Andrew Hursthouse

Professor, Professor of Environmental Geochemistry

1990 …2019
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Personal profile

Area of academic expertise - outline

I am an environmental geochemist, applying an “earth-systems” approach to my research which covers the transport/behaviour of pollutants in the environment (air quality, land degradation and remediation, and aquatic biogeochemistry), evaluating their impact on ecosystems and for human health.

These have links to policy and knowledge transfer activities which have been focused on the role and evolution of environmental management tools, issues of regulation and sustainability, and in the development of innovative R&D support mechanisms for SMEs and large industrial operations across industrial sectors.

I undertook PhD and postdoc research on actinide geochemistry associated with nuclear waste processing facilities, developing analytical tools and applying them to study environmental transport proceses. Subsequently my research has applied these principles in studies of the impact of wastes and development of management systems, resource recovery strategies and exposure assessment. Fundamentally focused on understanding behaviour of potentially harmful elements and compounds in urban and rural environments in both terrestrial and aquatic systems.

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Key Lab HNUST: http://hnoilgas.hnust.edu.cn/

Current research activities

anti-microbial resistance in the environment - collaborative contribution providing environmental (chemical) quality and feedback on environmental microbiology.

impact of resource exploitation on the environment - management and mitigation of effects of resource recovery (metal mining, e-wastes and shale gas exploitation) in particular on direct human exposure and compromised food chain (UK, EU and Asia).

sustainable urban ecosystems - impact of urbanisation on urban environment - degraded environmental quality from contaminated land, air and water, human exposure and risk assessment.

Current teaching activities and interests

Waste and resource management; analytical and environmental chemistry; earth and environmental sciences; life cycle analysis; postgraduate skills development;

Desired research direction

interdisciplinary groups to address global challenges in human behaviour sorrounding resource exploitation;

food and climate security and mitigation strategies;

understanding human environmental risk and resilience to system uncertainty;

Target collaborative organisations

world bank

SEPA/EA

WHO

Target collaborative companies

SSE

AstroZeneca

Rio Tinto

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

I am a strong believer in a collaborative approach to research and enterprise activity and many of the projects I have completed or are ongoing have/are being worked on as part of an interdisciplinary network/team. This includes within the physical and natural sciences, engineering and technology and the social sciences and humanities. I relish the challenges of sharing knowledge across disciplines and learning from other perspectives and cultures. I can provide support and advice to groups using similar approaches and where my subject discipline fits, contribute to addressing major societal challenges.

External positions

High End Expert Scholarship, Hunan Provincial Government, Hunan University of Science & Technology

Feb 2016 → …

High End Expert Recruitment - State Administration of Foreign Affairs, Hunan University of Science & Technology

Oct 2015Nov 2015

Xiangtan Scholars Programme, Hunan Provincial Government, Hunan University of Science & Technology

Apr 2014May 2014

Founding Trustee, Environmental Protection Scotland

Keywords

  • Q Science (General)
  • physical sciences
  • multidisciplinary
  • QD Chemistry
  • environmental,
  • green
  • inorganic
  • nuclear
  • analytical
  • industrial
  • QE Geology
  • geochemistry
  • mineralogy
  • G Geography (General)
  • urban
  • planning
  • environmental management
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • soil quality
  • aquatic chemistry
  • air pollution
  • ecosystem impacts
  • sustainablity
  • impact assessment
  • GB Physical geography
  • landscape
  • resources

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antimony Earth & Environmental Sciences
Antimony Chemical Compounds
soil Earth & Environmental Sciences
Soils Chemical Compounds
Poisons Chemical Compounds
Sediments Chemical Compounds
Water Chemical Compounds
Pollution Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1990 2019

4 Downloads (Pure)

Adsorption of antimony(III) on to Fe(III)-treated humus sludge adsorbent: behavior and mechanism insights

Deng, R-J., Shao, R., Ren, B., Hou, B., Tang, Z. & Hursthouse, A., 2019, In : Polish Journal of Environmental Studies. 28, 2, p. 577-586 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Antimony
antimony
humus
Adsorbents
sludge

Antimony ore tailings: heavy metals, chemical speciation, and leaching characteristics

Zhou, Y., Ren, B., Hursthouse, A. S. & Zhou, S., 2019, In : Polish Journal of Environmental Studies. 28, 1, p. 485-495 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ore tailings
Chemical speciation
Antimony
speciation (chemistry)
antimony

A relative risk assessment of the open burning of WEEE

Cesaro, A., Belgiorno, V., Gorrasi, G., Viscusi, G., Vaccari, M., Vinti, G., Jandric, A., Dias, M. I., Hursthouse, A. & Salhofer, S., 1 Apr 2019, In : Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 26, p. 11042-11052 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Electronic Waste
Electric equipment
electronic equipment
Risk assessment
risk assessment

Decision support criteria and the development of a decision support tool for the selection of conservation materials for the built cultural heritage

Turk, J., Mauko Pranjić, A., Hursthouse, A., Turner, R. & Hughes, J., 28 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Cultural Heritage. 37, p. 44-53 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Conservation
Protective coatings
Decision support
Cultural heritage
Cultural Heritage

Determination of metal content of waste mobile phones and estimation of their recovery potential in Turkey

Sahan, M., Kucuker, M. A., Demirel, B., Kuchta, K. & Hursthouse, A., 11 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 5, 14 p., 887.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cell Phones
Turkey
Rare Earth Metals
Metals
Electronic Waste

Prizes

Ecotoxicology
ecotoxicology
safety
Safety

Genes of past, present and future: does legacy pollution contribute to antibiotic resistance in industrialised estuaries?

Kiri Rodgers (Recipient), Andrew Hursthouse (Recipient), Iain McLellan (Recipient), Fiona Henriquez (Recipient), Roderick Williams (Recipient), Rebecca Tonner (Recipient), Tatyana Peshkur (Recipient) & Charles Knapp (Recipient), 27 Apr 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Estuaries
Posters
Microbial Drug Resistance
Genes

Liancheng Friendship Award of Xiangtan City, Hunan.

Andrew Hursthouse (Recipient), 12 Dec 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Friendship

SAUWS 2019 Big Awards - Outstanding Achievement

Andrew Hursthouse (Recipient), 28 Mar 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

education
experience
student

Times Higher Education Awards 2018 - shortlist

Andrew Hursthouse (Recipient), 29 Nov 2018

Prize: National/international honour

education
time

Activities 2003 2019

A Second Life for Critical Raw Materials

Andrew Hursthouse (Invited speaker)
20 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Soil Contaminant Baselines in the management of urban ecosystems

Andrew Hursthouse (Invited speaker)
15 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Master in Biotechnology for Sustainability: module - Chemical & Biological Remediation

Andrew Hursthouse (Invited speaker)
1 Apr 20194 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

T4.S1 Geochemical mapping for environmental and resource management

Andrew Hursthouse (Keynote speaker)
22 May 201924 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

COST Action ES1407 ReCreew Final Conference

Andrew Hursthouse (Chair)
4 Feb 20195 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Profiles

garden city
Trace Elements
gardens
garden
trace elements
Liquefaction
Biomass
Recycling
Processing
Chemical analysis
gold
Devensian
saprolite
weathering
bedrock