESEARCH ACCOUNT MARK HEALY 24-JAN-11 27-MAY-40
DAFF 07 525 Amelioration of Surface and Groundwater 01-DEC-07 01-JUN-14
MF06P46 AMMONIA & NITRATE POPULATIONS IN FILTERS 30-NOV-06 19-JUN-09
MARK HEALY GENERAL ACCOUNT 01-APR-10 30-MAR-11
MILLENNIUM FUND 2009 MF10 P09 MARK HEALY 01-SEP-10 31-DEC-11
EPA COFORD IMPACTS OF FOREST OPS ON WATER M.RODGER 01-MAY-08 18-AUG-15
EMBARK 2010 MARK HEALY RS 2010 2444 CORNELIUS O FLYNN 01-SEP-10 04-DEC-14
EPA COFORD LS 324 FOREST OPERATIONS M.RODGERS 01-AUG-07 14-NOV-08

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Zeolite combined with alum and aluminium chloride (PAC) mixed with agricultural slurries reduces carbon losses in runoff from grassed soil boxes'
Murnane, J.G., Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O. (2016) 'Zeolite combined with alum and aluminium chloride (PAC) mixed with agricultural slurries reduces carbon losses in runoff from grassed soil boxes'. Journal Of Environmental Quality, [Details]
(2016) 'Performance of novel media in stratified fileters to remove organic carbon from lake water'
Grace, M.A., Clifford, E., Healy, M.G. (2016) 'Performance of novel media in stratified fileters to remove organic carbon from lake water'. Water Research, 104 :371-380 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Assessment of intermittently loaded woodchip and sand filters to treat dairy soiled water'
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 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Evaluating long-term performance of low-cost adsorbents using small-scale adsorption column experiments'
O. Callery, M.G. Healy, 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 [Details]
(2016) 'The potential for the use of waste products from a variety of sectors in water treatment processes'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'A methodological framework to determine optimum durations for the construction of soil water characteristic curves using centrifugation'
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 centrifugation'. Irish Journal Of Agriculture And Food Research, [Details]
(2016) 'Holistic evaluation of field-scale denitrifying bioreactors as a basis to improve environmental quality'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'A quantitative risk assessment for metals in surface water following the application of biosolids to grassland'
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 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Performance and surface clogging in intermittently loaded and slow sand filters containing novel media'
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 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Bioaccumulation of metals in ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) following the application of lime stabilised, thermally dried and anaerobically digested sewage sludge'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'A quantitative risk model to evaluate emerging organic contaminants in biosolid amended land and potential transport to drinking water'
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, [Details]
(2016) 'Carbon and nitrogen dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions in constructed wetlands treating wastewaters: a review'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Metal concentrations in lime stabilised, thermally dried and anaerobically digested sewage sludges'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Nutrient, metal and microbial loss in surface runoff following treated sludge and dairy cattle slurry application to an Irish grassland soil'
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 cattle slurry application to an Irish grassland soil'. Science Of The Total Environment, 541 :218-229 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Use of amendments in a peat soil to reduce phosphorus losses from forestry operations'
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 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Use of industrial by-products and natural media to adsorb nutrients, metals and organic carbon from drinking water'
M.A.. Grace, M.G. Healy, E.Clifford (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 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Management of Landfill leachate: The Legacy of European Union Directives'
Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Morrison, L., Hynes, S., Norton, D., Clifford, E. (2016) 'Management of Landfill leachate: The Legacy of European Union Directives'. Waste Management, 55 :355-363 [Details]
(2015) 'The effect of chemical amendments used for phosphorus abatement on greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions from dairy cattle slurry: synergies and pollution swapping'
Brennan RB, Healy MG, Fenton O, Lanigan GJ (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) [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Use of zeolite with alum and PAC amendments to mitigate runoff losses of P, N and suspended solids from agricultural wastes applied to land'
Murnane, J.G., Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O. (2015) 'Use of zeolite with alum and PAC amendments to mitigate runoff losses of P, N and suspended solids from agricultural wastes applied to land'. Journal Of Environmental Quality, 44 :1674-1683 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Implications of applied best management practice for peatland forest harvesting'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Optimizing nitrate removal and evaluating pollution swapping trade-offs from laboratory denitrification bioreactors'
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 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'The short-term effects of management changes on watertable position and nutrients in shallow groundwater in a harvested peatland forest'
Finnegan, J., Regan, J.T., Fenton, O., Lanigan, G.J., Brennan, R.B., 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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Consequences of varied soil hydraulic and meteorological complexity on unsaturated zone time lag estimates'
