The application of organic by-product material to soil and the associated impacts on human health and the environment. This includes but is not limited to:
Michael joined the DPI in August 2013. Michael has 5 years experience as an Environmental Consultant in the area of Contaminated Lands. His experience includes the assessment and remediation of a variety of contaminated sites, including, waste facilities, chemical plants and petroleum retail facilities. These projects have provided Michael with experience in a wide range of environmental media including air, vapour, soils, surface water and groundwater.
Prior to entering consultancy Michael completed a Research Masters evaluating the short term risk of nitrogen, phosphorus and heavy metal leaching on a Miscanthus x giganteus (energy/non food crop) crop treated with Biosolids and brewery waste.
M.Eng.Sc - University College Dublin, 2007.
BAgrSc - University College Dublin, 2005.
A field evaluation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) compost for use as a soil amendment (Research Officer- Mark Whatmuff)
Research masters (Awarded) thesis:
Fitzgerald, M 2007.” The Use of Energy Crop Sites for Effluent disposal”, Volume 100037 of M. Eng. Sc. Thesis, School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin