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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Sustainable energy and environmental systems - The circular economy for energy and materials - Biogas, biomass and biofuels - Energy, carbon and environmental life cycle assessment

20092020

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Research Output

2020

Acceptable or weird? Exploring environmentalists’, students’ and the general public’s perceptions of bio-based plastics

Mehta, N., Cunningham, E., Roy, D., Cathcart, A., Dempster, M., Berry, E. & Smyth, B., 31 Jan 2020, (Accepted) Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2019

Is the Fischer-Tropsch Conversion of Biogas-Derived Syngas to Liquid Fuels Feasible at Atmospheric Pressure?

Hakawati, R., Smyth, B., Daly, H., McCullough, G. & Rooney, D., 16 Mar 2019, In : Energies. 12, 6, 28 p., 1031.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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132 Downloads (Pure)

Quantifying the Life Cycle Impacts of Low Emission Bus Incentives on Alternative Bus Fleets

Harris, A., Soban, D., Smyth, B. & Best, R., Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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14 Downloads (Pure)

Willow coppice as a riparian buffer strip

Livingstone, D., Johnston, C., Lyons, G., Murray, S., Foley, A., Taggart, M. & Smyth, B., 24 Apr 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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13 Downloads (Pure)
2018
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6 Citations (Scopus)
110 Downloads (Pure)

Biomass for heat generation and wastewater management in the agri-food sector – are circular economy benefits realised?

Wolsey, M., Smyth, B. & Johnston, C., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The effect of ploughing intensity on the carbon flux of temperate agricultural grasslands

Blair, J., Olave, R., Smyth, B., Sherry, E. & Reid, N., 2018, In : Aspect of Applied Biology. 139, p. 115-124

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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33 Downloads (Pure)
6 Citations (Scopus)
2017
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32 Citations (Scopus)
356 Downloads (Pure)

Beyond carbon and energy: The challenge in setting guidelines for life cycle assessment of biofuel systems

Czyrnek-Delêtre, M. M., Smyth, B. M. & Murphy, J. D., May 2017, In : Renewable Energy. 105, p. 436-448 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
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13 Citations (Scopus)
221 Downloads (Pure)

Carbon curves for the assessment of embodied carbon in the wastewater industry

Smyth, B. M., Davison, P. & Brow, P., 17 Feb 2017, In : Water and Environment Journal. 31, 1, p. 4-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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1 Citation (Scopus)
325 Downloads (Pure)

Circular Biogas-Based Economy in a Rural Agricultural Setting

Blades, L., Morgan, K., Douglas, R., Glover, S., De Rosa, M., Cromie, T. & Smyth, B., 01 Sep 2017, In : Energy Procedia. 123, p. 89-96 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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15 Citations (Scopus)
420 Downloads (Pure)
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What is the most energy efficient route for biogas utilization: Heat, electricity or transport?

Hakawati, R., Smyth, B., McCullough, G., deRosa, F. & Rooney, D., 15 Nov 2017, In : Applied Energy. 206, p. 1076-1087

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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50 Citations (Scopus)
340 Downloads (Pure)
2016

Laboratory Setup of a Single Cylinder Diesel Dual Fuel Engine

Smyth, B., McMaw, W., Glover, S. & Douglas, R., 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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721 Downloads (Pure)
2015

Understanding aerospace composite components' supply chain carbon emissions

Chua, M. H., Smyth, B. M., Murphy, A. & Butterfield, J., 2015. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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985 Downloads (Pure)
2014

A comparison of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) management strategies in Ireland and the Czech Republic and the lessons learned

Závodská, A., Benesová, L., Smyth, B. & Morrissey, A. J., Nov 2014, In : Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 92, p. 136–144 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Applications of Biogas in Chemical Energy Storage and Liquid Fuel Production

Hakawati, R., Smyth, B., McCullough, G. & Rooney, D., 17 Sep 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Energy balance of SRC willow used for managing farmyard washings - how does it compare to a conventional wastewater treatment works?