2. 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 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Permeable reactive interceptors: blocking diffuse nutrient and greenhouse gases losses in key areas of the farming landscape'
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 and greenhouse gases losses in key areas of the farming landscape'. Journal Of Agricultural Science, 152 :S71-S81 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'The impact of service-learning on voluntary and community organizations in the west of Ireland'
Healy, M.G., Rowan, M., McIlrath, L. (2014) 'The impact of service-learning on voluntary and community organizations in the west of Ireland'. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 6 (1) [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'The performance of granitic, shale and limestone forest road aggregates under repeated loading'
Rodgers, M., Kielty, A., Healy, M.G. (2014) 'The performance of granitic, shale and limestone forest road aggregates under repeated loading'. Journal Of Transportation Engineering-Asce, 140 (4):47-54 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'The Impact of Biochar Addition on Nutrient Leaching and Soil Properties from Tillage Soil Amended with Pig Manure'
Troy, SM,Lawlor, PG,Flynn, CJO,Healy, MG (2014) 'The Impact of Biochar Addition on Nutrient Leaching and Soil Properties from Tillage Soil Amended with Pig Manure'. Water Air And Soil Pollution, 225 (3) [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'The impact of chemical amendment of dairy cattle slurry before land application on soil phosphorus dynamics'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Comparison of a stratified and a single-layer laboratory sand filter to treat dairy soiled water from a farm-scale woodchip filter'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Effect of rainfall interval on runoff losses of biosolids and meat and bone meal when applied to a grassland soil'
Lucid, J.D., Fenton, O., Grant, J., Healy, M.G. (2014) 'Effect of rainfall interval on runoff losses of biosolids and meat and bone meal when applied to a grassland soil'. Water Air And Soil Pollution, 225 (8) [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Effects of overland flow on critical soil test phosphorus thresholds in tillage soils'
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 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Impact of chemically amended pig slurry on greenhouse gas emissions, soil properties and leachate'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(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'
Lucid, JD,Fenton, O,Healy, MG (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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OF NUTRIENT LOADS IN OVERLAND FLOW AND SUBSURFACE DRAINAGE FROM A MARGINAL LAND SITE IN SOUTH EAST IRELAND'
T.G. Ibrahim, O. Fenton, K.G. Richards, R.M. Fealy and M.G. Healy (2013) 'SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OF NUTRIENT LOADS IN OVERLAND FLOW AND SUBSURFACE DRAINAGE FROM A MARGINAL LAND SITE IN SOUTH EAST IRELAND'. Biology And Environment (Proc R Ir Acad, Ser B), 113B (2):169-186 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Chemical amendment of pig slurry: control of runoff related risks due to episodic rainfall events up to 48 hours after application'
O’ Flynn, C.J., Healy, M.G., Wilson, P., Hoekstra, 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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Effect of sawdust addition and composting of feedstock on renewable energy and biochar production from pyrolysis of anaerobically digested pig manure'
Shane M. Troy, Tereza Nolan, James J. Leahy, Peadar G. Lawlor, Mark G. Healy, Witold Kwapinski (2013) 'Effect of sawdust addition and composting of feedstock on renewable energy and biochar production from pyrolysis of anaerobically digested pig manure'. Biomass & Bioenergy, 49 :1-9 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Impact of biochar addition to soil on greenhouse gas emissions following pig manure application'
Shane M. Troy, Peadar G. Lawlor, Cornelius J. O’ Flynn and Mark G. Healy (2013) 'Impact of biochar addition to soil on greenhouse gas emissions following pig manure application'. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 60 :173-181 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Economic analysis of pig manure treatment options in Ireland'
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 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Nutrient dynamics in a peatland forest riparian buffer zone and implications for the establishment of planted saplings'
Finnegan, J,Regan, JT,de Eyto, E,Ryder, E,Tiernan, D,Healy, MG (2012) 'Nutrient dynamics in a peatland forest riparian buffer zone and implications for the establishment of planted saplings'. Ecological Engineering, 47 :155-164 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Impact of pig slurry amendments on phosphorus, suspended sediment and metal losses in laboratory runoff boxes under simulated rainfall'
O'Flynn, CJ,Fenton, O,Wilson, P,Healy, MG (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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Effect of chemical amendments to dairy soiled water and time between application and rainfall on phosphorus and sediment losses in runoff'
Serrenho, A,Fenton, O,Murphy, PNC,Grant, J,Healy, MG (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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Nitrate removal rate, efficiency and pollution swapping potential of different organic carbon media in laboratory denitrification bioreactors'
Healy, MG,Ibrahim, TG,Lanigan, GJ,Serrenho, AJ,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 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Effect of sawdust addition on composting of separated raw and anaerobically digested pig manure'
Troy, SM,Nolan, T,Kwapinski, W,Leahy, JJ,Healy, MG,Lawlor, PG (2012) 'Effect of sawdust addition on composting of separated raw and anaerobically digested pig manure'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 111 :70-77 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(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'
