Abertay University

Abertay University’s Urban Water Technology Centre is internationally recognised for its research and consultancy associated with water, wastewater, contaminated land (including oil-contaminated sites), sustainability assessment and environmental management. This has resulted in established valuable links between academia and industry that continue to expand and be reinforced.

The Centre obtains support from other specialists within the University, for example chemistry, computing, microbiology, as well as a broad range of civil, structural and environmental engineers.

In addition the centre has an established reputation for the following:

  • decision support systems for addressing environmental management issues.
  • internationally recognised expertise in bioenergy systems, environmental monitoring and the management, treatment, reduction and recovery/remediation of: waste, wastewater, stormwater, water resources, oil contaminated sites.
  • specialist expertise in sustainable decision-making and enhancement frameworks (i.e. the      transformation of Dundee Waterfront) including monitoring policy implementation.
  • structural engineering expertise relating to off-shore structures.

James Hutton Institute

The James Hutton Institute has extensive experience of working with the oil and gas industry, especially in the specialist analysis of sediments from drilling operations and the identification of unknown materials. These include techniques such as X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, FT-IR, LC-MS using equipment not widely available.

In addition the James Hutton Institute has expertise in environmental risk assessment which could feed into the monitoring of any future project.