Smyth, B., Fearon, T., Olave, R., Johnston, C. & Forbes, G., 10 Sep 2014, p. 121-133. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Northern Ireland Biogas Research Action Plan 2020: Appendix 3.2 Alternative Uses of Biogas Group Report, A Northern Ireland Case Study

Cromie, T., Brown, J., Watters, P., Foley, A., Smyth, B., Rooney, D., Glover, S., Orozco, A., Groom, E. & Irvine, C., Feb 2014, 51 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
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57 Downloads (Pure)

The impacts of replacing air bubbles with microspheres for the clarification of algae from low cell-density culture

Ometto, F., Pozza, C., Whitton, R., Smyth, B., Torres, A. G., Henderson, R. K., Jarvis, P., Jefferson, B. & Villa, R., 15 Apr 2014, In : Water Research. 53, p. 168-179

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)
2013

Carbon management system for NI Water

Smyth, B., Bingham, I., Pollock, C. & McDowell, K., 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Energy and agricultural policy in relation to biomethane, with particular reference to the transport sector

Smyth, B., 01 Jan 2013, Bioenergy Production by Anaerobic Digestion: Using Agricultural Biomass and Organic Wastes. Taylor and Francis - Balkema, p. 8-29 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

1 Citation (Scopus)

Sustainability indicators in different sectors in N Ireland

Smyth, B. & McClure, P., 15 Nov 2013, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Water efficiency as a means of reducing carbon emissions in NI Water

Smyth, B., Crilly, A. & McDowell, K., 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Water efficiency as a means of reducing carbon emissions in Northern Ireland (NI) Water

Smyth, B., Crilly, A. & McDowell, K., 2013, In : Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA. 62, 8, p. 525-533 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Design and introduction of a carbon management system to NI Water

Smyth, B., McDowell, K. & Pollock, C., 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2011

Determining the regional potential for a grass biomethane industry

Smyth, B. M., Murphy, J. D. & Smyth, H., 01 Jun 2011, In : Applied Energy. 88, 6, p. 2037-2049 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Citations (Scopus)

Electric Vehicles - a well to wheel analysis

Foley, A., Smyth, B., Murphy, J. & O Gallachoir, B., Sep 2011, p. 0-0. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Grass Biomethane for Agriculture and Energy: Genetics, Biofuels and Local Farming Systems

Korres, N., Thamsiriroj, T., Smyth, B. M., Nizami, A. S., Singh, A. & Murphy, J., 2011, Genetics, Biofuels and Local Farming Systems. Lichtfouse, E. (ed.). Springer, Vol. 7. p. 5-49 45 p. (Sustainable Agriculture Reviews).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

The indirect effects of biofuels and what to do about them: The case of grass biomethane and its impact on livestock

Smyth, B. M. & Murphy, J. D., 01 Mar 2011, In : Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 5, 2, p. 165-184 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)
2010

A biofuel strategy for Ireland with an emphasis on production of biomethane and minimization of land-take

Singh, A., Smyth, B. M. & Murphy, J. D., 01 Jan 2010, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 14, 1, p. 277-288 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

100 Citations (Scopus)

Can grass biomethane be an economically viable biofuel for the farmer and the consumer?

Smyth, B. M., Smyth, H. & Murphy, J. D., 01 Sep 2010, In : Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 4, 5, p. 519-537 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

51 Citations (Scopus)

Can we meet targets for biofuels and renewable energy in transport given the constraints imposed by policy in agriculture and energy?

Smyth, B. M., Ó Gallachóir, B. P., Korres, N. E. & Murphy, J. D., 01 Nov 2010, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 18, 16-17, p. 1671-1685 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Citations (Scopus)

Energy and greenhouse gas analysis of grass biomethane

Smyth, B., 2010.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The Future of Renewable Gas in Ireland

Smyth, B. & Gallagher, C., 2010.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Upgrading biogas to biomethane in Ireland

Smyth, B. & Murphy, J., 2010.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2009

A preliminary analysis of energy balance and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of biomethane production as a transport fuel from grass/silage

Korres, N. E., O'Brien, C., Smyth, B., Nizami, A-S., Thamsiriroj, T., R, S. & Murphy, J., 2009.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The potential for biomethane as a transport fuel in Ireland

Murphy, J., Smyth, B., Nizami, A-S., Thamsiriroj, T., Anoop, S. & Korres, N. E., 2009.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

What is the energy balance of grass biomethane in Ireland and other temperate northern European climates?

Smyth, B. M., Murphy, J. D. & O'Brien, C. M., 01 Dec 2009, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 13, 9, p. 2349-2360 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

128 Citations (Scopus)