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 Royal Irish Academy, 112B (1):157-183 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'The effectiveness and feasibility of using ochre as a soil amendment to sequester dissolved reactive phosphorus in runoff'
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, [Details]
(2012) 'Evaluation of Amendments to Control Phosphorus Losses in Runoff from Pig Slurry Applications to Land'
O' Flynn, CJ,Fenton, O,Healy, MG (2012) 'Evaluation of Amendments to Control Phosphorus Losses in Runoff from Pig Slurry Applications to Land'. Clean-Soil Air Water, 40 :164-170 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Incidental phosphorus and nitrogen loss from grassland plots receiving chemically amended dairy cattle slurry'
Brennan, R.B., Healy, M.G., Grant, J., Ibrahim, T.G., 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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Quantification of biofilm build-up in filters when intermittently loaded with low-strength synthetic wastewater'
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 (01-Mar):105-110 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Long-term partial nitrification in an intermittently aerated sequencing batch reactor treating ammonium-rich wastewater under controlled oxygen-limited conditions'
Li, J.P., Elliott, D., Nielsen, M., Healy, M.G., Zhan, X. (2011) 'Long-term partial nitrification in an intermittently aerated sequencing batch reactor treating ammonium-rich wastewater under controlled oxygen-limited conditions'. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 55 (3):215-222 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'On-farm treatment of dairy soiled water using aerobic woodchip filters'
Ruane, EM,Murphy, PNC,Healy, MG,French, P,Rodgers, M (2011) 'On-farm treatment of dairy soiled water using aerobic woodchip filters'. Water Research, 45 :6668-6676 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Evaluation of chemical amendments to control phosphorus losses from dairy slurry'
Brennan, RB,Fenton, O,Rodgers, M,Healy, MG (2011) 'Evaluation of chemical amendments to control phosphorus losses from dairy slurry'. Soil Use And Management, 27 :238-246 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Impact of chemical amendment of dairy cattle slurry on phosphorus, suspended sediment and metal loss to runoff from a grassland soil'
Brennan, RB,Fenton, O,Grant, J,Healy, MG (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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Evaluation of amendments to control phosphorus losses in runoff from dairy soiled water'
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, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Different depth sand filters for laboratory treatment of synthetic wastewater with concentrations close to measured septic tank effluent'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'The performance of constructed wetlands treating primary, secondary and dairy soiled water in Ireland (a review)'
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 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Exploring the relationship between groundwater geochemical factors and denitrification potentials on a dairy farm in south east Ireland'
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 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Characterization of separated pig manure composted with a variety of bulking agents at low initial C/N ratios'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Determining phosphorus and sediment release rates from five Irish tillage soils'
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 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'The use of laboratory sand, soil and crushed-glass filter columns for polishing domestic-strength synthetic wastewater that has undergone secondary treatment'
Healy, MG,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 & Environmental Engineering, 45 :1635-1641 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Phosphorus release from forest harvesting on an upland peat blanket catchment'
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 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Implications of the proposed Soil Framework Directive on agricultural systems in Atlantic Europe - a review'
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 [Details]
(2009) 'Cyclic loading tests on sandstone and limestone shale aggregates used in unbound forest roads'
Rodgers, M,Hayes, G,Healy, MG (2009) 'Cyclic loading tests on sandstone and limestone shale aggregates used in unbound forest roads'. Construction and Building Materials, 23 :2421-2427 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Thermochemical pretreatment of meat and bone meal and its effect on methane production'
Wu, GX,Hu, ZH,Healy, MG,Zhan, XM (2009) 'Thermochemical pretreatment of meat and bone meal and its effect on methane production'. Frontiers Of Environmental Science & Engineering In China, 3 :300-306 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Nitrogen removal from slaughterhouse wastewater in a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) under controlled low DO conditions'
Zhan, X., Healy, M. G. & Li, J. (2009) 'Nitrogen removal from slaughterhouse wastewater in a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) under controlled low DO conditions'. Bioprocess and Bioengineering Systems, 32 :607-614 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Methodology for the location of a subsurface permeable reactive barrier for the remediation of point source pollution on an Irish farm'
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, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Factors affecting nitrate distribution in shallow groundwater under a beef farm in South Eastern Ireland'
Fenton, O,Richards, KG,Kirwan, L,Khalil, MI,Healy, MG (2009) 'Factors affecting nitrate distribution in shallow groundwater under a beef farm in South Eastern Ireland'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 90 :3135-3146 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Effect of the solid content on anaerobic digestion of meat and bone meal'
Wu, GX,Healy, MG,Zhan, XM (2009) 'Effect of the solid content on anaerobic digestion of meat and bone meal'. Bioresource Technology, 100 :4326-4331 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Use of Ochre from an Abandoned Metal Mine in the South East of Ireland for Phosphorus Sequestration from Dairy Dirty Water'
Fenton, O,Healy, MG,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 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Repeated load testing of two schist and limestone aggregate materials used in unbound forest roads'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'On the mineralogical and elemental composition, and P absorbency of ochre in acid mine drainage from an abandoned Cu-S mine in the Avoca-Avonmore catchment, Ireland'
Fenton, O., Healy, M. G., Rodgers, M., O hUallacháin, D. (2009) 'On the mineralogical and elemental composition, and P absorbency of ochre in acid mine drainage from an abandoned Cu-S mine in the Avoca-Avonmore catchment, Ireland'. Clay Minerals, [Details]
(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'
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 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) 'Effect of aeration rate on nutrient removal from slaughterhouse wastewater in intermittently aerated sequencing batch reactors'
Li, JP,Healy, MG,Zhan, XM,Norton, D,Rodgers, M (2008) 'Effect of aeration rate on nutrient removal from slaughterhouse wastewater in intermittently aerated sequencing batch reactors'. Water Air And Soil Pollution, 192 :251-261 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Nutrient removal from slaughterhouse wastewater in an intermittently aerated sequencing batch reactor'
Li, JP,Healy, MG,Zhan, XM,Rodgers, M (2008) 'Nutrient removal from slaughterhouse wastewater in an intermittently aerated sequencing batch reactor'. Bioresource Technology, 99 :7644-7650 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Preliminary steps in the location of a farm-scale groundwater remediation system'
Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Rodgers, M. (2008) 'Preliminary steps in the location of a farm-scale groundwater remediation system'. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 108 (4):52-58 [Details]
(2007) 'Harvesting effects on biomass and nutrient retention in Phragmites australis in a free-water surface constructed wetland in western Ireland'
Healy, MG,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 :139-145 [Details]
(2007) 'Performance of a stratified sand filter in removal of chemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids and ammonia nitrogen from high-strength wastewaters'
Healy, MG,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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Treatment of dairy wastewater using constructed wetlands and intermittent sand filters'
Healy, M. G., Rodgers, M. & Mulqueen, J. (2007) 'Treatment of dairy wastewater using constructed wetlands and intermittent sand filters'. Bioresource Technology, 98 :2268-2281 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2006) 'Denitrification of a nitrate-rich wastewater using various wood-based media materials'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2006) 'Erodibility of hill peat'
Mulqueen, J,Rodgers, M,Marren, N,Healy, MG (2006) 'Erodibility of hill peat'. Irish Journal Of Agricultural And Food Research, 45 :103-114 [Details]
(2006) 'A novel hybrid filter for the treatment of septic tank effluent'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2006) 'Nitrification in a vertically moving biofilm system'
Rodgers, M,Healy, MG,Prendergast, J (2006) 'Nitrification in a vertically moving biofilm system'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 79 :242-246 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2005) 'The efficiency of a sequencing batch reactor (SBBR) in organic carbon and phosphorus removal'
Prendergast, J., Rodgers, M. & Healy, M. G. (2005) 'The efficiency of a sequencing batch reactor (SBBR) in organic carbon and phosphorus removal'. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 40 (8):1619-1626 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2005) 'Organic carbon removal and nitrification of high strength wastewaters using stratified sand filters'
Rodgers, M,Healy, MG,Mulqueen, J (2005) 'Organic carbon removal and nitrification of high strength wastewaters using stratified sand filters'. Water Research, 39 :3279-3286 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'Surface clogging in an intermittent stratified sand filter'
Rodgers, M,Mulqueen, J,Healy, MG (2004) 'Surface clogging in an intermittent stratified sand filter'. Soil Science Society Of America Journal, 68 :1827-1832 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2004) 'Recirculating sand filters for treatment of synthetic dairy parlor washings'
Healy, MG,Rodgers, M,Mulqueen, J (2004) 'Recirculating sand filters for treatment of synthetic dairy parlor washings'. Journal Of Environmental Quality, 33 :713-718 [Details]
(2002) 'Performance of a constructed wetland in western Ireland'
Healy, M.G. & Cawley, A. M. (2002) 'Performance of a constructed wetland in western Ireland'. Journal of Environmental Quality, 17 :1739-1747 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Resource recovery from sludge'
Healy, M.G., Clarke, R., Peyton, D., Cummins, E., Moynihan, E.L., Martins, A., Beraud, P., Fenton, O. (2015) 'Resource recovery from sludge' In: Sewage treatment plants: economic evaluation of innovative technologies for energy efficiency. London: International Water Association. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'The use of digital resources in civil engineering education: student learning and achieving accreditation criteria'
Nash, S; McCabe, B; Goggins, J; Healy, MG (2012) 'The use of digital resources in civil engineering education: student learning and achieving accreditation criteria' In: The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland: Case Studies from the National Learning Resources Service. Ireland: NDLR. [Details]
(2011) 'Agricultural wastewaters'
Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Richards, K., Brennan, R.B., Serrenho, A.J. (2011) 'Agricultural wastewaters' In: Waste Water- Evaluation and Management. [Details]
(2008) 'Constructed wetlands for the treatment of highway runoff'
Healy, M. G., Rodgers, M. & Keating, E. (2008) 'Constructed wetlands for the treatment of highway runoff' In: Environmental Management. Theobald Nova Publishers, NY. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) Organic Phosphorus in the Environment: Solutions for Phosphorus Security Conference
Gonzalez-Jimenez, J.L., Healy, M.G., Roberts, W. M., Daly, K. (2016) Grass yield and phosphorus fractions in organic soils Organic Phosphorus in the Environment: Solutions for Phosphorus Security Conference Lake District, England, , 05-SEP-16 - 09-SEP-16 [Details]
(2016) Environ Colloquium
Murnane, J., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O. (2016) Comparison of intermittently loaded laboratory filter systems to treat dairy soiled water Environ Colloquium University of Limerick, , 23-MAR-16 - 24-MAR-16 [Details]
(2016) Inaugural International Conference on Natural and Constructed Wetlands
Mulkeen, C.J., Gibson-Brabazon, S., Mackey, P., Carlin, C., Healy, M.G., Gormally, M.J. (2016) Habit suitability assessment of constructed wetlands for the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris): a comparison with natural wetlands Inaugural International Conference on Natural and Constructed Wetlands NUI Galway, , 21-JUN-16 - 22-JUN-16 [Details]
(2016) European Biosolids and Organic Resources Conference
Healy, M.G., Fenton, O., Cummins, E., Clarke, R., Peyton, D.P., Fleming, G.T.A., Wall, D., Morrison, L., Cormican, M. (2016) Investigations into potential risks associated with the use of treated municipal sludge on agricultural land European Biosolids and Organic Resources Conference Edinburgh, , 15-NOV-16 - 16-NOV-16 [Details]
(2015) ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting
Vero, S.E., Creamer, R.E., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Forristal, P., Richards, K.G., Fenton, O. (2015) Achieving equilibrium in the soil water characteristic curve: an ‘effective’ approach ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting Minneapolis, MN, , 13-NOV-15 - 19-NOV-15 [Details]
(2015) International Conference on Solid Wastes 2015: Knowledge Transfer for Sustainable Resource Management
Healy, M.G., Morrison, L., Forrestal, P.J., Peyton, D., Fleming, G.T.A., Danaher, M., Wall, D., Cormican, M., Fenton, O. (2015) Characterisation of metal concentrations in treated municipal sludge in Ireland and impacts on runoff water quality following land application International Conference on Solid Wastes 2015: Knowledge Transfer for Sustainable Resource Management Hong Kong SAR, China, , 19-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15 [Details]
(2011) Agricultural Research Forum Conference
Troy, S.M., Nolan, T., Healy, M.G., Lawlor, P.G. (2011) Effect of manure to sawdust ratio on the composting of separated solids from anaerobically digested pig manure Agricultural Research Forum Conference Tullamore, Co. Offaly, , 14-MAR-11 - 15-MAR-11 [Details]
(2011) Pig Development Department Research Dissemination Day
Troy, S., Nolan, T., Leahy, J.J., Healy, M.G., Kwapinski, W., Lawlor, P. (2011) Composting separated solids of pig manure Pig Development Department Research Dissemination Day Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, , 08-JUN-11 , pp.22-27 [Details]
(2011) Pig Development Department Research Dissemination Day
Troy, S., Nolan, T., Leahy, J.J., Healy, M.G., Kwapinski, W., Lawlor, P. (2011) Pyrolysis of separated solids of pig manure Pig Development Department Research Dissemination Day Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, , 08-JUN-11 , pp.28-33 [Details]
(2011) Nitrate removal capacity and greenhouse gas emissions from laboratory-scale permeable reactive barriers
Serrenho, A.J., Fenton, O., Lanigan, G., Healy, M.G. (2011) Agricultural Research Forum Conference Nitrate removal capacity and greenhouse gas emissions from laboratory-scale permeable reactive barriers [Details]
(2011) Agricultural Research Forum Conference
Brennan, R.B., Fenton, O., Grant, J., Healy, M.G. (2011) Mitigating incidental DRP losses from land application of dairy cattle slurry using chemical amendments Agricultural Research Forum Conference Tullamore, Co. Offaly, , 14-MAR-11 - 15-MAR-11 [Details]
(2011) ESAI Colloquium
Troy, S., Nolan, T., Lawlor, P., Leahy, J.J., Healy, M.G., Kwapinski, W. (2011) Influence of the addition of different carbon rich bulking agents and composting on the characteristics of pig manure char ESAI Colloquium University College Cork, [Details]
(2011) AgForum
Nolan, T., Troy, S., Healy, M.G., Lawlor, P.G. (2011) Characterization of compost produced from separated pig manure and a variety of bulking agents at low initial C/N ratios. Agricultural Research Forum Conference AgForum Tullamore, Co. Offaly, , 14-MAR-11 - 15-MAR-11 [Details]
(2011) ESAI Colloquium
Finnegan, J., Regan, J.T., Healy, M.G. (2011) Assessment of impacts of forest operations on the environment ESAI Colloquium University College Cork, [Details]
(2010) BSAS/WPSA/Agricultural Research Forum Conference
Brennan, R.B., Fenton, O., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G. (2010) The addition of chemical amendments to dairy cattle slurry for the control of phosphorus in runoff from grasslands BSAS/WPSA/Agricultural Research Forum Conference Queen?s University, Belfast, , 12-APR-10 - 14-APR-10 [Details]
(2010) MTT Science 10. Novel methods for reducing agricultural nutrient loading and eutrophication: Meeting of COST
Brennan, R.B., Fenton, O., Healy, M.G. (2010) Evaluation of chemical amendments to control soluble phosphorus losses from dairy cattle slurry . In: Turtola, E.; Ekholm, P.; Chardon, W eds. MTT Science 10. Novel methods for reducing agricultural nutrient loading and eutrophication: Meeting of COST Jokioinen, Finland, , 14-JUN-10 - 18-JUN-10 [Details]
(2010) ASA-CSA-SSSA International Meetings
Brennan, R.B., Fenton, O., Healy, M.G. (2010) Chemical amendment of dairy cattle slurry for control of phosphorus in runoff from grasslands A05 symposium on emerging technologies to remove phosphorus ASA-CSA-SSSA International Meetings Long Beach, CA, , 31-OCT-10 - 04-NOV-10 [Details]
(2010) BSAS/WPSA/Agricultural Research Forum Conference
Serrenho, A.J., Fenton, O., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G. (2010) Laboratory study of a denitrification system using a permeable reactive barrier BSAS/WPSA/Agricultural Research Forum Conference Queen?s University, Belfast, , 12-APR-10 - 14-APR-10 [Details]
(2010) 5th International Nitrogen Conference
Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Baily, A., Henry, T., Khalil, M.I., Serrenho, A.J., Richards, K.G. (2010) Investigating denitrification hotspots in groundwater using d15N/d18O isotopes and membrane inlet mass spectrometry 5th International Nitrogen Conference [Details]
(2010) SEGH 2010
Brennan, R.B., Fenton, O., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G. (2010) Chemical amendment of dairy cattle slurry for control of phosphorus in runoff from Irish grasslands SEGH 2010 National University of Ireland, Galway, , 27-JUN-10 - 02-JUL-10 [Details]
(2009) 16th Nitrogen workshop
Haria, A., Fenton, O., Kenny, S., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G. (2009) Drainflow and its impact on surface runoff with respect to nutrient transport from agricultural grasslands 16th Nitrogen workshop University of Turin, Italy, , 28-JUN-09 - 01-JUL-09 [Details]
(2009) Agricultural Research Forum
Fenton, O., Richards, K., Healy, M.G., Kirwin, L. (2009) Factors affecting the spatial distribution of nitrate in shallow groundwater on a beef farm in South Eastern Ireland Agricultural Research Forum Tullamore, Co. Offaly, , 12-MAR-09 - 13-MAR-09 [Details]
(2009) IWA 2nd Specialized Conference. Nutrient management in wastewater treatment processes
Norton, D., Healy, M.G., Li, J., Zhan, X. (2009) Nitrogen removal from slaughterhouse wastewater using a pilot-scale sequencing batch reactor IWA 2nd Specialized Conference. Nutrient management in wastewater treatment processes Krakow, Poland, , 06-SEP-09 - 09-SEP-09 [Details]
(2008) ESAI Colloquium
Norton, D., Zhan, X. & Healy, M. G. (2008) Pilot-scale sequencing batch reactor (SBR) system in slaughterhouse wastewater treatment ESAI Colloquium , 01-FEB-08 [Details]
(2008) EUROSOIL Conference
Fenton, O., Healy, M. G. & Rodgers, M. (2008) Assessing the P retention capacity of a low value soil sealant from an acid mine drainage site EUROSOIL Conference Vienna, , 25-AUG-08 - 29-AUG-08 [Details]
(2008) AgForum
Regan, J., Rodgers, M., Healy, M. G., Fenton, O. & Walsh, M. (2008) Soil erosion and nutrient loss from Irish tillage soils AgForum , 10-MAR-08 - 13-MAR-08 [Details]
(2008) ESAI Colloquium
Regan, J., Rodgers, M., Healy, M. G., Fenton, O. & Walsh, M. (2008) Sediment loss and surface runoff from Irish tillage soils ESAI Colloquium , 01-FEB-08 [Details]
(2008) AgForum
Fenton, O., Healy, M. G. & Rodgers, M. (2008) Phosphorus retention in synthetic and dairy soiled water amended with Avoca-Avonmore catchment ochre AgForum , 10-MAR-08 - 13-MAR-08 [Details]
(2008) EUROSOIL Conference
Regan, J., Healy, M. G., Rodgers, M. & Fenton, O. (2008) Sediment and nutrient loss from five Irish tillage soils at two rainfall intensities EUROSOIL Conference , 25-AUG-08 [Details]
(2008) IWA biofilm technologies conference
Li, J., Sorensen, K., Zhan, X., Healy, M. G. & Rodgers, M. (2008) Characteristics of nitrogen and phosphorus removal from slaughterhouse wastewater in an intermittently aerated sequencing batch biofilm reactor IWA biofilm technologies conference Singapore, , 08-JAN-08 - 10-JAN-08 [Details]
(2008) ESAI Colloquium
Li, J., Healy, M.G., Zhan, X. & Rodgers, M. (2008) Treating anaerobic effluent of slaughterhouse wastewater in an intermittently aerated SBR to achieve partial nitrification ESAI Colloquium , 01-FEB-08 [Details]
(2008) Teagasc Grassland and EU Water Framework Conference
Fenton, O., Healy, M. G. & Schulte, R. O. (2008) A review of remediation and control systems for the treatment of agricultural wastewater in Ireland to satisfy the requirements of the Water Framework Directive Teagasc Grassland and EU Water Framework Conference , 12-NOV-08 - 14-NOV-08 [Details]
(2007) AgForum
Fenton, O. & Healy, M. G. (2007) Preliminary steps in the location of a groundwater remediation system AgForum , 12-MAR-07 [Details]
(2007) 10th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology
Li, J. P., Zhan, X. M., Healy, M. G., Norton, D. & Rodgers, M. (2007) Nutrient removal from slaughterhouse wastewater in an intermittently aerated sequencing batch reactor 10th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology Kos Island, Greece, , 05-SEP-07 , pp.819-825 [Details]
(2007) ESAI Colloquium
Regan, J., Rodgers, M., Healy, M. G., Walsh, M. & Fenton, O. (2007) Enrichment ratios for a range of Irish soils ESAI Colloquium , 01-JAN-07 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) EESAI Colloquium
Li, J., Zhan, X. & Healy, M. G. (2007) ffect of aeration rate on nutrient removal from slaughterhouse wastewater in intermittently aerated sequencing batch reactors EESAI Colloquium , 01-JAN-07 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) Groundwater Quality 2007 Conference
Fenton, O., Healy, M. G. & Rodgers, M. (2007) Assessing the performance of phosphorus retention using an Avoca-Avonmore catchment ochre Groundwater Quality 2007 Conference Fremantle Australia, , 02-DEC-07 - 07-DEC-07 [Details]
(2007) Environ - ESAI
Healy, M. G., Burke, P., Rodgers, M. & Clifford, E. (2007) The effect of filter depth and media on the removal of bacteria, organic carbon and nutrients Environ - ESAI IT Carlow, , 26-JAN-07 - 28-JAN-07 [Details]
(2000) National Hydrology Seminar 2000 - Flood Risk Management: Impacts on planning and development. Irish National Committees of the IHP and ICID
Cawley, A.M., Healy, M.G. (2000) Evaluation of the waste treatment performance of constructed wetlands with special reference to Williamstown Co. Galway wetland system National Hydrology Seminar 2000 - Flood Risk Management: Impacts on planning and development. Irish National Committees of the IHP and ICID , pp.42-50 [Details]
(2000) ESAI Colloquium
Healy, M. G. (2000) The role of wetland vegetation in nutrient uptake ESAI Colloquium , 28-JAN-00 [Details]
(2015) Water_2020 Specialised Workshop: Conceiving Wastewater Treatment of Tomorrow
Healy, M.G., Kleerebezem, R. (2015) Conversion of sewage to useful resources Water_2020 Specialised Workshop: Conceiving Wastewater Treatment of Tomorrow Le Pecq, France, , 15-APR-15 [Details]
(2015) 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
3. 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) 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) Agricultural Research Forum
Vero, S.E., Ibrahim, T.G., Creamer, R.E., Grant, J., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Kramers, G., Richards, R.G., Fenton, O. (2015) Effects of meteorological and soil data on unsaturated time lag estimates Agricultural Research Forum Offaly, Ireland, , 01-APR-15 [Details]
(2015) 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
2. 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) ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting
Vero, S.E., Creamer, R., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Ibrahim, T., Richards, K., Fenton, O. (2014) Hydraulic equilibrium: is it ever reached? ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting Long Beach, CA, , 02-NOV-15 - 05-NOV-15 [Details]
(2014) ESAI Colloquium
Murnane, J., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O. (2014) Investigation of zeolite and chemical amendments to control phosphorus, nitrogen and suspended solids in runoff from agricultural wastewaters ESAI Colloquium [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) EGU2014, Vienna
Barrett, M., Fenton, O., Ibrahim, T.G., O’ Flaherty, V., Healy, M.G. (2014) Does the source of carbon influence the abundance of nirK, nirS and nosZ functional genes in laboratory denitrification bioreactors? EGU2014, Vienna [Details]
(2014) ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting
Fenton, O., Daly, K., Healy, M.G., Wall, D. (2014) Gypsiferous amendments: sequestering phosphorus in soils ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting Long Beach, CA, , 02-NOV-15 - 05-NOV-15 [Details]
(2014) ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting
Healy, M.G., Peyton, D., Fleming, G., Danaher, M., Morrison, L., Wall, D., Grant, J., Cormican, M., Fenton, O. (2014) Measurement of surface runoff of mixed contaminants arising from the landspreading of treated sewage sludge ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting [Details]
(2014) 8th International Congress of Dipterology
Mulkeen, C.J., Healy, M.G., Gormally, M.J., Williams, C.D. (2014) Biodiversity richness and water quality in natural and constructed wetlands: what can Scimyzids tell us? 8th International Congress of Dipterology [Details]
(2013) Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Healy MG, Fenton O, Lanigan G, Grant J, Brennan RB, O' Flynn CJ, Serrenho A. (2013) Chemical amendments for the treatment of various types of agricultural effluent Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Details]
(2013) Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 15 - 17, 2013
Healy, M.G., Fenton, O., Lanigan, G., Grant, J., Brennan, R.B., O’ Flynn, C.J., Serrenho, A. (2013) Chemical amendments for the treatment of various types of agricultural effluent Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 15 - 17, 2013 [Details]
(2013) Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 15 - 17, 2013
Lucid, J.D., Fenton, O., Grant, J., Healy, M.G. (2013) Phosphorus losses following biosolids and meat and bone meal applications to soil Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 15 - 17, 2013 [Details]
(2013) ESAI Colloquium
O’ Flynn, C.J., Healy, M.G, Fenton, O. (2013) Chemical amendment of pig slurry prevents P loss in runoff - but don’t forget to examine the gaseous emissions! ESAI Colloquium [Details]
(2012) NDLR Research Symposium
Nash, S; McCabe, BA; Goggins, J; Healy, MG (2012) The use of digital resources in civil engineering education: Enhancing student learning and achieving accreditation criteria NDLR Research Symposium [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) ESAI Colloquium
O’ Flynn, C.J., Fenton, O., Wilson, P., Healy, M.G. (2012) Impact of slurry amendments to control phosphorus losses in laboratory runoff boxes under simulated rainfall ESAI Colloquium UCD, , 08-MAR-12 - 10-MAR-12 [Details]
(2012) Agricultural Research Forum
O' Flynn, C.J., Fenton, O., Wilson, P., Healy, M.G. (2012) Impact of pig slurry amendments to control phosphorus losses in laboratory runoff boxes under simulated rainfall Agricultural Research Forum Tullamore, Co. Offaly, , 12-MAR-12 - 13-MAR-12 [Details]
(2012) The International Peat Congress (IPC)
Finnegan, J., Regan, J.T., McCabe, B., Healy, M.G. (2012) Use of brash mats for clearfelling of forestry on peat: an Irish perspective The International Peat Congress (IPC) , 03-JUN-12 - 08-JUN-12 [Details]
(2012) ESAI Colloquium
Troy, S., Nolan, T., Lawlor, P., Leahy, J.J., Healy, M.G., Kwapinski, W. (2012) Influence of sawdust addition and pre-composting on energy production from pig manure pyrolysis ESAI Colloquium UCD, , 08-MAR-12 - 10-MAR-12 [Details]
(2011) 12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST)
Finnegan, J., Regan, J.T., Healy, M.G. (2011) Impacts of forest operations on nutrient levels in soil and water 12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) Rhodes Island, Greece, , 08-SEP-12 - 10-SEP-12 [Details]
(2011) The 17th International Nitrogen Workshop 2012
Brennan RB, Healy MG, Lanigan G, Fenton O. (2011) Use of chemical amendment of dairy cattle slurry to reduce phosphorus losses from dairy cattle slurry while allowing land spreading of slurry to meet nitrogen requirements The 17th International Nitrogen Workshop 2012 [Details]
(2010) Meeting of COST 869. MTT Science 10
Brennan RB, Fenton O, Healy MG. (2010) Evaluation of chemical amendments to control soluble phosphorus losses from dairy cattle slurry . In: Turtola E, Ekholm P, Chardon W eds. Meeting of COST 869. MTT Science 10 Jokioinen, Finland, , 14-JUN-10 - 16-JUN-10 [Details]
(2010) ASA-CSA-SSSA International Meetings, Long Beach, CA
Brennan RB, Fenton O, Healy MG (2010) Chemical amendment of dairy cattle slurry for control of phosphorus in runoff from grasslands ASA-CSA-SSSA International Meetings, Long Beach, CA [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2016) Assessment of the impacts of forest operations on the ecological quality of water (Hydrofor).
Kelly-Quinn, M., Bruen, M., Harrison, S., Healy, M.G., Clarke, J., Drinan, T., Feeley, H.B., Finnegan, J., Graham, C., Regan, J., Blacklocke, S. (2016) Assessment of the impacts of forest operations on the ecological quality of water (Hydrofor). EPA, Co. Wexford. [Details]
(2009) Enhanced nitrogen removal for slaughterhouse wastewater using novel technologies (2005-ET-MS-31-M3). Final report prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Zhan, X., Healy, M.G., Li, J.P., Norton, D. (2009) Enhanced nitrogen removal for slaughterhouse wastewater using novel technologies (2005-ET-MS-31-M3). Final report prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency, Co. Wexford, Ireland. EPA, Wexford. [Details]
(2009) Enhanced nitrogen removal for slaughterhouse wastewater using novel technologies (2005-ET-MS-31-M3). Final report prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Zhan, X., Healy, M.G., Li, J.P., Norton, D. (2009) Enhanced nitrogen removal for slaughterhouse wastewater using novel technologies (2005-ET-MS-31-M3). Final report prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency, Co. Wexford, Ireland. EPA, Wexford, Ireland. [Details]
(2008) Quantification of erosion and phosphorus release from a peat soil forest catchment (2000-LS-3.2.4-M2). Final report prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency and The National Council for Forest Research and Development.
Rodgers, M., Xiao, L., Muller, M., O'Connor, M., de Eyto, E., Poole, R., Robinson, M., Healy, M.G. (2008) Quantification of erosion and phosphorus release from a peat soil forest catchment (2000-LS-3.2.4-M2). Final report prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency and The National Council for Forest Research and Development. EPA, Co. Wexford, Ireland. [Details]
(2007) Soil erosion and surface runoff from Irish tillage soils. Ireland’s rural environment. Johnstown Castle Environment Research Centre.
Regan, J., Rodgers, M., Healy, M.G., Fenton, O., Walsh, M. (2007) Soil erosion and surface runoff from Irish tillage soils. Ireland’s rural environment. Johnstown Castle Environment Research Centre. Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford. [Details]
(2006) The effects of harvesting on biomass growth and nutrient uptake rates in Williamstown constructed wetland. EPA End of Project Report.
Healy, M.G., Newell, J. (2006) The effects of harvesting on biomass growth and nutrient uptake rates in Williamstown constructed wetland. EPA End of Project Report. EPA, Co. Wexford, Ireland. [Details]
(2005) Soil and sand filters for treating soiled waters from dairy parlours and yards. End of Project report. Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford.
Healy, M.G., Rodgers, M., Mulqueen, J. (2005) Soil and sand filters for treating soiled waters from dairy parlours and yards. End of Project report. Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford. Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. [Details]
(2008) Quantification of erosion and phosphorus release from a peat soil forest catchment (2000-LS-3.2.4-M2).
Rodgers, M., Xiao, L., Muller, M., O’Connor, M., de Eyto, E., Poole, R., Robinson, M., Healy, M.G. (2008) Quantification of erosion and phosphorus release from a peat soil forest catchment (2000-LS-3.2.4-M2). EPA, Wexford. [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
(2007) Tackling nutrient loss head on: catching the nutrients that got away.
Fenton, O., Hyde, B., Ó hUallacháin, Healy, M.G., Regan, J., Rodgers, M. (2007) Tackling nutrient loss head on: catching the nutrients that got away. Article [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
(2016) Investigations into potential risks associated with the use of treated municipal sludge on agricultural land.
Healy, M.G. (2016) Investigations into potential risks associated with the use of treated municipal sludge on agricultural land. Villanova, P.A: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2015) Conversion of sewage to useful resources.
Healy, M.G., Kleerebezem, R. (2015) Conversion of sewage to useful resources. Le Pecq, France: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2014) Gypsiferous amendments: sequestering phosphorus in soils.
Fenton, O., Daly, K., Healy, M.G., Wall, D. (2014) Gypsiferous amendments: sequestering phosphorus in soils. Long Beach, CA: Invited Lectures [Details]

Outreach Activities

  Description

2011 - present. Going to College Programme

This University/community project, in conjunction with the UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement, the Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) and the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, aimed to include students with intellectual disabilities in NUI Galway. A student with intellectual disabilities partook in some of my classes and activities related to the module.


2011 - present. Civic Engagement Representative for the College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway.


2011 - present. Social and Environmental Panel for Connemara/Mayo District.

This panel provides a consultation forum whereby environmental, social and community bodies can provide information and promote their interests in co-operation with Coillte management.


Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach 2011 - present. Civic Engagement Representative for the College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway. /
Outreach Social and Environmental Panel for Connemara/Mayo District. 14-APR-11 / 31-JAN-14
Outreach 2011 - present. Going to College ProgrammeThis University/community project, in conjunction with the UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement, the Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) and the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, aimed to include students with intellectual disabilities in NUI Galway. A student with intellectual disabilities partook in some of my classes and activities related to the module. /
Outreach Youth Academy Programme 12-APR-12 / 25-JAN-13